Sony: There Won’t Be A Elite PS4 Pro Controller

‘We want to keep the PS4 as a single unified audience.’

Posted By | On 21st, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Microsoft and Nintendo both believe in controller options for players- Microsoft offer the standard Xbox One controller, as well as the Xbox One Elite controller, a high end, modular controller unlike any on the market. Nintendo, meanwhile, sell multiple variants of their controllers, to cover for all needs players may have.

Sony, however, usually ship one controller with their systems, and that’s that. And that’s not about to change any time soon, either, in spite of the success that Microsoft and Nintendo’s approach has seen. Speaking to The Verge, Sony’s Mark Cerny noted that Sony wish to keep a unified audience- and splintering that with multiple controller options doesn’t make much sense.

“We want to keep PlayStation 4 as a single unified audience,” he said. “We need to be quite careful to the enhancements we add to the controller. But it’s not the sort of thing that’s going to create have’s and have nots.”

I can sort of see where he is coming from- but I don’t see why having an optional higher end controller would be an issue of any kind. Then again, this is the same Sony who won’t let their users have the option to play EA Access on their consoles, or the option to play against other systems online- so maybe it’s par for the course for them.

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  • Jon

    The “Single, unified audience” would be great…if Sony weren’t releasing two consoles, including a premium one, over the course of this holiday.

    • Mark

      Lol. So much hypocrisy in Mark’s statement. Great comment

    • J.j. Barrington

      Um, but they’re not releasing two consoles over the course of this holiday. And the consoles it DOES have all play the same games. So…

  • Terminator

    Options is something Sony lacks.

    • Luke Skywalker

      it’s apparently so

  • Living While Alive

    Dear Sony,

    You are a have not!



  • kma99

    Code word for. We cant afford the research and development cost.

    • crazy_black_man-

      Apparently M$ didn’t do their own research. They just ripped you straight off. Here’s some of that research data from affected customers at 150 dollars a pop and a 90 day warranty. What a bunch of suckers. Oh, wait.., you idiots with Xboxs really prefer to be called “gamers”. Hilariousness!

      I’ve snapped 5 right bumpers on elite controllers whilst using them. Felt the plastic break right under my finger. If it wasn’t for the super easy return policy at the local Microsoft store I would be screwed

      If there’s not a Microsoft store close to you so you could return it then I’m not sure what else to do. My elite dpad was messing up so i took mine apart and that’s when i realized they pop off the same way as a regular controller

      RuffRyder LH
      My elite controller’s left bumper just stopped working the other day. Really disappointing

      This has happened to me with 3 different white controllers. The gold trigger one from GameStop that I returned. Then that one started separating. And the new Xbox one S white one is starting to separate too. It is driving me crazy. The black one that came with the Xbox is the only one that isn’t. Out of curiosity what do you use for recharging? I have the energizer stand.

    • kma99

      Lol its apparent you dont know how warranties work. Lookit up before you blabber about things u don’t know. I wont bother with the rest of your crap since you cant tell the truth about your first lie. Lol knew i would trigger you lol. Tell us about that 8 tf machine now.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Apparently you were a sucker that bought that $150 garbage controller.

      Trigger? Triggering responses? Is that the newest lame trendy gamer word now? You sound kinda stupid repeating words others say. I guess my reply “triggered” your angry reply, huh stupid?

    • kma99

      Apparently i was the guy who got mine on sale and had rechargeable batteries at my house for the past 20 years. Better run and play before that 3 hour charge on your dual shock runs out. Better yet get some kontrol freaks to lay over that worn rubber lol. Stay mad

    • crazy_black_man-

      That was pathetic. You’re still a sucker. It’s late 2016 and you’re still using 99cent Store batteries in your game controller. Dont even get me started on the crappy controller’s constant desyncing issues, the weak bluetooth implementation, the stick drift, or the worthless added on headset jack. These are the absolute cheapest controller builds in console gaming history. The Xbox team must be comprised of engineers who studied at Trump University. Hilariousness.

    • kma99

      Its called being smart with your money. Something you wont know about since you will fork over 400 dollars to get the same game prettied up a little more while i keep my ps4. Be smarter with you money so u can move out of yoiyour parents housr.

    • crazy_black_man-

      I have 2 PS4s and not a single janky Xbox One will ever cross the threshold in to my castle. I don’t need a PS4 upgrade. My awesome day-one PS4 is why the Xbox One, One S, and the soon to fail Scorpio are losing revenue everyday. It’s good for the industry.

    • kma99

      Stay triggered clown. I dont care how many ps4 u own. You are the type that buys every one they slap a sticker on anyways. Lol this console war got you sony drones bragging about how many you own lol.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. Are you menstruating?

    • kma99

      Stay salty. Any man who owns 20 ps4 consoles can never run to a message board and try to call out someone for spending their own money. Lol u spend all your paper route money on video games while smart people like me invest. Im so far ahead in lifei have my funeral already paid for. You on the other hand will have your family shaking pennies out of the piggy bank and headings to the pawn shop with your 30 ps4’s just to bury your a $$.

    • crazy_black_man-

      2 PS4s. You idiot. TWO. 2.

    • kma99

      Got all those ps4’s. You keep one on standby just in case sony drops a software update and bricks one. Lol pathetic.

  • crazy_black_man-

    The Dualshock 4 controller is already a better controller than that $150 ripoff scheme that replaced the lost Kinect revenue. The PS4 came with a more elite controller on day one with no added cost to the customer. These Xbox revenue scams and the fools that keep buying into them never cease to amaze. Hilariousness! They simply replaced the lost Kinect revenue with an overpriced controller that breaks just as easily, and suffers from the exact same issues as the original. Xbox people are a special kind of dumb.

    • Luke Skywalker

      good for you

  • Mr Xrat

    Good. Let MS rip off its own idiot userbase with overpriced gimmicks because they think it’ll make them MLG.

  • LifeOnMars

    I’m more than happy with my DS4 controller I would have no intrest in buying an elite controller.

    • Luke Skywalker

      good for you.

    • LifeOnMars

      Well thank you, I’m on happy bunny.

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