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See also Discussion page
Note: Release Date was same as console in each subregion countries, e.g. North America : November 15, 2013, Europe (first batch of countries) : November 29, 2013 etc ... Japan : February 22, 2014
RRA filing: http://rra.go.kr/board/device/view.jsp?app_no=201317100000127829 30 July 2013
For limited edition colours, see the Colours page
|Overview of Technical Specifications|
|External Dimension||approximately 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x depth x height)|
|Rechargeable battery||Lithium-ion rechargeable battery 3.65 V DC / 1000 mAh (PS3 DS3 battery LIP1859: 3.7V / 1800mA)|
|wireless communications||Bluetooth: 2.1 +EDR|
|Connection Type|| USB 3.0 (charging and/or communication - micro-B female), Extension port, jack
(for Stereo headset / Earset)
|Speaker||Built-in mono speaker|
|Motion Controller / Detection||
(three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
player 1 is blue player 2 is red player 3 is green player 4 is pink
Settings menu (since FW 1.70) is allowing you to change it to Bright, Medium or Dim.
If you disconnect your DualShock 4 and for some reason the light turns white, hold the ps button for 15 seconds and the controller will reset.
The PS4 can use the light bar for determining where the player is located.
Games can feedback information via the light bar (and should not turn off it).
|Feedback||Vibration (max time for vibration is 2.5 seconds)|
52mmx23mm (external approximately) with resolution:
CUH-ZCT1x series (Retail) 1920x943 (44.86 dots/mm) CAP-ZCT1x series (NonRetail) 1920x943 JDX-1000x series (NonRetail) 1920x754
See also Components page
DS4 CUHZCT1 03 Glacier White top
DS4 CUHZCT1 03 Glacier White lateral
DS4 CUHZCT1 04 Urban Camouflage lateral
DS4 CUHZCT1 04 Urban Camouflage Box
Mouseover for different colorway.
See also Discussion page
|Repair, Charging port fix, battery replacement. Complete Tear down|
 earset connector
first 5 pins + pins 6-13
|4||Headset Detect||Connects to Ground when Headset is plugged in|
|8||EXT Detect||Pulled Hi internally with 10k|
 uP board connector
 flat ribbon connector
|1||Ground||Thru 0ohm Resistor|
|2||Blue-||Blue LED Ground|
|3||Red-||Red LED Ground|
|4||Green-||Green LED Ground|
|5||LED+||Power for LEDs, 4.25v|
|14||Ground||Thru 0ohm Resistor|
 battery connector
|2||Battery +||Silk on PCB is 1, so it's backwards|
- See also DS4_Mods page (Replacing battery in DS4, Replace Thumbsticks in DS4, ...)
Control a video game console with a PC
 DS4 on PS2
Use your DS4 on PS2 by Xerpi
 DS4 on WII
Use your DS4 on WII by Xerpi
 Carbon Project
(Video DS4 wired to keyboard & mouse)
 DS4 To X-Input Wrapper
(DS4 to Xinput Mapping tool (Play any game with DS4 on PC))
PS4 Controller touchpad to mouse adapter.
 Arduino library (with USB Host Shield)
 Controllers for All
DS3 / DS4 on iOS
(Video Play iOS games with Sony PlayStation Dual Shock 4 controller)
DS4 on Android
- USB/BT Joystick Center PAID / DEMO
- Game Controller 2 Touch
- PS4 Controller (virtual only / abandoned)
 disable leds
 End-user products
- ATEN Phantom S
- Tuact Venom-X
- XIM XIM4
- TitanOne - Titan One
- CronusMAX - Cronus Max
- Splitfish - NewGen
 PS3 compatibility
Unless stated otherwise, any game working with DualShock 3 and not relying on functions of buttons only available on the DualShock 3, vibration or wireless, should be compatible.
Incompatible games (and buttons) should works with a DS4 emulated as a DS3 (e.g.: using GIMX)
How To Pair DualShock 4 With PS3 To Work Wireless
- Connect DS4 with wire to PS3 then turn on.
- Go to Accessory settings.
- Select Manage Bluetooth Devices, and scan for device.
- While scanning hold the PS & Share buttons on the DS4.
- Select Wireless Controller. The DS4 light should now be white.
- Unplug wire and test it out.
Note: The DualShock 4 isn’t fully supported on PS3 so features such as vibrate, Six Axis and PS Button will not function.
 Incompatible games
- Gran Turismo 5
- Gran Turismo 6
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Jak and Daxter HD Collection (only the analog sticks work)
- Resistance 3
 Controller Translation
|DualShock 4||DualShock 3||PSVita||Vita TV / Playstation TV|
|/||/||rear touch pad section|
|/ (analog)||/ (analog)||rear touch pad section (digital)|
|NA||touchscreen menu section|
|touchscreen menu section|
|Motion sensors||Motion sensors||Motion sensors|
For DS3/DS4 on PS TV: http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/pstv/game/touchpointer.html
 Web Browser
Despite having a whopping great trackpad on the new PS4 controller, it can't be used in the browser, so you're stuck with the thumbsticks and d-pad.
The touchpad has also been updated (FW 1.70), allowing you to navigate the on-screen keyboard using the DUALSHOCK 4 touchpad.
When the on-screen keyboard is open, pushing in the right thumbstick puts it into a motion-based mode where you can select keys by tilting the controller. This can be surprisingly accurate.
Pushing in The D-pad acts like the TAB key on a keyboard, focusing on links.
The browser can be used while a game is in progress.
- SCEI Patent:
Game system and game controller (sensor unit detects vibration caused by the vibrator)
- SCEA Patent: