Customer Reviews

1,389
4.4 out of 5 stars
Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 - Jet Black (PS4)
Colour: Jet BlackChange
Price:£36.27+£2.92shipping
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2015
Product is brand new, works very good and the red and black colour just gives that extra feel for gaming. Also looks awesome with the black ps4.
Very good purchase highly recommend!
review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 7 December 2013
This controller is exactly what I wanted. It feels and looks amazing and I really enjoy using it. I wanted this controller to be something different from the ordinary PS3 controller (Next-Gen) and this is exactly what It is. Firstly there is the new touchpad. It looks very smart on the controller and it works surprisingly well. It is simple to use but adds a very nice touch to the gaming experience, I always like it when I have to press it, especially in Killzone Shadowfall when you use it to alter your bot.

Next is the analog sticks. The raised edges mean that your fingers do not slide off and they are well positioned so that they feel very comfortable, unlike the PS3 controller which some people complained the analog sticks weren't well positioned and they felt uncomfortable.

Then there's the triggers. They are slightly curved and I have no problems with them, they feel perfect. I also love the share button, it is simple to use and is very effective and I love sharing gameplay and watching my friends gameplay!

Overall I really do recommend this controller. It feels incredible as it rests in your hands and it adds a great touch to the next-gen experience. I couldn't ask for anything more from this fantastic controller and it passed my high expectations by a mile!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2015
Good looking product but disappointed it does not come with a charger which should have been specified as this is not cheap
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2015
As a PC Gamer I have a long list of peripherals to choose from. After using my 360 controller for years it finally gave up on me (D-Pad knackered and Lots of play in the thumb sticks.) so i thought i'd try both the PS4 and Xbox One offerings before confirming my replacement.

The PS4 Controller itself doesn't come with a USB cable or official driver support for PC. But any tech-savvy person should have a few cables lying around and 3rd party software (DS4Windows) is readily available.

As soon as I had it in my hands I could immediately feel the improvements from DS3; The controller felt stronger, sturdier, slightly larger and overall has a more premium feel to it. The now concaved thumbsticks have been widened apart and as a result feels more ergonomic then ever before, and if like me you have slightly larger hands, the increased width really is a godsend.

The D-Pad hasn't changed by way of design, but when pressed feel more responsive, and you get a more satisfying 'click' then before. The rear triggers (L2/R2) have done away with the sloped design and are finally recessed correctly. No more slipping off the triggers or not fully depressing without realizing it. Start/Select have now moved outwards to accomodate the touchpad. These feel a little weird and I often find myself having to look at the controller to find them, they feel as if Sony put them there as an afterthought. But given the little use they will get whilst gaming its not really a big deal.

The touchpad: Well seeing as I don't own a PS4 myself i'm not sure what the intended use is, but the DS4Windows software allows me to use it for the mouse cursor and click, similar to a laptop. This is absolutely the best new feature of this controller. I use it all the time to browse the web or when in Steam Big Picture mode, completely eliminating the need to move from my sofa to keyboard. You can also re-program any and all of the buttons, or use the touchpad in any other way (D-Pad, screen swipe, etc..).

I really haven't found a use for the lightbar yet but I assume its some kind of mood lightning for PS4 games, at the moment i've just got it set to pulsate the colours of the rainbow, because why not?

Pros:
-Super Ergonomic
-Premium Feel
-Rechargeable
-No need for expensive accessories (i'm looking at you microsoft)
-Bluetooth
-Responsive triggers and buttons
-Incredibly useful touchpad
-Concave thumbsticks

Cons:
-Start/Select were an afterthought
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
26 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2014
I bought this controller intending to connect it to my Windows computer for retro gaming (I really like the D-Pad on Sony controllers) and the odd modern title here and there.

For that purpose, it fits the role magnificently. I can't find fault with this controller's design; it fits really well in my large hands and the buttons I need are easily reachable/press-able.

Unfortunately, the build quality leaves something to be desired. I'm not an intense gamer - I only play a few days every week, and for one or two hours at a time. The rubber coating on the left joystick has already started peeling off, which is quite worrying as I've not used it as much as the D-Pad. From web research this appears to be a common occurrence with the controller.

It's a shame, because it's really the only issue I personally have with this controller.
44 commentsWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 May 2015
This is one of the best accessories I have bought for the ps4. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 20 July 2015
My PS3 Controller was slowly failing , the arrow keys where firing at random ( and trust me this makes dark souls very hard to play, especially when it unequipped your shield mid fight :P. The inevitable happened and it failed completely so it got what was coming to it. As i play on PC and use this for games that are better with a pad i saw no reason to go for the older design, and boy was i glad i upgraded to the DualShock 4, its far far far better built that the Dual Sock 3 and the shower button are much nicer, i do prefer the old analog stick but i am used to them now. It reminds me of my original Analog ( not dual sock 1) pad from my PS1 the HUGE one! Very well built indeed! love it. And today i find out i can use it on my PS3 as well ( however i never use it :P) .

http://ds4windows.com is the driver for PC users.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 4 April 2014
I received this as a present because they heard me complaining about finding a good controller for my custom Steam Box. The person who bought it for me knew exactly what to get! Using the DS4 to Xinput tool, setting it and Steam Big Picture to run on Windows boot, I had a controller that could quickly turn into a mouse where necessary, thanks to the touch pad. Great for PC.

However, it is quite irritating that Sony has added support for this controller on the VitaTV, but not on PS3. While some PS3 games do support it (mainly HD remakes and some others), it must be plugged in all the time and the PS button does not work.

tl;dr Getting it for PC = download DS4 Xinput to get it to work with most games, getting it for PS4 = plug it in, getting it for PS3 = wait for Sony to make a patch to add support.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 30 December 2014
just your bog standard official controller, mine came and only had Spanish on the packaging and documentation(strange as i bought it from the uk amazon site!), looked as though it was the south American version which makes me a little nervous as to it's legitimacy but i'm sure it's fine.

i can also report on my old official controller i had the same problem as a lot of people are reporting here with the rubber coming away from the analogue stick! i bought these to put over them ORB Controller Thumb Grips 4-Pack (PS4) these worked great but i agree the problem shouldn't exist!

My controller left analogue no longer allows me to run while playing destiny so i had to buy another one, all in all pretty poor compared to the ps3 one that i never had an issue with in the years i had the console.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2014
At the time, I was forced to order this colour controller as Black and White were out of stock, and the others didn't seem appealing.

To say I am impressed is an understatement. Obviously it's just a controller, and DualShock 4 controllers are simply the best controllers to date, but the colour profile on these including the black/blue contrasting adds a nice level of detail that I love.

In addition, I'm sure it's just some form of strange effect, but the materials feel of higher quality on this controller than that found in the standard black DS4 controllers. It may be due to the blue coating or something to that effect, but it makes the controller feel all that more special to stand out from the rest.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See all 20 answered questions

     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed


 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.