There are no activities that the best PS4 controllers available don’t improve. That’s why you need to add one to your shopping list.
All PS4 consoles include a DualShock 4 Controller, but it’s not always the right way to control the system. Fighting game lovers prefer big buttons, and the DualShock 4’s buttons are small. The controller’s joysticks work well in racing games, but they can’t match the familiarity of a racing wheel that has pedals for acceleration and braking. The DualShock 4 Controller easily confuses people who simply want to enjoy Netflix.
The best PS4 controllers have the buttons you need for the activities you like to do. It’s easier to steer a Formula 1 racecar in Grand Turismo Sport if you have a steering wheel and pedals. PS4 fight sticks have bigger buttons so that you can concentrate on your combos in Street Fighter and not your finger positioning. With a PS4 Media Remote, every family member can watch PlayStation Vue and YouTube without getting confused by the DualShock 4 controller’s extra bumpers and buttons.
Even the controllers that don’t do those things are a good investment because they can save you money. If you ruin a thumb stick’s surface, you can buy a pack of them and add them to your controller. With the DualShock 4, you’re stuck buying a new controller.
Here are the best PS4 controllers in 2017. These accessories can greatly improve your gaming and entertainment experience on Sony’s living room console.
Best PS4 Controllers of 2017
- EMIO Elite PS4 Controller
- Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel
- Coloware DualShock 4 Controller
- Scuf Infinity4PS Pro Controller
- Universal Media Remote for PS4
- Razer Panthera Arcade Stick for PS4
EMIO Elite PS4 Controller- $89
The EMIO Elite PS4 Controller is for PS4 gamers envious of Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Controller.
The two certainly share a design. The EMIO Elite’s body is black, with grips along the bottom edges that help you keep the controller firmly in your hands. Removable paddles are on the back of the controller, also like the Xbox Elite Controller.
Each paddle is programmable so that you can avoid using the buttons on the controller’s face. This cuts down on response times and regular wear. Trigger locks and a silver dish direction pad speed up your response times in a firefight.
EMIO sells the Elite PS4 Controller for $89.99 online. This package includes four back paddles, two pairs of joystick covers and one nine-foot USB cable for charging.