Sony Introduces New Third-Party PS4 Controllers

Sony's bundled PS4 controller is very good, but some players want more from a controller. The official products are often expensive and don't offer any additional features, so users tend to purchase third-party controllers. Now, they have more choices.

Sony has officially licensed two third-party manufacturers to develop "pro controllers" for the PS4. The first is from the popular company Razer and is called Razer Raiju, while the second is the Nacon Revolution. Both have very different design and offer much more than the standard controller. They are expected to be launched this holiday season, but there is no word on pricing just yet.

Razer Raiju highlights:

  • 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

Nacon Revolution Pro Controller highlights:

  • 46 degree 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