Sony reveals the PlayStation 5 all-new 'DualSense' controller

dangh

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Ds4 was always my preferred controller both for PlayStation and PC. I disliked x360 controller and couldn't get used to xbox one, for my large hands it was always uncomfortable and non symmetrical thumb sticks was a chore to use.
Dual sense have exactly same button, thumb sticks and triggers placement as ds4 so I'm sure I'll be happy with this one.
 

Puiu

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The only people who prefer the PS controller to the Xbox controllers are people who a) have only ever used the PS controller and so don't know what they're missing and/or b) people with small hands (outliers).

There's a reason that every other high-end controller, from the Switch Pro to the Astro C40, all use a form factor closer to the Xbox One controller: it's ergonomically more comfortable for a wider segment of the population.
That's a very big (and wrong) assumption you are making there. Ergonomics are not just about the product, it's also about the person who uses the product, that's a simple fact known by everybody. One size fits all doesn't exist.

I personally don't like the position of the sticks and the feel of the right side buttons on the xbox controller. It feels unnatural to reach for the right side stick when it is placed so high up (I have less fine control over it), I prefer my thumbs (and hands in general) to be at the same height to better coordinate my movements.

As for Nintendo, these guys can't see to agree on one controller layout. The Gamecube had one stick in the middle bottom, the Wii had two sticks at the bottom similar to the PS3, the Wii U had two sticks at the top and now they made it more similar to the xbox controller. For all we know this Switch controller layout was probably cheaper/easier/faster for them to manufacture/develop for this generation.
 
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OptimumSlinky

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That's a very big (and wrong) assumption you are making there. Ergonomics are not just about the product, it's also about the person who uses the product, that's a simple fact known by everybody. One size fits all doesn't exist.
One size does not fit all, but there are designs, shapes, ratios, that are comfortable for 90-95% of the population. Companies like Microsoft do a metric ton of testing on this, which is why the Series X controller is subtly smaller and slightly different in shape from the Xbox One controller: takes it from that 90% closer to that 95%.

One size doesn't fit all, but there is one size that fits MOST and/or MORE. And it's not the DS4, and this is shown by the trend of all major manufacturers (Astro, Nintendo, Microsoft, and now Sony) towards a shape that more closely resembles the Xbox design.
 

Puiu

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One size does not fit all, but there are designs, shapes, ratios, that are comfortable for 90-95% of the population. Companies like Microsoft do a metric ton of testing on this, which is why the Series X controller is subtly smaller and slightly different in shape from the Xbox One controller: takes it from that 90% closer to that 95%.

One size doesn't fit all, but there is one size that fits MOST and/or MORE. And it's not the DS4, and this is shown by the trend of all major manufacturers (Astro, Nintendo, Microsoft, and now Sony) towards a shape that more closely resembles the Xbox design.
Please don't use fake numbers to try to prove a point that you know is wrong. People aren't that gullible.

FYI Do you have any idea just how many controller manufacturer use the PS design? Just how many high end controllers don't use the Xbox layout? It's because people have different preferences.

The biggest reason to buy an xbox controller isn't the "ergonomics", it's because its triggers are better suited for FPS games (and maybe some other types of games). Sony has to improve that aspect of the controller.

FYI2 Since you mentioned it, the Astro C40 TR doesn't have a fixed layout. It's shape is closer to the DS4 and you can swap positions of the buttons (you can swap the d-pad module with the stick) - aka it has both the PS4 layout and the Xbox layout.

It's pretty clear that I'm bored since I'm arguing about controllers :D
 
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tom111

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Looks like they got rid of the light bar, thank goodness, it just drained the battery unnecessarily and ruined the experience in a completely dark room. I can't believe they never added the option to turn it off.
No, the light bars are now at the sides of the touchpad.
 

Awesomer555

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But it looks like an XBox controller.
I have not seen a Playstation controller that is modeled after an Xbox controller I have seen Xbox controllers modeled after Playstation controllers though if you look at the difference between the ps2 controller and the Xbox live controller then you will see that Xbox just copies playstation or at least tries to do so
 

Adi6293

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I have not seen a Playstation controller that is modeled after an Xbox controller I have seen Xbox controllers modeled after Playstation controllers though if you look at the difference between the ps2 controller and the Xbox live controller then you will see that Xbox just copies playstation or at least tries to do so



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