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farreach56 Nov 5, 13
the playstation joystick layout is far superior to the xbox layout
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samwise995 Nov 5, 13
I feel like I've always been a part of the minority that actually preferred the PS3 controllers (Dualshock 3, not the plain sixaxis) to the 360 controllers. That being said, the PS4 controller looks even better than its predecessor, while the XB1 controller looks largely the same as its. Once again, I feel like I am going to prefer the Sony controller, however this time, I think the preference will be more drastic.
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Johnathan Nov 5, 13
I also have always preferred Sony controllers. Although it really does not matter because you can buy each of them for the opposite system on certain websites.
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THM Nov 5, 13
Dual Shock 4 is a clear winner here, Looks weighty and wholesome! Just like a PSVita, touchscreen creates cool gameplay functions (if developers use it intelligently!), Also, I want a blue color.

P.S. Nevertheless, I still like, to some extent, the extra vibration feeling/function separately applied to Xbone's thumb sticks; that's a kind of new gaming experience you got from the analog sticks rather than feeling from the controller itself. Hope Dual Shock 4 incorporates that feature sometime in the future.
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Mastix Nov 5, 13
Your conclusion comes as a bit of a surprise to me. You note that the control sticks are better on the XBox One (something that would be hard to argue of it's plainly true that the responsiveness and sensitivity are just plain better) and are arguably the most important aspect of a controller. Then in PS4's favor you sight an arbitrary preference for button texture, which is completely up to individual opinion. How does something so subjective give the win to the PS4 controller, if the buttons are equally sensitive and responsive, but the control stick is actually better? Did I miss something in your evaluation, or is there an aspect to your opinion that you did not include? I see you have those bullet points, but those weren't compared in the more in depth part of your article, so I don't have much to go on.

I get this is all subjective in the end, but I felt like I missed something here. I guess I'll have to wait until I get my hands on both.
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bluexy Nov 5, 13
Mastix I do go out of my way to compliment the Xbox One's joysticks, but you shouldn't make the assumption that if the Xbox One is say a 9 in that category, the PS4 is a 0. The DualShock 4's joysticks are also quite good.

My, well, enunciation of the fact that the Xbox One's joysticks are so incredible is that many gamers consider that to be the only priority. I'm not one of them, which is why I go on to point out several other areas where the PlayStation 4 either has a distinct advantage over the Xbox One or the Xbox One doesn't compete at all.

It's that entire package that makes the DualShock 4 the best controller in my mind.
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Mastix Nov 5, 13
Thanks bluexy. I hope you didn't take that harshly. I was just a uncertain about it. Thanks for the clarification.
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dilute Nov 6, 13
quote samwise995
I feel like I've always been a part of the minority that actually preferred the PS3 controllers (Dualshock 3, not the plain sixaxis) to the 360 controllers. That being said, the PS4 controller looks even better than its predecessor, while the XB1 controller looks largely the same as its. Once again, I feel like I am going to prefer the Sony controller, however this time, I think the preference will be more drastic.
^This, exactly.
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drytal Nov 6, 13
Wow. Biased much? I thought this was a comparison not the writers personal preference. When you said you had a DS4 in front of you. I knew you would vote for the PS4 controller before I finished reading. That's not a good sign of a supposedly unbiased comparison. First off its Wi-Fi direct the Xbox controller uses. That's better than Bluetooth. Look it up. Second the Xbox controller is both wired and wireless. That's two important things you failed to explain the benefits of. The start and back buttons have been modified. The guide button has been pushed to the top. Battery pack hidden. Interchangeable batteries meaning you don't have to buy a whole new controller if you have a defective one. Impulse triggers have been the talk of the web with people who had hands on experience with the Xbox controller. So your dismissal of this new feature leaves me to wonder of your actual play time with it. You may think the DS4 is better because of your own preference but according to most reviews of these controllers the Xbox wins hands down.
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Slash Nov 6, 13
quote drytal
Wow. Biased much? I thought this was a comparison not the writers personal preference
You may think the DS4 is better because of your own preference but according to most reviews of these controllers the Xbox wins hands down.
You do know that other reviews are also preferences...



Xbone's analog sticks are in the wrong position.
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Kratos Nov 6, 13
Ok fanboy sit down. I don't agree with bluexy either, but he's being less biased than you are. Just like last gen, neither controller is clearly better than the other. They each have their own quirks, which I felt bluexy explained. Yes the article has bias, but he does make them even in the end. He even goes to say that his colleague prefers the Xbox One.
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drytal Nov 6, 13
slash. That's the point I was making. This is not a comparison being made without personal preference involved. The other point I was making is that the majority of writers on the web prefer the Xbox controller. This is including known PlayStation gamers. That is the majority of writers that had hands on with both controllers. I'm getting both consoles but not because I prefer one controller over the other but because of the exclusives. Even not having a particular controller preference I do know that the Xbox controller will offer more immersion than the DS4 simply because of its lower lag and impulse triggers that's a given.
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Wakaman Nov 6, 13
Well if you actually bothered to read you would note that while this is a comparison it is also his opinion on the matter based on his time with both controllers. One thing you should know already is that deciding which of the controllers is superior is a lot harder to do this time around so it may ultimately come down to your preference.

Also please get the *bleep* out of here citing other people's opinions as some grounds as to why he is wrong or biased.


Rory you best be careful, they're here.
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Huntereb Nov 6, 13
The only way someone could still actually be going for the XBone is if they're a fanboy. Do you guys remember how CoD Ghosts runs at upscaled 720p on the XBone, and full 1080p on PS4? LOL!
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