Does anyone prefer the DualShock 4 to the Xbone Controller?

Which controller?

  • Xbox One

    Votes: 1,003 42.2%
  • DualShock 4

    Votes: 1,341 56.4%
  • Joy Con

    Votes: 35 1.5%

  • Total voters
    2,379

Theef

Member
Nov 3, 2017
442
I’ve always been an ‘all-console’ owner so no bias.

But I freakin hate the DualShock. Am I the only one?
 

WestEgg

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,169
I love the Xbox One gamepad. I’ve never really liked the symmetrical sticks and shape buttons of the DualShock.
 

Bjones

Member
Oct 30, 2017
4,156
well I’m pretty sure some people will. I loved every dual shock up til 4. I just don’t like ds4.

The xbone controller is nearly perfect though.
 

Kentaro

Member
May 3, 2019
1,070
I don’t hate it, I just don’t like using it in competitive games. I prefer the Xbox controller thanks to the analog sticks placements.
 

greenbird

Member
Oct 25, 2017
733
Always preferred the dualshock because of symmetrical sticks, but can use either without issue. I'm comparing to the 360 controller though, I haven't used Xbox One.
 

Jahranimo

Community Resettler
Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,598
I don't hate the Dualshock myself, but the Xbox controller layout is the best out here. Switch Pro Controller taking from it too just shows how ideal it is.
 

bryanee

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,221
Yes. I dont really like the XB1 controller all that much due to the feel, loose sticks and bumpers. I wish I could use a 360 controller on the XB1.
 

Wrellie

Member
Oct 29, 2017
379
I think they're both fine, but one might feel worse if I spend a lot of time on one console and then go to the other. For example, I used to prefer the DS4, but spent so much time with Game Pass recently, it felt weird to go back to the DS4. Ultimately, I think they're both good.
 

Waffle

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,616
I'm exactly like you OP. I own all consoles and never liked the dualshocks asd much as the 360 and xbone controllers.
 

Izzard

Member
Sep 21, 2018
930
Me. Although tbh I really have had no issues with any controller I’ve had. Apart from joycons I guess, they’re too small.

Oh and the original Xbox controller. To bulky.
 

Cookie Dough

Member
Oct 29, 2017
123
It really depends on the game. I have both a Xbox One Elite controller and a DS4 synced to my PC and alternate between them as needed. For most games I default to the Xbox One controller but Sekiro is a recent example of a game that just felt better with a DS4.
 

Strings

Member
Oct 27, 2017
8,032
I really like the current Dualshock. Though honestly, the only PS controller I haven't liked was the original, rumble-less PS3 one, since it felt so, so wrong being so light.
 

Nikus

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,744
France
I use both but I prefer the DS4 because the bumpers on the Xbox One controller are pure shit (and they were better on the 360).
 

Stygr

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,642
DS4 feels cheap, Xbox One Elite controller is top tier.

When i play on PC i always use the One controller, the DS4 only on PS4.
 

Bya

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,509
Yep, better ergonomics imo. It just feels better in my hands.

Build quality isn't on par though.
 

Lant_War

The Fallen
Jul 14, 2018
7,585
What kills the Xbox One controller for me is the d-pad and asymmetrical sticks. It feels so weird, even when I had a 360 I never got used to it.

The DS4 is one of the best controllers ever made, imo. Shame about the battery life, but in terms of technology it's only behind Nintendo's stuff.
 

TRios Zen

Member
Oct 25, 2017
90
Dual Shock 4 is miles ahead of the 3 in comfort, but truth is, I'm so used to the Xbox style of controller now (been my primary system since the 360) that I vastly prefer my elite to the DS4.

That being said, I think a lot of people will feel more comfortable with the one they play the most frequently (or grew up using).
 

Flon

Member
Oct 27, 2017
416
United Kingdom
So how much of a strange opinion is it to even prefer the DualShock 3 over the 4? That's what I've been leaning towards the more I play both systems.

Familiarity must play a role in that, since I still have my PS2 hooked up and use the PS Classic controllers for emulators.
 

IIFloodyII

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,782
Don't mind either, but prefer the DS4, just wish devs (including Sony's) would use it's features more, could be the GoAT for me if they did.
 

Airbar

Member
Oct 26, 2017
1,118
I've never even held an XBox One (or 360) controller because I don't even know anybody who owns the console.
 

J2d

Member
Oct 26, 2017
466
I got a ds4 and xbox controller for the pc but mainly use the ds4. I value the face buttons more I guess and never had any problems with the sticks outside of the shitty quality.
 

Hieroph

Member
Oct 28, 2017
5,788
Didn't we just have a thread where everyone was praising the DS4?

Completely deserved too, it's a great controller. Unlike what XBO has.
 

mogwai00

Member
Mar 24, 2018
148
I'm fine with DS4 while I play on PS4, it feels cheap but it's a good controller.
But it's vastly inferior to Xbox 360/Xbone One controller so I never felt even the curiosity to try it on my PC.
 

Aztorian

Member
Jan 3, 2018
864
Dualshock 4 is the best controller imo. Whenever I play on my Xone it always feels like the controller is less responsive than the DS4. Still can't get over the batteries.
 

Betty

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
7,824
I do.

I find the Xbox controller far more uncomfortable and unsuited to most games except FPS's.

The bottom of the Xbox Controller always digs into my hands and it sucks.

Vastly prefer Dualshock 4.
 

Kyrios

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,422
I prefer the DS4 and I think it fits my hands perfectly, but I have no problems at all with any of the Xbox controllers either.
 

greenbird

Member
Oct 25, 2017
733
So how much of a strange opinion is it to even prefer the DualShock 3 over the 4? That's what I've been leaning towards the more I play both systems.

Familiarity must play a role in that, since I still have my PS2 hooked up and use the PS Classic controllers for emulators.
I still love the classic DS3 design, but is it just me, or were those some of the least durable controllers ever? The DS1 and 2 were built like tanks compared to them. I still have two, and both have analog drift and tend to activate buttons on their own. I dunno if they're shorted out or what. The plastic felt way cheaper on those.
 

pezzie

Member
Oct 27, 2017
879
I prefer the DS4. I haven't really liked the way any XBox controller felt in my hands, though I still haven't tried the pro.