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.