The black DualShock 4 is the best-selling gamepad of all time in terms of dollar sales.
Must be awful being an Xbox fan and hearing all this great Playstation news.
Note that this doesn't necessarily mean the DualShock 4 has sold the greatest number of units of any controller. The statement also singles out the standard black controller, not taking into account total controller sales figures from any other console it's up against.
probably the most comfortable control out there for my hands at least ...and one of the most solid/durable ones ...(that thing with ripping rubbers on analog sticks was a total BS ...i have mine from a launch PS4 and are perfect ...with 100 s hours on it)
Ps4 got better games but Xbox still has the controllers so I choose both and everyone prefers Xbox controller for pc too so I take this as a lie
Ankit that's your opinion my opinion ds4 is the best. Here is a comparison article: https://www.gamingscan.com/... I have to find it but I recall reading the DS4 analog sticks have a higher number of sensors making it more responsive as well..
I have 3 DS4s and meaning to buy another one
@AnkitDanger I will admit I have an XB1 controller for PC, but I don't really like it. I vastly preferred the 360 controller which I regret giving away to my friend. I also use a dualshock 4 for some Steam games though, since Steam supports it so well. Unfortunately for games that don't use Steam the dualshock 4 can be a hit or miss.
Xbox controller is wayyyy better, I prefer playing on PS4 but I wish I could use Xbox controller instead.
They're selling a bunch because the analog sticks are screwed up. The rubber falling off the originals and both versions develop an issue where the controller scrolls on its own. This causes you to get stuck in the ground unable to walk and your run getting cancelled, like in TLOU.. or Fortnite when you aim down sights your character walks on its own, L2 for whatever reason magnifies the scrolling issue, so you walk out of your fort or walk off a cliff when you lre trying to aim down sights. I'm on my 3rd broken analog, if I replaced them right away instead of living with it, I'd likely be on at least my 7th controller by now. There needs to be an option to adjust the deadzone to increase the lifespan of the controllers, but they're setting record dollar amount on controller replacements, so I guess good luck with getting a fix if people just keep buying replacements.
Yes, but how much do people engage with the controller? That's what we really want to know.
Here's to the disagrees: https://www.youtube.com/wat... TLOU stuck in the ground unable to walk and run getting cancelled constantly due to left analog with a very slight upward movement on its own, broken dead zone. That video is either broken controller #1 or 2. Been playing Fortnite on a secondary account since like Sept/Oct '17 and third controller, second revision from PS4 Pro moves forward by itself when aiming down sights, so you walk out of your bush, walk off your fort, walk off a cliff, and constantly have to try to compensate for unplanned forward movement, which also makes your reticle bloom bigger, so your shots less accurate. Can disagree all you want, there's the proof.
I bought 10 million myself, so i contributed to most of the sales. There's no way the dualshock can beat the greatest controller known to man, which is the original NES controller. There's just no way. I refuse to believe it. /s, btw.
ankit people use the xbox control because it has native support through steam. Only like a year and a half ago ps4 controls got full steam support. But through big picture mode and sometimes it gives trouble because 99% of steam and pc games/apps don't support ps4 controls and treat it like a cheap gamepad. It's just simple with the xbox control. I like PS4's control more but I've been contemplating a x360 control or a really cheap xbox one control if I find one on kijiji, Games that I play don't support ps4 controls so button promopts etc are in xbox buttons. Might as well use that control. I think cuphead might be the one game that surprisingly supports it. If I remember correctly
It's not lies, it's because they fall apart after a few months so you have to go out and buy a new one!! 😂 Honestly though, the DS4 is without doubt the best controller Sony have designed but the build quality/materials are absolutely atrocious. The rubber came off the sticks on both my launch day controllers, my next one the USB board died so I couldn't charge it and my fourth controller the R1 button just stopped working. I'm now on my FIFTH controller!! It's my only gripe with Sony this gen. Fantastic design, terribly put together.
I have no issues with my controllers, and one of them is a launch model.
A small portion of the initial launch system controllers did that, along with some sold without the system. Sony would replace them free of charge within the warranty period. Wish I had taken advantage of it, because both of my day one controllers had the rubber come off. Other than that, I did buy another one on sale for $30 and got a 4th with my PS4P. The originals have one retired in a drawer, and the 2nd sitting with my OGPS4 in the bedroom.
@rainslacker: Yes, I'm sorry I didn't avail of the free replacements too but it wasn't until after the scheme ended that the rubber really started to come off mine. I've obviously had very bad luck with PS4 controllers, but even that aside I still don't think they're made very well. I have dualshock 2 controllers that have seen 1000's more hours of use and are in much better nick.
Prove it then.
I prefer nintendo procon for pc.
@EeJLP One guy having one issue one time =/= widespread problems. I'm still using my launch model DS4 and its still working just fine. Not to forget you say you would have gone thru multiple controllers because of their supposed poor build. Maybe you're the problem.
Truth hurts lol.
I would think the 360 gamepad is the best selling of all time. PC gamers bought tons of those, let alone gamers on 360. The 4 in Dualshock 4 stands for how many hours it lasts.
Ds4 is small, has horrid battery life and symmetrical sticks are bad for movement in 3d. Xbox one pad feels better but left and right bumpers aren't the most accessible. Switch pro controller mixes the best of both and has an internal battery that you can get forty hours on.
Congrats to Sony. It is a fantastic Gamepad, and my personal favorite.
And there is still 3+ years of PS4 to go, so the numbers will just increase
Best selling in dollars not unit sales. Dualshock 2 has to be #1 with 150+ million PS2s sold in an era where split screen was king of multiplayer
Agreed, and they wouldnt count those included but still to think of all the units sold for co-op and fighting games and such. Hell... i have like 6-7 myself of the DS2 cause i would wear them out.
Good times. Broke quite a few during the days of DBZ Budokai and Virtua Fighter 4
Ofc no way in hell it outsold ds2
Eh, in the PS1/2 days, I brought the cheap $10 controllers. Nowadays, the cheap 3rd party controllers are crap...or crappier than they were in the PS1/2 days, and since I'm not broke, I just buy the official controller.
Yes, because split screen multiplayer must’ve been so popular on a console with 2 controller ports...
Not just Sony, the NPD says this.
all this means is Madden is more frustrating than ever. gronk spike
Probably my favourite controller. Use mine for both PS4 and PC.
It's my favorite too. I must admit though, The Switch pro controller is not far behind.
I really need to pick up a switch pro controller. But I find the joy cons connected to the controller dock are pretty comfortable.
It's hands down the best controller I've ever used. The ONLY thing I'd say needs to be better (and why I've replaced mine) are the analog stick pads. They have barely any grip and like to slide under my thumb. Other than that, and that's no minor thing I suppose, it's the best controller I've ever used. The ergonomics are perfect, D-pad is great and useable, shoulder buttons are super accessible...great device.
It could use a bigger battery as well.
Best pad ever. Feels so good in my hand.
Switch Pro Controller and its sexy 40 hour battery life says hi 👋🏼
Yes thanks to BB and Nioh, i've bought 10 of these :D
lol. Going for the DOA5 platinum is what tore the rubber off my first two controllers. I did throw one in frustration at 80 rounds of survival, but it still works. The hole in the wall cost me a lot though....since my wife used the patching as an excuse to paint the room.
Cool, I have 4 or maybe 5 black controllers. Two of my early ones broke because they were the worst quality Sony controller I've ever owned. Added another one to replace those and recently bought a newer one for the wired capabilities. The newer ones seem to be built a lot better.
These companies continue to rip us off over controller prices.
I bought a DualShock 4 before I even got a PS4 so I could use it on my PS3
The only controllers that's made me go out and hunt down a third party alternative. It's miles better than the DS3, but still not a very comfortable controller for me
You need real hands.
How can our hands be real if people aren't real?
They're not designed for feet, so try using your hands.
That's cool, I still prefer the Xbox controller any day. I find it hard to hit the "start" and "select" buttons on the PS4 controller. Plus it just sits better in my hands.
If you're looking for the Start/Select buttons on a DS4 you'll be looking for a while. LMAO
You get what buttons I mean.
It's been a while since you've played on a Playstation hasn't it? :)
No I been playing God of War on my God of War PS4 Pro.. .
@VINNIEPAZ Wouldn't you know then that there's no start and select anymore?
I’m glad Sony fixed the cheap rubber issues on the analog sticks
I like the DualShock 4 controller but, Xbox One Elite Controller is the best pad in the business period. Even the Xbox 360 Controller is better than the DualShock 4 and 3 and 2 and 1
I'd hope so since it costs 2.5 times more than the DS4.
It should be for 150.00
There’s nothing about the DualShock that’s better than the Xbox controller. The Xbox one controller is the best controller of all time.
It's difficult to take your opinion seriously when you've clearly only ever used XBox controllers.
Actually I have ps3 and PS4 controllers. The off set sticks are so much better that the cramped sticks on the dual shock. I’m not a Microsoft fanboy, but I can think for myself and your little false narrative doesn’t matter to me. I’m not saying the PlayStation controller is bad, just that the Xbox controller is better.
Have you ever tried an Xbox One Elite controller? I went to a friend’s house, and he’s a PC gamer and had one, and it was PHENOMENAL. The controller freaking vibrates when you use the sticks, it’s amazing.
Yea is due to there being a lot of ps4's out there and if your battery loses its charge you have to buy a new controller. I actually have to do that myself as my ds4 only lasts about an hour or two from full charge.
Well it does have much higher quality of a feel than the regular XB1 controller that's for sure. Took just 1 week for my XB1 controller that I use for PC to become loose and squeaky....
Highly disagree. Thumbstick quality: is this honest a debate? Triggers: No contest, how is it not Xbox Droppage: it's been test Xbox is more tough Bumpers: compared to the og xb1, ds4 bumper were better universally. Dpad: pure opinion Grip: pure opinion Layout: pure opinion Battery: ....more opinion based but the fact Xbox battery life can be upgraded gives it the edge. Even if you feel AA is a joke. It can last over 24+hours vs 4 hours on ds4 that's built in
Definitely the most comfortable one I’ve held.
after a few revisions its a great controller, the original version had analog that would become unusable without buying covers.
I love my PS4 but whenever I play on my brother in law's Xbox One I feel my controllers are second class... sorry to often any fanboy but when it comes to controllers Xbox does it WAYYY better. It just feels sturdier, more ergonomic, it's just plain better.