Rated 6 out of 10 by ThePunslinger Pretty good, but...
The ps4 controller... it fits in your hands pretty well, has an excellent d-pad and L1/R1 buttons, the features work well on it, but the build quality is in question. After a while, your triggers start to squeak, and only after 30 minutes of usage (like in a racing game,) the triggers start to hurt your fingers, which is bad. You can't scoot the controller back without activating the triggers either. The thumbsticks also start to tear off eventually. People have a problem with the battery life, but I don't think it's too bad. I think Sony needs to update the controller... but if they have, they never told us, which doesn't surprise me at all, it's what they do. You can download a program to use it on your pc, wirelessly if your pc supports bluetooth, which is pretty cool. The controller speaker on it is hit or miss, usually because it's not that useful. It also has volume problems in games, (probably the game's fault) because of the very loud sound that can startle you at times...
Rated 0 out of 10 by AnHiLaToR Very Innovative
As the days go by the PS4 gets closer and closer to its launch. The system will be great and so will the object that we are going to be holding for the next 6 years or so. The Dualshock 4. The Dualshock 3 has been recreated in an innovative idea. The controller has been recreated in size by making it bulkier for people who have bigger hands. Sony has redone the R2 and L2 controls making them triggers instead of round buttons. They added a new feature called the share button which lets you share your videos of gameplay just by pressing the button. It records your last 30 seconds of gameplay and uploads it to your Facebook or twitter I believe. The new coolest feature about the controller is the touch pad. In some games it will tell you to touch the touch pad to do certain objectives such as touch the pad to smash something, finger print, etc. These are the features that come equipped with the Dualshock 4. Let's hope that the release date for the PS4 comes quick so we can all be playing with the best controller out there.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ronniedonnie719 A New Controller for a New Generation
With the next generation of PlayStation coming up I picked up my "player 2" Dualshock 4 controller so I could finally see, hold, feel and experience this new controller. As someone who has been with PlayStation since the PSone this controller is definitely different. / The new design naturally rests in your hands. The LED light is gorgeous, The RE-redesigned L2 and R2 buttons are certainly an improvement. It feels more natural and no longer will you accidentally fast-forward or rewind a show you are watching on Netflix or Hulu. the analog sticks are farther apart and the newly concave rubber will require some getting used to. I also am looking forward to finally take full advantage of the controller's touch pad ,share button, and options button. / If you are a Sony or PlayStation lover and just cannot wait to experience this controller for yourself, go out and get one now! Overall the redesigned controller is definitely a joy to use.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Rendy Much improvement.
Overall, it's a huge step up from the DS3. The weight is amazing, it's really hard to go back and play my PS3 games. The pressure of the buttons and their placements are great, except for the "OPTIONS" and "SHARE" button, which are just a tad too small. I find myself hitting the pad instead way too many times. I'm sure there will be more uses for the touch pad eventually, and I'll get used to it. I bought my PS4 system on release day and I started playing again after 2 months of casually watching blu rays on it, and i found that the left analog stick is buggy. When I play Ghosts and BF4, sprinting becomes a huge issue and disadvantage. I always had good luck with Sony products, despite any failures that everyone reports, but this time, luck wasn't on my side, but Sony made it very easy for me to file a claim and replace my controller.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Maltliquor23 What a Piece of trash
I had my most recent DS4 for about 3 months. I am extremely careful with it. Over the last few days i had noticed issues with camera switching in drive club.and character switching without prompting in fifa and PES demo. all in the same direction. Or on manual replays the camera would turn without any prompting. This on top of the eroded rubber. Its bad enough the system is primarily a port machine right now but this plus rubber erosion on the controllers and the fact that the battery life is negligible are making me wish i was not an early adopter. I wish there was another option right now for controllers but sadly there arent. I would honestly rather be able to use the ps3 controller at this point. Touchpad isn't used much on what i play and at least the DS3 works.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SoLadyManyGames Oh, that's cool
I spent the past two generations with the Xbox and the 360, so when deciding to get the PS4 last year one of my biggest worries was navigating a Sony controller. To put it simply, I hated the last two. But the Dualshock 4 is really quite the cool little controller. It's completely wireless, except when charging, and no matter where you are in your house... the DS4 will flawlessly interact with your PS4. The touchpad, while originally in my opinion seemed gimmicky, using it in games that have been designed with it in mind is really fun. This is only the beginning of next-gen, but if games like Infamous are anything to go on we'll be getting a lot more interesting uses out of it. Size wise, the controller fits my hand perfectly. Not to bulky and thankfully not to small. It's a great controller, there's not much else to say.
Rated 6 out of 10 by elrev Innovative, but disappointing..
I really love the design of this controller. The touchpad and headphone jack really make this one of the best designed controllers I've ever used. However, these controllers also feel extremely cheaply made. Within only a few uses, my triggers started squeaking, which is a common complaint. Among other common complaints are the joysticks' rubber tearing, which is not from misuse or fingernails. It doesn't feel at all as durable as the Dualshock 3 does. Sadly, it feels like a step down in quality, but a step forward towards innovation. I'd also like to mention that this controller is horribly overpriced for how cheap it feels. My DS3 has taken quite the beating, but it still holds up great. The DS4 feels like a device that I'll have to be careful not to drop.
Rated 9 out of 10 by YaBoyEifert Pretty good
Overall, I have to say it is very good. It feels great in my hands, and I love the build in microphone in it. I love the touch pad feature and share button. My only complaint is the battery life, but I'm still working on ways to make it last longer.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Catman1132000 Great step forward from dualshock3.
This controller corrected most mistakes from the dualshock3. I love the feel of it as it is so comfortable and the triggers are an amazing improvement. The touchpad is great, but so far it is underused and the speaker is a pretty good feature. The light bar is a bit of a silly addition in my opinion and after a while the joy sticks wear out so you should get some thumb grips. The headphone jack in the bottom is pretty good as it allows you to use the added mono headset without having to plug it into the system itself. I feel the battery life is one of its few shortcomings as it drains rather quickly due to the stupid light bar. I feel this is an amazing improvement from the dualshock3.
Rated 9 out of 10 by salino2835 Def Need a second controller
Not only should you get another controller so two people can play. Since theres a light on the controller for the playstation camera to track it sucks up the battery ALOT faster then the dualshock 3. So unless you wanna play with it plugged into the ps4 charging every 3-4 days i suggest you buy an extra controller. Even without the playstation camera it still sucks up the battery cause the light changes depending on what game you are playing and what you are doing in the game. Killzone for instance everytime you die the controllers light changes from green to red so that must suck up the battery life having to change color and having to know that you died so it does change the color. Def worth buying