Once upon a time, the question of what the difference between the V1 and V2 of the DualShock controller for the PlayStation 4 was caused confusion. Even in PS5 times, where many gamers nevertheless or still rely on the [url="https://www.amazon.de/PlayStation-Pro-Konsole-schwarz-Naughty/dp/B085PB4B6J/?tag=nicsae-21",name="PS4",title=""], the question often remains open. We want to change that at this point.
The visual difference between DualShock 4 V1 and V2
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While the dimensions are absolutely identical between the two versions, a closer look reveals that the controls of the [url="https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01GVQUX3U?tag=monstec-21",name="DualShock 4 V2",title=""] are now designed in dark gray, no longer black as was the case with version 1 from 2013.
The V2 controller itself is matte in contrast to version 1 due to a changed surface structure. This reduces noticeable fingerprints on the surface, which just don't make a pretty picture.
In addition, the DualShock 4 V2 has an "extra" lightbar that displays the controller's status. This is not a real extra. The usual lightbar has merely been designed to shine through on the newer PlayStation controller. Accordingly, there is no additional load on the battery, which is also good news.Image of the Dualshock V2
More comfort for gamers with the DualShock 4 V2
What initially only catches the eye on closer inspection actually also offers improved comfort. Where the surface of the DualShock 4 V1 analog sticks still felt rubbery, the surface of the DualShock 4 V2 analog sticks allows for easier maneuvering while still providing grip whenever the thumb needs grip. At the same time, the analog sticks on the V2 of the PlayStation 4 controller are smoother, which can provide significant advantages when gaming.
The other buttons are also much more pleasant to press on the DualShock 4 V2 because they are smoother. For example, they can be pressed much faster one after the other, which is a clear advantage over the V1 in some shooters, because this improvement is especially noticeable in the shoulder buttons. More action in less time.
And while we're on the subject of less time: Players can reduce latency on the DualShock 4 V2 controller by connecting the controller, which is designed as a wireless controller, to the console via USB cable. This is reminiscent of the good old days, when wireless controllers were not yet available, but again, it has advantages, since a wired connection is much faster than a wireless connection.
Compatibility of the DualShock 4 V2
Compared to the DualShock 4 V1 from 2013, a lot has changed with the DualShock 4 V2 from 2016. So the DualShock 4 V2 that ships with the PS4 Slim and the [url="https://www.amazon.de/PlayStation-Pro-Konsole-schwarz-Naughty/dp/B085PB4B6J/?tag=nicsae-21",name="PS4 Pro",title=""] offers some upgrades that make it a better choice for many PlayStation gamers. On the original PlayStation 4, gamers won't have to miss out on this convenience and upgrades. The DualShock 4 V2 is shown to be compatible with the old console, so it can be used on it as well as the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro.
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