If you’re a serious gamer you might like having a controller that you can customize to your liking. Microsoft knows this which is why it built its own Elite controller for the Xbox One. Sony hasn’t done that yet but a third-party company has taken up the charge for PlayStation 4. The third-party PlayStation 4 Elite wireless controller is now available for purchase from Target.
The controller has a paint job that’s similar to the official DualShock 4 controller. Instead of individual directional buttons, it features a D-Pad. There are customizable paddles at the back and the controller is packaged into a rubberized housing for a firm grip. It’s also compatible with accessories originally meant for the Xbox Elite Controller.
The back paddles are interchangeable with two present configurations and the dual analog sticks are right where you would expect them to be on a PlayStation controller. The multi-touch trackpad and integrated speaker are onboard as well.
It also has a built-in battery like the DualShock 4 so the PlayStation 4 Elite wireless controller can be charged using the USB cable that it ships with. This third-party PlayStation 4 Elite wireless controller is now available for pre-order from Target with a price tag of $79.99.
Sony is expected to unveil an updated PlayStation 4 tomorrow and it’s likely that some tweaks might be made to the DualShock 4 as well. Perhaps wait and see what improvements have been made to the DualShock 4 before you decide to spend $80 on this third-party PS4 peripheral.