Sony Announces Licensed PS4 Controllers From Razer And Nacon Aimed At eSports Pros

PlayStation 4 players wishing for a controller that is shaped and design more like an Xbox One Elite gamepad are in luck. Sony announced two officially licensed pro controllers coming to the SIEE region for the PS4 this year, the Razer Raiju and Nacon Revolution, both of which sport a similar overall shape to an Xbox One controller but with familiar PS4 buttons.

"To give our competitive and pro players more choice, we invited Razer and Nacon to use their knowledge and expertise in developing eSports peripherals to design two unique pro controllers for PS4," Sony stated in a blog post. "Through close collaboration we’ve been able to help optimize each controller for PS4 – incorporating innovative Dualshock 4 controls and ensuring gamers can enjoy a plug and play experience with any model of PS4."

Razer Raiju
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While the two controllers look similar, they're not completely the same. The Razer Raiju has two extra bumpers and two extra detachable triggers, along with detachable analog stick rubber caps and a removable 3-meter braided cable.

Beyond the detachable amenities, the Razer Raiju boasts a built-in control panel on the front of the controller, trigger-stop switches with a hair-trigger mode for ultra-fast trigger responses. and a 3.5mm headset jack with dedicated headset volume and mic mute controls at the bottom.

Nacon Revolution Pro
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Nacon said it collaborated with pro-gamers to develop its Revelution Pro controller. What they came up with is a design that features 46-degree amplitude dual analogue sticks with special firmware for advanced eSports accuracy and reach, four extra shortcut buttons, two internal compartments with half a dozen additional weights, and the ability to custom settings to four different profiles.

Both controllers will be available sometime this holiday season. No word yet on price.