Whereas the PS4 controller boasts a design that has largely endured via 4 console generations, it might not be superb for gamers with small palms. Sony is fixing that immediately by introducing three new compact controllers. Every of the three comes from a special third-party producer, and every has been formally licensed by Sony.
To get just a little extra particular, two are designated as compact controllers, whereas the third is a “mini gamepad.” Sony says that these controllers will probably be an excellent answer for individuals who have small palms in addition to those that have a “distinctive grip.” No matter your causes are for needing one, these controllers ought to supply a change of tempo over the usual DualShock four.
First up is the Nacon Wired Compact Controller. Like all the opposite controllers on this assortment, this one affords the total vary of core controls – two triggers; two bumpers; twin thumbsticks with L3/R3 performance; share, choice, and PS buttons; and 4 motion buttons. Nacon’s controller particularly affords a contextual LED gentle that provides up in-game data in supported titles. The Nacon Wired Compact Controller will probably be obtainable subsequent month in black, grey, orange, and purple, will illuminated choices in purple, inexperienced, and blue.
Subsequent we now have the @PLAY Wired Compact Controller. This one is probably most like the usual DualShock four in its design, and it doesn’t toss something further into the combo apart from its compact structure. Core controls are all current, and just like the compact controller from Nacon, @PLAY’s includes a stereo headset jack, contact pad, vibration motors, and a 3m cable.
Lastly, we come to probably the most distinctive controller of the bunch: the HORI Wired Mini Gamepad. In distinction to the compact controller from @PLAY, this seems nothing like an ordinary DualShock four. Designed for use by younger gamers, the Mini Gamepad truly doesn’t have the room for a full-sized touchpad – as a substitute, you’ll press the contact pad button on the face of the machine after which use the thumbsticks to simulate contact gestures.
For now, these controllers have solely been confirmed on the European PlayStation Weblog, with no point out of them on its US counterpart. The HORI Mini Gamepad will probably be first out of the gate, launching within the EU on November 6. It’ll be adopted by the choices from Nacon and @PLAY in November and December, respectively. We’ll hold an eye fixed out for phrase on whether or not or not these are coming to the US, so keep tuned for extra.