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Hurry! Grab a PS4 controller for $40 with this early Black Friday discount

Hurry! Grab a PS4 controller for $40 with this early Black Friday discount
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With Black Friday game deals (opens in new tab) slashing prices everywhere, you deserve a nice new PS4 controller, don't you think? Picking up official accessories for your console can be quite an expense these days, but you can currently snag a PS4 controller for just $39.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab) as part of an early PS4 Black Friday (opens in new tab) deal - that's a saving of $20 or 33% off the standard sticker price.

If black isn't your color, you can see all the discounted color options Walmart has available here (opens in new tab). You have your pick of a ton of design options, with everything from solid colors to satiny finishes to stylish, multi-colored creations. As long as it's an official PS4 controller, they'll all work with your console no matter which version you pick up - though it's worth making sure that it's one of the later versions.

How can you tell if you're getting a later model PS4 controller? And more importantly, why should you care? Two words: battery life. Early DualShock 4s had a surprisingly short battery life, requiring them to be plugged in to recharge frequently. Sony upped the controllers' power capacity with a hardware revision that arrived around the same time as PS4 Pro. If the controller you're looking at has a little window in the touchpad to let light from the rear color bar in, it also has improved battery life. Don't worry, pretty much all the new controllers on the market these days are the new model, but it's still something to be aware of while you're bargain hunting.

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PS4 DualShock 4 Controller, Black | $39 at Walmart (save $20) (opens in new tab)
This is the official controller for PlayStation 4, in the standard black color that will match just about anything. If you plan on playing local multiplayer you'll need at least one extra gamepad, so you might as well stock up for 33% off.

Need a bigger hardware refresh than just a new controller? No problem, check out our guide to the best PS4 Pro bundles (opens in new tab) and give your whole gaming setup an upgrade, and find some new stuff to play with our cheap PS4 game deals (opens in new tab) while you're at it.

Find everything you need to save big this season with our Holiday Guide 2019 (opens in new tab). 

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.