Elite-Style Licensed Third Party PS4 Controllers Announced
The PlayStation 4 has undoubtedly been winning this generation, at least in terms of console sales, up until recently. Despite this, Xbox brand loyalists have had many reasons to favor Microsoft’s current console over Sony’s. An advantage frequently mentioned in gaming circles that the Xbox One has over the PS4 is the option of the Pro controller, which the PS4 has lacked. A new announcement on Sony’s European PlayStation blog might change that. Sony has officially licensed two new controllers, the Razer Raiju and the Nacon Revolution, to compete with the Xbox One’s pro controller.
The Razer Raiju, seen above, shares a similar button and analog stick layout to the standard Sony-produced PlayStation 4 Controller. Where it deviates is the addition of audio control buttons situated below the analog sticks, as well as two extra triggers and bumpers on the back. The triggers can be removed and have a hair-trigger option to optimize rapid pressing. The controller will also let you swap between two controller profiles, should you need to switch between your customized game controls at a moment’s notice.
The Nacon Revolution, seen below, is similar in its layout to the Xbox One controller, as it switches the position of the left analog stick with the directional pad. This controller offers more features over the Raiju: such as four shortcut buttons, an eight-way directional pad, the ability to adjust the weight of the controller, and four customer profiles (as opposed to the Raiju’s two profiles).
Both of these controllers are reportedly compatible with all PS4 consoles via included 3m- long detachable USB cables, and will be available this holiday season, at least in Europe. Although there is no official confirmation, it is very possible that the Razer Raiju could see a release in the U.S., while it is not quite as likely for the Nacon Revolution to be seen at retail in the states, as Nacon mostly only focuses on European markets.
I’m quite happy with the standard PS4 controller, but it is quite nice that Sony is officially wading into the pro controller waters to give its user base an option in controller types. What do you guys think? Do you think these controllers look interesting? Would you buy them if they arrived in your region? Tell us how you feel in the comments below!
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.