Just how similar is the new PlayStation 4 controller to the one that PlayStation 3 gamers have been using for nearly seven years? At a PlayStation event in New York City yesterday, we were able to put a model of the DualShock 4 up against a DualShock 3.
The biggest difference between the controllers is the DualShock 4’s addition of the clickable two-point touch pad. Beyond that, the changes are more subtle. Hand-model Jason Schreier and I zip through them in this video, without a script. We’ve seen the controller before. Jason and I have used it. But we’d not had a chance to put the old and the new in the same frame. We hope the comparison is illuminating or at least amusing.