Extra PS4 DualShock 4 controllers don’t come with their own USB charging cables

Stevivor -- "Now, we know this isn’t the end of the world, but a quick look at the back of a(n American, admittedly) DualShock 4 confirms that the accessory does not come with its own USB charging cable.

"The packaging of the DualShock 4 (pictured above, and sorry about the quality… it had to get from America to Australia in my carry-on) states, 'A USB cable is not included. To connect or charge the controller, use the USB cable supplied with the PS4 system.'"

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PositiveEmotions2023d ago

Yes we know this well at least allot of us do

Muerte24942023d ago

right? DualShock 3s don't either. Still beat popping in and out batteries.

blitz06232023d ago

Nitpicking at its finest. Not sure what the point of this 'news' is.

shoddy2023d ago

Nip picking.

There is nothing much to hate on ps4

Boody-Bandit2023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )

We are going to interrupt your normal broadcast for this BREAKING NEWS......



Jan, "well that is simply shocking news and you heard it right here. Water is wet."

N4G you really need to up your standards because this isn't news.

Insomnia_842023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )

I got my extra controller two days ago! Everyone at Gamestop from the workers to the costumers seemed so hyped about the PS4!

Dualshock 4 charged and ready!!!

11 days to greatness!!

Oh and complaining about a USB cable at this time and age? Who doesn't have a USB/Micro USB cable by now??? I would be complaining if I had to use batteries and put extra money on a "charging kit".

FamilyGuy2023d ago

Why would it need one when the PS4 comes with one?

@ Wii-u pro controller comments below
The Wii-u does not ship with a standard usb cable, only the ac adapter version that plugs directly into the wall.
Wii-u Pro controllers come with a standard usb cable so you can actually plug them into the console.

MysticStrummer2023d ago

Yeah I was confused about the title. I thought maybe DS3s did and I don't remember, but you're right they didn't. What a non-story.

Akuma2K2023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )


I just got an extra ps4 controller myself a couple days ago from gamestop, good to have a spare on hand in case you can't make it back to the store right away......gonna get the PS camera/eye a bit later after launch.

pyramidshead2022d ago

never looked back when I bought a charging dock for both pads for the PS3 ones.

Kept those USBs free for other stuff like memory pens for music and films.

Docks are also cheap as well.

UltimateMaster2022d ago (Edited 2022d ago )

It could be something to consider.

However, any Uniserval Mobile charging cables will charge the DS4 anyway.

And that, it's more than likely you have one already.

UltimateMaster2022d ago

It could be something to consider.

However, any Universal Mobile charging cables will charge the DS4 anyway.

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colonel1792023d ago

I don't know of any controller that has come with USB cable included.

MrTimesplitters2023d ago

The Wii U pro controller does.

Visiblemarc2023d ago

Yeah, exactly. How is this news? DS3 never came with a cable.

Yodagamer2023d ago

@mrtimesplitters they kinda have to as the wii u didn't have one included, even if i wish the dual shock 4 did come with one.

meganick2023d ago

Your post is a good example of how flawed the agree/disagree system is on this site. You just stated a fact that the Wii U Pro controller includes a usb cable, yet you have several disagrees. N4G should change to an upvote/downvote system, or something like that, just so people can't disagree with facts.

The Wii U system does include a usb cable, though it's intended for the Gamepad.

FamilyGuy2023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )

@ meganick

You're pretty quik to talk sh.. when you have know idea what you're talking about.

The wii U game pad DOES NOT use a standard usb cable and DOES NOT come with one, making the inclusion of one for their pro controller a necessity.

It is proprietary and somewhat of an ac adapter. It supplies more power than a standard usb cable is able to. Wii U GamePad: "The controller is charged via a proprietary cable and a dedicated charging cradle." picture

The Wii U pro controller DOES NOT use the game pad usb power ac adapter for charging.
The wiiu DOES NOT come with a standard usb cable, only the gamepad version that plugs into the wall rather than the console itself.

meganick2023d ago

I'm not "talking shit" as you so delicately put it. I just pointed out that the Wii U includes a charging cable. Okay, it's technically not a usb cable. You got me there. But it can be used to charge a pro controller. Therefore the inclusion of a usb cable with the pro controller is not a necessity, but rather a bonus.

FamilyGuy2023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )

No, it is a necessity based on how uncomfortable and inconvenient it would be to have your controller plugged in to a wall outlet when it needs charging during a game session. Though the gamepad is inconvenient in that way already nintendo (and every one else) knows that isn't ideal.

There might even be a power issue with using the wii u gamepad ac adapter for chaging a pro controller. It might feed too much power to a pro controller to where it would ruin the pro controllers battery at a faster pace. That's just theory though.

Point is, the pro controller HAD to come with a standard usb cable, PS4s already ship with one so PS4 controllers don't need to.

You were "talking sh.." about us disagreeing but there's a reason for the disagrees beyond face value/the direct translation of "no it doesn't".
It's about context: We're saying PS4 controllers don't need to come with a usb cable, citing the Pro controller is an incorrect comparison because it DOES need to come with one.

T22022d ago

I dont know anyone who doesnt have like 5 usb cables around .... Seriously u bought a dualshock but dont own a ps3, ps4, camera, pc, mp3, etc ??? Lol

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GusHasGas2023d ago

I preordered the PS4 Dualshock 4 Bundle (comes with an extra Dualshock 4 in the box) - does anyone know if it'll come with two USB charging cables? Even if it doesn't, I suppose I could just charge the two controllers one at a time.

G_Hartley_2023d ago

I think the Other Controller will come separate. But if im wrong i still dont think it will come with extra cable.. I hope it does though

GusHasGas2023d ago

@G Hartley

Yeah, I just looked on Amazon and it says what's in the box of the DS4 bundle:

"What's in the Box:
PlayStation 4 System (Jet Black)
2 DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controllers
HDMI Cable
Power Cable
Wired Mono Headset
USB Charging Cable"

Notice how it says 'Charging Cable' not 'Charging Cables'


itBourne2023d ago

How do you not have any right now? lol, I have lost about 5 of them somehow, yet still have 3 or so laying around, they are used for everything. I have atleast 5 things I use them for. Never bought one by themselves, but I am sure u can find them for dirt cheap.

Elwenil2023d ago


Be aware that the USB cables that the DS3 used are not compatible with the DS4. The DS3 used the mini-B plug, the DS4 uses the Micro-B plug like most modern cell phones, so you may have a couple of those laying around anyway.

itBourne2023d ago


Thanks I did not know this <3
But yes, you are right, I do have a couple laying around already.

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madpuppy2023d ago

nothing that won't fix on the cheap.

Black_McGrath2023d ago

Breaking news! PS4 Doesn't come with 70" LED T.V!?

FlameHawk2023d ago

Why did you approve this then?

PositiveEmotions2023d ago

To help the guy's article go to the main page.

N82023d ago

Yea I noticed when amazon delivered it to me last week smh.

blumatt2023d ago

Umm. PS3 controllers didn't either. lol And the type of cables they use are super common and extremely cheap.

3-4-52023d ago

You only need to charge one at a time.

I have 6-7 xbox 360 controllers and only have to charge one at a time.

While I'm playing I'm charging another, and then also my main whenever it's low so there is always one ready.

It's cool to have more but not needed.

DigitalAnalog2022d ago (Edited 2022d ago )

Meh, charger cables. Use this baby instead!

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theXtReMe12023d ago

This shouldnt be a big issue, as I imagine 90% of cellphone and PC users have at least 10 of these cables sitting around somewhere in the home. A very common cable. USB to Mini USB.

colonel1792023d ago

USB to MICRO USB.... Mini is the one the PS3 uses, which is not common any more, since replaced by micro.

LogicStomper2023d ago

I never knew cellphones and externals came with 3 meter long cables...

xXxSeTTriPxXx2023d ago

I probably have more then that, but it should come with one.

But if your a cell phone junky this is a nonissue.and radio shack and gamestop are right across the street where I live so in the unlike event that both are not functioning at the same time I wouldnt have a problem.

rainslacker2023d ago

After coming to this thread, I decided to charge my DS4 for giggles. Had it sitting on my desk. Took it out of the box, literally took the charging cable I use for my mouse sitting right next to where the DS4 was sitting and plugged it in.

It is one of many such cables I have around the house for quick and easy charging of my various gadgets that use these cables(about 7 in all). Have a few more sitting in a box where I keep all the cables I don't throw away because, well, you never know when you'll need it.

On a side note, I haven't purchased a single one of these cables separately. If Sony was using a proprietary cable, I would be right there complaining with the rest of some of the other people on here.

edwick2022d ago

i use iphones, so i was thinking "there is no way i have one of these lying around."... yet i looked in my junk drawer, and i have 3. i don't know from what... one being an lg usb charger... maybe a bluetooth charger?

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Bathyj2023d ago (Edited 2023d ago )

I think I have like a dozen of these cables. Give me your address, Ill send you one, I just need $9.95 for postage.

Deadpoolio2023d ago

WTF....Why in the bloody blue hell is this news? This would be common knowledge unless your an idiot who has been living under a rock

dcj05242023d ago

I live under the earth.

madpuppy2023d ago

let me guess, you're the UNDERMINER! you are beneath us BUT, Nothing is beneath YOU!!!

Silly gameAr2023d ago

Neither did the DS3 controllers....