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Submitted by thriftynerd 820d ago | opinion piece

Opinion: Why the PS4 controller is better than the Xbox One controller

Nick Bristow of ThriftyNerd says, "If you just used one or the other, you will be completely satisfied, but when you pick up the Xbox One controller, quickly followed by the Dual Shock 4, it's immediately noticeable how good the DS4 feels in your hands. The DS4 has finally given up its baggage of past controller design and moved on to something spectacular. And that's really my point here, it's not that Microsoft has screwed up, it's that Sony has created something awesome. These two controllers are very different and I will need to spend a lot more time with them to see if my opinion changes, but at the moment, I’m giving it to Sony." (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Sony)

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user7402931  +   820d ago | Well said
1. touchpad

2. speakers

3. better analog sticks.( they dont slip like xbox ones )

4. the dualshock 4 analog sticks are placed right and left for human beings.

5. better triggers

6. better cosmetic look.

7. no aa batteries

8. move compatibility

9. grip on bottom

10. recharges while your away.
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xJumpManx  +   820d ago
Why the 360 pad is better.

1.No sstupid Touchapd, anyone with a Vita knows its lame and a stupid novelty.

2. Xbox has better analog sticks

3. Xbox has better placement of analog sticks.

4.Xbox has better triggers.

5. Better rumble effect due to more motors in xbox controller.

6.More options for power be it batteries or chargable packs.

The Xbox pad was considered the best of the controllers the Xbox one enhanced it even further.
user7402931  +   820d ago | Well said
''No sstupid Touchapd,''

xJumpManx  +   820d ago
@Dirtpimp, The touchscreen on the controller is just lame, you should not have to pick your hand off the analog pads. If you have a Vita you wold see just how lame and a novelty the touchscreen is.
HammadTheBeast  +   820d ago | Well said

You just completely destroyed your whole argument.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   820d ago | Well said
Move on man 360 pad was good for its time but now the Dual Shock 4 and Xbox One pad has come and so far Dual Shock 4 is kicking ass in reviews.
MatriXcian  +   820d ago | Well said
How do any of you fanboys know the touchpad is lame? If its accurate and utilizrd correctly the touchpad alone has the potential to revolutionalize gaming on consoles. Just look how it works on laptops to know what im talking about. Spouting bs about the touchpad before it is even released is fanboyism at its finest.
yellowgerbil  +   820d ago | Funny
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Blastoise  +   820d ago

I actually lol'd XD

On topic: I think the PS4 controller looks better, but I need to hold it in my hands to make sure.

They're only controllers at the end of the day, I'm just glad they didn't go down the Nintendo route and give you some weird controller then have you buy the "Pro" controllers separately
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MizTv  +   820d ago
Yeah with that great d pad......
TKCMuzzer  +   820d ago | Well said
"6.More options for power be it batteries or chargable packs. "

WTF, more options for power? Why would you want more options for power? Wired for charging and wireless when charged.

More options for power means more money wasted on something that should be included. Justifying wasting more money on something you already have bought and should have batteries as standard is ridiculous.
HeroReborn  +   820d ago
I would agree about most points, Xbox controller has been far superior for some time over the PS brand. As for the next gen it looks as if Sony has made some good changes as far as the feel of the controller goes. Still is a bit disappointing that they choose to keep thumb sticks on the same axis instead of doing more like the Xbox having them separated
walkincarpet  +   820d ago
the 360 controller was the king and like you said MS improved it and finally fixed the dpad. While Sony retained the stick position flaw and added a lame touch screen. Another easy win for X1 as far as controllers go. I do like PS controller for rpgs and less action oriented games though.
ThanatosDMC  +   820d ago | Funny
"More options for power be it batteries or chargable packs."

Cable2kx  +   820d ago
I actually got my hands on both at the GameStop Expo and have to say the Dual Shock 4 is better then the new Xbox controller. The DS4 just felt great in the hand, the concave thumb stick grips the thumbs like glue. The Xbox one controller feels smaller kindalike the original Xbox one S controller. I didn't get to feel the rumble cause I was playing ghost on the PC with x1 controller attached . The overall feel of the controller felt the same as the 360 but just smaller.

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FamilyGuy  +   820d ago | Well said

Wow you're argument sounds ridiculous.

Touch pad = new gaming dynamic and additional buttons.
Symmetrical thumb sticks = human hands
More power options? LMMFAO Not only are you giving positive credit to a negative aspect of the X1 controller, you're also being a HUGE hypocrite!
The touch pad = "more options" and you made it out to be a negative all in the same post.

Anyway, the writer of this article basically said the X1 controller is inferior to the 360 controller comfort wise in a couple of ways. He also had a hands on impression of both back-to-back to award DS4 the winner. On top of that we've been hearing about all the PC devs at these gaming showcases preferring to show off their games with the DS4 controller.

It all adds up to the DS4 being better.
This does not mean the X1 controller is bad, it's just not the best. People are raving over the responsiveness and feel of the DS4, why is it a problem?
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GravelerMagnitude9  +   820d ago
"more options for powering the controller" .

Is that what you call it or is microsoft trying to sap all money from you with a play and charge.

Is that how you justify AA batteries, more options?

Come on Chief
xtremeimport  +   820d ago
@xJumpManx ever heard the term "if its not broken, dont fix it"

Just because its "enhanced" certain features does not make it automatically better.

And your number 6 has always made me laugh. Xbox fans, why can't you just admit the the removable of AA batteries is something you would welcome? It is extremely annoying having to constantly replace batteries, or remove them to recharge or buy a play-n-charge kit.

Imagine it came with a play-n-charge? You can't tell me that would've be a welcome addition.
loopygames  +   820d ago
Battlefield 4 dev responsible for the game's aiming system prefers the Dualshock 4 controller over the Xbox One controller in "every aspect".

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LordDhampire  +   820d ago
Ill give you triggers my

and lol at more options, that looking at the glass half full I guess good on you Ill give you a +1
Rowdius_Maximus  +   820d ago
Why is the analog stick placement on the DS4 a flaw? And I mean look at it:

They had might as well of used this:
palaeomerus  +   820d ago
" It is extremely annoying having to constantly replace batteries, or remove them to recharge or buy a play-n-charge kit. "

You don't have to "constantly swap batteries" any more than you have to constantly put a USB cord into your DS controller and keep it there until your controller has charged its internal non-swappable battery. It's a ridiculous argument not founded in reality.

I never bought a PLAY N' Charge. I bought 4 Sanyo Eneloops and a charger ($15 at the time, $20 now unless you find them on sale) and when the controller needs fresh batteries I get the other pair off the charger and put them in, put the empty pair in the charger, and I'm ready to go with no cord attached for 15-40 minutes. Before that I spent $8 on a huge pack of AA's at SAMS and they lasted me over a year. The PS3 with it's 'plug in the cord' solution is an annoyance especially with other controller like the move and navigator controllers and the like.

I have to move closer to the TV (and my console) to do it. It sucks. I often charge them on my PC and keep an extra controller charged WHICH IS BY YOUR DEFINITION A WASTE OF MONEY to have to do. You think a second controller was cheaper than a big pack of batteries or some decent rechargeables and a charger would have been? LOL! Not to mention the USB cord that comes with the PS3 is pretty short. But just buy a longer cord right? Great!

And guess what? I still have those eneloops and will when the next consoles arrive so I won't be spending any more than I already have for more flexibility than you get with USB charging of internal batteries. And if those internal batteries stop holding a charge then I have to order a new one and install it myself taking the controller apart or buy a new controller. In my eneloops stop holding charge then I'll get some rather cheap replacements and not have to take anything apart.

There is no real advantage to internal batteries at all. They do nothing to help the consumer and are a nuisance when you have to pop a cord in or replace them as they fail. It's a dumb idea and people who think it is "advanced" (I can even get lithium ion AA's if I want them) are either ignorant or deluded.

I wish the DS4 had a compartment to swap out the battery whatever kind it is. (Like Samsung products typically have instead of Apple products.) It is just being considerate to the user who needs to swap batteries for whatever reason.
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Cam977  +   820d ago
They're all opinionated. The Xbone pad had been reported to cause extreme discomfort and leave imprints on your thumbs.

Oh and "more options"?
Shut up! I'd rather an easily rechargeable default pack than batteries. That's such a fanboy thing.
shysun  +   820d ago
@JumpManx "The Xbox pad was considered the best of the controllers"?! Says who??you?? Are you crazy?!

The Touch pad on the 360 is the worst ever! Have you ever tried use that POS in a fighting game? Hell, it doesn't even work to type!
boing1  +   820d ago
It isn't the best anymore. DS4 feels amazing in hands.
Otoshigamisama  +   820d ago
Fantard alert!!
Otoshigamisama  +   820d ago
Fantard Alert!!!
blakstarz  +   820d ago
"The touchscreen on the controller is just lame, you should not have to pick your hand off the analog pads."

It's still hasn't been completely revealed exactly how the touch pad will come into play with games.
GentlemenRUs  +   820d ago
Nothing wrong with the Touchpad, Just need to have the hands for it ;)

Also, No one cares if you like the XBONE controller and hate the PS4 controller, Opinions are opinions but you don't need to make a mountain out of a molehill just to argue right?

BTW, Simply Jack!
ps4 is king...
AJ Hartley  +   820d ago

Never go full retard !
LoneWolf019  +   819d ago
Why are you bringing up 360? Xbox 1 controller is not the 360. Its worse.
pixelsword  +   819d ago
The stick placement was good for the 360's controller, but with a bigger controller, I think all I was wanting was a bigger controller; if the PS4 has a bigger controller, I think I'll like the PS4 controller over the Xbone's controller.

I don't think having batteries as an option is a good option or else you'd see people asking for it instead of laughing at it.

"The touchscreen on the controller is just lame, you should not have to pick your hand off the analog pads."

Buuuut kinect.....



(pun intended)
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Mounce  +   819d ago
@xJumpManx - Upset Xbox Fanboy alert!

Xbox One ENHANCED IT FURTHER? I'm sorry, outside of cosmetic Analog-stick changes, what exactly is better about X1's controller in comparison to 360 even?....
isarai  +   820d ago
Numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6 are more personal taste honestlly.


You're grasping at straws man. Touchpads a "sstupid novelty"? i guess that's why 99% of cell phones, and 100% of tablets and laptops are controlled by this "sstupid novelty" and again most of what you posted is purely personal taste. Honestly don't see how AA battery standard is a pro, i guess it would be a pro if every laptop and smartphone ran off AA's standard aswell than too right? Also not sure if you heard but the Dualshock 4 also has greatly improved rumble, they just aren't making a big deal about it.
xJumpManx  +   820d ago
Isari so you think a Video touchscreen is the same as a touchpad your nuts. Also I do prefer AA batteries I never have to worry about recharging my controller I take 1 minute and change the batteries. I rarely ever plug a controller into my console its called wireless for a reason. I am looking forward to trying the DS4 but it has a lot more to prove than the xbox one in this dept its generally accepted that the 360 pad is superior to the DS3. Look at other console controllers they 90% of the time copy the 360 style.
edgeofsins  +   820d ago

Yes, these mythical "other console controllers" copied the the "360 style" that is a far more direct copy of the Dreamcast controller. It's "generally" accepted in what group you are talking about. I see far more people here that like the DS3 more.

The only thing you have is an opinion on the controller comfort. Which, by the way, I am not talking about the thumbsticks, that is not ergonomic at all or what enhances gameplay and makes it "professional".

That's cool, while you went to the store to stock up on batteries or get a play and charge kit I had a controller recharge for free. The only reason you go on about the "convenience" is because it is one of the few little excuses you have to hold on to. You can like it more, but quit debating it. The DS3 is technically more advanced, designed to be better suited for more sizes and hand shapes, and the dpad is actually good. Most people thinking that it feels uncomfortable just grip the controller way to tight and claw their fingers around it like they are strangling it. I have big hands and never has the controller felt too small.
Benchm4rk  +   820d ago

"I see far more people here that like the ds3 more"

You don't say. More people on n4g prefer a Sony controller over the 360 one. Why should we be surprised. I think you should take a look at the MLG pro controller. Looks awfully familiar to the 360 controller. I wonder why that would be. Maybe because outside of this website is a big wide world where not everybody is a Sony fanboy
Petro  +   820d ago
@Benchm4rk Surprise, take a look at the PS3 variant. There are waaaaaaaaaaay more copies of PlayStation controllers than there are of Xbox controllers. ;)
GusBricker  +   820d ago
Speakers? Really?

If there anything like the Wii's, f*ck that.
Rowdius_Maximus  +   820d ago
Don't be an ignorant prick, I mean come on, can the Xbox One controller output in game audio from the controller? The Dualshock 4 can. And you just wish you had speakers and cool features and all you get is a "day one" sticker, oh yay!! I love me some stickers for the more expensive and inferior console!! "But..BBut.. it is worth 100 more... Microsoft said so.. And Mmicrosoft never lies.." Yeah enjoy your 100 dollar sticker and inferior console, good day sir
laijka  +   820d ago
Overreact much?

He didn't even mention the X1 controller or MS.
All he said that if the speakers are of the same quality(or lack thereof) as the Wii speakers then "fuck that".

If anything your reaction reeks of inferiority complex. What is it you fear so much about the X1 and its controller that you feel the need to rage over it in reply of a comment that doesn't even mention it?
mcstorm  +   820d ago
Lol Wow so its now my controller is better than yours this week. The controller that is best for me is the one that fits my hands the best. Last gen it was the 360 because I have big hands and the DS3 gives me cramp after using it for an hour or so. That said I really could not care less the controller is no the reason why I am getting a Xbox one and PS4 and was not the reason I got a Wiiu. The reason for me getting them is they all have games I want.
showtimefolks  +   820d ago
everyone who i know who have played around with ps4 controllers say they loved it

bigger over controller
more comfortable grip
better analog sticks
the triggers for racing/shooters

i want to try to the speakers

i think being able to charge your controller while you are away is also a nice touch

I am just glad that sony kept the basic of dual shock the same


better placement of analog sticks really? that's personal likability to me but i guess to each their own
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Xsilver  +   820d ago
DS4 the analog placement is the best because its good for shooters and it puts the D pad insync so its also good for fighters
ABeastNamedTariq  +   820d ago

That second part is why I don't like to play fighters on Xbox. I like having the d-pad and face buttons on the same level. It feels better to me. Not even with the improved d-pad will I buy a fighter on XB1. It feels way too uncomfortable for me. But that's just my ol' preference.
Xsilver  +   820d ago
its like people forget about other genres.
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Rowdius_Maximus  +   820d ago
@Tariq And because the Xbox 360 D-Pad was so jank, I mean it was so clunky, was just a big piece of plastic while the PS3's had separate buttons. The Xbox One controller is probably a little better about that but I think the DS4 will still be superior.
stage88  +   820d ago

Nailed it. Can't wait to try out the DS4 perfection.
YNWA96  +   820d ago
Dualshock 4 might even get close to 360 controller I heard....
Angeljuice  +   820d ago
I can show you 6 or 7 articles stating that the DS4 is better than X1 controller, can't find a single one stating the opposite.

Both are apparently better than the 360 controller, so don't worry too much, you'll still be getting a good controller (nothing wrong with playing second fiddle).

Even die-hard Xbox fans say DS4 is better (the ones who have actually used one that is).

Just drop it, you're fighting a losing battle, except defeat with grace and charm, rather than a hissy denial.
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keyz1579  +   820d ago
I have noticed that on here there are way more Sony fans than Microsoft so no matter what they do weather its a positive change a game packed anything you guys will criticize it and tear it apart
Angeljuice  +   820d ago
Well you tend to get "way more fans" of a superior product. That's how the world works.
AJ Hartley  +   820d ago
Yeh like he said fan boys or not superiority generally gets the votes I mean all the bad media on xbone who would want to get one , so they can shaft you again?
Belking  +   820d ago
1. touchpad ( not innovative Nintendo already has it)

2. speakers ( not innovative Nintendo already has it)

3. better analog sticks.( they dont slip like xbox ones ) ( really now)

4. the dualshock 4 analog sticks are placed right and left for human beings. ( Bs, they a re placed there because they are stuck with that design they have nowhere else to move them)

5. better triggers ( bs, they copied off Xbox..... Xbox has rumble triggers they don't)
6. better cosmetic look. ( not even close)

7. no aa batteries ( because they know touch pad would eat up battery life... They had no choice)

8. move compatibility ( yep, no innovation..)

9. grip on bottom ( no big deal)

10. recharges while your away.( welcome to the. 1990s)

All they did was add touchpad, speakers and copied triggers. It's basically the same old ds3.
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GravelerMagnitude9  +   820d ago
Nothing but your opinion.

7. So you say sony will go from having a rechargable battery on ps3 to AA on ps4

You say no innovation, wow

so adding extra input for controls, controller grip lengthening, improved analog and more doesn't help. ok

I guess xbox one has tons of innovative features like AA batteries

belking you are quite a person
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NeXXXuS  +   820d ago
I doubt the speaker on the control will be for silly sound effects like the wii remote was.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   820d ago
Typical post from Belking!!! Why do people have to be mindless fanboys. These guys act like if you agree that the competition is doing something good your going to burst into flames!! Everyone that has felt or used the DS4 saids its awesome!!
1. Touchpad - its Sony they'll do something cool with it
2. D Pad- Sony has had the best Dpad since PS 1!
3. AA Batteries- Really XBOX guys come on give this one up! (youre drunk)
4. Analog sticks- We shall see never minded the old 360 or DS3 analogs. But the DS4's do look like they'll be good.
I could go on for days but its pointless anywayz.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   820d ago
Grip on the bottom is a huge deal for me. If it makes the controller easier and more comfortable to hold, I'm all for it. It's reducing slipperiness, how is that not a big deal? Oh yeah, you're you, that's why, lol.
LiinoMajire  +   820d ago
This XBOT with down syndrome just never gives up does it? LOL.
3-4-5  +   820d ago

PS3's sticks are floaty and HORRIBLE for sports games and FPS games.

At least 360's snapped back to center.

PS1 originally had a good controller.

They ruined it, and now are finally making it really good again.
Hicken  +   820d ago
... using a DS3 right now, and there's NO float involved. What's more, there's far less dead zone than in the 360 sticks. Which makes them better for more precise motions, like you'd need in FPS and sports games.

And lookathat! The DS3's analog sticks go right back to center when I release em!
moparful99  +   820d ago
Horrible for FPS'? Hmm then how is it that my KDR is far better in my PS3 version of my call of duty games than in the 360 version? I'm sorry but I love the DS3 especially for shooters but when I want to play something that isn't a shooter my DS3 walks alllll over the 360 pad..
NeXXXuS  +   820d ago
Sorry, I had to.
ajax17  +   820d ago
You're goddamn right!
SpecialSauce  +   820d ago
Xbox One controller still doesn't have any motion features.. or a proper name, "xbox one controller"

Sony's creation allows for SO many more possibilities of controls: buttons with motion with touchpad

THAT controller deserves a name.
palaeomerus  +   820d ago
Motion control on Sixaxis and DS3 was a rarely used joke though. Shake off the zombies. Guide the batarang. Yay. I'd never miss it. I don't know about the touch-pad. It seems dumb but might be good for a diablo-style inventory or something.

I have an 0pen mind about it. And the shape of the DS4 looks a lot more comfortable in the hand that the DS3 was. I have preordered both so we'll see.
SpecialSauce  +   820d ago

rag doll kung fu made excellent use of it, in fact it was essential to the game and made it great. if that happens even with one or 2 or 3 games; its worth it especially if they're real hit games. i think the fact that the touchpad is physical/sitting there glaring at devs they might pay more attention to it and find ways of implementing it so that it enhances the experience and doesn't just serve as a new method of doing something which more conventional means could have accomplished just as uneventfully
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moparful99  +   820d ago
Using the Sixaxis control in Warhawk proved it was a great feature that was poorly implemented by most devs.. I absolutely loved playing warhawk with sixaxis and wish more games would take advantage of it..
Bathyj  +   820d ago
the dualshock 4 analog sticks are placed right and left for human beings.

listenkids  +   820d ago

"you should not have to pick your hand off the analog pads"

Really? How does one play any game ever made.
andibandit  +   820d ago

7. no aa batteries

Im assuming you actually mean the battery isnt in the way when holding the controller.
The actual built in battery, is more expensive to replace when it breaks or when higher mAh batteries become available.
b00mFargl3  +   820d ago
all of your reasons besides the AA batteries and recharging are invalid.

"The sticks are placed right and left for human beings"

There isn't a controller that exists that i know where they aren't placed on the right and left. Although xbox my swap the positions of the D-Pad to make it easier to use the stick and the D-pad. they are still placed right and left.

and dont forget. Move is a piece of shit. Why they are still trying to use that technology makes no sense. Enjoy your night light while you play.

What a horrible argument.
Dee_Cazo  +   820d ago
speakers? Because often I complain that my television's sound sucks so I need my controller to make noise.
Pantstuff  +   820d ago
I was going for more of a "how does it feel to use" approach rather than a feature comparison.
user7402931  +   820d ago
"If you just used one or the other, you will be completely satisfied, but when you pick up the Xbox One controller, quickly followed by the Dual Shock 4, it's immediately noticeable how good the DS4 feels in your hands.''

I recall how great the triggers felt myself, and with all that tech i was kind of thinking it would feel claustrophobic but it didnt. and when i navigabled the ds4 it was seemless. those are my ''feel'' impressions.
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Majin-vegeta  +   820d ago
I just want it in my hands already.
-Foxtrot  +   820d ago
I kind of all DS controllers to be better then the ones on other consoles to be honest. The DS controller for me is an all rounder controller great for a variety of games with different genres. The Xbox 360 controller for example is only better for FPS in my opinion. I mean I'm not saying the DS3 or any other DS didn't have it's faults but they were still better in my opinion. You get these people though that said the DS was too small but to be honest that came out of no where since no one complained about it being too "small" back when the PS1 came out or even the PS2.

Shame Nintendo with the Wii U didn't have a updated gamecube style one for it's main controller
thetruthx1  +   820d ago
I doubt it. It looks like arthritis lol
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user7402931  +   820d ago
nah, thats from internet browsing.
xJumpManx  +   820d ago
I love the 360 controller. You can get used to the ds controller but its just not as comfortable as the 360 pad.
user7402931  +   820d ago
good for you, i like the dualshock 4.

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AceBlazer13  +   820d ago
Vice versa for me.Always baffles me when I hear people say the dualshock feels weird makes me wonder if they never played games during the ps1 and ps2 era.
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xJumpManx  +   820d ago
@Blazer13, I had both the psx and ps2 consoles at launch. The 360 pad is more ergonomic it rests on your hand almost as where you have to hold the ps3 pad. The ps3 pad is not bad just not as good as the 360 controller IMO.
moparful99  +   820d ago
I completely disagree with you.. I think the DS3 controller is much more comfortable. Especially for marathon game sessions.. Less of the DS3 makes contact with my hands and its super light.. My 360 controller makes my hands sweat and after a long time it feels super heavy leading to fatigue.. Lastly I love the light responsive feel and layout of the DS3 analog sticks.. Sure the 360 pad feels really ergonomic, it should its contoured but that becomes a disadvantage the longer you play..
Demobot  +   820d ago
I never gamed on a ps1 or ps2 simply because the DS is a garbage design. I went from a genesis the a Saturn to a dreamcast. I completely avoided shoulder button controllers.
Reverent  +   820d ago
That is an absolutely atrocious excuse to have missed out on arguably the two greatest consoles of all time.
palaeomerus  +   820d ago
Saturn had shoulder buttons though (like Super NES controller) in both the big cheap-plastic-feeling US pack-in controller and the sleeker Japanese version. The Saturn Analog had triggers instead but they were still used like the shoulder buttons. Same with Dreamcast. And the Duke/S on Xbox which were essentially a double-stick (adding a right thumb stick) iteration of the Saturn Analog/Dreamcast design.

Then 360 added shoulders above the triggers to replace the B&W buttons.
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warewolfSS  +   820d ago
It deff took lessons from the 360 controller
josephayal  +   820d ago
DS4 is the best controller ever made
gnrreuniontour  +   820d ago
And you're basing this opinion off using it how many times if any and if any for how long?
gnrreuniontour  +   820d ago
I love how all you ps3 fanboys said the ds3 was the best controller ever. Now the ds4 is finally different, much more like the 360, none of you have used it, and immediately it's the best ever.
josephayal  +   820d ago
I am a multi-console person I will eventually buy an Xbox One, Btw The 360′s controller is one of the best controllers of all time
vivid83  +   820d ago
its still a ds in its design and aren't xbox fans saying the same thing about the xbox controller ? don't be a hypocrite
corvusmd  +   820d ago
Fanboy bait. This is an opinion based stance...stating it like fact is a bad decision
AceBlazer13  +   820d ago
Doesn't the title specifically state opinion?
saint_seya  +   820d ago
To notice that, he need to read, but since it says DS4 better at the headline in big letters, he needs to attack the article.
2pacalypsenow  +   820d ago
damn i have the launch day pre ordered ( the first one) and i can only do 2 day shipping
mxrider2199  +   820d ago
if you got the launch day its suppose to arrive on launch day or else no one would get it from amazon lol
2pacalypsenow  +   820d ago
it ships when it launches i don't think it means it will arrive to your house when it launches
mxrider2199  +   820d ago
no it arrives on launch day that why some people get theirs a day or 2 early on games and systems bc they hav to hae everything to every one on launch day
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MadMen  +   820d ago
PS4 IMO is a more solid system than Xbox One

Xbox Ones Controller being a shooter fan, is just a better design, not a fan of SONYs analogs being on the same level.
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AceBlazer13  +   820d ago
Really? Well growing up on the dualshock I always saw the analog on 360 kinda awkward and the whole l2 and r2 to shoot instead of l1 and r1.Preference i guess.
AceBlazer13  +   820d ago
Ds4 although I had my doubts about it at first it began to look really awesome.Can't wait for that ps4.
DEEBO  +   820d ago
i want a blue one, no wait a red one.fuck it i want both of them!
skydragoonity  +   820d ago
The fact that the DS4 doesn't use AA batteries is enough reason why its better than the xB1 controller
Clover904  +   820d ago
Lol. 5 people really like to buy AA batteries :)
scott182  +   820d ago
Xbone controllers, keeping duracell in business.
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gnrreuniontour  +   820d ago
You losers are retarded. My 360 I never have to charge, if the batteries are dead I put in new ones. Now with the Xbox one I have either option. With the wait station, like usual I have to wait. If my controller is dead, I have to plug it in and charge it. No worries, it can charge during the 30 minutes I'm waiting for the wait stations weekly updates.
awesomeperson  +   820d ago

So, you've been a member of this site for over 1500 days, and in that time have made 3 comments.

All trolling on this same article.

And then the... "wait station"? I don't even..
Gigaguy777  +   820d ago
Rechargables. They're not some magical myth or anything, they exist. Go look them up and learn something.
Petro  +   819d ago
"So, you've been a member of this site for over 1500 days, and in that time have made 3 comments.

All trolling on this same article.

And then the... "wait station"? I don't even.."

That does totally sound like a hacked in account to me.
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Gaming_Guru  +   820d ago
The title should say, "Why I think the PS4 controller is better than the XBOX ONE controller" because if it's not on facts it will start a riot in the comment section. I hate it when gaming journalist have bad grammar, even with the title stating on opinion it still contradicts itself.
saikorican  +   819d ago
He kind of said that by writing "opinion" in the title. It's his opinion that these are the reasons the controller is better than the competitor. You can't tell someone their opinion is wrong.
Nik_P757  +   820d ago
DS4 is more innovative but at the end of the day I say it all depends on what controller you find comfortable for gaming. As of this generation I personally don't have an issue with either and I don't see that changing next gen.
Rimeskeem  +   820d ago
They are both good controllers so stop arguing about it
Foxgod  +   820d ago
The DS4 is fine as long as you dont have to look at it.
Xb controller for me all the way tho, and i am looking forward to try the rumbling triggers.
mxrider2199  +   820d ago
enjoy looking at your "xbox day one edition sticker" on your controller lols i would trade that one for a normal controller any day
Foxgod  +   820d ago
that's a lot better then a nasty touch pad, glowing bulbs and over sized handles.

Nothing bad about the controls tho, i have a ps3, but imho, the ds3 looks a lot better.
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mxrider2199  +   820d ago
the bulbs on the back lower side which you cant see unless u aimed your controller up... and the only time id assume you would look at the touch pad is when you are touching it lols and thats only until u get used to it, and you are one of the people the complained about the ds3 being too small now the ds4 is too big? damn must suck to be picky bc of a brand
Killjoy3000  +   820d ago
The X1 controller and actual console looks like they both harken back to that ugly design of the original Xbox: Ugly AF.
redcar121  +   820d ago
Hahaha what a joke your mad
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Benchm4rk  +   820d ago
I was never a fan of the dualshock controllers and always preferred the Xbox controllers especially the 360 one. But seeing the ds4 controller I can tell straight away that most of my gripes with it look to have been fixed. Will be interesting to see what one feels better once I get my hands on them.
nooneknows  +   820d ago
Jeez people, its preference.

I like Dualshock due to my love for variety. I like it when it comes to Platformers, RPGs, and fighters.

Xbox controller is better for shooters.
stage88  +   820d ago
Dualshock wins it by a country mile for me.
JunioRS101  +   820d ago
Lol too much anger up in here

*gets disagrees*
iliimaster  +   820d ago
umm i havnt tried it but im a big shooter guy and i love endless hours of gears, cod, etc... the ps4 analog sticks have to be 100% different from the ps1,2,3 dualshock and call me crazy i see the same kinda design... playing uncharted or the last of us campaign or multiplayer the analog sticks were horrible for aiming theres so much dead space in them, and the xbox controller is already king for shooters everyone has their preference but its fact
No_Limit  +   820d ago
argument over pads that no one even touch yet. LOL
saint_seya  +   820d ago
But then u can say that the games on x-bone one are the best, have amazing graphics, and 2 millon more things, besides of the negative things u can say of ps4 games.. And nothing tried the final version of those yet..
Flip flop to much? U work for ms -u keep changing the rules all the time, so i guess u may-
No_Limit  +   820d ago
"besides of the negative things u can say of ps4 games."

I have no idea what you are talking about. I have been praising PS games for the longest. Here have a look.

"A good launch racer for PS4 fans."

"The Killzone PS4 bundle package is looking sweet! Hope they will have a similar package when Naughty Dog releases their AAA game."
SwiftArsonist  +   820d ago
opinion based article, not an actual fact.
Pascalini  +   820d ago
N4g has become a Sony fanboy site

So much hate from Sony towards MS it's quite pathetic
PIayStation  +   820d ago
You seemed phased by the tide of PS fans. No one was telling the 360 fanboys to be quiet in 2006.. so its not a big deal.
Paytaa  +   820d ago
So let's act just like the people we criticize.
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Petro  +   819d ago
This is simple, as PlayStation 4 is way more liked right now than Xbox One, so overall there are more PlayStation 4 fans in the world than there are Xbox One fans. And that includes this site.
Mr-SellJack  +   820d ago
PS4 all the way
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