The 6 Best PS4 Controllers to Buy This Black Friday

MakeUseOf | 11/16/2018 | Tim Brookes
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Are you thinking of picking up a PS4 or replacing your old PS4 with a 4K-ready PS4 Pro? Don’t forget to pick up an extra controller or two for those couch co-op and local multiplayer experiences the platform has to offer.

We’ve found six of the best PS4 controllers for a variety of budgets and play styles. Whether you need something eSports-ready, a budget pad you can throw in a drawer, or something a little bit different to give your fingers a workout, you’ll find it here.

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May also be available from: Newegg ($48.99); Dell ($49.99); BuyDig.com ($55); B&H ($58.95).

Sony only make one official PlayStation 4 controller, and this is it. The DualShock 4 is by no means cheap, but it still falls well below what some manufacturers are charging for their “professional” pads. Since all PS4 owners get a DualShock 4 with their console, you should already know what to expect from this well-made controller.

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This is the revised DualShock 4, which was introduced at around the same time as the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim. It features slightly more resilient thumb pads and the ability to see the DualShock LED through the front of the touch pad.

Sony’s official controller is available in a range of colors, including magma red (pictured above), camouflage blue and green, a Gran Turismo branded silver, and the original jet black to match your console. Sony’s DualShock 4 is battery powered, and includes a small charge cable in the box.

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Like most of the pads features here, you can use the DualShock 4 as a PC or Mac controller too.

At the top-end of the spectrum is the Razer Raiju, one of a handful of officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers. Being officially licensed, it’s unlikely to run into any issues from future firmware updates should Sony decide to make...
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