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Will there be an alternate controller for the PS4 that resembles the current Xbox controller?

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Hey guys! This is my first post ever on here, so please excuse me if I do something wrong.

 

Anyway, as my signature says, I am currently an avid Xbox 360 gamer. I know, I know, BOOO!!! But as soon as I get the money, I'll be making the switch to the better console for this next generation, the PlayStation 4! My only problem is the controller. I have big hands and they have never fit comfortably on any of the PlayStation controllers because the grips/handles are too short and the analog sticks are too close together. Is there any chance that there will be a controller for the PlayStation 4 that resembles the Xbox controller, in terms of analog stick placement and bigger handles?! I'm just curious. Thank you in advance for any help! Smiley Very Happy

 

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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 8, 2014

There will probably be a third party one. It wont be up to snuff with the real Dualshock 4 though.

 

Hoenstly, I've never had a problem with either, unit now. The xbox one controller is to puffy for my hands, much like the original xbox and gamecube controllers. Even on the PS4 I fidn the grips rather long. But thats just me Smiley Tongue 

 

Also, congrats on the PS4! and welcome to the dark side Smiley Wink

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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 8, 2014
Have you tried the dualshock 4 yet? Sony improved on the controller a lot
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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 9, 2014
The ds4 is actually bigger than the x1 controller by a small margin. Should fit a lot more comfortably than any of the first 3 generations of ps controllers. Also with the touchpad I don't know if it is going to be possible for third parties to recreate a xbox looking type controller.
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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 9, 2014

Suddenly everyone is Andre the Giant?

 

Seriously, go down to Best Buy and check out the PS4 kiosk and try out the controller.

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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 9, 2014
The DS3 had this problem and fixed it with the DS4.
Go to gamestop and try the PS4 controller. its perfect.
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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 9, 2014
I switched over from the 360 and must say the PS4 controller is a lot more comfortable to me. I have rather large hands and have no problems with it. The only thing that will probably throw you off is going to be the d-pad. It took me a couple days to get use to it.
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Re: Alternate Analog Stick Layout? (PS4)

Feb 9, 2014

The Dualshock 4 is only a couple of millimeters bigger than the DS3. The change is barely noticeable. It seems it's not the actual size of the controller, it's the IDEA that it's "bigger".

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The change is extremely noticable are you kidding me? Put the ds3 and ds4 side by side
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DS3 vs DS4

 

The face is slightly bigger, and the dog ears are longer. Other than that, the button layout and the sticks are relatively in the same places.

 

You would be surprised what the power of suggestion can do. The biggest complaint was that it hasn't changed, and not it has, albeit retaining many fo the same characteristics.

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