PlayStation 4 controllers arriving at retail

Reddit users posts picture of DualShock 4 in the wild at an EB Games outlet in Canada ahead of PS4 launch next month.

The PlayStation 4 does not arrive until next month, but controllers for the system are already showing up at retailers. A Reddit user (via Polygon) posted an image of DualShock 4 units on display at an EB Games outlet in Canada.

It is not clear if the controllers are available to purchase. The EB Games website has DualShock 4 controllers available to preorder for $60, though they are not available for purchase at the moment.

Earlier this week, Sony explained how it arrived at the final version of the DualShock 4 players will get their hands on with the PS4 next month.

Product planning manager Toshimasa Aoki said Sony considered "drastically changing" the controller from previous DualShock designs and even experimented with a touchscreen for the input.

Sony also created DualShock prototypes with the analog sticks placed in a similar way to the Xbox 360 controller. Aoki said Sony received feedback saying players wanted this control setup, especially for shooters. However, that stick placement "just wouldn't work" because it would break players' muscle memory, Aoki said.

The PS4 launches in North America on November 15 and in Europe on November 29.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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445 comments
Yorick Meja
Yorick Meja

Soo, it means people can buy it early. DUH.

Shane Evans
Shane Evans

Tommy Boyington Travis Coker it begins

Triton
Triton

I'm just glad they finally change the crap controller from about 20 years ago. Bout time.

aronaouran
aronaouran

So sad. Sony bribes gamespot for more PS4 publicity, and the only “positive” thing they could find is a photograph of their BUT UGLY controller. The Pathetic-Station, Extremely Pathetic

Gaz Mole Mason
Gaz Mole Mason

HAHA!! so you would rather go wit ha company who was going to rip you off and then changes everything quicker then i change my boxers.. seriously mate good luck with you xbox one because it'll do one thing for you and BREAK!!!

Jacob Leyva
Jacob Leyva

Since when does Ted have anything to do with video games?

Kei Dexter Grif
Kei Dexter Grif

I don't see the point in getting a ps4 controller to replace the ps3 controller I already have.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

I guess its only in Canada since I just went to my local Gamestop and there is no PS4 controllers being sold

Cas Sanchez
Cas Sanchez

Look at that dumb ass screen on the controller, they did that just to make it a normal size controller. Lol

Kevin Luhrs
Kevin Luhrs

"HAHAHA ZOMBIE APOCLYPSE SO FUNNEH" How original.

Scott Wilcox
Scott Wilcox

Its nice that DUALSHOCK is available at launch this time instead of having to wait months for it lol

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

They're for sale in Canada. The EB I went to had them out, and the Sony rep was there setting up displays and had one out the box you could mess with.

Ben Treseder
Ben Treseder

I would buy one early just to get my hands on it. Planning on buying a second controller anyway as my mates preordered too late and have missed out on the first batch. It'll be PS4 game sessions at my place

Kelwin Lieng
Kelwin Lieng

Huh that's funny... Sony said they're gonna remove the touchpad. What's their problem?

Pieter Cristiaan Barnard
Pieter Cristiaan Barnard

haha william it has been proven over and over that a gamers brain power evolves atleast 10x more powerful then the average person,most billion doller companies today are run by......(drum role) gamers, most new and great ideas comes from gamers,you really think speed,agility and strength will make you win againts zombies, or anything else for that matter, if you dont have the brain power to go with it,it becomes "useless"

velvethammer2000
velvethammer2000

I'd probably buy one now just to see what it's like... even though I'm not getting the system until next year.

Tommy Mcdaniel Jr
Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

ill prolly get a ps4 around christmas. .... or before neaw years. i just wanna watch people tear there throats out for the console. lol

Gabe Chorley
Gabe Chorley

Is saying good stuff about the Xbox one really worth the money that Microsoft is paying you?

Agito Yoshiro
Agito Yoshiro

The Xbox one would be moving backwards not Sony. Oh the moronic logic luis has, I only wish I could turn my mind into pure fantasy to escape the bitter truth a quarter of how good he can

Garrett James Monson
Garrett James Monson

Don't know if you heard but PS4 controllers work on the PC and Playstation 3 soooo there is your point.

Christian Wells
Christian Wells

The controllers are compatible with PC. They released them early so people could start to get a feel for them and give feedback.

Jared Sosa
Jared Sosa

accessories aren't street dated. we can sell them already. just the console and games need to wait

Hop103
Hop103

What's so hard with registering a GS account, plus abandon Facebook, it's going to end up being full of snuff videos, they allow them now.

juboner
juboner

I dont want any facebookers in my gamespot, makes me think of cartman singing i dont want any minorities in my waterpark

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

looking at that picture in top, I have to say that the store is unorganized. The accessories and games are mixed with other platforms.

Adam Reaper
Adam Reaper

go troll somewhere else you little bitch

iampenguin
iampenguin

The packaging does not do justice to the controllers.

Jed Powell
Jed Powell

Just like with the unvielings, oh Sony trololol

Rodrigo Macedo
Rodrigo Macedo

I've heard that DualShock 4 will work on PC. Is it true?

Anh Pham
Anh Pham

I will buy one, then connecting it to my PC to play video games with eyefinity. Master race is still master race :3.

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

@Triton  

DS3 crap ?... maybe in fanboy land when you don't own the PS3 but in reality there is nothing wrong with it. Better deadzone and better quality analogue sticks make it a better quality controller over the 360's in my eyes.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

@Kelwin Lieng

Apparently, you're too stupid to know the difference between a "touchpad" and a "touchscreen" and didn't read the article about it correctly.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@juboner I watched that episode for the first time the other day. Felt the need to heave a few times, lol.

RicanV
RicanV moderator

@freedom01 It's EB/Gamestop. Organization was never their best work.