Best PS4 Controllers

Updated February 2019
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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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