We like the PS4, but above all we like PS4 controllers, probably because it is the most established console in the Hispanic gaming community. It is the most normal since the power of the graphics is very similar to that of its rival and what tips the balance are the exclusive PS4 games that speak for themselves.
But well, here we are going to focus on the controllers, those wonderful devices that accompany us during our sessions of
pure entertainment vice.
PS4 Controllers Comparison
What is the Best PS4 Controller?
Choosing the best PS4 controller is a matter of taste, since the utility offered by all models is almost the same in standard gamepads, it is in competitive controllers where we can find more differences, but first let’s take a look at the standard gamepads.
Battery: 8 to 10 hours
Colors: Black, Blue, White, Silver, Orange, Red, Camouflage…
It works with Bluetooth connection with integrated speaker has a very good ergonomics and is endorsed by the brand creator of the PS4.
This controller has brought new features improving the Dualshock 3 of the previous generation of consoles. It now has a touchpad, motion sensor, light bar, an integrated speaker, more weight and in general a material that gives it a more professional finish
The Dualshock 4 V2 has also been improved over the V1. It has been given a transparent space on the touchpad that lets you see the color emitted by the light bar, a light that serves as an element of interaction in many games
The square, circle, triangle and X buttons now have a brighter surface and gray background instead of black.
The performance has also improved over its previous version, being greater the range distance of bluetooth communication and lower latency.
The rubber material of the joysticks has also been replaced by a more resistant one, something that affected many hardcore gamers, who ended up damaging the surface of the sticks.
- It is the official controller of the company, a safe bet
- High quality components
- Very comfortable ergonomics
- Luminous bar that affects battery consumption a bit
- Some users wear out the joysticks
The Dualshock 4 is undoubtedly a very good choice of purchase both for the quality of the controller, such as ergonomics and reliability.
Nacon compact controller
Colors: Blue, Orange, Black, Grey, Red…
This is a wired gamepad (3 meters), longer than most. Being a wired controller is also an advantage, it has less input lag and is therefore recommended for someone who is looking for a multiplayer gamepad at a good price.
The surface of this controller is very smooth which improves the grip, plus it also has the integrated touchpad.
Another of the virtues of this controller are the buttons manufactured by Nacon, somewhat larger than those of Sony, which gives it a rather nice finish. The angle of the grip area is also slightly more open than the Dualshock.
We can choose this controller in several colors; Blue, Orange, Black, Grey, Red, Transparent Blue, Crystal Green and Crystal Red.
In short, this is a great controller, both for the quality of the components, and for the elegant finish it has.
- Nacon brand, quality assured
- Bigger buttons
- Good price
- Cable forces you to be at a certain distance from the console
- Square button and touchpad are too close together
- The crosshead is more inaccurate due to the fact that it is a single piece
The Nacon – Compact controller is one of the best options in my point of view, at a very affordable price, with a very good ergonomics and larger buttons that presents us with a very sober and elegant design for our hours of play.
Battery: Between 8 and 10 hours
Colors: Black, Blue, Red and Pink
The controller has the same buttons, triggers, joystick, speaker and light bar as the official controller, placed in exactly the same area. Its connection is also via Bluetooth.
One of the points that differentiates it with the Sony gamepad is the oval shape of the grip area, which improves ergonomics, with a non-slip material.
In short, this is a controller very similar to the official game console, with a lower price, but with the same features.
- Gamepad at a good price
- More attractive design than the Dualshock 4
- Quality does not reach the excellence of Sony’s products
The TUTUO is a good controller if you are looking for the closest thing to the official controller, at a lower price, if these are your needs, this is your controller.
Hori Fighting Commander (arcade controller PS4)
Those of us who were born in the 90’s were able to enjoy the golden age of arcade games. It was a common thing to be having a drink with family or friends and in the cafeteria or bar there was a machine with Street Fighter or Metal Slug.
That era forged a pure feeling and there are many gamers who will enjoy Fighting Commander.
The gamepad has a grip that resembles the controls of the mythical Sega Genesis/Mega drive, also because it does not incorporate joysticks or touchpad.
As for the buttons, we find a crosshead, 4 triggers, six front buttons (X, square, triangle, circle, R1 and R2), the PS button, a turbo button and a tab to select the platform on which we are going to play (PS3, PS4 or PC).
The 4 triggers are programmable to act as usual (L1, L2, R1, R2) or to do on one side L2 + R2 and on the other L3 + R3 so that we have the same combinations of pressed as on the Dualshock 4.
It also has a tab in the lower area that determines the operation of the crosshead:
- DP function (Directional Pad): Normal functionality.
- LS Function (Left Stick): The crosshead does the function of the left.
- RS Function (Right Stick): The crosshead does the function of the right one.
- Arcade controller with a smaller size than the competitive ones
- More affordable price than competitive arcade controllers
- No joysticks and no touchpad
- Quality is not as high as competitive arcade controllers
The Best Competitive Controllers for PS4
At this point we are going to analyze the Best Competitive Controllers for PS4, also known as SCUF Controllers, although actually this name is of a brand. Competitive controllers are an enhanced version of standard controllers that include some modifications that improve the gaming experience for the more demanding or professional gamer.
Astro C40 TR
One of its points that differentiate it from other competitive controllers is the possibility of changing the position of the crosshead and the right joystick, this is because the outer casing is magnetic and we can disassemble it and change these 2 pieces of position.
It also has rear levers, in this case in the form of 2 large buttons, you know, so you don’t have to lift your thumbs off the joysticks and front buttons and can jump/dock and aim at the same time in shooters among other uses.
These rear levers can be mapped to any button on the controller. We can save several profiles and change them with a button on the top area, we also have another button to switch from wired mode to wireless mode.
It has more premium features such as trigger lockers, to reduce travel and gain a few milliseconds in pressing.
It comes with the USB connection cable and with a pretty handy carrying case to take the controller in the best possible conditions.
- You can change the left joystick
- Mappable rear joysticks
- High quality
- No joysticks in other sizes
The Astro C40 TR is one of the best PS4 controllers currently, with all the features of a premium controller and a finish worthy of any pro gamer.
Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3
The Revolution Pro Controller 3 includes 2 Joysticks with a range of 46 degrees, customizable through the computer (Windows or Mac) to configure the dead zones.
It has a 3-meter USB-C cable connection that incorporates to take advantage of low input lag.
One of the most interesting things it has are the 4 extra buttons in the rear grip area which allows you to jump and aim in shooters without having to let go of the right thumb of the joystick.
You can choose which standard button is the one you want to replicate on these 4 back buttons. This mapping is done on a PC using the software included with the Revolution Pro Controller 3.
You also have the option to adjust the sensitivity of the triggers, the intensity of the vibration, the response curve of each joystick and create various profiles for the rear buttons, profiles that you can change in real time in the middle of the game.
The icing on the cake is that it includes a series of weights that you can adjust depending on your tastes so that the controller has the perfect weight that can help you in aiming.
If you want to know a little more, here you have the analysis that we have done in The Controller Guide.See price
- High quality gamepad
- Polished ergonomics
- Software available for button mapping
- Low input lag
- Not wireless
If you’re looking for a controller to get a good level in multiplayer games, especially shooters, the Nacon Pro Controller Revolution 3 is a good choice. It is the cheaper of the two in the list of competitive controllers, but its performance and quality are not far behind.
Razer Raiju Ultimate
In addition to the standard buttons, it also incorporates 2 rear levers and 2 extra mappable triggers, and both the joysticks and the D-Pad are interchangeable.
This gamepad shines (never better said) over the others thanks to the Razer Chroma, which surrounds the touchpad.
The control panel allows you to map buttons in real time, sync with the Razer APP to create profiles, change the Chroma or lock the Share, Options and PS buttons to avoid unforeseen events in our games.
The triggers are equipped with stops so that the travel of the pressed button is much smaller and the controller can detect the firing order earlier in multiplayer shooter games. That small hundredth of a second can make the difference to win a game.
To manage the ergonomics and weight of the controller, Razer has tested with several professional eSports players to achieve a more than good finish.
The material of this gamepad has been created with steel combined with carbon and the grip area has a rubber reinforcement so that it does not slip from our hands and we can enjoy safety in our games.
In conclusion, it is a top-level competitive controller, developed by one of the best brands in e-sports competition, a spectacle to look at and to touch.
- Includes carrying case
- Mechanical buttons
- Intuitive APP
- No speaker in the remote control
The Razer Raiju is of a high quality, to which the brand has accustomed us, presenting a great competitive controller with features and quality worthy of the most demanding players.
Nacon Revolution Unlimited
In addition, this version comes with 3 interchangeable joysticks in terms of thickness, height and convex or concave style. The mobility radius of the joystick will depend on the thickness that we have chosen, 30º, 38º and 46º.
Another improvement that this competitive controller incorporates is the crosshead, which this time is composed of a single piece for greater consistency.
This controller comes with a 3.5mm minijack jack for connecting headphones, a volume controller on the back and the software needed to configure it from a Windows PC or Mac
Otherwise it maintains the features of its previous version: 4 programmable rear buttons, PC compatibility, cable connection, compartment for the weights that are already included, different configuration profiles and the carrying case.
- Can be used wirelessly
- Includes interchangeable joysticks
- Rear buttons so you don’t have to take your thumbs off the joystick
- They could have introduced some more changes from the previous version
The Nacon Revolution Pro Controller is presented with the main novelty of using it wirelessly, which gives a twist to the possibilities already offered by its predecessor.
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