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New PS4 Controller Shot Confirms Headphone Jack On Bottom

Different angle, different confirmation.

A new shot of the prototype PlayStation 4 controller has emerged this afternoon, and it’s from a much better angle. That little nub on the bottom which wasn’t clear before is now obviously a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it’s now clearer that there are two buttons next to the touch pad.

It also looks a little more svelte from this angle, and that touch pad looks a bit wider. About the same ratio as a 16:9 TV, perhaps? It’s all rather exciting, although by this time next week all this speculation will hopefully be lost in the ether – Sony will reveal the PS4 in full on Wednesday.

Sources: GameTrailers, GAF, Gaming Age, Twitter.

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  1. JBoo
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    Since: Oct 2011

    This comment is hidden.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 16:43.
  2. ron_mcphatty
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    Since: Sep 2008

    It’s looking good, better than yesterday’s picture, but I’d still prefer the grips, D-pad and analog sticks to be styled like the old controller. Theres nothing wrong with what’s in the picture, I just think the styling is more about maintaining the PlayStation identity and not allowing the controller to appear more like the OnLive or Xbox pad rather than its Sony predecessors.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 16:47.
  3. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Thumbsticks NOOOO ! Change it back to the current ones. Matt plastic looks cheap, design of the handles looks odd. Just looks bloody crap to me. I hope this dramatically changes.

    Not sure on the jack, in a way its not needed, but another, I can plug my headset straight into my controller without having to have bluetoothed headphones. Much easier and cheaper.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 16:49.
  4. JBoo
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    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 17:04.
  5. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Damn this android keyboard lol on my bear its supposed to say in my beer..

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 17:10.
  6. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Not too fussed about what we end up with to be honest, though I appreciate how having a touchscreen and move tab could be used in games.

    As for the actual shape, I would prefer something even more clunkier. As much as I love my DualShock 3, its nimble form makes it so easy to drop.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 17:21.
  7. Jumping Monks
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    Since: Jan 2009

    Just found this mock-up on reddit… I kinda like it.
    http://i.imgur.com/I0Q3KPD.gif
    I agree though, this new picture shows the curves off more, I think I prefer the more angular controller we currently have, but the proof will be holding it really, you can’t tell a lot about how it will feel from the images really.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 17:24.
    • ClubberLang
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      That looks super cool, though I think the current rumours are saying it’s a touch pad and not a touch screen.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 18:38.
    • SilverCider
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      That looks tasty :)

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 18:56.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      I like the look of that

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 19:00.
    • colmshan1990
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      But what if the PS4 doesn’t allow used games?

      (Also found on Reddit):

      http://i.imgur.com/c2bOTPq.gif

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 19:11.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        That made me laugh!

        Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 20:44.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Hah, love it! Presumably it plays Rawhide while all the lights are flashing.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 22:07.
    • Jakster123x
      Member
      Since: Aug 2011

      That looks very cool :)

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 21:12.
  8. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    I hope that’s a small touch screen on there and those joysticks aren’t final. Prefer the old design. Can’t see a Sony logo anywhere on it.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 17:30.
  9. coruscant
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    Old joysticks would be better, I think those would be awkward. I also don’t like the shape the the grips, might be a bit uncomfortable.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 20:53.
  10. xdarkmagician
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    I’m guessing that if this is real, its just a 1st build for playtesting. So I’m sure things will change so I’m not going to love it or hate it until a official reveal. I also would think, or at least hope Sony sticks with bluetooth for a mic, going back to a wired mic is NOT something I expect from next gen.
    I will say this, if this turns out to be the final DS controller I’m going to be disappointed as it looks clumsy, bulky, and expensive to replace. Being a person who has to buy 2-3 controllers a year I really don’t want to drop $100 for a new official PS controller several times a year.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 23:37.
    • Alex C
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      Since: Forever

      Fairly sure the shots are of the most recent devkits (and thus controller) – I’d imagine the revisions are mostly done.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2013 at 23:41.

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