It has to be said that Sony absolutely delivered a fantastic controller with the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4. For many, it’s the best controller that has ever been released. I love it, but the GameCube pad takes some beating. Some of you will disagree and label the DualShock 4 as junk when compared to the most recent Xbox pad, and I’ll respect your opinion, as, after all, it’s about whatever works for you. Whatever pad is your favorite there can be no denying how satisfying it is to rip open the packaging on a brand new, fancy colored controller, whatever the console.
If you’re a PlayStation owner and you’ve been looking at getting a new pad, best to hold fire briefly as Sony has announced a collection of fan-favorite DualShock 4 colors are making a comeback this month. The announcement has revealed that Berry Blue, Red Camouflage, Rose Gold and Steel Black will all be making a comeback this month, meaning there are plenty of options now available.
Take a look at the announcement from Sony to whet your appetite:
Sure, it’s not the same as designing your own, but there are some lovely DualShock 4 varieties on offer. Personally, I still run with my Crystal variety as after buying it in Hiroshima (before a Western release) and bringing it up a mountain in boiling temperatures, I’ve become quite attached to it. That’s a story for another day though.
All these pads are priced at $64.99, although a classic black pad will set you back $59.99 if you want to be boring. Let us know if you plan to buy a new DualShock 4, and be sure to tell us what color you want, or what color you currently use. Be warned though, if you’re looking for a new pad as a spare for your upcoming PlayStation 5 purchase, don’t bother as the DualShock 4 will not be compatible with any PS5 games.
It’s a shame, but it’s nice to see some PS4 pads get one final hurrah.