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Sony announces $113 Revolution Pro PS4 controller

Sony just announced another expensive third-party PS4 controller that improves on the default DualShock 4 in many ways.

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Published Wed, Dec 14 2016 4:34 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Sony today announced another third-party "pro" PS4 controller called the Revolutionary Pro. Crafted by Nacon, the Revolutionary Pro aimed at eSports console gamers who want a better controller than the DualShock 4 with its janky hanging triggers.

The Revolutionary Pro retails for £89.99 (roughly $113) and features enhanced joysticks with 46-degree amplitude for advanced accuracy, two main modes including Pro Control and Advanced modes that optimize joystick sensitivity, an 8-way D-pad, customizable controller profiles, vastly improved triggers (the DualShock 4's floating triggers are horrible), a rubber coated surface, and a 3m braided cord that affords extra latency thanks to the PS4 and PS4 Pro's new firmware update that improves latency via wired USB controllers.

Interestingly enough, Nacon's "Pro" DualShock 4 can be customized in terms of weight. Users can easily adjust the weight of the controller with included weights, which are added--or removed--in the base handsets of the controller itself.

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Nacon's Revolutionary Pro PS4 controller requires a PC in order to load in custom profiles, which can be fine-tuned in a special app.

Players can switch between these four custom profiles on-the-fly, but these macro buttons are placed in a very strange location; right inside the inner grips of the controller itself. Due to this placement I could see gamers accidentally hitting the buttons and switching their layouts in-game, causing some serious disasters.

"Stay ahead of your rivals in every game by switching up your play style to meet any challenge; configure your custom profiles via the unique PC companion app and load them into four quick-switch keys," reads Sony's official reveal post.

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Since Steam now natively supports PlayStation 4 controller profiles, you can easily plug the Revolutionary Pro into your PC and play games.

The Revolutionary Pro is currently available for pre-order at GAME for £89.99 and we're not sure if the controller is exclusive to Europe or not.

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Revolutionary Pro PS4 controller features

  • Wired 3m braided cable to minimise latency - detachable for easy storage
  • Enhanced left and right analogue sticks with 46° amplitude for advanced accuracy
  • Two default controller profiles with unique sensitivity options--HALO MODE and ADVANCED MODE
  • Custom control profiles (requires Win7/8/10 PC and internet connection)
  • 4 x shortcuts / macro buttons
  • Internal weight compartment for tailored balance and feel
  • Adjustable weight system for customized balance
  • Dual analog triggers
  • Dual Shoulder buttons
  • 8-way directional pad buttons
  • PS / SHARE / OPTIONS buttons
  • Touch pad
  • 3.5mm audio headset jack
  • (2x 10g, 2x 14g, 2x17g)
  • Storage pouch

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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