While the Xbox One has had its own first party “Pro” controller for some time, the PS4 lags behind some what when it comes to offering a decent “pro” controller. That is until now as Sony has announced two officially licensed third-party “pro” controllers from Razer and Nacon.
These two controllers are aimed at hardcore and competitive gamers who want to step up their controller abilities. The Razer Raiju and the Nacon Revolution are the first officially licensed pro controllers coming to the Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe region later this year.
As these are officially licensed pro controllers, they can simply be plugged into the PlayStation 4 and played with immediately. Other third party controllers can often crap out after a few minutes due to the software in the PlayStation 4 and usually require having their firmware updated to combat this.
So let’s take a look at each.
The Razer Raiju is probably the most familiar controller to PlayStation players as it retains the telltale DualShock thumbstick configuration. It does however feature “advanced ergonomics” and customisation options.
It also offers:
- Two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers
- Built-in control panel on the front of the controller
- Trigger-stop switches and hair trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses
- Two custom profiles which you can instantly switch between and modify
- 3.5mm headset jack and dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls
- Detachable analog stick rubber caps which provide extra grip during intense gaming sessions
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the braided 3m-long USB cable – detachable for easy storage
The Nacon Revolution on the other hand will look more familiar to Xbox One players as the thumbsticks are laid out in a similar fashion. In fact, even the paddles on the back are similar to those offered by the Xbox One Elite Controller.
The Revolution also offers:
- 46° amplitude dual analogue sticks, enhanced with innovative firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach
- Four extra shortcut buttons
- Eight-way directional pad
- Four custom profiles – all configurable via the companion PC application, enabling players to: re-map buttons, assign macros to the four shortcut controls and adjust analog and trigger sensitivity
- Two internal compartments with six additional weights – for a tailored balance and feel
- Compatibility with all PS4 systems via the 3m-long secure connection USB cable – detachable for easy storage
Both controllers will be available this holiday season. Unfortunately any more information on pricing and availability have yet to be revealed.