Check Out These Great Alternative Third-Party Controllers For PS4

Whether you're looking for different ergonomics, or maybe something that's cheaper, these controllers all have something for everyone.
SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller
Here are some of the best third-party controllers for the PS4. Amazon

While the DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 is an amazing and seemingly perfect controller for most of the console’s playerbase, there are times where it’s more beneficial to look outside of official offerings and cross to third-party options. You may be looking for something that’s cheaper, while still offering features on par with the DualShock 4. Maybe you want a button layout that’s similar to the Xbox One controller. Whatever your needs may be, here are some of the best third-party controllers for the PlayStation 4.

MOVONE Wireless PS4 Controller

MOVONE Wireless PS4 Controller
MOVONE Wireless PS4 Controller Photo: Amazon

If you want your PlayStation 4 controller to be as close to the original experience as possible without paying equal to the asking price of the DualShock 4, then the MOVONE PS4 controller might be a perfect fit for you. Coming in three stylish color combinations and featuring the all-too familiar face button setup of the PlayStation 4’s native controller, the MOVONE is an incredibly decent and economical choice for players who want the classic play style associated with the DualShock 4 controller itself.

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This MOVONE Wireless PlayStation 4 controller comes in a sporty orange and blue color scheme, which could pair great with skinned PS4 consoles of the same color. In terms of features, it comes with everything that’s also included in a regular DualShock 4 controller, including an audio jack, a touchpad, gyro and motion controls, internal battery and Bluetooth capabilities. The MOVONE Wireless PlayStation 4 controller also allows for a plug and play experience with the entire family of PlayStation 4 consoles, including the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro.

TJSDAN Wireless Bluetooth PS4 Controller

TJSDAN Wireless Bluetooth PS4 Controller
TJSDAN Wireless Bluetooth PS4 Controller Photo: Amazon

One of the key things most players are looking for in a controller is battery life, and for this next controller, it’s better than most other third-party controllers for the PlayStation 4 in the market thanks to a bigger battery pack. The TJSDAN Wireless PlayStation 4 controller also looks decent, too, and features a rather minimalistic and conservative color scheme of black and blue, which should make it perfect for any standard PlayStation 4 console. The button layouts and placements are the same as what you’d find in a DualShock 4 as well, giving it great ergonomics for players who’ve grown accustomed to the PS4’s regular controllers.

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The TJSDAN Wireless PlayStation 4 controller boasts a bigger battery pack at 800 mAH, which is significantly more than what most other third-party controllers offer at 600 mAH. Besides this, it comes with the regular functionalities you’d find in a DualShock 4. The TJSDAN Wireless PlayStation 4 controller also comes with an intuitive light bar to add some more functionality, which can be used as a notification indicator for various aspects like battery life. The controller also offers a true plug and play experience, with the TJSDAN Wireless PlayStation 4 controller even allowing for seamless use with a PC should you want to use it there.

OUBANG Wireless PS4 Controller

OUBANG Wireless PS4 Controller
OUBANG Wireless PS4 Controller Photo: Amazon

It’s rare to actually experience, but there are some players on the PlayStation 4 that actually prefer the layout and ergonomic feel of the Xbox One controller. However, the draw of titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War may be too much, and for those players your best bet is the OUBANG Wireless PS4 controller. On the surface level, it’s got the same face layout as an Xbox One controller, most prominently with the left joystick raised over the D-pad. However, instead of an Xbox button at the top, you get a touchpad and the accompanying side buttons to go along with it.

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In terms of other functionalities, the OUBANG Wireless PS4 controller is similar to the DualShock 4 controller and can be used with a regular PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim or PlayStation 4 Pro. Its Bluetooth feature also allows for an operating distance of 33ft, which gives it incredible stability from your comfortable couch. The controller comes with an LED light bar for notifications, as well as 3.5mm stereo headset jack for playing audio through a wired headset.

TERIOS 5S Wireless PS4 Controller

TERIOS Wireless PS4 Controller
TERIOS Wireless PS4 Controller Photo: Amazon

Ergonomics and button uniformity are very integral to choosing a proper PlayStation 4 controller, and for those purposes the TERIOS 5S wireless PS4 controller stands out and makes itself known. With a few tweaks to the DualShock 4’s current design, the TERIOS 5S wireless PS4 controller has managed to give itself more of a better grip experience with some solid button placement, while still offering the same functionalities that a DualShock 4 has. It’s a lot cheaper, too, so if you want to go for something that’s a bit lighter on your budget, then this controller is a great pick.

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The TERIOS 5S wireless PS4 controller comes in four different color schemes – black, blue, white and orange – to match whatever your theme is with your PlayStation 4 console. It features a significantly smaller touchpad for better ergonomics and button placement of four more face buttons. The handles are laden with a specialized grip for a more comfortable playing experience, while the unibody directional pad gives you pinpoint accuracy and better handling in whatever games you play.

SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller

SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller
SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller Photo: Amazon

If you want the most premium controller experience possible in a third-party PlayStation 4 controller, then the SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller is a prime pick for you. The controller comes with tons of functionality for the discerning PlayStation 4 gamer, and comes in a minimalistic and sleek black style to give that extra premium feel. The controller comes with various interchangeable and modular parts to match every need for different kinds of play styles.

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The SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller comes with interchangeable thumbsticks to provide for different controlling needs. The D-pad is also interchangeable to fit an eight-way option, which is similar to that of the Xbox One Elite controller. At the back, the SADES C100 Wireless PS4 Controller features trigger button locks as well as paddles, for superior gaming performance in the most control-heavy of titles. When not in use, the paddles can be removed for a better and lighter gaming experience.

So, what do you think? Which of these great third-party controllers for the PlayStation 4 will you be picking up? Let us know and stay tuned for more recommendations from us for the best deals on the best things in gaming, from peripherals and hardware, to toys and various accessories.

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