A kid-friendly PlayStation 4 controller is now available that swaps out some features of the traditional DualShock 4 controller for the convenience of a smaller size.
Hori created the Mini Wired Gamepad specifically for younger gamers in mind while keeping all of the core parts of the typical controller so as not to restrict what you can do with the controller. You’ll notice that the
“The Mini Wired Gamepad provides the essential functions to play most PS4 games while still providing a great gaming experience — that includes the right and left sticks, R1/L1/R2/L2 buttons, directional buttons, and action buttons,” an announcement from the PlayStation Blog explained back in October. “Certain
Some other features besides the touchpad also won’t be found on the controller. The light bar, headset
In the same post from October that explained the details of the controller when it was revealed, it was announced that the controller was planned to be released around the holidays. That release has now come just in time for everyone to start buying their gaming gifts, and a new trailer for the controller was also uploaded to the PlayStation YouTube channel alongside the release.
The Mini Wired Gamepad from Hori is only $29.99, and you can find one in a store near you or pick one up online by visiting the product page.