Many people hesitate when introducing children to the DualShock PlayStation 4 controllers. Primarily, it is due to the price and the fragility of the controllers. However, knowing that they are marketed more toward older and adult gamers, they are trying for that kid market. Sony announced the remedy for that concern. Sony revealed the officially licensed Mini Wired Gamepad for the PlayStation 4.
Teaming up with Hori, children can handle this 40 percent smaller controller. It does contain many of the same features that a traditional PS4 controller uses. It does include right and left joysticks, R1/L1/R2/L2 buttons, directional pad and action buttons. However, while it does display a minimized touchpad, many of the actions can be simulated using the joysticks.
Since it is wired, the cord will be 10 feet in length, which should successfully navigate most living rooms or game rooms. Its flat design will allow smaller hands to get around the controller. Not to mention for $29.99, it would be an inexpensive accessory for the children to use. In case you are wondering what is missing. It will not include a touchpad, light bar, stereo headset jack, speaker, vibration, or motion sensing.
While many of those functions are useful for more adult games, kids will not miss it. The controller is slated to launch across Canada and the United States for this holiday season. The most noticeable feature of the controller is that it looks like a Nintendo controller. Let the jokes begin and leave them in the comment section below.