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Jun 19th, 2017 12:20 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 12:20 pm

[Best Buy] DualShock4 PS4 controller PC wireless adapter $19

Deal Link:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/pla ... 2042.aspx?
Price:
19.99
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33%
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Hi, if you are looking for a PS4 controller (Dualshock4) PC wireless adapter to make your PS4 controller work with your PC,
here is the best deal for now.
regular is 29.99, even costco.ca is 29.99 (but now it's gone) . it's not easy to find in other stores.
now Bestbuy has it for only 19.99.
online and in store.
My local bb has a lot in stock.

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Jun 19th, 2017 12:45 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 12:45 pm

You don't need this adapter to connect a Dualshock controller to your PC. If your PC doesn't already have Bluetooth, it's best to get a regular Bluetooth USB dongle, more versatile and likely cheaper.
Jun 19th, 2017 12:49 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 12:49 pm

I have one of these adapters. There are some nice unadvertised features of using this adapter vs using a usb cable:

You can use the headphone jack on your DS4 to play games and chat via remote play.
This adapter adds a usb sound card that you can select in the windows sound menu, which allows all audio and mic sounds to be routed to the DS4 controller headphone jack.

Your computer will use less resources (CPU/RAM) when using the adapter vs usb cable.
This was very noticeable on a cheapo windows 10 tablet that i have. Remote play was very laggy and almost unplayable when using a usb cable (too much CPU usage), while it works perfectly when using the adapter. Note: i had to plug it into a usb to micro usb cable adapter to get it to work with tablet.

There are however annoyances with this adapter.
You need to re pair the DS4 every time you want to use it directly with a PS4 or your PC as the DS4 does not appear to save more than one pair.
The "Push in USB stick" method to pair (instead of a proper button) is a bit flimsy or cheap, so i don't know if it will hold up to many repeated uses (every time you Pair).
Jun 19th, 2017 1:07 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 1:07 pm

If you have BT you can use a free program called DS4Windows that emulates a 360 controller, it worked flawlessly in my experience. Also should work by cable.
Jun 19th, 2017 1:38 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 1:38 pm

Angultra wrote: ↑ If you have BT you can use a free program called DS4Windows that emulates a 360 controller, it worked flawlessly in my experience. Also should work by cable.
Does it work with the PS4 Remote play or only PC games?
Jun 19th, 2017 2:04 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 2:04 pm

I thought by purchasing this device I would be able to play PC games but that wasn't the case. it's basically just for PS4 remote play. which isn't all that to begin with, I have a really good high speed connection and still I get disconnected if I use remote play. I rate this device one star
Jun 19th, 2017 2:11 pm
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Jun 19th, 2017 2:11 pm

Angultra wrote: ↑ If you have BT you can use a free program called DS4Windows that emulates a 360 controller, it worked flawlessly in my experience. Also should work by cable.
Also Steam has native support for the Dualshock 4, the customization and remapping options via Steam and big picture mode are very impressive, its on par with the support for Valve's own Steam controller.
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Jul 15th, 2019 6:12 pm
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Jul 15th, 2019 6:12 pm

[Best Buy] Best Buy PS4 Controller at $49

PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller - Jet Black

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Jul 15th, 2019 6:20 pm
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Jul 15th, 2019 6:20 pm

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/category/p ... lers/34467

Other colours available including Gold, Red, Camo, Crystal Blue.

There's also a special offer giving a 10ft micro USB w/ the controller for $5:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/in ... 2/10424797?

I wanted a blue/grey one but they don't have em :(
Jul 15th, 2019 6:49 pm
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Jul 15th, 2019 6:49 pm

Looks like they have 4 colors on sale, Black, Red, Green Camo, and Gold.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/category/p ... eLowToHigh
Jul 15th, 2019 7:43 pm
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Jul 15th, 2019 7:43 pm

Amazon has it for $48.99 for Prime Members for their Prime Day sale too. The discount shows at checkout.
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Best PS4 controller 2021: The finest DualShock 4 alternatives

If you've worn down your PlayStation 4 controller with all that button bashing and desperately need a new one, try to resist the urge to splurge £50 on an official gaming pad. There's a host of awesome (and sometimes cheaper) alternatives to choose from. While your wallet will almost certainly thank you for spending less on a cheap, basic pad for multiplayer fun, more demanding gamers should look beyond the humble DualShock 4 – the increasing selection of professional-class PlayStation 4 controllers are a much better bet.

Whichever end of the market you’re looking at, there are several viable alternatives to PlayStation's DualShock 4 and, while some cost much more than the official pad, there are a few worthy options that undercut it. Read on and we'll discuss the best PS4 controllers you can buy from £30 to £150– and explain the key features that differentiate a professional pad from a standard one.

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Best PS4 controller: At a glance


How to choose the best PS4 controller for you

Should I buy a wired or wireless controller?

You have two options when picking an alternative PS4 controller: wired or wireless. Sony’s official DualShock 4 pad uses a low-power Bluetooth solution to connect to the PS4, with newer official pads also allowing for a wired USB connection. The main difference between wired and wireless, and why so many pro-level pads use wired connections, is latency – the speed that your button presses and movements reach the PS4. Wired offers a faster, more reliable connection – albeit only a fraction of a second, which can still be enough to give noticeable gains in multiplayer contests. Wireless may be slightly slower, but it offers the benefit of not being tethered to your PS4.

What makes a pro controller worth paying a premium for?

Pro pads offer various benefits over Sony’s standard DualShock 4 pad and the cheaper alternatives on the market. Not only do they tend to be built from more durable materials, but they also offer up more customisation options and button configurations beyond the PS4’s inbuilt button-remapping accessibility setting.

If you feel the DualShock 4 isn’t responsive enough for you, or – like Nathan – your poor Apex Legends win rate is because of the pad you’re using, a pro pad could help you up your game. Certain pads also allow you to replace thumbsticks for finer control, but this can also help prolong the life of a pad by switching out any sticks that may be wearing thin – a common problem on earlier DualShock 4 pads.

Does it matter if the controller isn’t officially licensed by Sony?

There are only three officially licensed PlayStation 4 pads on the market right now: Sony’s DualShock 4, Razer’s Raiju and Nacon’s Revolution Pro. Officially licensed pads have the security of never being made obsolete by a PS4 firmware update, as some unlicensed pads tend to be.

An unlicensed pro pad, such as SCUF’s Infinity 4PS, is likely to always be up to date and work fine with any new firmware updates, but a cheaper pad is unlikely to have support from its manufacturers to see it beyond an update. It’s worth noting that all pads, aside from Sony’s official DualShock 4, won't turn the PS4 on via the Home button – this is a feature that Sony doesn’t give out to third-party manufacturers.

What sort of price should I expect to pay?

Sony’s DualShock 4 sets the bar at around £40 for a standard black pad and around £45 for the various colours or limited-edition finishes. Prices for pro-grade pads start at around £85 but can reach more than £200. Cheaper pads can go as low as £20, saving you a few quid compared to Sony’s official controller.

Why is it worth spending more?

Cheap pads may seem like an attractive option, but many of them are incredibly basic and use low-quality parts, meaning that they’re not as responsive as Sony’s official wireless pad – even when wired. You’re also likely to find large dead zones on thumbsticks and components that break easily. If those aren’t much of a concern, there’s always the worry that a PS4 firmware update could knock your pad out of action as manufacturers have no way to update your pad to work with the PS4. Nobody wants to save a few quid just to purchase a controller that will become obsolete within a month.

What are “chipped” or “modded” PS4 controllers?

In your search for pads, you may have read about chipped or modded controllers. These controllers are, technically, banned devices for PS4. In “pro” play situations it’s an automatic disqualification, and when playing online in shooters like Call of Duty, they carry an automatic ban if you’re caught using them.

Their major advantage over regular pads is the use of a “rapid-fire” chip that lets you map a button for the controller to automatically spam as you’re playing – meaning you can artificially boost your reaction times when playing against others. If you think the reward outweighs the risk, go for it – but our advice is to steer clear.

Are third-party controllers compatible with all games?

Not always. It's definitely worth taking a moment to check its compatibility before making a purchase of a third-party controller, particularly specialised units such as a racing wheel. These products are only compatible with specific games, so try searching online for all games that can be played with a specific controller before buying.

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The best PS4 controllers you can buy in 2021

1. Nacon Asymmetric wireless controller: The best-value PS4 controller

Price: £50 | Buy now from Argos

This Nacon controller bucks the trend by being only marginally more expensive than Sony’s official DualShock 4 offering. It's surprisingly hefty and doesn’t feel cheap, although the sparse design lacks the bright lights and mappable inputs of its pricey siblings.

The asymmetrical layout and large buttons are incredibly useful, and feel just as satisfying to use as the rest of Nacon’s terrific lineup – the rear triggers feel particularly meaty when squeezed. The USB Bluetooth receiver can be plugged into your PS4 or gaming PC and paired instantaneously with the controller for up to seven hours of gameplay. It might not be a perfect controller – the joysticks are perhaps a little high, and the options/share buttons are quite small – but for a mere £50, that stonking battery life and sturdy design are well worth your time.

Buy now from Argos


2. Nacon Wired Compact: The best cheap wired PS4 controller

Price: £35 | Buy now from Amazon

The Nacon Wired Compact is an impressive budget controller that cuts a few features from the DualShock 4 to significantly undercut it in price. For starters, it’s not wireless, so you’ll need to be sitting close enough to your console to plug in the 3m USB-A cable. This may seem rather limiting but does mean you won’t find yourself caught short on battery at a crucial moment. Also missing are the built-in speaker, light bar and SIXAXIS motion sensor but with very few games making good use of those features, their absence isn’t an issue.

The controller takes a bit of getting used to due to its stocky design. The handles are shorter and chunkier than Sony’s official pad and there’s more plastic under the R2 and L2 triggers. But once you’re accustomed to the feel, its enlarged shoulder, trigger and symbol buttons make it extremely easy to execute commands. The analogue sticks are precisely calibrated, too, and the touchpad worked perfectly well while strumming chords in The Last of Us 2’s guitar mini-games.

If you can cope without wireless functionality, the Nacon Wired Compact is a reliable and affordable controller available in a range of colours, including an eye-catching camo. 

3. Sony DualShock 4: The best official PS4 controller

Price: £50 | Buy now from Currys PC World

Sometimes there’s nothing better than the real thing and, for most PS4 owners, that’s Sony’s DualShock 4 controller. As the official controller, there really isn’t anything better than it out there for those looking for a general PlayStation 4 pad to use. It’s comfortable to use, responsive and charges via a micro-USB connection. New versions of DualShock 4 allow for data transfer via USB, meaning those wanting lower latency can plug it in and play wired instead. It also features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and can be used as a Bluetooth controller for your Android tablet or PC – not bad for under £40.

Buy now from Currys PC World


4. Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro: The best PS4 controller (if money is no object)

Price: £110 | Buy now from Amazon

If total control over controller weight, stick length, custom gaming profiles, trigger sensitivities and more are what’s important to you in a pad, then you can’t do much better than Nacon's Revolution Unlimited Pro. It might look like an Xbox controller – the layout can be a turn off for some – but the Revolution Unlimited Pro includes a wide variety of different weights, which are easily inserted into the controller grips. You can also customise the width of the analogue stick heads, for differing stick controls when playing a variety of games.

Perhaps most interesting is that you can tweak all sorts of settings and assign them to up to four different gaming profiles, which can be switched on the fly on the back of the controller. From here, you can adjust the responsiveness of the sticks, reverse them, adjust the sensitivity of the triggers, tweak the vibration intensity and even change the colour of the circular LED which surrounds the right analogue stick. To top it all off, the Revolution Unlimited Pro's grippy coating ensures that, even after hours of play with sweaty hands, this controller won’t slip from your palms. The buttons are as responsive, tactile and clicky as you can hope for, and you can even connect the Revolution Unlimited Pro to your gaming PC.

5. Gioteck VX-4 Wireless: The best cheap wireless PS4 controller

Price: £30 | Buy now from Argos

The Gioteck VX-4 comes in both wired and wireless variants, with the latter costing you around £10 less than the former. We recommend the wireless version, simply for the freedom; both controllers are otherwise identical.

If you're after a cheap, reliable alternative to PlayStation's DualShock 4 controller, the VX-4 is a great choice. Sure, it's easy to spot the hallmarks of a cheap controller – the plastic construction is a little creaky, and a tiny LED is the only evidence that the controller is powered on – but the VX-4 actually manages to make none of the usual sacrifices.

That means it still has a built-in touchpad, motion sensor and speaker, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack alongside the other bare necessities, arranged as they would be on a DualShock controller. It's surprisingly comfortable to hold, and you won't find any of the various buttons too unfamiliar – in fact, the rear L2 and R2 triggers are easier to press thanks to their elongated shape. If you absolutely must spend the bare minimum on a wireless controller, this is the one to choose.

Buy now from Argos


6. Razer Raiju: A superb PS4 controller for aspiring pros

Price: £115 | Buy now from Amazon

If you want to be a pro, Razer’s Raiju Tournament Edition pad could give you the marginal gains you’re looking for. It feels a bit more substantial than the standard DualShock 4, aping the feel of an Xbox One controller and using Microsoft button and stick layout. All of its face buttons have a wonderfully pleasing tactile click to them, and the directional pad is made up of individual buttons, instead of a floating pad under the surface as found on the DualShock 4.

Its thumbsticks are incredibly responsive, the sprung touchpad is a pleasure to use and the hair triggers provide the perfect amount of sensitivity. Razer has also added a hair trigger mode which, when activated, reduces travel distance to the two main triggers, for quick-fire trigger pulls. Four mappable buttons – two on the underside and two next to the shoulder buttons – mean players never have to move their thumbs from the sticks to hit the pad’s face buttons. It’s pricey, but for those wanting to get the most from their PS4 gaming without all the bells and whistles of a fully customisable controller, Razer’s Raiju Tournament Edition is nigh-on perfect.

7. Scuf Impact: The best PS4 controller for customisability

Price: From £135 | Buy now from Scuf Gaming

Scuf’s stuff often manages to make our list of the best PS4 controllers, and the newly launched Impact controller is certainly no different. With multiple features designed to improve your gameplay experiences – such as adjustable hair triggers, quick shift trigger stops and textured anti-slip grips – the Scuf Impact controller is its most customisable yet.

The controller also includes extra interchangeable thumbsticks, which vary in height and style, with the ability to choose between domed and concave surfaces. Scuf’s impact ring lock system also makes switching these out as painless as possible.

You can also assign the front-facing square, circle, cross and triangle buttons to the controller’s four backpedals. The face buttons are satisfyingly clicky, too, and the digital elongated triggers provide an instantaneous click when pressed. The controller can be personalised in its entirety before purchasing, with dozens of styles and colours to choose from. Comfortable over long play-sessions and intuitively designed, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more customisable and satisfying controller for your late-night gaming binges.

Buy now from Scuf Gaming


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The best DualShock 4 deals for October 2021: cheap PS4 controller prices

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Buy a cheap PS4 controller and play with friends or keep a spare charged

DualShock 4 deals are perfect for picking up a cheap PS4 controller. Whether you're grabbing an extra gamepad for more multiplayer options, or picking up a controller to use with compatible PS4 titles on PS5, regular sales mean there are plenty of chances to save throughout the year. 

Since the PS5 launched, we haven't seen these cheap PS4 controller prices drop too much. That's likely due to the fact that they can still be used with certain games on the new system, and because there have been so many difficulties securing PS5 restocks since release. 

It's worth noting, however, that these DualShock 4 deals aren't quite beating the DualSense controller price, which means if you are playing on PS5 you might as well go for the upgraded experience on the next-generation device. 

Nevertheless, if you're browsing at the right time you'll find some excellent cheap PS4 controller deals up for grabs. We're rounding up all the best offers from around the web just below as we approach Black Friday 2021.

Cheap PS4 controller prices by color:

One of the highlights of the DualShock family is that a wide variety of awesome colors available. We've curated a list of the more tempting DualShock 4 deals for the various color variations below too. 

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Best PS4 Controller 2021: PlayStation 4 Controllers for Every Type of Game

Wondering what the best controller for the PS4 is? Well it just so happens that Sony made it, because the classic controller that comes with the console is about as well rounded as it can get. The balance of quality, price, and perfect compatibility with PlayStation games is enough to make it the winner. But, that's not to say there aren't other controllers that may prove to be better for you or that can stand out as a superior option in specific games.

You'll find racing wheels can give you a profoundly improved experience in driving games, and the same can be said of fight sticks in many fighting games. Some controllers' unique shapes can also improve your experience, as they may be a better fit for your hands, giving you long-term comfort that the standard controller might not offer.

And, if you're looking ahead to the PlayStation 5, you can take some comfort in knowing that current PS4 controllers will work with the new console. However, Sony has confirmed that they'll only work with PlayStation 4 games, so you'll need new controllers to play PlayStation 5 games. That said, most PlayStation 4 controllers also make great options for PC gaming. So, if you're still looking to pick up a new controller, these are the best you can get.

TL;DR – These are the Best PS4 Controllers:

1. Sony DualShock 4

Best PS4 Controller

Sony DualShock 4

Sony may have let Microsoft take the lead in the controller design contest for a little while, but when it introduced the DualShock 4, it had a winner on its hand. The DualShock 4 moved the controller's design forward in a way Sony hadn't really done with the PS2 or PS3 controllers. Though the DualShock 4 may now be superseded by the DualSense controller for the PS5, that doesn't mean that his old stalwart doesn't still have its place. Whether you're still playing on a PS4 or playing backward-compatible games on the PS5, the DualShock 4 controller is up to the task.

It's thick, rounded grips offer a favorable hold even for larger hands. The triggers on the DualShock 4 have plenty of surface area and offer just enough resistance without making your fingers get sore. Thanks to Bluetooth support, the DualShock 4 also works just as well as a phone controller without needing any extra accessories.

2. Nacon Revolution Pro 3

Best Third-Party PS4 Controller

Nacon Revolution Pro 3

Sony makes great controllers for its platforms, but it’s not the only company that does so. Nacon has a strong reputation for building quality controllers, and that’s on full display with the Nacon Revolution Pro 3. This controller will be right at home in gamers’ hands, especially for former Xbox 360 gamers who turned when they saw the amazing slew of platform exclusive titles that were coming to the PS4 because this controller has the offset analog sticks of the Xbox controllers.

The Nacon Revolution Pro 3 runs on a wired connection, but it uses USB-C, so you won’t have to find an old and feeble micro USB cable to rely on, and you’ll get the reduced input latency a wired connection offers. The controller has optional weights that can go into the handles of the controller to let you get your desired feel and even an RGB LED ring around the right joystick for some stylish flair. But, where the ‘Pro’ in the name really comes in is in the rear buttons nestled into the handles, providing you with shortcuts that won’t require you to take your thumbs off the analog sticks.

3. Horipad FPS Plus

Best Xbox-Style PS4 Controller

Horipad FPS Plus

As marvelous as the DualShock 4 design is, that control layout just isn’t quite right for some of us. Having to reach all the way over to use the left thumbstick — which, let’s honest, we’re using a hell of a lot more than the D-Pad — can get to be a strain. The right thumbstick placement is OK, since we switch between it and the action buttons enough. Fortunately, Hori saw the problem and offered up the Horipad FPS Plus.

As the name suggests, this controller is well geared for FPS games as it uses the Xbox-style, asymmetrical thumbstick layout. So if like many other gamers, you switched from Xbox to PlayStation 4 during the last generation, this controller will let your hands feel a bit more at home. You’ll still get all the controls you need for PlayStation 4 games, of course, plus Hori has built in a Turbo function. There’s even a special “Target” button on the back-side that you can use to drop your aim sensitivity for fine precision or map to a frequently used control — a quick melee, perhaps.

4. Hori Fighting Commander

Best PS4 Fighting Controller

HORI Fighting Commander

The Hori Fighting Commander is a wired controller for those of you who specialize in 2D fighting games. It offers a wider design than the standard controller along with the necessary six-button layout. This puts your standard thumb buttons alongside R1 and R2 for some solid thumb mashing action, though you still get R1, R2, L1, and L2 on the shoulders as well.

Since the Hori Fighting Commander only has a D-Pad, it also includes a toggle so you can switch it to function as the left or right analog stick as well. And, thanks to a lengthy, 10-foot cable, you'll be able to take this controller with you to tournaments.

5. Razer Panthera Evo Arcade Stick

Best PS4 Fight Stick

Razer Panthera Evo

Fight pads and regular controllers are good for fighting games, but nothing quite beats a tried and true arcade fight stick. Firstly you can get a lot more precision out of a stick that's meant to be maneuvered by your whole hand rather than just your thumb. Likewise, a fight stick puts all the buttons at your literal fingertips, so you never have to move your thumb from one action to the next.

The Razer Panthera Evo was our particular favorite fight stick for the PS4 simply because it was built from the ground up for the system. On the face of the arcade stick you get a PS4 touchpad that perfectly mirrors all the functionality of a traditional DualShock 4. Of course, it helps that Razer built one hell of a fight stick with a perfectly responsive lever and buttons.

6. Logitech G923

Best PS4 Racing Wheel

Logitech G923

If you want to play a lot of racing games on your PS4, then you’re going to want a racing wheel. For the PS4, the Logitech G923 (read our review) is the one to get. At $400, it’s not cheap, but it’s not nearly as expensive as some of its competing racing wheels. For the price, you’re getting a strong wheel and a complete package with pedals.

The Logitech G923 can come geared up for the PS4 specifically (just make sure you don’t get the Xbox model that goes by the same name), so you’ll find all the controls you need to interface with your console. And, it’s compatible with the PlayStation 5 if you’re planning a future upgrade. The heart of the controls is the 10.24-inch wheel, which consists of a brushed metal with a leather wrap. The wheel offers a 900-degree rotation range to give you fine control over your steering. And, Logitech is using a new Trueforce technology which adds a vibration motor on top of the geared force feedback motor, so you’ll get a feel for not just the road but also the engine revving under the hood.

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The best DualShock 4 deals for October cheap PS4 controller prices

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By James Pickard

Buy a cheap PS4 controller and play with friends or keep a spare charged

DualShock 4 deals are perfect for picking up a cheap PS4 controller. Whether you're grabbing an extra gamepad for more multiplayer options, or picking up a controller to use with compatible PS4 titles on PS5, regular sales mean there are plenty of chances to save throughout the year. 

Since the PS5 launched, we haven't seen these cheap PS4 controller prices drop too much. That's likely due to the fact that they can still be used with certain games on the new system, and because there have been so many difficulties securing PS5 restocks since release. 

It's worth noting, however, that these DualShock 4 deals aren't quite beating the DualSense controller price, which means if you are playing on PS5 you might as well go for the upgraded experience on the next-generation device. 

Nevertheless, if you're browsing at the right time you'll find some excellent cheap PS4 controller deals up for grabs. We're rounding up all the best offers from around the web just below as we approach Black Friday

Cheap PS4 controller prices by color:

One of the highlights of the DualShock family is that a wide variety of awesome colors available. We've curated a list of the more tempting DualShock 4 deals for the various color variations below too. 

Sours: https://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/dualshockdeals-find-a-cheap-ps4-controller-today

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The 7 Best PS4 Controllers to Buy This Year

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Which PlayStation 4 controllers are worth getting and which should you avoid? Here are the best PS4 controllers today.

The PlayStation 4 has a great range of games and an equally impressive range of controllers for playing them.

Whether you're looking for something more affordable than the official controller, or you want to splash out for a more luxurious model, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Here are the best PS4 controllers available today.

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If you're on the hunt for something even better than the official PS4 controller, the Piranha Performance Chrome Gold PS4 Controller is your best choice. Piranha Performance takes Sony's DualShock 4 controllers and modifies them to look amazing.

As a result, when you buy one of these controllers, you get all the functionality and reliability of an official product while also having that unique flair that comes with purchasing a third-party model.

Of course, for this product model to be profitable, the controllers have to be sold at a higher price than Sony's own. However, if you're looking for a premium controller either for yourself or a loved one, it's worth the extra money!

Key Features
  • Chrome Gold shell and available in 13 other colors
  • Uses the Sony DualShock controller as a base
Specifications
  • Brand: Piranha
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 6 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: Yes
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: No
Pros
  • Durable and familiar design
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Supports all standard DualShock features
Cons
  • Aesthetic changes only, no added features compared to DualShock controller

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The Sony DualShock 4 is the official controller for the PlayStation 4. As such, it's a perfect choice if you don't want to gamble with third-party controllers. Suppose you're concerned that an unofficial controller won't have Bluetooth compatibility or work on PC. In that case, you're better off getting the official one to make absolutely sure it has all the features you need.

The primary sticking point with the DualShock 4 is the price. Third-party manufacturers offer alternatives at a much lower cost, which leaves the official controller looking like an unnecessary expense. However, given that it integrates seamlessly with the PlayStation 4, it might be worth the investment.

Key Features
  • Sony's official PlayStation 4 controller
  • Comes in a wide range of colors
  • Can be used in wireless or wired mode
Specifications
  • Brand: Sony
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 6 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: Yes
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: No
Pros
  • Can be used for PC and mobile gaming
  • Low response time
Cons
  • More expensive than alternatives
  • Controller colors and designs aren't as interesting as third-party options

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The GEEKLIN Wireless Controller isn't the cheapest controller on the market, but it does give you the best bang for your buck. It contains all the much-wanted features that the official controller has, such as a gyroscope, touchpad, and vibration.

However, despite its already-great price, the GEEKLIN controller also innovates. On the back of the controller, where your fingers usually rest, are L3 and R3 buttons. These buttons act the same as when you push the analog sticks in but are a lot easier to push.

On top of all this, the controller itself feels very well-made. It's just the right weight, and the plastic doesn't feel brittle or cheap. You might even mistake this for the DualShock 4 at first!

Key Features
  • L3 and R3 buttons on the back
  • Features a gyroscope and touchpad
Specifications
  • Brand: GEEKLIN
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 4 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: Yes
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: Yes
Pros
  • Affordable when compared to the alternatives
  • Premium-feel at affrodable price
Cons
  • Short, four-hour battery life

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Many third-party controllers tend to only work correctly with a PS4, and on PC if you're lucky. The PICTEK PS4 Controller, however, can work with PS4, PS3, PC, and Android devices. You'll need a USB cable to play on an Android device, but the option is there!

This controller also has a turbo button, which many controllers don't have. This rapidly inputs a specific button press over and over, so you can continuously perform an action without wearing out your thumbs.

This model comes equipped with DualShock-standard features, like vibration, a touchpad, and a 3.5mm jack for wired headsets.

Key Features
  • Works with PS4, PS3, PC, and Android
  • Features a turbo button
  • Fully-functional touchpad
Specifications
  • Brand: PICTEK
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 16 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: Yes
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: Yes
Pros
  • Features pleasing backlights on the face buttons
  • Better battery life than the DualShock controller
  • Comfortable to hold
Cons
  • Buttons are initially quite hard, but break in over time

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Often, when you buy a third-party controller, it doesn't come with every single feature on the official controller. For example, a controller may feel good to play games with but won't have a touchpad. Some of the more feature-packed controllers still miss details such as the gyroscope in the PS4 controller.

The TopACE PS4 Controller, however, does not have this problem. You name it, it has it; a gyroscope, touchpad, HD vibration, and a Share button. All this comes at a price point that's quite a bit less than the official controller.

However, this controller doesn't stop there. It does have some handy features not found on official controllers, such as a no-slip grip on the sides and a larger battery. As such, this is the best controller that's one-to-one with the official product but without the high price tag.

Key Features
  • Has a built-in gyroscope
  • Features anti-slip grips on the sides
Specifications
  • Brand: TopACE
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 10 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: Yes
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: No
Pros
  • Near-identical to the official product
  • Nicely textured anti-grip on the handles and sticks
Cons
  • Can't perform precise movements in FPS games

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If you don't mind sacrificing a few features for a great price, try the ROTTAY Wired Controller. As the name suggests, it has no wireless functionality and has to be plugged into the console directly. It also doesn't have a gyro, a touchpad, or an audio jack.

However, if you don't mind excluding these features, there's a lot to love. The 6.5-foot cable is longer than the DualShock's USB cord, making it perfect for stretching all the way to the couch. Its stylish buttons and sleek design make it very aesthetically pleasing.

Finally, the ROTTAY controller is one of the cheapest on the market. For the same price as an official controller, you can buy multiples of the ROTTAY. This makes it an excellent choice for expanding a controller collection for friends and family to play along, all without breaking the bank.

Key Features
  • 6.5-foot cable
  • Integrated light bar
Specifications
  • Brand: ROTTAY
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: No
  • Connectivity: Wired
  • Headset Support: No
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: No
Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Unique, wired designs
Cons
  • No audio jack
  • Sticks aren't very sensitive

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If you're after the sleekest controller on the market, it's hard to beat the TERIOS controller. It uses a modern, smooth design in different colors, so you can choose the one that calls to you the most. It also has additional buttons for easier gameplay, such as L3 and R3 buttons on the back.

Its ergonomic design and materials make it a comfy fit within your hands. The TERIOS can connect wirelessly, but it has a spotty performance. As such, this controller is best used when you wire it directly into the console. Despite this, its competitive price makes this controller a solid choice for those on a budget.

Key Features
  • Features L3 and R3 buttons on the back
  • Comes in four colors
Specifications
  • Brand: TERIOS
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Battery: 4 hours, rechargeable
  • Connectivity: Wireless, wired
  • Headset Support: No
  • Programmable: No
  • Extra Buttons: No
Pros
  • Feels comfortable to hold
  • Unique and aesthetically-pleasing designs
Cons
  • Inconsistent wireless performance

FAQ

Q: Why Are PS4 Controllers so Expensive?

You'll notice that the official PS4 controller comes in at a higher price than most third-party offerings. This is due to a combination of factors.
First, some third-party controllers will skimp on the features that a regular PS4 controller would have.

Also, PS4 controllers are built to last a long time. Third-party controllers may only last one or two years, but a PS4 controller can keep going for much longer. As such, while PS4 controllers are pricier, they'll likely stick around for years to come.

Q: How Many Controllers Do You Need for the PS4?

The PS4 requires one controller per player. If you intend for only one person to play on the PS4, then one controller will do just fine. However, as soon as you want to play multiplayer games and add more people, you need to get a controller for each player.

This is why third-party controllers are so appealing to people. If you have a bunch of friends or family who want to play along with you, buying many official controllers can get pricey. However, getting third-party controllers helps save a lot of money.

Q: Are Knock-Off PS4 Controllers Good?

As with other electronics, you'll find variable quality among third-party PS4 controllers. Some models closely emulate the official controller, but others may feel cheap, lack features, or break after a short period.

As such, it's important to research the third-party controllers before purchase. You should consider whether it has the features you want, if it comes with vibration, and if there is a touchpad included. It's also worth checking out user reviews to see how the controller fares in the real world.

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A Computer Science BSc graduate with a deep passion for all things security. After working for an indie game studio, he found his passion for writing and decided to use his skill set to write about all things tech.

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