The DualShock 4 looks like my perfect controller

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I’ve often made my feelings over the current PS3 controller known. Unfortunately I wasn’t born with midget hands and therefore I feel like an overgrown ape everytime I pick the DualShock 3 up, expecting it to snap every time I make a mistake online.

Such is my dislike for the controller that I’ve bought 3 third party controllers trying to find one that fits and is comfortable.

But it looks like this isn’t going to be a problem in the next generation with gamechup posting up this awesome animated gif of exactly how the DualShock 4 is different from the existing piece of plastic.

DS4gif

As you can see the crucial ergonomic differences are the increased size of the handles, the improvement in the placement and style of the triggers and a massive improvement in the shape and height of the sticks.

I unfortunately haven’t had the pleasure of touching either of the next gen controllers yet and while I think the DualShock 4 looks like the best option right now Geoff is very quick to remind me that the Xbox One has feedback on their triggers, and that it really does make a difference to how games feel.  That doesn’t interest me so much but he is massively insistent that it is an incredible experience…

Here are the two controllers for you to decide.

DS4andXboxOne

So let me know in the comments which one you think will be the most comfortable controller and why? It’s worth noting that both Geoff and Darryn have played with both conrollers, and thought this photo was a little off, saying the perspective skewed it. Darryn, who has tiny girl hands maintains that the DualShock 4 fit perfectly in his midget appendages, and Geoff says that the Xbox One controller doesnt feel much smaller than the 360 one. 

Here’s a pic of the Ps3 controller and the Ps4 one together, just for reference. 

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Also we need a name for the Xbox One controller, Xboner?

Last Updated: June 26, 2013

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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