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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT DEAL ON PS4 CONTROLLER!!!

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    EvilEscargot
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    My son's PS4 controller died, so went online and saw it on sale at Walmart for under 35 bucks (@15 bucks off)...lowest price in town, so off we went. When we went to pay at the register, the cashier AND a manager REFUSED to honor the WALMART.COM advertised price!! Even after showing them the website WITH THEIR STORE # DISPLAYED ON IT!! WE EVEN SHOWED THEM THE PRODUCT FEATURES PAGE FOR THE PS4 CONTROLLER, which clearly stated the MSRP, the Discounted Sale Price, THEIR STORE'S AVAILABLE INVENTORY (14 IN STOCK), AND THE WEBSITES DISCLOSURE THAT SAID THE DISCOUNT WAS FOR BOTH ONLINE OR IN STORE!! They still refused, claiming that the "only way they could honor the sales price is if their price scanners pulled the sales price up. After 45 minutes of arguing, I was fed up...paid them the 59.99 list price, then my son and I left...irritated. GET THIS: On the way home, I pulled into Best Buy BECAUSE I REMEMBERED THE PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE!!!! Walked in, grabbed a PS4 CONTOLLER (same exact model as Walmart), went to the cashier and held up my phone...with the Walmart.com advertisement. The BEST BUY CLERK said "Ok...NO PROBLEM", rang us up for $34.63, AND SAID "THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING BEST BUY FOR YOUR PRICE MATCH SAVINGS." Are you kidding me???? Total time in store was under 4 mins AND they THANKED us for taking a discount!!!??? My son and I decided to drive back to Wal Mart and return the Controller for a refund.....and we made a pact to NEVER EVER purchase electronics from them again. BEST BUY IS OUR GO TO GUYS FROM NOW ON!!! THANKS AGAIN BEST BUY! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

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    akibakenji
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    This DS4 controller is like any other one that you would find on the market.... its great. This is sony's 4th generation controller which only works for the PS4 and soon to be Sony Neo/ PS4.5 Pros: The build quality on these are amazing and only after 6 months of grinding on your favorite game would you notice a little wear on the thumb sticks, but those can be EASILY removed to custom sticks of your choice or be replaced with the regular ones from a 3rd party seller on amazon. Instead of getting modded controller you can get this then but a custom shell that comes with stick, buttons, touch pad, and triggers. Along with that you can customize this controller in most ways possible like buying upgrade(modding) kits like paddles in what scuf controllers have. Cons: There are not many cons but one of them is that this controller is very sensitive to water damage. So with that you should be very careful where you should leave this and don't put it in a moist environment. The only other con I have found about this is that it makes anyone's hands sweaty in a long gaming session. In the first hour or so your hands would be fine but if your session lasts around 2-3 hours you'll notice your hands start to sweat, so whenever I game for a long time I like to keep a towel with me. But this con can be easily removed by buying grips for your controller or a shell with a different material. Overall this controller is great, and don't get scammed by the $100 modded controller saying that they are better because you can buy this one and customize this to your dream controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DualShock 4

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    MustangSal
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    Been waiting months to get my hands on this controller! I've had it for about two weeks now and it feels great. It is larger, but not as large as I was expecting. Those pictures make it look very large! Having said that, it does feel perfect in my hands. The grips are just long enough for my pinky fingers to fit on them. The analog sticks are a bit further apart now and the d-pad and face buttons are nice and familiar, no complaints there. I've been using it on Uncharted 3, mainly. It feels really nice and the sticks have more resistance to them, they feel more precise. I can't say how much I am loving the L2/R2 triggers! They curve the right way now!! So long overdue! No more having to buy Realtriggers. The underside of the controller appeared to be rubberized in all the photos, but it in fact is not. It is the same material as the rest of the controller, but with a slightly rougher surface. Slightly disappointing, but it still feels great. The touchpad is often times compared to that of the Vita, but they have different textures with the DS4 being more tactile and the Vita's rear touchpad being completely glossy. Included in the box is...well, nothing but the controller. The charging port is not the same as the DualShock 3. You will need a micro USB cable to charge and sync, but if you have a smartphone that cable will do. I'm currently using a six foot cable and its just long enough, hopefully the one we get with the console is at least that long. There is one in the PS4 box, but not with the single DualShock 4. Overall, I'm really loving this controller. I can't wait to try out the touchpad with my PS4 and to be able to hear what the speaker is going to be like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great choice for Mac owners

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    JoeGar
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    I had been using the x-box 360 controller with the wired interface. I wanted wireless and preferably Bluetooth. I bought the Steam controller and the DualShock 4. From the 360 to the DS4 is an amazing jump in tech and ergonomics. I for one find that I prefer the symmetrical joystick controls. As far as connection to macOS machines. It’s a simple matter of pairing over Bluetooth. No mus, no fuss. This also allows my iMac to sleep without having to disable the driver as I did with the 360. There is also the option to connect via USB using a NOT INCLUDED micro USB cable. (C’mon Sony how am I supposed to charge it!) There is no native support for this controller in macOS other than offering seamless connectivity. The controller cannot be used for productivity apps unless they have built-in support, or a third-party “driver” is used. (Check out USB Overdrive or Controller Mate.) So far I have used this controller only with Steam and their Big Picture mode. This app provides tremendous control over every feature of the DS4! Maybe too much! I could spend hours “playing” with settings and combinations to suit each and every game I have installed. Why four stars? 1 no included USB cable 2 no macOS native driver support. (But this could be a good thing for Steam users. 3 no back side buttons like the Steam and Xbox elite controllers. (Though the Touch Bar has buttons and touch functionality it is less convenient than the back-side buttons. All-in-all you won’t be disappointed. Especially if you are a Mac gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, responsive, and versatile controller

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    AgentX
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    DualShock 4 is the controller that's packaged with every PlayStation 4 system. Much like the DualShock 3 for PS3, this controller retains the popular button layout found on every Sony home console since the original PlayStation, along with dual analog sticks, vibration, and tilt controls. For the PS4, Sony reshaped the controller for improved ergonomics, and added a rectangular touch pad, a small audio speaker (which some game use to offer sound cues), a headset jack, and a light bar (which can be used for camera and VR games). The current revision of this controller, model CUH-ZCT2U, was introduced in 2016, and has a few subtle changes. There is now a thin translucent strip along the top edge of the touch pad, to allow the "glow" from the light bar to be viewed more easily by the player. Also, there is reduced latency when it is used as a "wired" controller with a USB cable. The controller is lightweight and fits nicely in the hand. The rear side of the "handles" have a slight texture to improve grip. The analog sticks are responsive and accurate, and I like the symmetrical layout as it offers a good, balanced feel. The digital D-pad is among the best that you'll find on today's selection of home video game consoles. One drawback is that the battery only lasts a few hours on a charge, so be sure to keep your USB cable (or a charging station) handy. While DualShock 4 is primarily promoted as a PS4 controller, it is also highly recommended for PC gamers. It can be used for Remote Play and the PlayStation Now streaming game service. It also works as a great alternative to the Steam Controller for games played through Steam. DualShock 4 packs plenty of useful features for the price. It stands as one of the finest gaming controllers for either PS4 or PC users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough and Comfortable

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    AGamingBear
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    I actually bought this controller for use with a pc. I dont own a ps4 myself but with best buys price matching for online items it was actually cheaper than the controller i was replacing (afterglow wireless ps3 controller with the dpad and analog stick in the xbox locations instead of ps3). It has been relatively painless work with. It has a good feel in the hands, button placement is familiar and natural. I will say the start and share buttons are small, virtually level with the rest of the controller and kinda impractical to hit without looking at the controller. I often find i hit the middle touch pad thing instead. Speaking of steam seems to recognize and work with the touch pad to an extent though i havent put much time into seeing if thats practical. The only other thing i noticed is that windows interprets the bottom triggers in their natural state to still be an input. So pressing them is an input but also not pressing them is one. If you're like me and use a 3rd party program to map keyboard and mouse function to a controller, make sure to account for this or youll have frustrating unintentional results. The final thing that has a good and bad side is, you can play while charging, though if you normally play with it via bluetooth, be prepared for the fact that once you plug it in the pc will recognize the controller as a totally different device....with a different layout. All in all i bet it works great on ps4 and even gets the job done for pc

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Joy stick

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    viperman1
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    Excellent Excellent When the success of your next quest hangs in the balance, or only one more hairpin turn stands between you and first place. When the clock is running out and your team must defend that flag at all costs, or the next combo attack could either be your greatest or your last. When the on-screen action is intense, nothing matters more to the success of your game than the relationship you have with the controller in your hands. The DUALSHOCK family of controllers has always brought you innovative features and precise control. The DUALSHOCK 4 is no different and brings an exciting array of additional features that are designed to usher your gaming experience into the next generation. With these additions, the DUALSHOCK 4 Controller becomes an extension of your brain, turning every move of your fingers into an accurate performance in the game — and in your hands, accurate performance can only mean victory. How gamers use a controller is being redefined right before our very eyes as the next generation of consoles also redefines many other aspects of gaming. The DUALSHOCK 4 controller is equipped with a multitouch touch pad on the face of the controller, opening up a new world of gameplay. The integrated light bar generates a rainbow of colors and works with your favorite games to enable innovative gaming experiences. The DUALSHOCK 4's share button lets you upload screenshots and video of epic gaming moments or live-stream sessions with your pals — with the press of a button. Besides all of the new innovations, the DUALSHOCK 4 controller improves features from past controllers, such as the feel, shape and sensitivity of the dual analog sticks and trigger buttons for enhanced control and a built-in speaker and stereo headset jack for flexible audio options. The future of gaming is now, and the features of this controller live up to the hype. HIDE FULL DESCRIPTION

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony's biggest change yet pays off

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    ibanezjs1
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    The Dual Shock 4 is Sony biggest redesign since the inception of original Dual Shock on the Playstation 1. Every version of the controller until now had the same basic shape and feel but this time Sony has combined the best features of the Dual Shock and rival XBox controllers for the the Playstation 4. What's Same: -D-Pad: Fans of fighting games will be happy to know that the directional pad is still the same offering the same precise response as before -Primary Button and Placement: Controller layout of D-Pad, Square, Triangle, Circle, X, L1, L2, L3, R1, R2, R3 is virtually the same so little time needed to become familiar with it if you've used previous versions of the controller. Responsiveness is unchanged What's New: Share Button: Immediate access to the gameplay video and screenshot functions of the PS4 Options Button: Replaces the Select Button but the differences are only in name and not in function Touch Pad: The function of the pad differs depending on the game but is very responsive. The entire pad can be clicked inwards and carries the same function as the Start Button did with previous controllers Light Bar: It's function also differs with each game and the effect is primarily aesthetic but uses so far have seen the light bar change color to indicate player number, get brighter when a character is using a flashlight, or flash to show player health Speaker and chat headphone jack What's Better -Analog Sticks: Taking a page from Microsoft, these are now convex and not concave like previous versions. Thumbs rest securely on top of the pad and no longer can slip off with quick movements. The tension of the sticks are slightly higher and feel sturdier now instead of flimsy -Redesigned shapes: Those who felt the Dual Shock was too small will like the new design. It is now slightly wider with more ergonomic curves, those with larger hands will no longer have to uncomfortably bend their wrists in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good controller Overall with some issues

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    sk8tergurl55
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    These are good controllers, and I love the fact that you do not have to program them to the playstation when you first open the package and turn the thing on, but I've had to purchase 3 of them within the past 6 months. The L2 button (aiming button) on the first controller suddenly kept getting stuck to where I was constantly aiming and it wouldn't release on its own. The 2nd controller started having issues with the L1 button (grenade or relic cleanser if you play Destiny). I'm still using this controller but I've notice that sometimes the button isn't working the way it should after about a month of game play. I decided to buy the 3rd controller as a back up and also purchased the $8.00 replacement program in case I have any issues since I don't want to keep spending $60 every month or so. I never had any issues with my PS1 controllers and I haven't heard any complaints about the PS4 controllers so I'm not sure if it's just bad luck with me. The only other complaint I have it the battery life. When you first purchase the controller, it can go about 10-12 hours of gameplay and party chats without the charge. However, I notice after a week or two, you begin to have to charge the controller more and more so I ended up buying a longer cord so I could play and charge at the same time. I do not eat food and touch the controller and I do not slam my controller down. I take very good care of my items so there shouldn't be a reason for the issues I've had. I know there are more expensive controllers in the game world but for $60.00, I think SONY should investigate the button issue and see if they can find a way to extend battery life. Overall, it's a good controller and I'll continue to use these because I will not spend a fortune on a controller that someone who plays video games for a living may spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller for PC!

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    Andr0id
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    The PS4 controller works great on PC! I originally considered getting an Xbox One controller, but after I discovered that it couldn't be used wirelessly with PC and still had a battery pack, I decided against it. The PS4 controller uses Bluetooth, so unlike the Xbox 360 and One controller, it can be connected to a PC seamlessly, without extra hardware. The controller also has a built in battery that can be charged via a Micro USB cable, so keeping it charged is easy, even if it doesn't come with cables of its own, I can just use my phone charger. Natively the PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 Controller only works on PC through a USB cable, but using third-party drivers you can simply connect it to your PC via Bluetooth and you're all set. The software gives you battery, and latency status, control configuration, as well as some customization of the light bar. What the software does, is that it basically tricks your PC into thinking the connected controller is an Xbox controller, so it lets you play any game that is natively compatible with an Xbox controller. The touchpad also works, controlling your mouse, which is a major plus when navigating the desktop or other applications. I tested the controller on Titanfall, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Watchdogs, Portal 2, Battlefield 4, GTA V and Project Cars. All the games worked great. I would highly recommend this controller over the Xbox controller and to anyone who wants a great controller for their PC. If you'd like more details about the controller drivers just drop a comment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good controller. Works with FireTV

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    aas88keyz2
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    I was taken when I saw the price for this device but the quality and compatibility with my setup proves its worth. I needed a controller for my FTV and was looking for an alternative to the amazon controller. I was shooting for a wireless xbox controller which is heavily recommended but there were no new ones in stock. I needed assistance for this sony dualshock 4 product but could not get help ont his one. Finally I took a chance and went with my instincts on this one. When I got home and did the setup for my FTV I had it out of the box and connected in 5 minutes. That was the easy part. I took the next step on configuring the buttons for my usage. That took a little more figuring out but in the end I had a compatible and customized working controller that hasn't failed me yet. One thing is there are no instructions suggesting that the controller needed to be turned off to conserve battery. The first week I just left it on thinking it had a sleep mode, though, I had to charge it everyday. I searched all over the instructions on how to turn it off. I had to google a 3rd party site that finally told me how to turn it off. For those of you interested that don't want to surf the net trying to find the answer to this simple task all you have to do is hold the bottom center button by itself for 10 seconds. When ready to turn on again click that very same button once shortly. How was I supposed to know this? Though service was lacking in the decision making, the physical hardware I chose on instinct turned out to be a good decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An improvement over the PS3 Dual Shock

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    Electronaut72
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    I've had some consistent troubles with Sony's hardware in the past (I'm looking at you, PS1 and PS2), but their controllers have rarely done me wrong. The PS4 Dual Shock continues that trend with its excellent button layout ergonomic design. The biggest improvement here to me is the analog sticks–they're wider apart and feel much better with their concave grips. They also feel more sturdy and reliable than the PS2 and PS3 sticks. The buttons of the Dual Shock 4 are a similar affair. The new touch-sensitive track pad in the middle is ok, but it's rarely used for anything these days other than just an extra button (at least in 3rd party games). The L2 and R2 shoulder buttons are now triggers like on the Xbox One controller and feel much more natural for use in first-person shooters. The d-pad is excellent and still my favorite for fighting games out of all the standard console controllers. There's also a headphone jack on the bottom if you opt not to go with a USB headset. Battery life is pretty much as stated–a respectable 10-15 hours. Charging is easy, as each controller has an internal battery and can be charged via USB without interrupting usage (another plus over the Xbox One controller). NOTE: Dual Shock 4s that are sold separately DO NOT include another USB charging cord, so be ready to invest in another one if you plan on doing a lot of couch co-op games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, not as good as PS3's controller

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    AusSD
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    While I have no complaints thus far about the PS4, the controller could be better. It feels nice and works well for what it's for, playing games on the greatest system ever manufactured. We will start with the not so great: the Options/Share buttons are in awkward spots to be able to press mid-game. I don't use them often, but it would be nice to not have to look down to find the buttons. I really do miss the old standard start/select buttons, but I'm willing to evolve as technology evolves. The ambient lighting on the controller was pretty cool for the first week I owned the system, but now I just find it kind of annoying and bright when trying to play in a dark room. I still have not found any use for the pad on the controller, and think this is probably the biggest mistake made on this new system. I honestly don't even know what it's for (and I would consider myself a rather regular gamer). Lastly, the battery life is horrendous. I really hope newer models of the controllers are updated with better battery life. I really like to go at least 2 days without getting down to one bar. As for the good: The rumble and in-controller speaker functionality are spot on. They don't miss a beat. The speaker is awesome, especially when playing games that happen to flow (it's insane on Flowers). The share functionality is also pretty cool. I'm not a huge nerd when it comes to call of duty (I MUTE EVERYONE), but the ability to share my replays on NBA 2K14 and FIFA is pretty cool. Lastly, button sensitivity is much improved on this controller. The triggers respond much faster and the thumbsticks have no issues. Overall, I love my PS4, and I'll get over the little things I dislike about the controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

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    CorrectingComputerIllit
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    I have had four of these controllers, one of which came from a launch system. One was a newer, blue color. They all end up with the same problem. The left joystick button, L3, fails. This is the button used for sprinting on almost every game that has sprint available. After a while, the controller acts like you're not pressing down, so you stop sprinting. 2 of the 4 controllers I own got unplayable. Essentially causing me to stutter-step when I try to run. Also had issues with the R2 button on one or two of my controllers. R2 is used as the fire/trigger button for shooter games. The R2 button will randomly stop shooting, or even worse, start shooting randomly. I am the only one to use these controllers. I am adult. No I did not bash them, throw them, or do anything to them that would cause the issue. I have four controllers because I kept buying them hoping the problem would be fixed. The controller I bought from Best Buy stayed in the box for a while. I pulled it out of the box, and it immediately had issues. At least the other 3 took months to show the issues. Surprisingly, I didn't have problems with the analog stick themselves. 2 or 3 of my controllers had the old coating on them. Mine did not wear away (seemingly prominent issue that can be found online in forums and other reviews). I am hoping at some point Sony will rectify the issue. It is very hard to play a game when you're try to run from danger, or sprint for a long jump, and the controller is the reason for your character's demise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Playstation Controller Ever*.

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    Operadragon
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    There's not much that can be said about a controller. Anyone that pays attention to console releases won't learn anything from me. But, I feel like saying a few things about the DualShock4. 1) It has the best ergonomics from a Playstation controller yet. 2) The analog sticks are near-perfect. The concave button tops are more conducive to clicking and feel more natural using more of your thumbs' surface. 3) Built in headphone jack. This means that you can use a cheapo-depot mobile headset, and you are in-game chat ready. This is a huge improvement. And also an extremely low barrier of entry for chatting in-game. 4) Touch pad. OK, there's not so much use out of it yet, but I like the mouse/trackpad action on it. And using the entire pad as a button is a good way to add features without losing buttons. And it's accessible to left and right dominant-handed users 5) I like having different colors in my controllers. The white is less glacier, and more eggshell, for you color palette geeks out there. 6) Shoulder buttons are better in every way. The concave design for the analog sticks were copied on the L2 and R2 buttons, much to my ergonomic love. So there you have it. Best PlayStation Controller Ever. Oh, right. The asterisk. Well, the influence from Nintendo's controller was apparent all the back to the original PS1 controller, and with every console release, there have been improvements, however incremental, so I say it's the best PS controller ever, because it is, for now. Wait until we see what controller Nintendo does for its next console, and I bet those are the improvements you'll see on the next evolution of the DualShock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite current gen controller

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    AlphaOmegaSin
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    PS4 has my favorite controller this gen even despite some minor flaws with its design such as the light bar which you still cannot shut all the way off. They let you dim it but that's all and them using micro sd rather than USB type C just doesn't cut it sometimes. But the longer handles and the adjusted triggers which blow the PS3 trigger buttons out of the water are quite nice. The track pad doesn't seem like it's really needed in my opinion as is a physical share button, personally think that could just be built into the Playstation menu in general and go back to having Select and Start instead but that's a personal preference. I do like that there's a mic and little speaker on there even though the speaker itself doesn't seem to get used a whole heck of a lot. It's a comfortable controller too and something I've even used on PC even though there aren't official drivers for it so you gotta use 3rd party programs but it's still worth it. Their d-pad is still my favorite out of everyone else's out there and makes for the best 2D fighting experience and I emulate a lot so it's pretty nice in that regard too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Durability Issues with the left stick

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    DinoDinoDino
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    Purchased 2 from Best Buy - 6/20 and 7/16 and I use this to play Uncharted 4 Multiplayer almost exclusively, somehow the left stick lasted only 10 days (approximately total game time of about 30 hours) before the left stick started acting up. When I push the left stick forward (i.e. up) my character's movement is sluggish for several steps before it starts to move normally. If I press really hard sometimes my character moves normally, most times slow. I bought the second Glacier White controller about 3 days ago and now I'm getting some oddities where the screen would spin I lose control for a couple of seconds - almost like the left stick isn't calibrated at the beginning of a match. This doesn't happen consistently maybe only 6 or 7 times over 6 hrs. but still annoying. I considered what happened to the first one so I am consciously not as hard with the 2nd controller. Not sure what's happening, I was using the original controllers prior to me purchasing these - played about 50+ hours of Uncharted 4 and countless other games before that. I've not experienced any "issues" with the left stick... Well, except the rubber is down to the plastic since my kids are hard on it. I wanted the white so it differentiates from my other black controllers. So, bought 2 Glacier White controllers both have defective left sticks. Original black controllers seem to be more durable. Very disappointed!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A huge improvement over the last model

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    lcorwood
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    I'm a console gamer with a wide variety of consoles and while it never came up as a big deal, I did notice that I was consistently cramping after long gaming runs when I played the PS3. This was never an issue with my much larger xbox 360 controller. I always had a desire to find a converter. Enter this controller that is just a great fit. I no longer cramp up and it has the added bonus of being able to be used with the PS3 so long as its wired. I won't say its a precision gamer's delight as I noticed only a slightly better performance with this controller over the other. I'm a casual gamer so I am not up there with the experts. Those I have played with that are serious about their gaming still use mods and risers on their controllers to get the most out of them. The downsides are: - brand new out of the box, this thing does not come with a charge cord. I felt that was rather irritating given what I paid for it, but any microusb will plug into this thing and if you have a smart phone, you're going to be just fine. - It must be wired if you plan to use this with your PS3, so I got myself a 10ft cord when I want to get back to the PS3 with friends so I can still sit comfortably on the couch. - lastly, if you are using this with your PS3 you will still want a PS3 controller nearby as the Playstation button does not work on the DS4 for the PS3. Otherwise, it was a great buy. I got it before my PS4 so I can test it out and just level of comfort while I continued to utilize my PS3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good tactile control

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    xyberknight
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    I purchased this as I was looking for a white controller that would also work for my PC, which this does flawlessly, and I didn't want to wait on Microsoft to(eventually/hopefully) release a white official Xbox One controller to use on my PC. I also got this to match my PS Vita TV(Japanese model of the Playstation TV, that's in the same color as the controller). I can say I use it more on the PS Vita TV and PC than on the PS4, as it's just nice playing vita and PSP and Playstation classics with all buttons and no rear touch pad in the way, which I feel has always been the downfall of the PS Vita handheld. If you can't see the area of controls, and can't always hit the part of the rear touch pad precisely, why implement it for anything more than a fad or gimmick. I don't like it, nor do I buy games that support it. That's one thing I truly think is holding back the PS Vita TV/Playstation TV's game library from being more fully supported of PS Vita titles, as the developer's and/or Sony are too lazy to just release a patch and fix it as optional controls. I guess Sony doesn't like money after all. Back on track, this controller has been in a custom neoprene/bungie cord material skin, and has stick covers on it, and it shall stay in the same condition as the day it was bought, even though I always purchase the "just in case" policy warranty with it. If you like white controllers, with medium or larger hands, this is a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Standard Controller with a few perks

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    Kevmac
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    First of all the color is great! Having multicolored controllers in the wireless controller era really helps you keep track of what controllers need charging (plus it's my daughter's favorite color). In addition to the flashy color, this controller features slightly textured analog sticks that allow for a better grip. The texture on the sticks feels a bit like medium grade, rubberized sand paper. That might sound harsh but it's honestly just a nice feeling gritty grip that is not at all uncomfortable. The touchpad also features a horizontal "see through" area between the "Share" and "Options" buttons that allows the assigned player color bleed through the plastic touch pad letting you know what color your controller was assigned without needed to look at the light on the front of the controller. This is a nice little perk that didn't exist on my older DualShock 4 controllers. These minor changes plus a slightly improved more rubberized grip around the bottom and back of the controller add to the gaming experience. I honestly bought this controller for it's color alone but I was pleasantly surprised to find these nice little tweaks that distinguish it from the original/older DualShock 4 controllers. Otherwise, it performs just as good as the original controller that came with my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend