PlayStation 4 controller touchpad has 1920×900 resolution

PlayStation 4 controller touchpad

Sony has revealed bits of news here and there during various interviews at GDC in San Francisco. The latest news surrounds the new PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller.

As we know, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller will feature a touchpad in the middle, and now we’ve got lots of new details about the controller. For one, the touchpad is no slouch — it sports a 1080 x 900 resolution, which will pave way for some very accurate touch inputs from the user. (Be sure to check out our GDC photos of the new controller.)

Other details about the PlayStation 4 controller reveal that the new D-pad, the face and L1/L2 buttons are all digital now. The rumble function has been improved. Now the controller has two rumble motors, both digital, that offer a wider range of motion and rumble.

Furthermore, the DualShock 4 features a motion sensor, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer as well. The PlayStation 4 controller is slightly larger and slightly heavier compared to the PS3 version. The DualShock 4 now sports gripper surface so that it won’t slip out of hands as easily.

The light-bar on the controller will be used to track a player’s position in the room by the new PlayStation 4 eye. For more on the new light-bar feature, check out our previous report on PlayStation 4 controller’s light-bar.


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  • Guest

    Don’t you mean R1/R2 not “L1/R1”

    • RonaldRayguns

      dont you meen L2/R2 not R1/R2

  • Guest

    Also you spelled DualShock 4 wrong 4th paragraph

  • Neilandio

    I’m happy they dumped the analog buttons from the d-pad, it was just useless and annoying. On the other hand I think they should have left the analog buttons on the face buttons and the l1/r1, in games like racing games or sandboxs like GTA it can be useful when you are driving a car, the more pressure you apply the faster the car goes.

    • Guest

      I think he made a mistake, I think he meant the R2 and R1 buttons not the L1 and R1

    • Guest

      Its L1 and L2 that are digital which makes a little bit more sense

    • bizzy gie

      Eh. We Wii U owners will have to live without anologue/pressure sensitive triggers. But, I think he meant shoulder buttons.

      • Cerus98

        For which it was heavily criticized for if I recall. A lot of negativity in regards to FPS even though they don’t use analog. Racing games make best use of it but it didn’t stop the doom and gloom BS over the Wii Us going digital. Anywho – I’m really not seeing the gaming applications for a touch pad that small and in that location. Looks pretty gimmicky to me but you wouldn’t know it based on any of the PS4 articles thus far.

        • Neilandio

          Zooming in and out is the only gaming application I can think of right now.

  • bizzy gie

    How the f*ck does a touchPAD have a f*cking resolution? WTF?

    • Ibi Salmon

      It helps with touch input. Did you read the article.

      • bizzy gie

        I did, but I still didn’t get it. So is it resolution like SCREEN resolution with pixels or some other version of resolution?

        • it means for sensitive input and how accurate to your touch will be same way the back of the ps vita is

          • bizzy gie

            I knew he was adressing the touch sensitivity, but he should have typed 1920×900 (or 1080×900 whichever he meant) touch sensitivity not resolution.

          • Ibi Salmon

            I suppose. That would have made more sense.

          • Easter_egg27

            I´m confused just like you

        • ps4ultimania

          t what itll cature at for crisper lines and what not

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Wait, is the touchpad resolution 1900×900 or 1080×900?
    the title says one thing and the article says the other

  • Hmmmmm

  • Cerus98

    Plagiarized article complete with the same mistakes.

  • lonewolf88

    most confusing article and!

    the wii u game pad is going to be so heavy “game pad ends up being light”

    ps4 controller ends up being heavy how does that work?

    • ps4ultimania

      probably through size comparasion

  • lewis

    I think he means a High Dpi… Like a Mouse