We always had the L3 and R3 buttons which could be used for almost anything from extra zoom with a rifle to stabbing an enemy. These buttons will certainly stay on the controller but there will be an extra button that works when you push the touchpad.
2. New charging mode for your controller
We could always charge our controller when you plugged your controller in via USB and you could charge while playing or when your PlayStation was on. These features will stay on your PlayStation 4 but there will be more features available to be used, it’s up to you. Your PlayStation 4 has a ‘sleeping mode’ which puts the PlayStation 4 in snooze but you will still be able to charge your controller. Just plug-in your controller the same way as you would do any other time but now it can charge when your PlayStation 4 isn’t on but in sleeping mode. With other words, you can also name the ‘sleeping mode’, ‘charging mode’ when you are away.
3. Faster, stronger and better buttons
We all loved the way how the Dualshock 3 controller worked, the reception between clicking the button and when the action was displayed on your screen already was really fast. But this all became even faster, Sony speeded up the reception between the clicking and action on-screen. This will be a lot better because in this way you will experience less lag and you will be more connected to your game than ever before.
4. Ability to plug a headset in your controller
We all knew that we could plug-in a headset in the controller, it’s a new feature but still remains a very cool feature. It’s that first time that anything like this has been used on a controller. This means that while you are playing ‘Knack’ that you can speak with your friend who’s playing another game like FIFA or something else. This is a feature that will be really cool and will make gaming and communication with your friends even cooler than before.
5. Functional light-bar on the controller
The new Dualshock 4 controller has a light-bar instead of the small LED-lights on the Dualshock 3 controller. This means that the lights can be used for other things to except for indicating which player you are in multiplayer gaming. This is an innovating new feature that will certainly be loved with the fans and could bring a whole new experience into gaming.
6. The analogue sticks are made even better
The analogue sticks of the Dualshock 3 controller were already good but they missed something. Many gamers bought extra grip attachments for their Dualshock 3 controller so they could play even better and have more grip on their analogue sticks. This won’t be necessary anymore, the analogue sticks on the Dualshock 4 controller are made that way that there is a little hole in the sticks which make sure that you’ll have more grip for racing games or other games.
7. The weight of the PlayStation 4 has been reduced
The PlayStation 3 it’s weight was not that much but not too little either. It’s weight was 4.9 kg which can be compared with an average watermelon. The weight of the new PlayStation 4 is almost half of the weight of the PlayStation 3. This means that the PlayStation 4 will be less heavier and this new PlayStation weights 2.8 kg, which can be compared to a cantaloupe melon. If you compare these PlayStations with melons, you’ll definitely see a difference between these weights.
8. The weight of the Dualshock 4 controller is more than the Dualshock 3 controller
Altough the weight of the Playstation 3 has been reduiced with the Playstation 4, the weight of the controllers became a little bit more than before. The Dualshock 3 controller came in with a weight of 193 grams and the Dualshock 4 controller weights 210 grams, which is just 17 grams more than before but you can blame this difference on the new touchpad and light-bar if you want something to blame it on.
9. Secondary chips will help you saving power
PlayStation 4 will work with secondary chips which will help you with many things, they take care of the downloading in your background and updating games or other things and the transfer of information to the internet. But what if you could save power when doing this? This would mean that gaming would be even cheaper and you could save time to watch your favorite TV show or do something else. You can just turn your PlayStation 4 on ‘sleeping mode’ and you can still do your updates or downloads. This is a new feature compared to the PlayStation 3 and will certainly be loved with every PlayStation 4 gamer.
So what do you think about these new things about PlayStation 4, do you like the new features? And why do you like them? Let us know trough the comment section below.