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Best PS4 Controllers

Updated December 2018
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  • 5 Models Considered
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 159 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Any gamer knows that if the controller is uncomfortable or doesn’t respond, it can ruin the entire gaming experience. Sony’s PlayStation 4 came out in 2013 and has been a hit ever since. PS4 controllers can be wired or wireless, though some claim that wireless models can cause lags when playing. Some PS4 controllers come with analog sticks while others have D-pads. Some have controls for specific types of games, such as steering wheels and pedals for driving games. Perhaps the most important consideration with a PS4 controller is that it be comfortable to hold with buttons that are convenient to access during intense gaming. The controller also needs to respond quickly so that game performance doesn’t suffer due to latency.

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      Web Producer
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      Katie
      Editorial Director
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      Samantha
      Writer

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