Redmask wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 23:49:
btallas wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 17:10:
It looks as if the ps4 has the same general design and if that's so, no way in hell I'll be getting one of those until they're dirt cheap.
What? No, it doesn't, I don't know how you got that impression. The space between the analog thumbsticks is increased to give it a better proportion, it has vastly improved triggers and shoulder buttons, curved handholds and its weight to size ratio is much better. It is not an iteration on the Dual Shock 3 outside of some shared ancestry in terms of buttons present.
Go look at a side by side with the DS3 and DS4. It's obvious they took into account all of the criticisms from pro-360 controller people and sought to rectify those. I suspect you will be very pleased with the PS4 controller overall coming from a 360 controller. The Xbone controller is the one that concerns me a bit, it just looks weird in pictures.
The analog sticks are still both not where thumbs naturally rest. That, to me, is the biggest issue. The focus is on the dpad, which I rarely use.
Seriously, turn your hands sideways, so the thumbs face up. At natural resting they are where the dpad and buttons are, not where the sticks are. To me, that's a failure. The Xbox at least has one stick there, the one you use most often.