All you need to know about PS4 controllers
The standard PS4 controller – or Dualshock 4, to give it the proper title – has been lauded as one of the best ever made. Still boasting essentially the same form factor as the original PlayStation One controller, in recent iterations the gamepad has been refined to point of near perfection.
Any hardcore gamer will tell you just what a difference a quality controller can have on their gaming ability. Professional players are sponsored by premium controller manufacturers for that very reason, and PlayStation rival Microsoft has gone so far as to launch an Elite version of its standard Xbox One controller.
In short, after the console itself, there’s simply no accessory that matters more to your gaming experience and, if you’re that way inclined, your hopes of competing online against some of the best than a good controller.
On this page, you’ll find the official variations on Sony’s first party controller for the PS4, as well as the best-selling, most popular third-party controllers. You can learn more about these third party controllers, the Razor Raiju and the Nacon Revolution, in our guide, but they’re basically officially sanctioned by Sony and are the closest competitors to the Xbox One Elite controller.
We’ll also run through any ancillary controller types compatible with PS4 such as PS Move, and cover what retailers prove particularly good at keeping each at good stock levels. We compare hundreds of prices multiple times a day so that no matter what type of controller you’re after, we will have the most up to date pricing comparison anywhere.
Whether you’re simply hunting for a cheap bargain or are keeping an eye on a specific type or colour of controller and are waiting for it to hit a certain price, we’re here to ensure that you won’t need to go anywhere else to find the best price for what you’re after.