Blue PS4 Controller Coming to United States This Fall, No Word on Magma Red

New color configuration making its way to the US later this year.

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The previously announced Wave Blue PlayStation 4 controller will be available in the United States starting this fall, Sony has announced. There's still no word, however, on when the Magma Red controller will be available stateside. Currently, both new color configurations are available only in Japan (though you can pay extra to import them if you really want to).

In addition to the standard Black, Wave Blue, and Magma Red PS4 controllers, special Urban Camouflage and Glacier White gamepads are in the works. These are expected to launch this year for the regular $60 price.

The Glacier White PS4 controller goes on sale this September alongside the special $450 white Destiny PS4 bundle, which includes a 500GB system and a copy of Bungie's new game. By comparison, Microsoft only offers standard black Xbox One systems and controllers, though there are rumors that a white unit might be introduced someday.

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Discussion

97 comments
Mindwipe77
Mindwipe77

i want a purple one, my favorite color

phenomfawaz
phenomfawaz

I would have liked a Navy Blue PS4 batter.

mr_azim
mr_azim

Will the thumbstick grip pads be able to last more than a month?

prime_l
prime_l

On a side note: Why didn't Sony switch the left analogue stick with the d-pad? Would of made the controller so much better. The controller is pretty much my only complaint with the PS4.

BlueSky555
BlueSky555

i had blue one. i bought from Taiwan

rob19ny
rob19ny

Looks so sexy. I want it.

pgl163
pgl163

I saw the blue one in the shop months ago

Furwings
Furwings

Dang I wanted the Red one!

mjc0961
mjc0961

Ugly.  Color the entire thing or don't bother.  Why do I want a half blue half black controller? 


If you're only willing to color half the controller, I'm only willing to pay half the retail price.  How does that sound, Sony?

rmiller365
rmiller365

Ever since the PS2 I have always liked the silver controllers.

magus334
magus334

Why does it take until Fall for a blue controller?

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

hope they fix the cheap rubber on the sticks so I don't have to buy third-party covers for them

jarusa
jarusa

hold out for the clear one

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Why does anyone care? I mean when I was a kid I remember using stickers and all that on the old NES controller but I am not 10 anyone like MOST gamers who own their systems.

horosavinXX
horosavinXX

wow. blue. that's a groundbreaking achievement.

insidious208
insidious208

I bought a magma red off ebay $10 less than the normal ds4.

Sohaim
Sohaim

my son would love that blue one

xantufrog
xantufrog

Looks really nice, although maybe goes better with the arctic white console that is coming out ("artistic contrast" or somesuch)?

silversix_
silversix_

for the love of fuk why can't they release 5+ colors day one? Why do we have to wait 1 year to receive a color? Da fk? Is it too hard to add paint that isn't black?

DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

I don't like red, I used to like blue, but I have so many things in blue that I'm sick of it now. Isn't some other color, like green or something?

pork7
pork7

The fact that Sony makes controllers in different colors is racist! Anyone who buys a controller that is a different color is racist! I bet all of you are racists!!! Quit being so racist!


- Compliments of CNN and other government controlled media - 

balrogbane
balrogbane

But when will we see pus-yellow, dog turd-brown, or rainbow-vomit colors.

gajbutler
gajbutler

The White PS4 looks great but white is the worst colour to get, it always discolours over time.

golden1elite
golden1elite

That is one thing I have never been able to stomach.  The playstation controllers thumb stick positioning is messed up and my thumbs always slip off.  If I was a short Japanese guy working for sony, or 12 yrs old my hands would be small enough.  :-( 

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

a new colour? As a Real Gamer I'm outraged!

Gomtor
Gomtor

I have the blue one and it look very nice.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

Wow, what is this 1996? I haven't seen this many colors on a system since N64. And it's only a year old. I can see an anniversary edition color or a color to match a super awesome game launch but, just throwing colors out there for the heck of it makes it seem frivolous. What the heck is Sony smoking these days? Maybe they should come out with a Tie-Dye console. "Pinch me, I'm streaming". lol.

mr_azim
mr_azim

@prime_l Because nobody wants an XBox reversed controller............ it doesn't make it "better" at all.

mr_azim
mr_azim

@jarusa There won't be a clear one.  Blue, Silver, Camo.

chugnug419
chugnug419

@pork7 I guess if I buy the camouflage controller I'm aiding the military industrial complex?

jake198624
jake198624

@balrogbane  Brown and Pink together are really under utilized colors. The fact that it looks so bad makes it good kind of thing? No? No one?

motopramaus
motopramaus

@XxXDarkness0XxX@inshapevape It's never wired, cable only charges it. Unlike the PS3 which was "wired" when you plug in the cable. But the DS4 doesn't send data via the USB cable on PS4 (does on PC though).


This is why the MLG people aren't happy, PS4 can't be used for tournaments (can't have that many bluetooth devices in one room) and the pro's only use lag free wired controllers anyway.


Not sure what Sony are doing here, not cool.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

You do know that MS also has variation of colors for their controller

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@freedom01  Yes, and they're just as ugly imo. Idk, I like black. Everything that has to do with my entertainment system is black except for my SNES, NES and N64. Have the Ice Blue N64. They all stick out like sore thumbs. Idk why anyone would want a white or blue PS4 or controller. Ugh.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

@rorytmeadows @freedom01 black and titanfall edition, and not only on the X-1, even 360 just resently got a new color design

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@freedom01  The 360 had some ugly colors too. My daughter has a red system and controller and my son has a silver/grey controller and another gold controller. Fugly. Just fugly.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator moderator

@bdrtfm @freedom01 I would agree, I never liked the color choices for the 360 controller, but thats just about my preference in colors, I just like simple colors and none of those camo or chrome designs that the 360 had, same thing would go with the PS3 controllers.