Sony DUALSHOCK 4

87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Summary

The DualShock 4 is everything gamers wanted from Sony's next gamepad. Unlike the DualShock 3, we only have minor complaints for the PlayStation 4's controller. It's not simply a controller we'll "put up with" for the rare exclusive PS4 titles; it's one we won't consider a roadblock when choosing where to play multiplatform games.

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Pros
  • Dramatic improvement over PS3 gamepad
  • Clickable touchpad
  • The best triggers on any gamepad
Cons
  • Terrible battery life
  • Analog stick coating isn't grippy enough
  • Rubber thumbsticks show wear and tearquickly
PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it

Every day, a new phone. A new tablet. A new laptop that doubles as a blender -- and it has Android! Video game consoles, thankfully, aren't quite so prolific. In 18 years of PlayStation's existence, we're only just this week reaching number four -- a massive difference from the likes of Apple's iPhone or Nokia's (ridiculously populous) Lumia line. This Friday, the PlayStation brand enters the "next generation" once more with the PlayStation 4, and the world is significantly different than the last time around: HD is now standard, online multiplayer an expectation and multitasking a given.

Beyond interesting, great-looking game experiences, gamers in 2013 expect a multitalented, speedy game console that's as fast and powerful as the ever-surging wave of bleeding edge electronics that are standard in modern life. Let's find out if the PlayStation 4 lives up to our lofty expectations.

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Scores

Engadget

87
 

Breakdown

Durability
7.0
Accuracy / responsiveness
9.0
Ergonomics / comfort
8.9
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Specs

DUALSHOCK

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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Specs

DUALSHOCK

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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