Up Close And Oh-So-Personal With The PlayStation 4 Controller

Up Close And Oh-So-Personal With The PlayStation 4 Controller
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At Sony’s E3 booth, you can’t get to the console itself, but the controller is just hanging out, waiting for people to play around with it. So that’s just what we did.

In the video above, I’ll take you on a quick tour of the controller. I’m not the biggest fan of the PlayStation 3’s DualShock 3 controller, but I really like the DualShock 4. The triggers feel great, and the controller fits into my hands well. Way to forge a piece of plastic, Sony.

Also, because it seemed just weird enough when I watched this video, here is a gif of my thumbs being overly familiar with the PS4 touchpad.

Oh yeah.


    • Too bad the controller doesn’t have some tongue-sensitive input, if it did you could guarantee you’d be getting on for Xmas.

  • I’m mainly glad that they made the grips longer. I have problems with the DS3 cos if I held it like they seem to think it should, it feels as if it’ll tip forward out of my hands, as my bottom two fingers don’t really have anything to grip. As a result, my thumbs end up too far forward on the sticks, and end up bumping into each other occasionally. Adding that extra room to use the rest of my fingers to grip it should solve that problem, tho.

    • Have a look at when he’s holding it where his thumbs naturally sit. The thumb sticks in Playstation controllers have always sat about 1. 5cm too low in comparison to the positioning of the rest of your hands as far as I’m concerned.

      It drives me nuts and I always feel like my thumbs are on an uncomfortable angle.

  • I have big hands and never have had a problem with PS controllers. Maybe it’s because I use knives most of the day but I sure as hell have never had cramps or numbness or any kind of pain using them. It’s plastic, hardly difficult to hold.

  • If Sony offered another dual shock 4 with the D-Pad and Left Thumbstick switched (in an ergonomic way) then they’d have a complete grip on the market. (huehuehue)

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