Sony have revealed not one, but two new licensed PlayStation 4 controllers to hit the market before the year is out. Funnily enough, both look rather familiar, if you compare them to their Xbox rivals, but for those who switched consoles for this generation, this might be a welcomed sight.
The Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution are both much chunkier looking than the traditional design of the Dualshock controller, and the Nacon Revolution in particular mixes things up with the location of the analog thumbsticks that will really make Xbox fans feel more at home on the PS4.
The Raiju has some additional buttons at the bottom of the controller which look familiar to the audio buttons of an Xbox One headset attachment, but you can’t fault it based on its similarities as it works well and will be great for gamers to adjust the sound volume on the fly. The thumbsticks look a bit bigger as well, although I might be wrong.
The Razor Raiju includes the following features:
- 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
The Nacon Revolution includes the following 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
You can see the controllers in more detail on the PlayStation Blog here, and you can look forward to trying both controllers when they release this holiday season.