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A new PlayStation 4 controller has been announced for North America. Sony is releasing a Mini Wired Gamepad. This is a Hori controller that is 40% smaller than a standard DualShock 4 and is designed to be more comfortable for players with smaller hands.

 

The Mini Wired Gamepad is a trunicated version of the controller. It has the standard action buttons, triggers, and analog sticks you find on the DualShock 4. Instead of a touch pad, there is a button you can press and the analog sticks can simulate other touch pad inputs. It also has a 10ft. cable and an easy grip design.

 

However, the Mini Wired Gamepad does not have some of the other elements present in a DualShock 4. It does not have dual motors, a headset jack, the light bar, a motion sensor, or a speaker. This means it will not be compatible with some PlayStation 4 games.

 

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The Mini Wired Gamepad will be available in North America for the 2017 holiday season. It will cost $29.99/$39.99 CAD. For those who like the idea of the controller, but wish it were available in a design other than the standard blue, Hori has released a Dragon Quest Slime variant.

Jenni Lada
Jenni has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, CheatCC, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.

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