Sony reveals PS4 “Elite” controllers

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Microsoft has offered and Xbox One Pro controller for a while now, giving hardcore gamers a bit more control and finesse. But PS4 gamers have been stuck with the same DualShock 4 since 2013 when the PS4 launched.

Now Sony has finally revealed the PS4 Pro controller. There are two PS4 Pro controllers, and they are made with Razer and Nacon, both third party accessory makers.

Razer’s controller, the “Raiju” features extra bumper buttons; two extra triggers, trigger stops for quicker firing, and a custom setting save feature for different gaming profiles.

Nacon’s controller, the “Revolution”, lets players customize the weight of the controller, custom button profiles and more.

While they offer some extra cool features, note that both controllers are wired. This is because, according to the manufacturers, there is a lot of wireless interference in the average room, adding a tiny bit of lag between controller input and game reaction.

No price was revealed for either controller.

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  • jfelts

    Unfortunately I refuse to give up wireless. I’m out.

  • I like the look of the revolution due to the xbox style placement. But again. Must be wireless.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      True. Though, I’d say at least they are making a premium controller.

  • GreatU2

    New ways to play remastered games

    • hi got banned ( again )

      haha love this comment !

  • michael pan

    Might get the Razer one just to see the differences

  • djape

    this s**t ugly

  • hi got banned ( again )

    revolution ftw aka the nintendo wii

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      As much as the Wii had great games, I wouldn’t call it a win of a console. Lol.

      • Latham

        I literally couldn’t get into that machine at all. It was just woefully underpowered. The motion control thing only interested me during multiplayer action with friends n family. But for solid gaming it was also inadequate.

        This is one of the reasons I’ve historically been so fair on Wii U despite its commercial failures. I never felt the system and the games combined were the result of an underpowered design direction. More so just “not as capable”. The vastly differing architecture probably didn’t do it any favours either. But yeah, Wii would easily be my least liked Ninty console.

        At a time when Nintendo needed their games in HD they fell flat. Failed to ride that wave. And, all the commercial success of the Wii dissipated with the introduction of mobile platforms and mobile ecosystems. Lol

        That’s the problem in taking a shot at casual markets with dedicated form factors. They lose interest.

        So what’s your thoughts on the Switch so far?

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Wii will stand as a valueable lesson for them. I see some promise with Switch as I like the idea of being able to go from sitting on the couch to laying back with a portable in hand. All they need to do is market it right and get proper support. I’ll be honest and say that standard third party alone won’t do much good since most non-Nintendo fans will just buy them on PS4 and Xbox One and Nintendo fans themselves just have no real interest in them. If they can land plenty of good third party exclusives and develop a big Mario game(in terms of the Galaxy games), Switch can certainly pass the Wii in success. I’ve also said this 4 years ago here and others have brought it up too….but an MMO Pokemon game would actually bring a lot of strong interest to the console. I suppose Nintendo doesn’t see it as a good idea for some odd reason.

          • Latham

            True. Good points. More third party focused exclusives and genuine big title games from their own IP.

            Not sure if I’d be as brave as to say 100m. But, if they market the crap out of it I can’t see why they couldn’t hit at least 40-50m+.

            Me I’m intrigued. With all the travel I do it would be great. Laptop gaming on the plane? Not really convenient. Thing I’m liking about it so far is the form factor. Unassuming design. Doesn’t attract too much attention. Easily stored in any carry on and doesn’t look like something too different than your average tablet when the controllers are disconnected/ unplugged etc.

            The power thing isn’t an issue for me. I’ve got dedicated toys for that and from what has been shown so far for what is essentially a portable system it seems to be competent enough.

  • Stephen Suley

    Looks to me they have finally admitted the xbox controller is a better design. i don’t own an xBlob either, only a ps4

    • whatacutebum .

      I don’t agree with this. The way the thumb sticks are placed on an Xbox controller means you have to have buckled thumbs…….I don’t have buckled thumbs!

  • Fingloi Delos reyes

    Nothin beats GTAV Online online…

  • Fingloi Delos reyes

    that “wireless interference” reason not to be wireless is so pathetic…

    • thedeciderU

      #FreeWiredControllers

  • thedeciderU

    My DS4 really let herself go, but now I can pick up a hot skinny mini and make the DS4 jealous. That’ll teach her.

  • Painter

    Those are some ugly ass controllers I’m sticking to my original ds4 sorry 3rd party “no not really”

  • Golgo 13

    why these look like xbox controllers

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      That’s because ironically, they don’t.

      • Gizmo

        He lives.

        True. In any case wtf does it matter these days? When we look at a gaming mouse we don’t say “that looks just like a blah blah blah”. Everything looks like everything else because everything has been standardised for so long, how not to? And in this case none of them look anything alike. LOL

        Personally I like the stick placement of the Revolution but the Raiju is definitely looking like my kind of kit.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          I’m around. Lol. Just more busy these days. Nice to see there’s still some level heads around the Daily sites.

          You took the words right from me. Controllers these days pretty much look the same nowadays. It’s just hilarious when people bring up stuff like “this controller looks like this and that controller looks a lot like *insert name here*.” Kids just love to stir up pointless console wars. *smh*

          Anyway, I’m in agreement on the Revolution controller. You can tell t has that good feel to it in your hands. Now I just need to know what it’s being priced at. Of course, I don’t expect it to come cheap for sure.

          • Gizmo

            That premium look, looks totally legit. I’m sold.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            It took them long enough to make a premium controller, but better late than never. Right?

          • Gizmo

            Well with the pro about to drop, timing couldn’t be better.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            True enough.

          • Latham

            That Raiju controller and the Pro. Very nice.

            I’m quite partial to Razer gear due to their reliability and fair pricing. At least in my opinion.

            My go to rig at the moment, I’ve got both Razer keyboard and mouse. A black widow chroma mechanical kb and a Naga epic chroma mouse.

            I’d recommend both.

  • Meexa

    Just offer us a controller that can be wired and wireless.

  • The Big Donkey

    I don’t like the look of them. Plus, I don’t buy any third-party controllers. I’ve learned my lesson already.