Grab a DualShock 4 controller & PS4 camera in the US today

October 24, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment

Just a couple of days ago we posted that EB Games stores in Canada were letting some users pick up their pre-ordered DualShock 4 controllers and take them home. Well it now appears that the news isn’t limited to Canada and that GameStop stores in the United States are also letting gamers pick up both DualShock 4 controllers and Playstation 4 cameras. Here’s what to look for in case you’re wondering:


So if you live in the States, give your local GameStop store a call and see if they’ve got any PS4 controllers or cameras they’d like to sell you… You won’t be able to use the camera until the Playstation 4 console is released, but games that support USB input on the PS3 will glady let you play them with the DualShock 4. Enjoy!

Thanks to Twitter user khailcon for the image.

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EB Games Canada selling DualShock 4 controllers – now?

October 22, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


Certain EB Games stores in Canada appear to be displaying the DualShock 4 controller that will come bundled with the Playstation 4 console (and which isn’t being released until next month, we might add).

It’s not altogether clear whether the controllers are for sale outright just yet, but some users who pre-ordered a standalone controller have reported that they’ve been able to walk in and take one home.

As for whether those lucky people will be able to actually use their new controller before November (with their Playstation 3 console that is), well that depends on the game. If it supports USB input then you’ll be able to use it. Unfortunately if it’s bluetooth only input then you’re out of luck.

Thanks Portaljacker

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PS4 controller to be compatible with Windows

October 7, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


The basic functions of the PS4 controller will work on Windows PCs, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed via Twitter.

While it’s clear that we can’t expect some of the more advanced functionality and features included in the DualShock 4 controller to be available on our Windows PCs, the buttons and joysticks will work (which is all you really need anyway right). After all you don’t attempt playing games on your PC if you want the full Playstation 4 experience – you play them on your PS4!

It’s also a nice surprise to hear given that Windows is made by Microsoft – the very same people behind the PS4’s main competitor (along with the Wii U), the Xbox One. Just don’t hold your breath waiting for the DualShock 4 to be similarly compatible with your Xbox One!

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Xbox One supports eight controllers, PS4 only four

September 4, 2013 by Staff - Leave a comment


One area in which the Xbox One has a definite advantage over the Playstation 4 appears to be in the “number of controllers supported” area with the X1 being able to handle a maximum of eight games controllers connected at once. This compares to the PS4 which can only handle half that amount at one time – four DualShock 4 controllers. The number is also double the number that the current-generation Xbox 360 console can handle.

This new advantage was recently unveiled on the official Xbox One controller product information page. A 30 foot range for each controller was also confirmed. As for exactly what Xbox One games are going to support up to eight players playing locally at once we don’t know. Can’t imagine there will be all that many – screen space becomes a premium!

As for the PS4 number of four, it’s actually a strange reversal for Sony as the current-generation Playstation 3 supports up to seven controllers. The information was tweeted by SCE boss Shuhei Yoshida though, so it’s legit:

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