The color variations of the DualShock 4 hardly matter to the overall performance of the controller, but to some players out there, it’s the very thing that ties their gaming experience together. For the rest, however, the ability to own a controller that doesn’t come in black is enough of an incentive to invest in another, despite the price.
Currently, Sony sells the DualShock 4 in five different colors, including Urban Camouflage, Wave Blue, Jet Black, Glacier White, and the Red Magma, which was introduced back in May. Now, five colors is a decent selection, and a few of them have a PS4 counterpart to match up with – like the Red Magma and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid PS4 – but there’s one color that’s been unavailable to purchase aside from its release with the 20th Anniversary PS4.
Apparently, Sony realized this as well (or was just waiting for the right time), and it’s now preparing to release the “Original Grey” DualShock 4 for the rest of the PlayStation community. Gamers who weren’t lucky enough to snag one of those extremely rare consoles may want to jump at the opportunity.
Sony revealed the new controller earlier today through its PlayStation Twitter account, alongside an Original Grey version of the popular Gold Wireless Headset. Both look great in the new style as they reference the color scheme of the original PlayStation, complete with the original color of the PlayStation logo.
The DualShock 4 and Wireless Headset are set to launch this September, and will retail for the standard prices of $64.99 and $99.99, respectively. Hopefully they won’t become as rare as the 20th Anniversary console, or quickly end up on eBay with ridiculously high prices. However, given that the European PlayStation blog has declared the color scheme as a “limited edition,” chances are they will.
That said, the blog also encourages those that want the new controller to keep up with their retailer of choice to learn more about how to buy one before they’re all gone. It’s possible Sony could also hold a contest for a few of the controllers prior to its release, followed by a short period in which pre-orders are taken.
Anyone out there making plans to pick one of these up as soon as possible? Or are you content with your current DualShock 4? Admittedly, it’s a callback to a classic rather than a redesign like the newest Xbox One controller, but maybe something like that will come in the near future.