PlayStation 20th Anniversary DualShock 4 Getting Standalone Release in September

Soon you can buy the classic PS1-styled controller for your PS4.

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The PlayStation 20th Anniversary DualShock 4 controller will be available to purchase standalone in September, PlayStation Europe has confirmed.

The controller, which is styled to look like the PS1 pad, was previously only available as part of the limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 console bundle.

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Sony has confirmed it will be available across Europe in September, but has not yet officially announced a North American release.

Online retailer Amazon, however, is listing the controller for pre-order, suggesting it will also be available in the territory soon.

Sporting the classic PlayStation grey colour, the controller also has the red, yellow, and blue PlayStation logo on the DualShock 4's home button.

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Unlike the controllers in the PS4 bundle, however, the Touchpad will feature its normal dots, instead of the iconic PlayStation button shapes.

Originally, only 12,300 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles were produced. The online auction for the very first one, dubbed the world's rarest PlayStation 4, ended at ¥15.135 million, or about $129,000.

Sony released the 20th Anniversary PS4 in December 2014 to celebrate the original PlayStation's launch in Japan in December 1994. Units sold out in a matter of minutes.

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ramtracker42

Sony is really cocky these days with a 10 million unit lead over xbox. I can buy a new controller for xbox @ 59.99 / PS4 controller jumped to 74.99!! + 13% tax / 85 dollars for a new controller is ridiculous!

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Terminator95

@ramtracker42: To bad you wasted your money on the LOSING system.

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Frank_Castle

@ramtracker42 said:

Sony is really cocky these days with a 10 million unit lead over xbox. I can buy a new controller for xbox @ 59.99 / PS4 controller jumped to 74.99!! + 13% tax / 85 dollars for a new controller is ridiculous!

What?

I can buy a new PS4 controller on Amazon right now for $52.92

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oobaka1967

@frank_castle said:

What?

I can buy a new PS4 controller on Amazon right now for $52.92

$52.92 American

I suspect ramtracker42 is Canadian

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@ramtracker42: False. And on top of that, X1's new controller costs half the price of the damn system. Defend that.

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Jameson420

@reduc_ab_: That's the Xbox Elite controller, so it's not false, It's normal controllers are 59.99 still. Modded controllers always cost more go look up Scuf controllers and try to make a Xbox One controller for less than 150 that has all the options the Microsoft elite has and get back to me. You act like all Xbox controllers are now 150 bucks which is false..

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ramtracker42

@reduc_ab_:

I live in canada, our prices are different, at this time I am correct.

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Xristophoros

@ramtracker42: i live in canada, too. the reason the price went up is because of the shitty value of our dollar. $60us = $74.38can (at the moment) so the asking price of the controller is in line with the american price... BUT, what has me worried is that our games will soon be priced at $80can which makes no sense whatsoever since they are still locked at $60us. essentially, we are paying a $5can premium on something that is already far too expensive as it is. is the average consumer going to shell out $80 for a game so easily? i won't.

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bubba_1988

@Xristophoros: When I got my PS3 controllers were 54.99CAD. When PS4 was released DS4s were priced at 59.99CAD and this remained consistent up until Sony "raised product prices to reflect global currencies". So when they did that the DS4 rose to 65.99CAD. And then out of now where DS4s are now 74.99CAD! It's total BS.

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Xristophoros

yup, it makes no sense... i noticed that a ps4 controller on amazon.com currently goes for $53usd... converted to cad would be $65.... and yet, on amazon.ca and bestbuy.ca, they are going for $75. we are in fact paying a $10 premium on controllers which is unfounded.

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@Xristophoros: I'm always hearing about shitty prices in Canada. I'd say import, but then that would cost a pretty penny with extra costs.

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ramtracker42

@Xristophoros:

Funny when our dollar was on par with the green back, we still paid more than the USA. Canada retail is a ripoff!!

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Xristophoros

@ramtracker42: you are absolutely right about that. canadians always get gyped in the marketplace... when the ps4 price jumped from $399can to $450can that was a sad day.

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ramtracker42

@Xristophoros:

Glad I got mine the 1st week it was out at 399.99 / Should have bought a second controller when it was 59.99.

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ramtracker42

@Xristophoros:

The issue is the xbox1 controller is still priced @ 59.99 it did not jump like sony.

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Xristophoros

@ramtracker42: yes, sony decided to update their prices based on the exchange rates... microsoft would have done the same thing if not for their weak performance in the marketplace. they can and likely will update their prices soon enough, though.

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@ramtracker42: False. Canada is not a place.

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DaVillain-

@reduc_ab_: No cause it belongs to us U.S.

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Xristophoros

@davillain-: haha... thankfully our quality of life and government policies are far superior to that of the united states... you are living in one of the most poverty stricken, neediest and segregated (of the first world countries) on the planet. i wouldn't say that is something to be proud of.

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@Xristophoros: The U.S. is a crazy place. Richest of the rich all over the place, and yet people starve in the streets. Crime is insane, especially in the big cities, but it's everywhere. The populace puts maniacs in political positions. Private militias hide in the woods. Everything is soaked in high fructose corn syrup and about 7000 chemicals. The NSA watches everything you do; the CIA has a hand in everything you do. Anyone with half a brain left that lives here must fight some nasty paranoia.

But damn, the women are something else.

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bubba_1988

@reduc_ab_: The same could be said for Canada minus the the guns and militias of course.

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DaVillain-

@Xristophoros: Hope not at all. I maybe U.S but that doesn't make me a patriotic guy but my last post was meant to be more of a joke. I forgot to put lol.

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IAmMcGruber

@Xristophoros: I'm proud

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Xristophoros

@iammcgruber: it's your home, be proud if you like... surely there are far worse places to be. i just get tired of all the canadian wisecracks i see around here...

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cboye18

Will the MGSV PS4 limited edition come with mechanical buttons?

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ChiefFreeman

SlaceWuffAlpha, speak for yourself. I think the Dual Shock 4 is one of the best controllers ever made. The launch models did have a problem with rubber wearing off the analog sticks in some cases (mine is still fine), but the problem was rectified. All the conventional controllers of this generation - including the Xbox One and Wii U pro controller - are great.

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SpaceWuffAlpha

No one's gonna want this fugly piece of hardware sh.. with failure sticks!

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@spacewuffalpha: Nobody except....thirty million people. Stay salty fanboy.

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doctorhino

Just looks like the batman controller with a different playstation button on it.. kind of eh

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PutASpongeOn

@doctorhino: But it's standalone, batman one isn't.


Honestly I'd buy the mgs controller over anything.

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Megavideogamer

Non in North America? sigh

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Xristophoros

no controller or 1tb ps4 announced for NA.... yet. what gives? perhaps they have bigger plans for this region...

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Unreal849

@Xristophoros: I bet Sony's mad at NA because it's the one region that hasn't completely forsaken the X1, lol. Those Japanese are known to like their grudges XD

It's very likely we're just not getting anything, like how we're not getting the MGSV PS4.

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willjohnboy

@unreal849: not really considering the PS4 is out selling the xbox one most weeks and they have a healthy overall sales total in North America

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Terrencec06

NA gets no love.

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swantn5

@Terrencec06: shocker i know right??? xD

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DarkJedi8_basic

The Irony in this is that it's basically a Remastered PS1 controller...like most everything else in the PS4 Library.

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Arkhalipso

@DarkJedi8_basic:

IRONY

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willjohnboy

@DarkJedi8_basic: most games in the ps4 library are different i think you mean most exclusives are remastered

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Arkhalipso

@willjohnboy: Name all the exclusive remastered games released to date on the PS4. Yeah, one.

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willjohnboy

@Arkhalipso: the last of us remastered, DC universe online, tearaway unfolded, ultra street fighter 4 (current gen exclusive), Bastion (also current gen exclusive) then there are games that were timed like oddworld full list here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_exclusives_(eighth_generation)

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PutASpongeOn

@willjohnboy: DCUO? That's an mmo, it isn't a remaster, and it's sort of free to play.

Let's be honest, you're just a fanboy.

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willjohnboy

@putaspongeon: the ps4 version of DCUO is a graphically upgraded version with a few extras yes lets be honest i'm a gamer and from your comment you seem to be a troll

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PutASpongeOn

@willjohnboy: "I can't use reason to win the discussion, better call the other person a troll"

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willjohnboy

@putaspongeon: calling someone a fanboy when clearly that person has stated that they are a gamer and has in the past defended each platform is a troll, the truth is PS4 has a great 2016 planned and amazing third party support but most of their exclusives at the moment are ports or remasters of PS3 games, DCUO on PS4 is a massive improvement over the PS3 version enough to justify it being called a remaster, like the last of us that's called a remaster, the fact that DCUO is free does not take away from the fact that it has had the same improvements seen in the last of us, the fact that you can't seem to take seeing any kind of criticism is why people hate trolls and fanbots.

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Arkhalipso

@willjohnboy: "Released to date". Tearaway unfolded wasn't released yet.

And none of the others were PS exclusives, except for TLOU (one). Even if you count them, you named three. If you know how to count, that's not "most".

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willjohnboy

@Arkhalipso: console exclusives count plus when i made my original comment it included future releases look at the list a lot of last gen multiplatform games are currently exclusive to this gen of consoles (ps4) stop over reacting i game on all platforms obviously you've never seen any other posts i have made otherwise you'd see that i like sony nintendo and microsoft inc PC

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Arkhalipso

@willjohnboy: OK, sorry about the overreaction. I'm just kind of tired of fanboys exaggerating things, like @DarkJedi8_basic.

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DarkJedi8_basic

@Arkhalipso: Fanboy...Hah! I haven't been called that since I was defending my purchase of the Sega Master System over the NES. If I could like your comment I would. You made my day!

FWIW, this whole generation, whether you own a XB1, PS4, or a WiiU (which I do own all 3) is going to be defined by two things: Delays and Remasters. Bottom line is this whole "Next Generation" Baby could have used another full year in "Development oven."

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willjohnboy

@Arkhalipso: thats ok i was the same a while back, fanboys are a cancer to gaming

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willjohnboy

@willjohnboy: lots of good new exclusives as well 2016 is going to rock for sony

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DarkJedi8_basic

I wish Microsoft would do this with the White Controller.

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alexanian

MS announces the elite, and this is all Sony could come up with. too bad

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@alexanian: This and....a lead of probably 20 million console sales at this point.

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Unreal849

@alexanian: The elite is an overpriced gimmick that appeals to no one but poser "pro" players that can't go five minutes without announcing their K/D ratio in CoD. I like this better.

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willjohnboy

@alexanian: Microsoft needed to update the controller they messed it up big time, the 360 controller was way better how they could do so bad with the X1 controller still amazes me, the DS4 has only one flaw the damn light sensor which drains the battery way too fast.

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PutASpongeOn

@willjohnboy: The light sensor was made with morpheus in mind, if you get a morpheus, it will allow for motion control.

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willjohnboy

@putaspongeon: i know that my point is sony should release a sensor less controller or a controller in which you can turn the sensor completely off

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Moose-Fitz

I wish the touchpad was grey as well.

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silverado765

If they wanted it to look like a ps1 controller, why is the touchpad still black?

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PutASpongeOn

@silverado765: So you can see it, it's not supposed to look like it's, it's simply a reference point.

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thegroscon

The one showed here is the one from the 20th anniversary edition... We won't get this one unfortunately. The one that will have a stand alone release will not have the triangle, square, circle and cross pattern on the touchpad... before trashing me, do some research and you will find out that im right.

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Moose-Fitz

@thegroscon: *trash, trash, trash*

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atopp399

@thegroscon: Yeah, my current controllers just have little dots and the pictures on Amazon just show the little dots.

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thegroscon

@atopp399: Yep this one will have the little dots too :/

Only the lucky ones that can snatch the 20th anniversary edition like me will have this gorgeous controller :)))))))))))

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Foxhound71

I don't even care. I will be "that guy" and buy this lol

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tedlimert

probably best looking and most functional joystick i have ever seen in my life. Good job best console brand of the world!!!!

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RickPhoenixxx

Does this special edition have better rubber grips? That would be a nice feature lol.

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willjohnboy

@rickphoenixxx: the light bar is the only problem i have with the controller

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Unreal849

I'd consider buying this, but I've found the PS4 controllers to be incredibly flimsy. I just had to replace one that I owned for barely a year. Not worth it to get a special controller just to have it break on you.