A review of the Xbox One controller and a comparison to the Xbox 360 controller.
The Xbox One controller is a bit bulky when compared to the PS4 controller. It doesn't fit the contour of your hands.
I had to buy thumbgrips off Amazon for DS4 the sticks are placed in the worse position still had thumbs slipping off,battery life is terrible X1 pad easily the best not even close
The PS4 doesn't need two double AA batteries to work. NEXT!
Hold on! You can say amazing things about the X1 controller, because it is awesome, but the DS4 is an amazing controller too! It is very confortable and huge step forward from the DS3 and X360 controller. This time around, both controllers are great.
@KinjoTakemura LMFAO dude the PS4 definitely has it's advantages but get real, a built in battery in the DS4 is not one of them. Not only is the DS4 battery life pitifully short (even with the light bar set to dim), but when it runs out of juice you have to either A) get a really long USB cord B) Swap to fresh controller or C) call it a day. I hate being in the middle of a long game day only to have to quit because my controller needs to recharge. When I'm doing that with my XB1 controller I simply swap the battery out for a fully recharged one. Rechargeable batteries are super cheap and way cheaper than an extra controller. IMO less of a hassle than a long as USB cord. Not to mention that's a tripping hazard for others in the house lol. Now I'm not saying the DS4 is bad, as I much prefer it over the DS3. But Sony should have made it possible to swap rechargeable batteries or battery packs. That's not even next gen. That's just common sense.
I personally prefer Symmetrical controllers for most games ( not Halo ). As for your fingers slipping off, I honestly don't believe you. "X1 pad easily the best not even close" I mean really, this just screams Fanboy. I know people who legit prefer one or the other but they don't deny that the others have good points.You though, you just scream fanboyism.
@Reaper29r This question is for everyone who owns an Xbox One. How much are you spending on batteries every month? I bet you're spending the cost of one game over a two month period on batteries. That's six games a year that could have been in your library, instead, you're spending money on batteries. If Xbox One gamers should be complaining about anything, they should be complaining to Microsoft and asking why the Xbox One controller can't be fitted with a rechargeable lithium ion battery, among other things.
@Kinjo I've spent £2 on batteries since January, and I play my xbox a lot. And plus, swappable batteries win everyday over internal ones. Same goes for the battery in my phone.
@KinjoTakemura $0; I'm able to use the same rechargeable batteries and charger that I found on clearance at Target that I purchased during the 360 early days. And I'm pretty sure if anybody was spending the exaggerated amount you suggest, they would have been purchased a plug and play kit by now. The real question is how often do us ps4 owners get to use a "wireless" controller.
@ KingKelloggTheWH I had to buy thumb grips for the DS4 as well because of the same problem. infact I found that the top of the thumb sticks on both xb1 and DS4 were too small and my thumbs would slip off, but it seemed to happen more with the ds4. Believe it or not, not everyones hands are the same.
@KinjoTakemura You do realise you can get rechargeable AA batteries dont you. I bought a charger that came with 4 AA rechargeable batteries back in 2010. That was a once off purchase of about $20. Hardly the exaggerated cost you are making it out be. I like the convenience of being able to just swap my batteries out when needed and not having to plug in a USB cord.
@Kinjo and others...Do you really not know that MSFT offers a lithium battery pack called the play and charge kit for $20? Buy the rechargable lithium ion pack and be done with it. Next time, do some research.
Its smaller then the 360 pad.. Fits my hands perfectly..
@Reaper29r How in the world did you ever of survive the 6th console generation. There were long dangly cords everywhere back then. lol Gateway MT6706 2008
Remember the days when pulling a controller a little too far lead to your console crashing down off the cabinet? The original XBox had cables that came apart easily to prevent that from happening. It was pretty innovative at the time :)
I find both controllers DS4 and XB1 fit my hands perfectly (something that was not the case last gen) Both pads had the same issue for me which is the top of the thumb sticks, the little pad your thumb sits on, was too small. I had to buy thumb grips for both pads and that sorted the problem out for me. it's worth noting the D-pad feels a lot better on the xb1 now as well. Anyone who knows me will know that last gen I really struggled using the DS3, the DS4 is such a massive improvement you would not believe it. If you are a 360 fan who didn't like the fit of the ds3 and you are thinking of the ps4 and worried about it's pad being good for FPS games etc, trust me it is just as good as the xb's pads. It may take a little getting use to at first, but it does not strain your thumbs like the I found the old one did if you got big hands. Another issue with both pads is battery life. outside of that. outside of that the xb1 pad is a great improvement over the 360 pad which I didn't think could be improved on. One other little thing about the xb1 pad is the sticks are higher. it just feels a little off compared to the 360 pad.
It feels like a brick, or like its lined with sand paper or something. I cant explain it.
Literally. You can't explain it because you only have 1 bubble and you just wasted it. OT- there are things I like better about both. I like XBox One controller better than 360 because they finally got rid of the bulky battery pack on the back. I also enjoy the triggers a little better. On the 360 controller I enjoy the shoulder buttons better. I think the overall feel is better. But I think that's just because I used the 360 controller for so many years and got used to it. I'm sure I can get used to the one as well. The analog sticks are a toss up for me. Neither feels remarkably better than the other and then I hardly use the d pad so hard for me to compare. Overall, I like them both and am content using both.
I still use the 360 controller for the PC, I have no trouble switching between the 2. I would say the One controller feels a little more responsive, a little tighter. Probably noticably better for games where sensitive analogue control matters (FPS and such).
This article is dumb
I can't believe the XB1 controller is a lot worse than the 360 pad. I've not had a chance to try either of the new controllers, so I'm going by appearance and my experience with 360 and PS3 pads. 360 pad is the only controller I've used that, for me, didn't put a block in the way of playing games. It felt like an extension of my hands. Lovely pad. However when I bought my PS3, it felt all wrong for me. It was too small, hated (still do) both thumbsticks in the middle and the triggers were rubbish for shooters, my fingers always slipping off the triggers. I had to buy a couple of snap on triggers to make them useable. They cost me 99p, bargain. I have got used to playing with DS3, but its never felt great to me. Neither of the new pads, look like a huge move away from either of the older pads. Obviously I'm going by appearances at present.
So you haven't used the xb1 controller yet you say its worse than the 360 one so heres a thought how about trying one instead of just going by a picture of one as its better than the 360 controller
Here's a thought, why don't you practice reading and comprehend what I wrote? I didn't say anywhere that the XB1 is worse than the 360 controller. I said I can't believe the XB1 controller is a lot worse than the 360 pad, as it looked to me as though it was very similar to the 360 pad. This was in response to the article not really saying the XB1 pad was very good. I said the 360 pad was the best pad I'd ever used, so therefore going with the idea that, to me, they look very similar then the XB1 pad should be very good also. I'm guessing all the other disagrees have come from people who also, did not read the article and my post thoroughly and then just thought I was some rabid Sony fanboy. I'll finish on this notion. You say I shouldn't go by a picture of something and should try it for myself. However, virtually everything on this site and many others, is pictures and videos of others using games/hardware. So should I just ignore what I see and march on down to the town every time I want to test something out? Of course not, its totally impractical. I wouldn't waste my money going to see every movie at the cinema just because I wanted to see for myself what they were like. No I'd check on critics websites and watch some trailers, then make a choice on recommendations. Have a good day.
"I can't believe the XB1 controller is lot worse than the 360 pad." That makes it sound like you've used one. You should have said- "I can't imagine the XB1 controller being any worse than the 360 pad from what I've seen." Don't go blaming others for not understanding what you're saying when it clearly makes it seem like you've used one with your first sentence. Remember people don't actually read through all that you write, so the first sentence is usually what people focus on. Even if you explain that you haven't used one in your next sentence, people had already made up their mind. They read your first sentence and disagreed.
@NoobJobz You're right. I hear what you are saying. I just thought what I said followed on from reading the article. You make a good point. Apologies to all those who thought I was an arse ;-)
Prefer the 360, the xb1 controller has higher sticks and the shell creaks and pops if gripped too hard
The Xbox One controller actually feels like a true successor to the original Xbox gamepad... Dunno what happened with the 360 controller heh, felt more generic.
I own both consoles and prefer the Dualshock 4. Something about the X1 controllers is weird I think it's the texture of the controller. The DS4 has a nice carbon fiber like grip texture on the back that makes it more comfortable IMO. The 360 controller is much better than the X1 controller.
I agree with everything you said. I prefer the ds4. I remember my first time holding an X1 controller and just looking at it in my hands saying, what did they do?
The Xone controller is a true masterpiece. Its ahead of the 360 controller. While Sony did a HUGE step forward with the DS4 the positions of the triggers are still the worst available, for shooters the triggers of the 360/ ONE controller are just better. The rubbers of the DS4 triggers are also from middel quality they just rub off to fast but i heard that Sony replaces the controller if you get a model with this mistake. Overall the ONE controller with its min. 24 hours battery life is the best choice for gamers. Get a play & charge kit for another 15 bucks and you dont need to replace the batteries.
I play shooters constantly, the PS4 sticks do NOT wear off, and the DS4 is just as good for shooters as the X1's. It's a matter of small preference for the stick layout, stop spreading BS.
Buddy, I work at Game in the UK and there was a point where we didn't have a chance to sell the dual shock 4 because we were having to replace customers controllers where the rubber had worn off the controller. This started one month after launch and we're hoping Sony have fixed it. We were writing off about 6 a week! OT the ds4 is leagues above the ds3 but personal preference for me is still xb1 controller.
'the PS4 sticks do NOT wear off,' Hmm that's strange, I suppose these are all faked? So fake, the Sony rep had to make an announcement. Maybe they've fixed the issue, maybe they haven't. Before I got my PS4, my buddy told me his thumb sticks were rubbing off, so it's clearly an issue. http://n4g.com/news/1389678... http://n4g.com/news/1389574... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The Xbox One controller is a step back in every way except the D-pad. The handles are too short and that harsh edge leaves no comfortable place to rest your little fingers. The control sticks are too small and are harsh on your thumbs. Games like Titanfall really make this evident, my thumbs got sore pretty quick. The bumpers are difficult to press. It's obvious Microsoft wants you to rock your knuckle onto the bumper while keeping your finger on the trigger, but such a subtle movement isn't desirable in heated play, so you end up pushing the whole bumper with your finger, but it feels wrong. Imagine playing a Souls game with the Xbox One controller, light attacks would be uncomfortable. The buttons should assist, not resist play. The triggers have this abrupt stopping point when you push them down, it feels like you're colliding with a rubber stopper, a nit pick on what are good triggers, though I prefer the feel of the 360 triggers. Then there's the YXBA buttons. The only thing effecting them is the pointless sales gimmick of "closer together means faster inputs!". Over all the Xbox One controller reduces the enjoyment.
"The Xbox One controller is a step back in every way except the D-pad" So the rumble is a step back too?
I'm assuming you mean in the triggers? The trigger rumble is a gimmick.
It resembles an actual Xbox controller in both aesthetic and function. Unlike the generic Wannabe-PC-Gamepad that was the far less durable 360 Controller. The Xbox One controller is a true successor to the first Xbox gamepad (Model-S).
Ah, so the merit of the controller is in the looks? That shows your priories.
I said function, stop glazing over obvious details. Also you got a sketchy, rushed and defective individual unit which happens a lot in the earlier years of a consoles life. Not any of that is new or surprising in the least bit - get a new controller dude.
I own both consoles the xbox one controller is very much better than Dualshock 4 ....at least its still work but the the L2 and R2 is broken now on Dualshock ..... and the left stick no more haae the rapper on it
At first I thought that the Xbone controller couldn't compare to the 360 one, but after I tried to play some Halo with the 360 controller I was convinced that the Xbone controller is the greatest of all time.
that's what happened to me
the only thing I hate about the Xbox One controller is that you still have to buy batteries, when Microsoft could of easily put in a rechargeable battery pack
I prefer being able to swap batteries. I'd hate to see internal only.
Get rechargeable batters and call it a day.
buy the play and charge kit for $20, geesh.
The disturbing amount of people lieing here is scary. Overall though I'd say the X-one controller made some awesome improvements, it feels more like the X-box S controller which is super awesome and the new vibration is sweet, my only complaint is the bumpers. As for it in comparison to the DS4, both are fantastic controllers, both have pretty much no drawbacks and are dang sturdy. People on here are spreading lies about both so ignore them.
Everyone one's entitled to their own opinion. Here... why not view someone else's. http://forums.xbox.com/xbox... Gateway MT6706 2008
People have always had the thumb issues with controllers, I have with all my systems T_T
So everyone likes what they each like. Isn't the World a wonderful place. 👍
My favourite is currently the ds4. I use a 360 controller for PC and the xb1 design is a major step back in terms of ergonomics. Trying to touch the bumper buttons doesn't feel right compared to the 360 controller. The way the ds4 feels in the hand is really awesome, buttons are accessible and feel satisfyingly snappy and responsive. Anolog sticks(advantage of 360 pad) are the best I've ever experienced with a pad and aiming in games such as wolfenstein and killzone is really accurate. The touch pad is also precise and the dpad is even better than before. I just need to spend time to find a good ds4 PC drivers so I can play games that require a precise dpad properly.
im the opposite of you. Ive tried out the ds4 on my friends ps4 and it just feels way to small and fragile to me. The XB1 controller feels great, triggers are in the perfect spot and the bumpers feel good where they are. I do plan on buying myself a ps4 when a game worth playing on it releases but its gonna take me a while to get use to that little DS4
I absolutely love the Xbox One controller.. It's probably the sole reason I want the X1.. Comfort means a lot to me when gaming. . And, the X1controller provides that it spades. I feels as though the controller was made for my hands alone. They also improved their D-Pad, which was the only flaw on the 360 controller. The Xbox One controller is perfect for me. The subtle improvement are not appreciated on the x1 controller because the 360 controller wasn't easy to improve on compared to the dual shock 3 which needed a lot of improvements. This is why the improvement are noticeable on DS4 compared to the X1
The Xbox One controller is terrible.
wow, the XB1 controller really isn't that bad. there's a lot of blind hate here.
the ps4 controller is nice. Its big tho forsure, but comfortable. I like the 360 controller, I have tried the x1 controller and it does feel great. Both controllers are awsome
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