Pictures and details of the new Dualshock 4. Expected to come with Neo?
As long as it has a better battery life, I'll be happy
my controller lasts all day, what more do you want? plug in it when you put your system in standby and it's good to go for another day... edit: to the trolls saying my battery life doesn't last all day, how long are you using your controller? I've sent up to 12 hours in a day gaming no charge required. Are you telling me you've spent longer than that gaming and are crying about wanting more battery life? Buy a $5 10ft usb cable from walmart, stop crying and my light bar is set to dim and sound through controller is disabled, but that should be common sense for those wanting longer battery life...
i would like better grip on sticks with harder plastic and more texture on it ...the current rubber soft material gets slippery after long playthroughs ..although a very minor complain to a very well made controller
You must have one of those exclusive non existent all day battery life models I keep hearing about.
Your controller battery last all day? Yeah right
@nagura Thumb grips work great for me .No battery worries with two controllers but it would nt hurt to have better battteries
I like that you like DS4 but please don't say that it last all day. Maybe a few hours but definitely not all day. I have to plug mine in atleast once before my gaming session is over. And i dont game all day.
Is all day 3-4 hours for you?
*my controller lasts all day, what more do you want?* When did the duelshock 8 release?
Mine literally lasts all day too. When I'm done playing, I throw it back on the charger. My battery has never died on me before with any 4 of my DS4's. I don't understand people's who complain about the battery life.. Edit: This is ridiculous, the only people I know who have battery issues on their PS4 is people on N4G. I'm not even kidding. My battery lasts forever on ALL 4 OF MY DS4's!! This has always confused me. There is no way all 4 of my controllers are a fluke with their battery's not being dead as fast as all of yours. You are all exaggerating.
@InTheZoneAC Even the fanboys aren't buying the bullshit you're selling. The battery life of the DS4 and the thumbsticks are ATROCIOUS and need to be fixed, STAT!
Dude my launch dual shock 4 lasts about three hour MAX charge gaming. It's the worst controller I've ever had period. Also the rubber fell off the analogue sticks. Its a cheap POS. Your literally the only person over seen say something positive about the DS4.
I don't believe that. The battery life is one of the weakest things about the DS4. If they can improve on that, then that would be great. Everything else is perfectly fine in my opinion.
not everyone likes to have their PS4 on standby, permanently charging a controller when it's not in use
come on bro why lie the most obvious part! My Dual Shock doesn't last more than 2-3 hours. I'm not even a hardcore gamer anymore and I have set it to low dim!
Could also just use a standard USB phone charging thing and plug it into a wall. Can even do this while playing. I have the charging cradle myself, and rotate between 3 different controllers. How long it lasts for me will depend on the game itself. If it's one that is slower paced and doesn't require a lot of button pressing or stick movement, then it can last quite a while, but more intense games I may get about 5 hours out of it.
ok, let's get things straight here. the DS4 won't last a day with continuous play, that's just fact unless you have a 3rd party external battery back which will add a good several hours more but that's it. but playing while charging will also increase your game time too and with a USB cable long enough, it's less intrusive too. but although it will not last a day, but just 2 to 3 hours?? come on, that's just STUPID and a clear mark or TROLLING! unless you have just that 1 DS4 and have been using it constantly everyday for 5-6 hours a day since launch, then, MAYBE it's possible and it's a sign that your battery is nearing its limit. you can change them yourself for cheap. I have 4 DS4s and always have them charged and I'm pretty sure a full charge will last for 7-8 hours easy. it's less than the DS3 for sure but having multiple controllers at my disposal, running out of charge is never a worry.
the reason why the xbox controller lasts up to 36 hours with 2 AA batteries is because of it's proprietary wireless solution. it's designed for low latency and long lasting battery life. microsoft is now allowing 3rd party PC manufacturers to use it's "xbox wireless" technology in their products. lenovo is the first one who anounced a gaming desktop with xbox wireless. anyway i use two rechargable battery packs and if both of them die on me i'll still have the ability to put in some AA batteries. i prefer this to cables even tough the battery packs came with 2m usb cables and my elite controller also has a very nice usb cable in the box.
@blacktiger GTFOH, low dim will net you about 2 extra minutes of battery life...So yeah, low dim means nothing.
You shouldnt have to disable standard features of a controller because your desperate to squeeze battery life out of it.
@naruga i just opened my ds4 and put my ds3 sticks in. Needed to cut the sides out of them but no problems. Works alot better and my thumb doesnt go numb now.
Yeah... My DS4 lasts like maybe 3 hrs and I might be being generous. Maybe you game a short period of time, the battery is worse than DS3 by a fair bit and trash compared to the eneloop rechargeables I use in my Xbone controller (last roughly a week with heavy usage). Blows my people call AA batteries a negative.
I'm getting about 6 hours on one charge.
Sorry, but unless the controller is redesigned properly, it'll always be unreliable. We've had 2 controllers go t!ts up, disconnected and refuse to charge. Now before you say it's a simple fix, none of the hardware / soft repairs work, even with the joke that is sony's support.
Hyperbole aside, I easily get 6 hours a charge in my DS4... As to the new DS4, it actually looks cheaper than the current one to me.
I rarely get 6 hours of battery life out of my DS4. I don't see how 12 can be possible. Also, I don't believe it's trolls saying you don't get the battery life as much as YOU saying that the battery life is fine. It isn't. Obviously if this wasn't an issue people wouldn't be complaining about it @Unholy You hate the speaker but have never even tested it being turned off? Must not hate it that much. Sound gets played through whatever speaker the sounds are coming from when the speaker is disabled in the controller
Not to sound like a troll, but I've tested several DS4's, from full charge to disconnect. Most didn't even last 10 hours. My current ones include a two new ones don't even last 7-8 hours. That's from playing Dark Souls 3 all day. Not saying I'm doubting you, but the proof is there that most don't last that long.
If you disable the controller audio does it reroute that audio through the TV speakers, or is it just missing completely? I personally hate the speaker in the controller, I think it's super annoying, but I always figured if you disabled it then you'd just be missing out on sounds, like in Infamous: SS when you get calls on your cell phone and it only rings through the controller. I just want all of my game audio to come through my real speakers that I spent a couple thousand dollars on, not the tiny little piece of crap in my controller.
The battery in my controller last about 4 hours.
I have a 10 ft cord and 2 controllers to swap out, but by the time I need to swap I'm ready for a break.
All day?? I might get 5-6 hours if I'm lucky, I'm guessing your ds4 is a newer model.
more battery is ALWAYS a good thing. So I agree. although, its not too bad as is, especially if you lower the light bar setting. Personally, I like the light bar on high but that's just me.
and charge the controller every hour? :P You probably have it connected at all times with the 3-feet cable included so that the light will shine on the TV distracting you. At least you got good disco mood going: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I would say every 18-20 hours of actual playing needs a charge. I'm guessing you have a plasma tv, otherwise the light-bar wouldn't be discernible in your tv screen. I would say its time to upgrade to a modern LCD tv. On the down-side, no disco mood no mo (:
18-20 hours of play time? I want your controllers! I get around 5 to 6 out of the newer ones and a little less from the stock one. The newer ones kinda feel a bit heavier and sturdier. I got 4 controllers total at the moment and have a special cradle that fits two so I can always switch to another controller when it gets empty... And ehhh, LCD TVs have those shiny screens for a while now, so no, you don't have to have a plasma to be able to see the lightbar. Have the mine on low and can still see it. Tho with most games while playing I can only see it in the darker areas...
5-6 hours? Im pretty sure that is not normal. Maybe the batteries are worn out through use? I do not see the light bar in either of my 2 tvs. And thats even though i play laying down. People who play sitting wouldnt see the lightbar at all because its angled downward anyway. I will try to focus and see if i can see it next time. Btw: im pretty sure no LCD on the market has a shiny screen, thats what distinguishes a LCD from a plasma TV.
Battery life is a non issue if ur a normal person with 2 controllers. Charge 1 while u play, unless u have 8hr couch co op sessions with no break....
Utalkin2me: I'm not talking to you! :P S2: You must not be playing a lot during those 18-20 hours. Everyone else is getting 3-6 hours a charge tops.
@donthate 3!!!? Now your really pushing your imagination. Either way, I'm loving every second of battery life with all the games, so I a charge here, a charge there, who cares? I have 3 controllers and only use two of them, never had any issues with battery.
Don't have a problem ever since I got a second one,.. (so I play with one while the other one charges) But yes when I had one this was annoying as all hell.
The biggest issue for PS4 is its controller battery life...It sucks that disco lights cannot be turned off. The PS3 DS3 had awesome battery life.. They should ditch disco lights.
@BakPAin Its all day with no mic, no rumble, dim light etc. Man, do I miss the rumble. Definitely needs better batteries.
Better battery life? Agreed. @naruga..... I disagree for the most part. What I hate the MOST about the Xbox One and the controllers is that the hard plastic grippy stuff they have on the joysticks just isnt comfortable to me at all..Having been an Xbox guy before this gen, I was very disappointed when I realized the Dualshock 4 is now by far and away my favourite controller. It is so comfy and the soft grips feel so nice for long playthroughs. Only issue I had with that controller is the first 2 controllers I bought with my PS4 died long ago when the grips ripped off the sticks.
at least you can charge it unlike the wireless xbox controller
@CoDsuperstar Yup. Are newer xbones still coming without those cables? I think AAA battery controllers should not be tolerated. Ps: man projectScorpio sounds really angry lol
I like it how it is thicker
Mine last loads to. I never plug my controller in during a days gaming. I always plug it in when I go to bed though and it's good for next day, I game for maybe 5 hours in the evening and about 9 - 10 on my days off.
Just buy a micro usb cable long enough to reach the ps4 from the couch - problem solved. My cost a whole £4!!!
Mine lasts about 5 hours. Lightbar is set to dim and controller audio is completely turned off yet it rinses its battery.
Looks exactly the same as the current controller, unless I'm missing something... ?
Looks thicker and shorter. Also, trigger buttons are a throwback with the color they are using on them. If you have a current ps4 controller you will notice they are black not grey.
I think the angle of the photos shown so far make it look stubbier than it actually is with the shadow between the grips. Measurements are within 5 mm of the original controller, with the exception of height which means they may have extended the throw of the sticks.
has a new bluetooth adapter and colors of triggers and sticks has changed to grey
I'm shocked no articles yet on the leaked new ps4 slim images
Thanks for link sergons Neogaf comments are hilarious as often. looks good to me , buttons and usb make sense.
Love the PS button feet on the bottom of the system.
There is but it hasn't been approved yet.
"Is This The New Rumoured Slim PS4?" you late brokasfawk already here. Glad to know it came after you posted.
I commented over an hour ago The story came in a half hour ago
@Sergons That is odd, the leaked photos on Neogaf shows that there isn't an Optical Output like the original PS4 does in the rear. So how else would headset companies be selling their headsets that requires there to be an optical input to work properly?
Woah all these leaks.. damn.
i just seen the ps4 slim
The leak is on GAF. But to be honest I like the original model better.
Same. I hope that the leak is an elaborate hoax somehow. I don't like the leaked slim at all. I'd like to see it stood vertically, but from what I've seen of the supposed slim, I prefer the original by a large margin. If it's true. I'll just keep my UC4, and Arkham Knight bundles. (The Arkham Knight one will be kept forever anyway even after it dies) The One S is such an improvement across the board. Especially aesthetically. This from just an aesthetics standpoint looks like a step backwards, though, who knows what internal improvements have been made. I like the controller in this article, though.
I didn't like the tilted weird shape of the PS4, but the Slim just WTF happened? It is small though, and I hope Sony fixed the noise issue that plagues the current PS4, but seeing as it is smaller I think the hope is dashed for that. I don't mind big, but just make it dang silent.
seams somewhat bulkier for some reason,.. I am totally cool with it though.
Slim looks sleek as fuck.