A recent unboxing video from Austin Evans finally showed us both next generation controllers photographed together for the first time. From screen grabs of this video we were able to get some very close size comparisons between the two.
Great news. Even xbox controller was slightly too small for me, so this one marginally bigger will be great.
I actually like the changes to the PlayStation controller. I still wish I had the option to buy one with the DPad Thumbstick swapped, and I think the monotone button colors might hurt casuals who use the colors of the shapes, but I like the changes overall.
X1 controller sits better in the hands.. Haven't had long sessions with it but seems really comfortable. Good DS design went that direction.
Me too I will always prefer asymmetrical thumbsticks and they are missing out not providing one as an option but I get it Sony has to maintain its marketing image. Just wish they’d grow up, also the little domes on the insides of the thumbsticks is less than ideal, there’s a reason why we see plenty of third party Xbox style PlayStation controllers not the other way around.
I'll never understand why some people prefer the xbox design. It's like they're actively trying to give their left hand carpal tunnel.
@Billy Think about it for a moment. Why would that give you carpal tunnel? Your thumb on your right hand is reaching up to the buttons. Your left hand should match it and the thumbstick should line up with buttons, not the other thumbstick. DPad hasn't been primary choice in a long time
@ gamern It depends on the type of game you are playing. Some games your fingers are on the thumb sticks more than the buttons, I.e. FPS games where the left stick controls the character and the right stick controls the camera (which you are constantly moving). So In that instance, shouldn’t the left thumb match where your right thumb is mostly, which is on the analog stick. One could use your own point against you. Personally I don’t think the layout makes a difference as I can easily adapt to both within a few seconds. Both feel ergonomic to me.
Billy Sits better in the hands, thumb sticks are better quality.. Triggers are better.. I prefer PS d-pad, symmetrical sticks and speaker / mic jack port.. Dualsense seems to have best of both worlds
Really hoped they would fix the thumb sticks and triggers though
There is nothing to "fix". That's just your preference.
Fix what exactly?
Razzer convex is not my preference or the non offset I’ll give you that. But the rubber material they use is not good and is slippery and rubs off
The v1 ds4 sticks tended to peel off after heavy use like you see in shop display units. But the v2 I had it for years and it was the same as it came in the first place it wasn't slippy it was actually grippy rubber and didn't peel off
Swap them. There are plenty of aftermarket option out there once the consoles are out a while. I went from modifying my PS2 controllers with little round pieces of drywall sanding screen glued to them to using machined aluminum replacement sticks on my PS4.
I have modified my sticks but it’s just not as good. I’m just saying what I wish Sony would do. The v2 doesn’t rub off as much but it’s still slippery.
The newer DualShock 4's improved the rubber, the controller that came out around the time of the PS4 Pro. my original controller's rubber grips is peeling off, but the new one is spot on.
@gaffyh. Will have to disagree. While it’s slightly better than the original it’s still way to slippery with not much grip. I’ve had a small piece come off my pro controller also but not nearly as bad as the first version with my ps4 regular
New XSX/S is gamepad is also slightly smaller than X1 gamepad https://i.imgur.com/Lavrmas...
I never bought PS because the controller was too small for me. Now Xbox is doing the same thing. I like the new PS controller size. I still don't like the symmetrical analog sticks. I am a fan of the Duke. That huge thing actually fit me to a tee. My glove size is XXL, lol. Strong move by PS. I still hate PS fanboys. They are the second most toxic group in gaming. Second only to the Gears 5 community. Gears 5 is my favorite game and I barely play it because of the people and the fact that TC seem to have no idea what they are doing. The game is broken as hell.
Im a pc gamer then a ps gamer and a former xbox fanboy.. trust me when i say xbox fanboys are the worst.. any fanboys are worst but xbox fanboys are delusional as i was untill i bought a ps
Every fanboy is bad.
@oasada How are Xbox fans delusional? Serious question.
@dlocsta For a simple answer to your question, just wait for E3.
@Ron_Danger You mean like making promises and saying things that are not true. Like when they said all games will be 1080p on the PS3? Oh, wait. Wrong console. Could you give me an example of what makes MS worse than Sony when it comes to marketing (we believe in generational games (I know, too soon)), or promising 1080p for an entire generation. Sounds like they both provide their own level of BS. The positive for Xbox is Don Mattrick is gone. They still over promise at times but what electronics consumer company doesn't?
I'd rather compare the features of which Dual Sense is way bigger on!
Not sure why you're getting down voted for this comment?
Because this is not a feature comparison article.
10 of those down votes were before the article was even approved and it had those votes when the first comment had 2 votes. I'm sure you can guess what happened.
No one cares about gimmicks
People will love it.
LOL Features the XSX controller don't have = gimmicks. Well with that mindset, I guess Xbox fans consider quality exclusive games as "gimmicks" as well.
I prefer the smaller sized controller and the fact that they are without factory built in batteries is a added bonus for me
Can't believe anyone wants to buy and replace AA batteries nowadays. Much more expensive and inconvenient.
Why didn't they package the series X controller with a removable battery pack 🤷♂️, best if both worlds.
Because it can be very convenient. Most people have a favourite controller for various reasons that they like to use and instead of having to switch controller when it dies or plug in a charge cable, it's just much better to switch batteries. I have 4 Xbox controllers and 2 PlayStation controllers. 2 of the Xbox ones have missing rubber grips and 1 of the PlayStation. With the Xbox controller I just switch out the batteries to the more comfortable/favourite one when it dies and there is no problem but with the PlayStation controller I'm forced to use a less desirable controller or plug in a cable. Having the battery built in is no doubt convenient in some ways but I much prefer Xbox's approach and allowing the user the option of choosing what better suits them. I just wish they shipped it with a rechargeable battery pack in the box.
You can get a rechargeable battery pack for like 20 bucks lol If you can't afford that then you probably don't play a lot of games either.
@zeref The point is that is not even an expense with the PS4. It's a non existent expense. It isn't about not being able to afford it. As far as the personal jab at not being able to afford a battery pack, I'll just decide to leave that alone. Nice day today to drive my Vette.
That's because it wouldn't fit the fanboy narrative to say otherwise LOL.
lol....remember those who said Sony copied Xbox controller in DualSense? Hilarious.
And they would call you a fanboy if you didn't see it as Sony copying lol
It’s amazing how over the years the Microsoft controllers have copied almost everything from the Sony controllers.
And the PS5 DualSense controller looks to be Sony’s best to date. I kinda wait to give it a go!
Except the most important thing, the battery. You can't even charge an xbox controller while you use it unless you buy an overpriced proprietary battery pack.
Huh? 😂😂🤣 I can't believe how many agrees this got lmfaooo Absolutely delusional
Zeref The entire basic concept of dual analog controllers was Sony's innovation. Every modern controller that uses that design is a recreation of the original Sony design. This is where it all started. https://external-content.du...
The Xbox controller from the bottom is bigger/wider
It has shorter and wider grips.
Yes I dislike that about it. Would like to see a comparison with xbox 360. I feel like that was Ms best controller and the Xbox one and xbox series x controllers are more like OG Xbox controller Maybe it's just me
Glad Sony went xboxs route in shape
Too xbox is missing out on haptic feedback force feedback triggers a speaker and a microphone you can use to type and control the more advanced 4k UI as well as chat with friends along with motion controls. Heck maybe next gen Microsoft will move beyond the 360 and actually add a battery so you can charge the controller while you use it. But hey at least they copied the share button.
It lacks the microphone and speakers but it does have haptics in the triggers
gamer7804 Xbox doesn't have any haptic feedback at all. And Dual Sense has force feedback on the triggers like a racing wheel. So developers can offer different resistance to simulate different tasks.
You think those controllers are the same shape? Are you even looking at the overlay picture above at all? Not surprising at all coming from you, frankly. You continue to throw dirt on this fictional persona of yourself where you are some objective unbiased observer. lol...or whatever bullshit you tell yourself.
What are you talking about? Because I'm happy PS is having a thicker controller and a better shape for my hands similar to the Xboxs is issue for you? That's throwing dirt on them? I thought it was a compliment, I've already call it my favorite PS controller and I haven't even use the darn thing. I didn't like DS4 as it was thin and lacking surface area I would have a lot of accidental TouchPad touches, Dual sense solves both my complaint about DS4. But thats bei g biased to you? Damned if I do, damned if I don't. Yes the overlay is about an 80% match shape wise, DS is a bit wider and Xbox is a bit longer. They're waaaaay closer in shape compared to DS4 and XO Controller. You're so blinded by fanboyism you take every comment as a shot at Sony smdh. I'm happy Xbox went PS route by adding a share button is that an issue for you too? Razzer you seriously need to get some sunlight man, cause you're trippin'
"I thought it was a compliment" Stop pretending. Nobody buys that bullshit. "They're waaaaay closer in shape compared to DS4 and XO Controller." See? You are just making shit up. Here, DS overlayed DS4: http://www.playstationing.c... http://www.playstationing.c... DS is closer in shape and size to DS4 than it is to any Xbox controller. You just need this narrative that PS copied Xbox. You need it so bad you will say a bunch of bullshit that flatly is not true even though it is right in front of your eyes. The definition of a fanboy.
Idc what you buy, believe what you want it don't make me no difference. No where did I say PS copied Xbox, it's a freaking controller lol most resemble each other anyway. I'm not gonna waste my time on someone with their panties in bunch. I will say the ds4 overlay does paint a different picture for me. Looking at the controllers separately seem like a huge difference but the overlay does closely resemble each other. Guess I want know till I get my hand on the DS to see how it feels for myself. The cussing is unnecessary BTW your seriously mad over someone's opinion and preference goh with that crap. So talk to me when your off your period and we can have an adult convo, Kay?
"No where did I say PS copied Xbox" Why are you pretending you didn't say "Sony went xboxs route in shape"? lol....delusional. "The cussing is unnecessary BTW your seriously mad over someone's opinion and preference goh with that crap." "Damned if I do, damned if I don't." Tsk tsk. Such language. Who said anything about your preference? I don't care. You and other Xbox fanboys have been claiming Sony copied it since it was revealed. It was fanboy nonsense from the very beginning. "I will say the ds4 overlay does paint a different picture for me. " That's what happens when you actually look rather than automatically adopting the typical Xbox fanboy line.
1. Going in the same direction is not necessarily copying. Both Xbox and PS went the same route with ssd that's not copying lol so save it 2. Damn is not a cuss word, educate yourself 3. It's still bigger and wider surface so my comment still applies but stay mad if you want
1. What other "route" would one go as far as "shape" is concerned that isn't copying? Seriously? You are just making this shit up as you go, aren't you? 2. You telling anyone to "educate" themselves is laughable. And yes, it is a cuss/curse word. Regardless, you'll throw out acronyms for cuss words like "wtf" and "bs" so what the hell is the difference? The meaning is still conveyed whether you actually spell out the word or not. 3. Bigger and wider surface than what? DS4? lol...and so that is going the "route" of Xbox when the shape is still more in line with DS4 than Xbox? lol....you keep thinking I'm mad, but I'm just laughing at you.
It's design clearly took some inspiration from Xbox and nothing is wrong with that. Everyone mentioning got you in your feels so be it. You just gotta deal with that in your own way. I'm done with it, but like I said I'm glad Sony went in a similar route to xboxs shape It's a fact damn is not a cuss word, you're not the first person I had this convo with or even the second lol. Wtf what the freak? But you don't use your brain to realize that and even then wtf and BS still technically isn't cussing. I'm surprise you haven't been ban for the cuss word on second thought no I'm not PS fanboys don't get banned for offensive words for some reason on here. Some how fully spelling BS is okay for you but say Pony and you're outta here lol. You're clearly mad other wise you wouldn't be cussing. You're laughing? Welp I guess that makes 2 of us cause I'm cracking up over here. See that's something positive outta this convo we make each other laugh. Friends? What's your GT we can add each other. You do have one right you said you had gamepass
Doesn't looks like it. Longer grips than on X1 gamepad, shoulder buttons are exactly on same spot ( height ) as on DS4 gamepad, along with symmetrical sticks, triggers are very similar like on DS4.
"It's design clearly took some inspiration from Xbox" lol...you see what you want to see then. The shapes are completely different. "I'm surprise you haven't been ban for the cuss word on second thought no I'm not PS fanboys don't get banned for offensive words for some reason on here. Some how fully spelling BS is okay for you but say Pony and you're outta here lol. " lol...your fanboy vision is blinding you again. Say "xbot" and you'll receive the same treatment. A mod told me a while back that the f-word is the only banned cuss word. So why would "shit" get me banned? Again, you make this up as you go. We both know it. "You're clearly mad other wise you wouldn't be cussing." You're clearly made that I call out your bullshit. Nonsense like wtf means "what the freak". I think you make yourself believe the crap you post. That's damn near insane. "It's a fact damn is not a cuss word, you're not the first person I had this convo with or even the second lol. " Multiple people disagree with you and you still say its fact? not surprising. "damn an uttered curse" "v.intr. To swear; curse." https://www.thefreedictiona... Educate yourself.
I am confused. So this means the xbox controller has gotten smaller? From the pictures the xbox controller is now similar size to the dual shock 4 controller. And the dual sense controller is now a little bigger then the dual shock 4 controller. Am I right? Thumbs up for yes.
Can't wait for Dualsense its packing some fantastic tech.
Lets be honest, none of you have tried and tested the PS5 Controller, so nobody knows how it feels in the hand, let alone it's haptic feedback. I like both PS4 and I use the older 360 controller with my PC. Both feel good in the hand and get the job done. One is rechargeable and one is batteries, unless you recharge those as well like me. I do think the only thing wrong with the PS4 controller is where the battery pack is, it should not be sealed in and you should be able to replace it if needed without unscrewing the bloody thing.
The DualSense is looking like the best controller ever made. Not changing what works, just building on the greatness of the DS4.
Xbox controller fits better in people's hands.... People might have preferences...but gamers have no problems with either controller
When you see moan about controllers and their sizes, thinking they have big hands, i laugh, cos I use both xbox and Playstation controllers and keyboard and mouse, your hands are not to big and there is nothing wrong the position of the sticks its called "muscle memory" when you get use to using one controller and never use other, the controller you never use will hurt your hands and make you grip it harder this is because of muscle memory your hands are not use to using a controller shaped differently so position and muscle memory need to adapt. You think you have big hands i have family members who are 7 foot with hands the size of dinner plates, guess what they use most controllers fine. As gamers you would think you realise this as a lot of games require muscle memory to get better at said game.