When the PlayStation 4 launched, there wasn’t a great deal of choice in terms of DualShock 4 pad colours. You could have it in black, or you could have nothing at all. Times have changed though, and now the pads are available in a veritable rainbow of shades – and Sony has just added four more to the gaudier end of the spectrum.
Before I go any further, it’s worth highlighting that these are just different colour schemes. There’s nothing new from a technological standpoint, other than the minor improvements that came with version 2: it’s purely cosmetic.
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With that out of the way, let’s get to the actual colours. Get your sunglasses ready: they’re certainly bright.
First up is Sunset Orange, which combines a kind of tangerine colouring with a dark blue for the undersides and buttons.
Next up is Berry Blue, which makes me wonder if Sony only ever read about berries in books. In any case, its light blue and dark mauve mix make it ideal for the Aston Villa/West Ham United/Burnley fan in your life. In fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if said teams started selling them in their club shops.
Perhaps you like to play your PlayStation 4 while also blending perfectly into your surroundings on a covert military operation? Well, you’ll be wanting the blue camouflage model.
Finally, for fans of the single-colour design, you can get a DualShock 4 pad in copper, which looks quite nice if you’re into that kind of thing.
Weirdly, the European PlayStation blog only mentions the latter three of these in its announcement, but the official British Twitter account says all four will be available for pre-order soon.
Sure enough, Sunset Orange also seems to be up for pre-order at Argos.
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Release dates are similarly confusing, with Blue Camouflage sneaking out of cover on October 12, Berry Blue emerging on October 23 and Copper appearing on October 30. No pricing has been given, so imagine the usual £49.99 RRP, with rapid discounts appearing if the bright shades fail to capture the imagination.
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