Sony reveals Razer and Nacon PS4 controllers

Both controllers seem familiar... (cough Microsoft, cough Xbox)

Andrew Mason, Product Manager at Sony, has just announced two new offerings in the world of competitive gaming controllers. The two models are the Razer Raiju and the Nacon Revolution and have been officially licensed by Sony.

“To give our competitive and pro players more choice, we invited Razer and Nacon to use their knowledge and expertise in developing e-sports peripherals to design two unique pro controllers for PS4,” said Mason on the Sony website.

Interestingly, both accessories look more like Xbox One than PlayStation controllers. The Revolution has swapped the D-pad and analog stick, while the Raiju’s customisable, replaceable triggers and analog sticks resemble the Xbox One Elite joystick configuration. Both are quite cool to look at.

Mechanical stop switch triggers and hair-trigger mode. YES

The Razer Raiju is equipped with instant controller customisation and precision ergonomics with a host of additional features described as:

  • Extra rear bumpers and two detachable extra triggers for extra control over your game.
  • Mechanical switch triggers and a hair-trigger mode for rapid fire, for instant response and quick activation while in-game.
  • Custom profiles to store player preferences and a control panel to make swift adjustments.
  • Detachable analog stick rubber caps for extra grip during long, intense sessions.
  • Dedicated headset volume, 3.5mm headphone jack and mic-mute controls built in.
Nacon’s offering looks slightly more pared down than Razer’s, but it emulates the Xbox’s classic lower D-pad and left-hand analog stick design

The Nacon Revolution has been designed in collaboration with pro e-sports players and comes with the following features, according to the Sony post:

  • Forty-six-degree amplitude analog sticks, enhanced with custom firmware for higher accuracy and movement.
  • Custom profiles, which are configurable through the companion PC app, let players re-map buttons, assign shortcuts, adjust analog stick and trigger sensitivity, while letting them switch between profiles as per the game’s needs.
  • Additional, removable weights to ensure the controller sits perfectly in your hands.
  • An eight-way directional pad, 3.5mm headphone jack and four additional shortcut buttons

While we do not have an exact update on the pricing of these controllers, both devices will be available in retail stores by the holiday season later this year.