PlayStation 4 photo gallery

Get your first close-up look at Sony's new DualShock controller and camera system for the PlayStation 4.

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Some gamers were disappointed Sony stopped short of showing off its new console at today's New York PlayStation 4 event. The good news is that the company has released high-resolution images of its redesigned DualShock controller, and the accompanying camera system used to track the new input device. Check out our gallery below.

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Discussion

195 comments
buccomatic
buccomatic

this controller is garbage. the basic design is almost 20 years old.

sony needs to make something truly next gen (or at least current gen), they need to get with the times and put the left thumbstick where the d-pad is and delegate the d-pad to a secondary option that is used only for switching weapons and various other tasks while gaming. if they don't do this the whole ps4 is going to be a colossal fail.

superiorNilly
superiorNilly

Controller looks great, can't wait to try it out.

dddrad
dddrad

look fantastic , good job Sony 

but the work of the touch pad  not very clear to me,   and where is the start , select button , may be it will be included in the touch pad .


jark888
jark888

Sony product design is still far behind Apple's. Yes, I'm talking about the new PS eye camera.

jark888
jark888

Are those microphone or speaker holes at the controller front? Any idea?

pqwoei
pqwoei

The trigger buttons need to change, they shouldn't hold the PS4 controller up when you put it down. Everything else looks good

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

Looks amazing and I can't wait to use it...My only problem? WHERE THE F*CK IS MY START BUTTON D;!

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

Looks pretty nice :-)   Good that they didnt mess with the design too much. Improved control sticks, improved triggers, slick looking touch pad...  I like it!

BTW is that a small speaker or a mic (underneath the touch pad)?    They didnt say much about it at the press conference.

mokalid
mokalid

now everybody will make a gameplay video on youtube

eyeball2452
eyeball2452

I saw PS4 in the title and assumed there'd be a photo of the actual console.

buccomatic
buccomatic

dpad is a fail.

why no left thumbstick instead?


triggers are a fail.

where are the triggers? they only give half a trigger??


counterintuitive and antiquated controller design leftover from 1995 = fail.





chun-IDGAF-li
chun-IDGAF-li

ok so lets recap, 1 share button 1 options button 1 touchpad 1 flashlight 2 fat cocks. ok and where is the pause button? or ill have to shit in my pants so the enemies wont kill me?

grandfoharar
grandfoharar

I'm still thinking that the XBOX 360  controller is much better than PS's.

Especially when playing Shooter games. and more heavier and this is good for controlling '

eloymym
eloymym

I can't find a reasonable use for the Blue Led right now, and is not impressive considering that is nothing really new. Could be made for PS3.

Halloll
Halloll

I was hoping for a mute cursing kids button

Kurushio
Kurushio

I think the share button will actually be pretty awesome. I cant count how many times ive played GTA when something awesome happened that i would have loved to be able to record and share it with my friends. Plus it could really help stop glitchers and cheaters on online games if you can record them easily cheating while playing and help patch games to fix it.

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

I'm glad Start/Select never lived to see this day...

badwedgie00
badwedgie00

I don't care too much for a SHARE button, but where's the PAUSE button?

CP2077
CP2077

what are they going to do for texting same thing that plugs in they had for PS3 will it have mouse and keyboard support ?

CP2077
CP2077

there is also a small speaker it looks like in the middle of the controller or maybe a microphone? might be better then the kids you get screaming into the mic that is glued to there head.

JusXice
JusXice

the controller looks awesome 

has the same look, i noticed it has some grip support on the side nice nice, and a share button? hmmm interesting, wireless but i see an output maybe rechargeable, option button okay???? where the start and back button????  

Y-U-NO
Y-U-NO

Hope we can use the touchpad for FPS games

Goddammitj
Goddammitj

It looks like an improvement to me, but I still dont like the analogue stick placement. Maybe it will work better now with the bigger controller, but Im not optimistic.

armodillo17
armodillo17

I think I will really like the new dpad and thumbsticks (along with their slightly altered placement), but what exactly is that touchpad for? Is it also a display? 

Y-U-NO
Y-U-NO

Where is the SELECT/START Buttons?

Stardust7
Stardust7

@buccomatic That what I was trying to say ,but my english is not good :)..D--pad is only good for 2D fighting games and too bad for any other kind of game, if compared to the thumbstick ...

Fulminatory
Fulminatory

@chun-IDGAF-li I'm pretty sure on picture 5 you can see a 'start' and 'options' button. So, I'm assuming one of those are the pause button.

SJ-92klov
SJ-92klov

@chun-IDGAF-li probably the old "select" and "start" button functionality from the PS1 and PS2 will be on the touchpad...maybe?

buccomatic
buccomatic

@eloymym i agree. they have used the same basic controller design for every playstation for almost 20 years now.


they need to make a true next gen controller but it seems sony is stuck in the 90's.

Dogswithguns
Dogswithguns

@badwedgie00 The SHARE button is the SELECT button. and the OPTION button is the START.. depends on what page you were on. but that's just my guess.

CP2077
CP2077

maybe a smart phone app that connects to to PS4 for texting friends in game? its something that bugs me about consoles they never seam to get that part right. I don't want to talk random strangers with a head set half the time I can't hear them right or understand them typing can be more clear sometimes

Halloll
Halloll

@Y-U-NO on my Xperia |Play I could use the analog touch pad as a mouse, works better for FPS than normal analog sticks. but that won't happen on PS4, what they could do is a hybrid analog and pointer using the light-par and camera giving a control scheme similar to Uncharted Golden abyss (used acceleration instead of camera) where you look around with the analog and aim with the pointer. 

CP2077
CP2077

@armodillo17 i think the touchpad will be used much the same way you use a touch screen on a smart phone only you will be looking at your TV not the controller

CP2077
CP2077

@Y-U-NO don't need them they have a options button I see that being used to pause the game, and what has the select button been used for in the last decade?

Crash76Y
Crash76Y

@warhawk-smakaho @buccomatic   

I myself have always preferred the comfort of the 360 controller, but the dualshock 4 looks sick.  It looks high end compared with the 360 controller and completely blows the DS3 away.

This thing looks extremely comfortable and I personally cannot wait to use it.

Sony is coming to fight this time.

Y-U-NO
Y-U-NO

@Magma45@Y-U-NOLike a laptop touchpad ,would be easier to aim with the touchpad than with those analog buttons