Hardcore Gamer: This is not a review of console performance, aesthetics or the games therein, but simply which controller feels better in my hands. That award goes to the Xbox One.
Ok again this is simply a subjective opinion! But thank u for sharing
Yeah, thats usually the way it works in opinion pieces. I'm sure both controllers work well. I do find the 360 controller more comfortable for long term play given my bigger hands(this coming from a person that uses the DS3 80 percent of the time), but that DPAD is crap. Don't even get me started on the batteries. I played with the DS4 at Gamestop the other day and its MUCH improved. The triggers feel sturdier and the triggers have circles in them (like the 360 controller) that hold your thumbs in place. I can't speak on the new Xbox controller as I haven't used it yet. @Septic- Awesome impressions video. I'll def subscribe to your channel.
Tried both and I preferred the DS4 a little more which is quite surprising because I think the DS3 is cheap piece of plastic compared to the 360 controller with the exception of the D pad. Anyway logic, check out my impression of the x1 controller! #shamelessattention http://www.gameondaily.com/... The x1 controller is really enhances all the strengths of the 360 controller so it's the controller of choice for fps fans but the DS4 has this amazing texture in the back. You'll probably prefer it for longer gaming sessions.
Hey logicwins, don't forget the fact that the latency has been reduced and the fact that the analog sticks are a lot more precise with a tighter dead zone!
seeing as the new controllers use the same layout for buttons and pad/sticks, it can be assumed there wont be much difference in the way they play. there could be some difference in the way they feel but not something to out of place to get accustomed to. I like and use both designs for the current gen and know i will like and use both in the next gen.
@thereapersson- YUP. And from Septics video, you can see that unlike the PS4 controller, the Xbox analog sticks are designed to literally grab hold of your thumbs. Look at that depth. I LOVE that. Its a little disheartening that MS couldn't make the controller rechargable out of the box, but $25 for a play and charge kit isn't something to whine about.
@logicwins I watch people play Killzone Shadowfall and I almost forget that players are using a game pad and not keyboard and mouse. Really, really excited to play FPS games on a console again. @ below Best of both worlds; The texture on the larger grips make the DS4 easier to hold for people with larger hands.
^^Yessir! I'll probably end up using the DS4 controller more. The symmetrical sticks just make more sense to me. I plan on playing a ton of EA UFC and I don't see myself getting used to asymmetrical sticks to play a fighting game. And it seems to have adopted the grip of the 360 controller.
@LOGICWINS That $25 for a charger kit for the XB1 controller's not much? I'd already be paying $100 over Sony's console, I gotta pay $25 on top of that just so I can re-use the controller with it not dying on me? I'm sorry, but that's a load of crap.
This guy is a fanboy. It's ok to prefer one controller but this dude used it as a basis to say the call do duty review is better on Xb one.
this is my quick grade the ds3 controller was a 6 out of 10 which I would now rate it a 8. he xbox 360 which i think was and 8 it now a sold 9 if not a 10 if it had a rechargeable battery pack included. ds4 is the most dramatically changed for the better and the xbox one is just perfect.... My Opinion... :))
thanks guy! enjoy your controller!
Yes, the Xbox controller always felt more comfortable compared to the DS3. And with the improvements I can only assume that it will feel even better. Love that they fixed the d-pad and added vibration/feedback to the triggers. Can't wait for next week. *looks at comments above* Why so much salt?
The only thing I like about the Xbox one controller is the triggers and rumble feed back in them. Other than that I like the dualshocks symmetrical analog sticks better than Xbox ones. I guess it's all up to the individuals preference.
I prefer the new ps4 controller I use the xbox controller round my m8s to play dont get me wrong I do get on with it but not that well prepared to the playstation one
I think the best new controller feature is the rumble triggers.. Excellent idea
Why people compare these two when is clearly Xbox controllers are far more superior and plug and play from quite some time not to mention the brilliant position of analogs. The ps4 one is better than the old ps3 one but not better than Xbox. Now come disagree.
I disagree not because of your "opinion", but because you present it in such a way as to bait others into arguing with you. "Now come disagree" sounds pretty loaded. You've got a 360 avatar and you present the XBox pad as being factually better than the PS4 pad. Color me shocked and surprised!
My avatar was for this gen. Next gen for me is PC and i say "now come disagree" because of the fan-boys that will clearly disagree even if it's not what they think. I wonder if all the people that disagreed know what plug and play means and where you can use it. How many of you have held a Xbox controller in hands and play games with it? I played with both ps3 and Xbox 360 controllers and i know what i am saying.
I get you like the controller more, but I still don't get what your run-on sentence says with, "...plug and play from quite some time..." Was that a reference to the charge kit? P&P to me means right out of the box, which it's not just in case you didn't know.
@thereapersson There really is nothing to argue about though, the position of the sticks on the Xbox is silly. Your hands are symmetrical and the analog sticks are the primary inputs for most types of games. Therefore the sticks should both be placed in the optimal position. You can argue whether the top or bottom position is optimal but really that's a matter of preference as there is only a small difference in the range of motion available in either position. I suppose you could argue that the Xbox controller always has 50% of the sticks in the best location whereas the DS3 either has 0% in the best location or 100% in the best location depending on your preference. But that still averages to 50% ;)
Oh, you are preaching to the choir, brother. I was going to bring up a logical argument regarding symmetry and the way the human hands are constructed, but... *sigh* Here's an "intelligent" bubble for your trouble. :)
it's not silly because on the 360 controller your thumbs point more to the front ... you have a better grip on the sticks. bla bla
It's very symmetrical when I'm using the left stick to move and face buttons for actions.
Agreed, the xb1 controller like current gen has felt better, studier and more enjoyable to use, especially in long gaming sessions.
even though his opinion is wrong, I respected it
Wrong according to you?...or wrong in regards to the 'fact vs. false' stance?
Some men prefer big boobs some like a big ass and some even prefer a man's ass(gross) but that's the good thing about choice,nobody opinion matters but yours. The ps4 to me is a coke shape female with DD's and a big ass! best of both worlds and i think the wiiu has the best controller but that's just my opinion.
you misspelled best with worst. wiiu has the worst controller of the lot
As a PS3 player and SONY fan, I have to admit the Dualshock 4 feels awkward at first (especially for FIFA) but after a while it starts to feel really good and the joysticks feel excellent.
I never bothered to learn the Xbox controller. I played the PS2 for years. I knew the controller, I was comfortable with it and when it was time to step into the next gen, I didn't want to have to relearn everything. I know where the damn square button is and which one is circle without having to look. I don't want to relearn button placements all over again. But if he likes the Xbox controller, then more power to him.
I bet he/she won't enjoy the games that come with that controller, like i'll enjoy the games that come with my DS4.
why wouldn't he? xbox has multi-plats and exclusives just like the ps4 has its own set of exclusives and multi-plats.
Both are incredible controllers. I can't imagine anyone will be let down when they finally get to play with them. Loving my DualShock 4.
Yeah, I've never bashed the 360's controller; I learned a lot from it. I just never cared for asymmetrical sticks. I know this sounds weird, but I just hope I can keep pulling down my pointer fingers off of the triggers to hit the action buttons on the right side of the pads.
I can't wait to try them both to see for myself. Personally, as someone who uses a ton of keybinds on Mouse and keyboard games, I see the value of the touchpad. However, if the controller is uncomfortable to someone else, I get that; which I'm not sold on the asymetical sticks being more comfortable argument. It's all preference, though.
I'll always prefer the Dualshock.
I always see people talking about asymmetrical sticks being more comfortable....and I've never quite gotten why? It wasn't said around the time of the original Xbox, it's only something that really came into being with the advent of the 360 controller. I think people have been fooled into praising asymmetrical sticks for the comfort of the 360 pad, when it was actually just the ergonomics of the pad being really, really good. I've seen people try to argue that the placement of the left stick is "easier on their thumb" than both sticks being level....which makes no sense, otherwise their right thumb would be uncomfortable. I've used all 3 styles - symmetrical at the bottom, asymmetrical, and symmetrical at the top - and all are absolutely fine because the thumb easily adjusts to the position so long as the ergonomics of the pad are right. With the dual shock 3, the real problem was the convex/domed sticks that were kind of strange to use, not grippy enough. And a little bit too close together. Most reports of the dual shock 4 state the pad itself is bigger, and ergonomically nicer than the DS3...with the sticks a little further apart. TL:DR? Asymmetrical/symmetrical doesn't matter a jot, your thumb can easily adapt to either provided the ergonomics are right. Both controllers this gen seem improved, the DS4 much improved due to the sticks and triggers. Either one is a damn good pad, so stop bitching and moaning and just play your games.
It's just some crap for them to say so that they can have a pretend advantage. That's really all it boils down to.
Some 'crap' people come up with as an excuse?? Well, excuse me for having my own opinion. Oh, wait. It's just 'crap' because you think I want to possess some sort of made-up 'pretend advantage.' :/ Go back under your bridge, troll.
EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT HANDS. DEAL WITH IT!
after spending many years with both the 360 pad an ps3 pad my gripe with with the 360 pad is there stick layout the d-pad and the battery pack on the back 2 of witch they have fixed. my gripe with the ps3 pad L2 and R2 size feels a little small but thats me nit picking the ds4 has gone leaps an bounds above what i was expecting so without even using a ds4 yet i can already tell im going to love it :D
Am I the only one who doesn't have a problem with the X1 controller using batteries? Infact I'd say that I preferred it, I've got both a 360 & PS3, and the batteries are so much more convenient e.g. I have two sets constantly re-charging whenever I switch on the power to my 360, so all I have to do if it runs low is quickly switch them over. However with the PS3, if I'm playing and the controller dies I have to plug it into the PS3 itself, which is a pain in the hoop as the cable doesn't reach from the PS3 to where I sit... meaning I have to stop playing to let the controller recharge.
my gripe was more to do with the battery pack sticking out an making my fingers tuck in but to look at it another way how would you feel about getting a smart phone that uses AA batteries? im sure you and many many other people would be posting messages like why has my new smart phone using AA batteries when all the other phones have a built in rechargeable batteries. its 2013....
They kind of fixed the Dualshock issue. Now, the PS4 will charge the controller even when it isn't on. The DS4 should be able to last you a gaming session on a single charge. Whenever your session is over, just plug it in. I'm not sure why the USB on the PS3 wouldn't work with the system in standby. The Wii would charge my DS3 in standby mode and that's what I used all the time to charge it.
I have A energizer recharge cradle for my 360. 2 controllers always rest on it and are always charged I have used the same set of batteries for 3 years and not once have I ever had to switch the batbatteris the controllers always there always fully charged and works perfectly. Built-in battery sucks because eventually you do have to replace them. More of pain then using a set of AA,s
The problem I have is that my TV and my console are both plugged into an extension cord that I switch off at the wall each time I finish playing. So for me personally, it wouldn't matter if it could charge on standby or not... The xbox just seems more convenient, even if it does look a little out of date using batteries
I love when people list their opinions as news. News flash, no one cares what you prefer.
I prefer the ps4 controller because I'm buying the ps4, i'll prefer the Xbox One controller when I buy my Xbox one. Frankly I think visually the Xbox controller is more pleasing, but having spent most of my life on a ps2 as a kid growing up, I prefer the ps4 one mostly because it's familiar and it feels good to me:).
This is pretty much all preference at the end of the day. I happen to prefer the Xbox controller but provided each controller works well and is built well then to me neither is better than the other.
Because you're a little bit biased. It's ok.
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