Hal is back with another helpful guide on how to install Xbox One Controller thumbsticks on a DualShock 4.
ive done this and it feels better on games like fifa,but im prefering my 2nd pad with stanard ps4 stiocks for destiny. the sticks on xbone are a little too long imo,yet ps4 to short lol.
Yeah I did this too a long time back. I prefer it with the Xbox sticks full stop. I have big hands though so maybe length is down to personal geometry.
I completely agree. I have Xbox One Thumbsticks in one of my controllers. They are slightly too long and controls feel a little to loose when playing fps' If i'm ever bored enough i'll probably put the original PS4 thumbsticks back in. I didnt really see any positives to the Xbox One thumbsticks, although they are completely usable and fine, The PS4 Thumbsticks just feel better suited the Dualshock 4 ( as they should ).
Hilarious how people can call the ds4 the best controller ever and use XB1 parts to improve it. XB1 controller is miles ahead of the ds4.
What I want is a way to somehow put the "guts" of a DS4 inside of a 360 or XB1 controller. The touchpad would obviously be a huge problem, but I need my offset thumbsticks. I can't play on a DS4 for any significant amount of time, it hurts my left hand because I automatically try to hold it weird in order to get the stick in the correct orientation in relation to where my hand is.
I'm trying to imagine the shape of your hands in order to need to hold the controller weird. Is one hand longer than the other? Did you suffer from some injuries in or hand like a break that didn't heal right? Since your hands are different, do you also have a weird screen on your phone while you text? Like the y,g,v (and to the right of those letters) take up the bottom right part of the screen and the rest take up upper left in order for you to text comfortably?
I'd love to be able to put the guts of ds4 in the xbox one controller. Maybe I could even make it run off the xbox one controller battery. The new play and charge kits use a lithium ion battery and they last a real long time. I doubt we will have the problems with the last play and charge kits with those batteries.
bro inlaw actually made the crazy decision to sell his ps4 and get xbone just because the pad. we both had xbox 360 and both found it impossible to use DS3 as sticks was to far in middle,now there spaced better DS4 is brillaint for me. as someone said above,i prefer the ds4 sticks to xbone ones but i only have short fingers. but the offset of sticks i defo prefer ps way to xbox offset
My hands aren't shaped funny. The left stick should just be up where the D Pad is. Every other controller since the advent of analog sticks has the left stick up high, "above" your thumb. The Dualshock is the only one that refuses to fall in line. I just absolutely hate it.
That's your opinion. In my opinion the 360 controller beats the X1 controller. The bumpers are horrible, the sticks are too small and too long and I don't like that the triggers don't "click".
I agree with you. Don't understand XB1 pad fuss. It's the 3rd best pad.
I agree. I think the X360 pad was fantastic, miles ahead of the Dualshock 3, 4 and the Xbox One controller. I think Microsoft took a bit of a step back with the Xbox One controller while Sony took some small steps forward with the DS4.
In your opinion. I do not like how loose the sticks are on the xbox one and the weird texture it has. And the bumpers suck.
With those double a batteries lol
Better than having to have a wired controller when the batteries run out, hahaha wired controller back to the 80s
@thrust. really!? the 80's, you have aa batteries still!!! talk about the 80's
Lol, Truefan got enough courage to post again OT: Personally,I think that the DS4 is perfect the way it is
@truefan Just like how the PS4 is miles ahead of the X1 right? How did June turn out again?
I prefer the DS4 myself. I don't like the offset sticks. Feels alien to me. I also love the headphone input on bottom of stick.
Except for the fact that it still uses double A's lol
Nothing wrong with using a standard actually. But MS should have allowed for Chargeable double A's. So you could just charge them via a cord instead. That way you would have the best of both worlds and cheap replacements should they crap out after 1000 charges ;). I know chargeable batteries already work, but I mean that they would have them standard also to charge them via the USB connection.
People like different things about different controllers.. Obviously. None is going to be perfect in every way for all users in all usage scenarios.. Doesn't stop it from being a great controller.
why would you put the Xbox one thumsticks on a PS4 controller ? the PS4 controller has the better thumsticks in fact the PS4 is superior in every imaginable way. only negativefs for PS4 controller is the battery life and pointless touchpad. i have used a Xbox one controller and its worse than the 360 controller never mind the PS4 controller.
PS4 thumbsticks wear down very fast and are not durable. Then you say Dualshock 4 is superior in everyway then proceed to tell us the areas it isn't superior in... Okay.
no YOUR thumsticks have weared down because you been munching on doritos and curry then ruining the thumsticks. i've had no problem with my thumsticks and i've had my PS4 since day one. so basically if your filthy then obviously its going to ruin the thumsticks. next time clean your dirty hands before using the controller.
Neither of my 2 have. I know of one of 5 friends it's happened to. Mine gets heavy use.
I'm as big a DS4 fan as anyone but the quality of rubber on the thumb sticks is terrible. How low they are is pretty awful for me as well (maybe not others). So yeah I put in X1 thumb sticks because for me they are better. I like the length and the grip. Also would call the touch pad useless. Its just not being used properly. Wish I could use it for Destiny, a nice swipe to get the mission marker as apposed to pushing it in and slowing everything down.
The Touchpad isn't pointless, just not many games have made us of it SO FAR.
Your argument is silly. It is well documented that those thumbsticks are fragile. Instead of insulting people you should actually do research. Go look at the official PlayStation forums and reddit.
PS3 controller was garbage my friend had one and used to play Fifa with him on his PS3. It felt empty and cheap to me. 360 felt better in the hand, now compared to xb1 controller it feels a bit dated now. I prefer the xb1 controller to the 360 one. I can't comment on the new PS4 controller haven't used it.
Lol.. Just like last gen.. Taking parts from the Xbox controller for the dualshock.. Flattery
Does this prove something in your eyes? Is this a win for you? Out of the 7mil plus ps4 owners, how many do u think are switching the thumbsticks vs happy with the DS4?
On a grand scale it mean maybe nothing , but on a lesser scale it means some of that fan base are full of bull and are followers instead of leaders .JMO
I've been through 4 ds4 joysticks and I'm tired of buying them already so I'm gonna try the xbox1 sticks because sonys keeps tearing and ripping apart every time.
DS4 is my favourite controller so far.. A lot of people love their DS4s. :) I do have to use little covers for the thumbsticks to stop the kids wearing the rubber down though. D'oh.
the Xbox one controller is the best
The majority of people who have used both will tell you that the x1 controller is leaps and bounds ahead. It is more comfortable, longer lasting and feels nicer in your hands.
Well i've used both and i think your wrong
I've also used both and I think he's right
I've used both - unless you've got gorilla hands, the PS controllers are much better.
The PS4 controller makes me feel like God, when God is holding a PS4 controller.
Just remember God love equally. Lol
Why are you all still arguing over petty shit? Do none of you do any thing with your summer? Why not play some games, go to a lake go fishing swimming all sorts of fun shit during the summer! I just don't get why people still argue over the same exact crap they have been arguing about for over a year now?! That's insane to me. Came on here thinking cool man custom controllers. Then wanna check the comments see what people are saying about the article... they are of course talking about the stupid ass console wars... again. Can someone point me in the direction of a gaming site with a little more, sanity?
It's video games, man. This is a video games website. Given such, people are going to talk about video games, what they like, dislike, fanboy-out, etc. In the grand scheme of life, sure, none of this matters. But saying that belittles video games, and the very thing we are on this site for, as you are basically just saying "it's only video games." Adding "it's only" before anything is basically just putting it down. Seems like you should be listening to your own user name a little bit!
I'm just sick of seeing the same comments man. It's basically the same thing on youtube. Go on there hoping to find some funny, intellectual, or thoughtful responses and all I see is stupidity. Just sucks sometimes is all.
Make a how to use XB1 controller on PS4 guide and I'd buy a PS4 in a blink. I hated the PS3 controller after playing with a 360 controller, it felt cheap. I sold the system after 6 months of sporadic use. To be fair I didn't get the OG Xbox either because I hated the controller. Nothing could come in between my PS2 and GameCube...until the mighty 360 came along. Since then the Xbox controllers IMO are unrivaled in every way.
More proof Sony provide cheap products.
Why on hell would Sony use 1800mah batteries in the DualShock3, then turn around and use a lower quality 1000mah battery in the DualShock 4? Someone please explain, because I see Sony only gamers always praising Sony, saying how much they care about gamers. Yet they provide a lower grade quality battery in the more improved DS4 controller.
I use a play and charge kit I have no problems. Borrowing parts from Xbox proves my point.
My dualshock 4 isn't very good with sweaty hands and the covers for the analogue sticks are starting to get torn
It's the PS4?? Just buy a X1, maybe. MS just needs to start making consoles n controllers for Sony and everyone would be happen!!!!
I think Sony is pretty happy with how Mark designed the PS4 and I don't believe they want Microsoft to design their consoles for them. As for the controller well its the DS4 and not the DS3. Which means that its a fantastic controller to use and there really isn't much to complain about it except for the battery life and the rubber in my opinion. However I never had an issue with the battery life or the quality of the rubber. I'm planning on buying the new camo DS4 because I like the look of it a lot plus I can play 2 player games with my bro. Games like Diablo 3 come to mind.
are you kidding??? RROD with x360?? Microsoft should not be making consoles....period.
My analogue sticks are wearing out & are split already. I was going to buy some covers, but why should I as it's only 8 months old. I'm wondering if I could get a replacement.
sony will fix without question. i promise you. but u have to send yours first. i sent mine on monday and i had a new one back thursday. i think they already have replacents and as soon as yours recieved one despatched same day.
Four days without Destiny. ...
Hold a dinner plate in your hand if want to know what a Xbox controller feels like.
agreed. I always thought the only people who would enjoy the Microsoft controllers are those with freakishly huge hands.
Shame PS4 controllers are so bad quality. My first one had broken thumbsticks, my second one (ive had 3 months ish) just broke today. The R2 trigger snapped. Opened it up as Ihave spare buttons, and can see one of the little rods that hold it in place has snapped clean off. I dont even play that often, the only time I really played PS4 lately is BF4 on the weekend, and a bit of casual indie gaming during the week.
Anecdotal stuff like this doesn't really amount to anything. Mine have been durable, standing up to drops, and I got mine at launch.. (also, doesn't amount to anything) Saying that, the rubber on the sticks is too easy to wear down.. Not a biggie though, just a bit annoying.
Doing a bit of research my problem (R2 snapping) and the rubber problems are extremely common though. Unless people speak out about it the nothing will be done. I expect they will improve the build quality in future as I dont expect they enjoy having controllers sent back everyday and constant complaints. Just sucks they were this bad to begin with. I never had problems with my PS3 controllers.
I have 2 since launch. Zero issues with heavy usage.
I like the thumbsticks on the xbox one controller.
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