Nostalgic, Translucent DualShock 4 Controllers Announced

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Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced new translucent-themed DualShock 4 controllers for the worldwide market.

The fan-favorite translucent colors are limited in quantities and come in the following colors: Crystal, Blue Crystal and Red Crystal. They’re reversed in comparison to older translucent style, meaning the top is translucent and the bottom is a solid color.

Here’s some beauty shots of each color:

The various colored-controllers will be available at certain retailers, including: Crystal at GameStop (EB Games in Canada), Blue Crystal at Walmart and Red Crystal at Best Buy. Each controller will cost $65 in the US and will arrive sometime this month in both North America and Europe.

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  • Uncle Ocelot

    What year is it?

  • Shinobu

    It’s 1998 mother fucker!

  • Mechonis

    $5 more then a regular already overpriced controller? No thanks

  • Mr0303

    Never really liked those. If you’d go to the trouble of getting a different controller it might as well be a themed one.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    that price certainly isn’t nostalgic

  • tccboss

    well shit you lost me at store exclusives.

  • Taiho

    >4 pictures of 3 different things at the exact same angles.
    >Nichegamer doesn’t line them up exactly top to bottom with the same angle.
    Tickling my autism.

  • BeakieHelmet

    Took a look at the wayback machine, found a archive from August 17th, 2001

    That listed the DualShock 2 at $34.99

    Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $48.25 in today’s dollars

    So actually, you are right, that’s a 135% price increase from what the blue translucent DualShock2 cost in 2001.

  • there you go BB

    you know I was thinking about that too ahahahahaha

  • Himegami Aisa

    *35% price increase. Still shitty, though.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    Love translucent consoles/handhelds but never really cared for translucent controllers. Dunno why.

  • ぽっぴっぽー

    Prob getting that blue.

  • ぽっぴっぽー


  • RichardGristle

    ~86% increase. 100% would be $70.

  • Eldhin Hellknight

    They look really cool but, daaaaamn , that price

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I was thinking of the dualshock 1 which I think was only around $20 back then, but damn.

  • Asuka

    Why are they only HALF translucent???

  • Cubed Grapes

    Probably because translucent controllers are generally crap.

  • DrearierSpider

    Their better looking than those ugly ass gold controllers from a few months ago, I’ll give em that much.

  • catazxy

    Now it looks like a cheap toy…..