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PS4 gets its own (unofficial) Elite controllers with paddles and swappable sticks

The DualShock 4 remains an excellent input device, but PlayStation fans may feel a little green with envy about Xbox One players and their premium Elite Controller. Perhaps we'll see an official new option from Sony at the PlayStation Meeting on Wednesday, but until then, a third-party manufacturer has stepped up to fill the gap. You can pre-order it at Target right now.

The "PlayStation 4 Elite Wireless Controller" is currently going for $79.99 (UK price TBD), and it's clearly inspired by Microsoft's premium gamepad; from the back paddles to the interchangeable analog sticks and D-Pads. It even has the same black-and-brushed-silver finish and rubberized grips, and the same iconography and switches for the optional half-click triggers.

The only big giveaway that this is an unofficial controller, aside from cribbing all those Microsoft design notes, is the weirdly angular look. The back of Polygon Man's Head doesn't really scream "premium" to me even if it does go with PlayStation history.

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Connor Sheridan
Connor has been doing news and feature things for GamesRadar+ since 2012, which is suddenly a long time ago. How on earth did that happen?