So, you own a Gaming console and want to buy a Cool gadget for it and more specifically a game controller. So, which one is good, and which one did not fit in the game specification.
Well, it is difficult to tell which gaming controller is performing better and which one fails but when we carry out a small research on these two popular game controllers, we find many things which make them unique over other.
So, why not find out head to head which one score over other for specification. We have carried out a small test based on these parameters.
- Directional Pads
- Shoulder Buttons
- Analog Sticks
- Motion detection
DualShock 4 (PS4 Controller) Vs. Xbox One Controller
If you see PS3 and PS4 you will never find any difference, they both are same, and Sony did not spend money on changing the looks of DualShock 4. But if you look at Xbox One, you will find a new and sleek design which will make you love it at once.
Everyone loves new and latest design for there items, and when you are spending so much money on the game console, you deserve the best gaming controller. So, in our verdict, Xbox One Controller wins over DualShock for looks.
So, next, we are going to decide on the price of the gaming controller which should be bit concern as it should be quite evident that game controller often gets damaged and need replacement.
Xbox One Wireless Controller = $44.94
DualShock 4 Controller for PS4 = $44.99
So, there is no difference between price tag for the gaming console, so in our verdict, it is a tie.
We are checking here for the ergonomic standpoints where how comfortable are the design for hands for both right hand and left-hand persons. We have found out that both the game controller is fit comfortably in the player’s hand and need no further improvement in this area.
The only difference you can find is the weight of the gaming controllers, Xbox one seems to little heavier then DualShock 4.
In our verdict for design point of view, it is a tie.
Directional Pads came in existence when you are playing 2D games, but now as all the games have become 3D, you only need those D-Pads for selecting items or switching weapons. Direction Pads as name indicate was used for direction and movements just like you play games in computer keypad.
Xbox One has improved over its game controller for Direction Pad, but if you use DualShock 4 D-pad, you will immediately know the difference. DualShock 4 D-pad is very precise, and they did not get rigid over the borderline.
In our verdict, DualShock 4 D-Pad score over Xbox One and it was the clear winner in this category.
Both controller Shoulder buttons are good and did not improve overages.
Xbox One Controller shoulder buttons are quite big as compare to its previous Xbox 360 controller. When pressed it produced load click which may give players distraction.
DualShock 4 also bring in the pressed button which produces quite same noise as Xbox One Controller. Earlier PS3 uses pressure sensitive keys which often get damaged or stop working after prolonged play. To rectify that problem, both the game company decided to give a manual push button, which is robust and did not surrender after long playing.
In our verdict, it was a tie between Xbox One and DualShock 4.
Both the controller does fairly in this category as they both adhere to their previous game controller and make use of it in this new controller.
Xbox One has given micro-textured edges which hold players thumbs and using this they have less chance to slip off. DualShock 4 leads in the analog sticks, which makes movements more accurate and hands keep on the analog sticks for a longer period of the game.
In our verdict they both are good, and it’s a tie.
One of the biggest things which you should look for in any game controller is the triggers and Xbox One fairs in this respect. You will find that Xbox One triggers are quite bigger and fully adjustable with the hand. You can play a different game with these triggers, and they will never disappoint you.
Whereas, DualShock 4 has redesigned their triggers but fails to surpass Xbox One. It is due to their Convex design of the game controller.
In our verdict, Xbox One wins over DualShock 4.
DualShock 4 incorporated gyroscope/accelerometer which was the de-facto standard for all mobile games. This gives the player control over the camera movement and character movements. It also gives you an edge when you are playing shooting and car racing games.
Our verdict DualShock 4 wins over this category.
Both the game controller incorporate this facility, and they did a fair job in this department. Our verdict tie in this category.
Can you imagine a small touchpad has been providing in DualShock 4 which is not present in Xbox One controller? The touchpad is essential when you are playing games, and your game controller stuck anywhere, in those situations you can use these touchpad to move your character. Very useful feature and handy incorporated by DualShock 4.
Our verdict DualShock 4 win over Xbox One.
The final table for DualShock 4 Vs. Xbox One Game Controller
|Directional Pads||DualShock 4|
|Motion Detection||DualShock 4|
As you have seen in Xbox One Controller vs. PS4 Controller, both the game console is the same in every aspect, the only thing which you can get extra using DualShock 4 is motion detection and touchpad. So, what are you waiting for, buy these cool gadget and enjoy the game.