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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

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

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Engadget Review

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.

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
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User Reviews

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Adel Gabot
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
tonycao
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Alondite
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Accuracy / responsiveness

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