In just a short while, Sony will be releasing the PlayStation 4 Pro. While the Pro brings with it a plethora of enhancements, the DualShock 4 remains mostly unchanged. Many gamers, this one included, find the original design of the DualShock serviceable. It fits well in one’s hand, the joysticks are responsive, and the buttons depress with a satisfying click.
For those of you who crave something more in your gaming controller, two companies have heard your pleas and are bringing two new, officially licensed controllers to compliment the PlayStation 4 Pro. Both of them will be available this Holiday.
First we have the Razer Raiju.
On the surface, the Razer Raiju’s button layout is similar to the original DualShock 4. The D-pad remains mostly unchanged, as do the positioning of the analog sticks. The standouts of the Raiju, and why Sony claims it is “Designed for conquering professional eSports tournaments…” are the bottom controls and two extra, removable triggers on the back.
The full feature list of the Razer Raiju is as follows:
- Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
- Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
- Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
- Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
- 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
- Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
As you can see above, the Razer Raiju will offer plenty of options no matter the game you are playing.
The Nacon Revolution is a different beast altogether.
The Nacon Revolution mirrors the layout of the Xbox controller. The analog stick positioning and the 8-way D-pad are the standouts here. According to the descriptor, this controller was “developed with the eSport player in mind.” Here is the full list of features:
- 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
- Four extra shortcut buttons
- Eight-way directional pad
- Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
- Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage
The Nacon Revolution seems to be the way to go if you’re looking for a more versatile and feature rich controller.
Are any of you geeks going to be upgrading to the PlayStation 4 Pro? If so, do these controllers look like something you’d be interested in? Which one will you be picking up? I’m eyeballing that Razer Raiju myself. Let us know in the comments below, and don’t miss out on your chance to win a PlayStation 4 bundle with PSVR!