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Going Hands On With The PS4's DualShock 4

The PlayStation 4 in your hands.

Sony’s brand new console also comes with a brand new controller – the DualShock 4 – and we’ve been testing it out across a variety of games over the last couple of days. Here’s a short video review of the DS4, going into detail about the new triggers, the improved analog sticks and the other features that really make the device stand out.

35 Comments
  1. Dar-Kaus
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Looks wonderful, I can’t wait to get my hands on one, (please excuse the pun)

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:29.
  2. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Well done guys good video though I would’ve been interested to know more about that share button!

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:32.
    • jayjay119
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I’m very glad of this video because the controller looks pretty nice in it. When I first saw the announcement photos it looked ugly as anything. I guess not everyone can photograph well though, eh?

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 20:32.
  3. djhsecondnature
    Since: Forever

    Nice legs ;-)

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:36.
    • blackredyellow
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      Shame about the hands.

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:38.
  4. blackredyellow
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Good work Peter, you lucky barsteward. It does look good, I hope I get on with those analogue sticks.

    It’s a shame that DS3 won’t be compatible with the PS4, in my opinion.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:38.
    • G_The_Enemy14
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      Yeah I agree about the DS3s

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 19:16.
    • Eldur
      Member
      Since: Nov 2012

      This is the only real thing stopping me being a day one PS4 purchaser. I just can’t abide the floaty looseness of the DS’s analogue sticks. Have they been tightened up for the DS4?

      Comment posted on 13/06/2013 at 11:26.
  5. skibadee
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    roll on release day looks great.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:45.
    • DividSmythe
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Here here!

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:59.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Has Sony mentioned a release date besides the holiday 2013 announcement?

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 21:54.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        25th October……….that’s when we will get our hands on one.
        At least that’s my educated guess when I think it will be.

        Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 22:16.
  6. pitbullmern
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I hope theres an option to turn of the light on it. would drive me mad at night

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 18:47.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Can’t see the light been much of a pain, unless you can play a game while staring at the controller! : P

      Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 21:57.
      • Wardy-77-
        Member
        Since: Mar 2013

        It could come in handy for finding things you’ve dropped in the dark,or finding the keyhole after a night down town if you happen to have taken your DS4 along with you ;D

        Comment posted on 13/06/2013 at 00:43.
  7. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sick :-))

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 19:19.
  8. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Who’s the burd with the hairy legs? :D

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 20:03.
  9. KeRaSh
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Swiping through menus, eh? That’s as gimmicky as it gets when you have the sticks and the DPad at your fingertips anyways…
    I actually didn’t know that the touchscreen clicks in. I’ve read about something like that but I guess it didn’t… click…
    How’s the mono speaker on the controller? It was probably too loud inside the venue to even hear it if it’s implemented at all.

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 20:19.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Yeah, swiping through menus sound really gimmicky, I hope they’ll find a better use for it.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2013 at 12:01.
  10. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Nice legs! It’s weird that the d-pad and face buttons are still soft like the old Dual Shocks, rather than clicky, seeing as they’re not analog anymore. Still, good to hear you guys are pleased with our new dualshock in a wetsuit!

    Comment posted on 12/06/2013 at 20:48.

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