If you're looking for a PS4 controller cheap, you've come to the right place. Sony's DualShock 4 is a lovely piece of gaming tech, but it's also quite pricey - pretty much the same as a brand new game. And while you always need a fully-working PS4 controller to be at your best while playing the likes of Spider-Man and God of War, budgeting for a new one can be costly.
So, that's why you need guides like this, to help you find a PS4 controller cheap. Even saving $10/£10 on a new DualShock can make the difference between Red Dead Redemption 2 and no Red Dead 2. And, to be clear, the answer is NOT buying an unofficial pad or getting a second hand controller. Do not buy second hand. Not only will you need to replace the controller much sooner, but you may get all kinds of other hidden faults with it. Always buy new, always buy official... unless you go for a high-end, competitive controller like the Razer Raiju. So, here are the best deals on PS4 controllers right now. We check the prices of online retailers constantly, so you're always getting the best, most current deal. And if you need it, here's our guide to the cheapest PS4 Pro deals you'll find in 2018.
Does the PS4 controller worth with PC?
Yes, the official PS4 controllers do work with PCs, and they’re pretty easy to set-up. They’re, for us, the best controller you can use for PC gaming, so it’s well worth grabbing one if you prefer a pad to keyboard and mouse. Our sister site, PC Gamer, has an excellent and clear set-up guide right here: How to use a PlayStation 4 pad on PC. We’ve got the best deals on PS4 controllers below.
The official PS4 controller - best prices
This is the original DualShock 4, and it’s incredibly versatile. Works with every PS4 and PS4 Pro, and the design has been tweaked since the PS4 originally launched to make the thumbsticks more robust. Be warned: the standard PS4 controller does NOT come with a USB charging cable, which it needs. You should have one from the box of the PS4 console you bought, but if not spares are cheap and widely available. You need a USB to micro-USB cable, and they’re both cheap and widely available. Here is a link to the Amazon Basics version, which does the job just fine. The standard DualShock 4 is also available in a bunch of different colours, so you can select that at checkout.
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Official GT Sport Limited Edition controller - best prices
This lovely, subtle GT Sport Limited Edition controller for PS4 is a neat way to show your love for the series, without ruining the excellent design of the standard DualShock. Comes in a nice silver color, and has an understated GT Sport logo on the touchpad. The perfect way to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary this year.
God of War limited edition controller - best prices
Oooh, you fancy one of these, don’t you? It’s an official controller, so has the exact same features as the standard DualShock 4, but this one has all kinds of fancy God of War stylings on it. There’s a rune on the right hand-grip, a game logo on the touchpad, and two-tone colors on the base of the handles. Looks a bit like Kratos’ face, if he’s sad. Perfect for anyone looking to create a God of War bundle for someone’s birthday - just get the game and the pad. Only problem? It isn't available in the US, and it's very limited stock in the UK...
Razer Raiju - a great PS4 pad for eSports. Ideal for shooters
For some, the official PS4 controller isn’t quite good enough. Maybe you’re looking to take part in eSports, or play online in some official tournaments. You should consider looking at the Razer Raiju, as it offers a few features that aren’t standard on other pads. It has hair-triggers and sprung face-buttons that are more responsive and snappy than the slightly spongy versions on the official pad. On top of that, the analogue sticks are more responsive too, cutting down on any slight deadzone between pushing the stick and something happening on screen. To be clear, these are incredibly marginal improvements, but they can make all the difference to professional and tournament play. It also has mappable buttons under the pad itself, so you can program certain sequences in, handy if you’re looking to guarantee certain movesets every time you attempt them. The downside is that this is super-pricey.
Works with PC? Yes.
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Nacon Revolution Pro - a more complex pad for a cheaper price. Great for fighting games
If you don’t want to splash over $120 / £120 on a Pro controller, then the Nacon is a nice halfway house between the official DualShock and the Razer Raiju. Just be aware that you get what you pay for, so while the pad is more set-up for eSports than the standard Sony controller - with more sensitive triggers, responsive sticks, and a better d-pad (which makes it ideal for fighting games). The pad is weightier too, much like the Razer, so you’ll need to adjust your grip to get the most out of it.
Works with PC? Yes.
Official Sony Dualshock 4 charging station - best prices
If you don't want wires running between your PS4 console and your sofa, it may be time to invest in one of these PS4 controller charging stations. They plug neatly into a power source, and allow you to charge a couple of pads wherever you choose, regardless of whether or not your console is switched on. A handy piece of kit, and available at a decent price now.
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