A game controller is a device used with games or entertainment systems to provide input to a video game, typically to control an object or character in the game. A controller is usually connected to a game console or computer by means of a wire or cord, although, since the mid-2000s, wireless controllers have become widespread. Input devices that have been classified as game controllers include keyboards, mouses, gamepads, joysticks, etc. Special purpose devices, such as steering wheels for driving games and light guns for shooting games, are also game controllers.
Game controllers have been designed and improved over the years to be as user friendly as possible. The Microsoft Xbox controller, with its shoulder triggers that mimic actual triggers such as those found on guns, has become popular for shooting games. Some controllers are designed to be best for one type of game, such as steering wheels for driving games, or dance pads for dancing games.
One of the first video game controllers was a simple dial and single button, used to control the game Tennis for Two. Controllers have since evolved to include directional pads, multiple buttons, analog sticks, joysticks, motion detection, touch screens and a plethora of other features.
Where Can I Find Cheap Controller?
You can find fantastic cheap controller deals here at Latest Deals as well as voucher codes, discount codes and the latest offers from massive retailers like Tesco and Currys to online gaming retailers such as Game and CEX. We have everything from cheap Xbox One controller wireless to PS4 and Xbox controller cheapest price and custom controllers in the UK.
PS4 Controller UK
- Original DualShock 4. This model with the CUZ-ZCT1 part number came with the PS4 consoles and are still available for purchase as standalone. This is where the latest versions of the PS4 controllers are based. It is deemed as a great evolution for PlayStation controllers and a lot of gamers found it more comfortable than the PS3 controller.
- Slim and Pro DualShock 4. Sony launched a new version of the PS4 controller to coincide the launch of bot the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. It looked almost the same as the original with some changes such as the removal of the lightbar from the top side of the controller to just about the touchpad. It also now supports wired control or communication via USB.
- Raizer Raiju. This is an official third-party controller created for eSports. It comes with an ergonomic design as well as parts that can be customized. It features a couple of extra bumpers and detachable triggers on the back of its pad.
- Nacon Revolution. This controller was designed in collab with professional gamers and comes packed with impressive features though lacking some of the basics. For maximum reach and accuracy it comes with a 46 degrees amplitude dual analogue sticks and even have updatable firmware, four custom setup profiles and an 8-way pad.
Cheap PS4 Controller Deals
Are you looking for a DualShock 4 controller but you don’t want to shell out a lot of money? If you’re out to buy a couple of controllers, better checkout these cheap PS4 controller for sale our bargain hunters have found! Cheap PS4 controller Amazon. Make sure to be cautious when buying. Always ask the seller for the original photos of the products and read previous customer reviews of the seller.
- Gator Claw Cheap PS4 Controller, £23.98 at Amazon
- Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller - Jet Black (PS4), £36.98 at Amazon
- Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller GT Sport Edition, £44.99 at Amazon
- PS4 Dualshock Controller V2, £55 at Asda
- Value PS4 Wired Controller, £28 at CEX
- PS4 Horipad Mini Blue Controller, £24.99 at Sainsbury’s
- Sony PS4 Official DualShock 4 Controller V2 Jet Black, £45 at Tesco
- Wireless Bluetooth PS4 Gamepad Gaming Controller Classic Joystick Doubleshock 4, £25.49 at eBay
Xbox One Controller UK
It’s quite tricky to find an Xbox One controller deal, especially if you’re looking on high street retailers where they don’t normally offer amazing discounts. Fortunately, you can find great value for your money online where it’s more competitive and that’s where we come in.
The main controller of the Microsoft Xbox One console is the Xbox One controller. It keeps the Xbox 360 controller’s overall layout but with some changes on its shape, analog sticks, triggers and shoulder buttons. It also added new vibrators within its triggers that allows for directional haptic feedback. The controller underwent around three revisions with numerous changes to its functionality and design. A lot of money have gone to its development in order for the company offer the perfect design while still keeping the things gamers loved with the design of the Xbox 360 controller.
Microsoft also launched the premium version Elite Wireless Controller for professional gamers which includes features such as programmability features and interchangeable parts. In addition, both the standard and premium controllers come in various colours and some even features special designs tying them into particular games. Since the company partners with Oculus VR, both the controllers are bundled with the Oculus Rift VR headset. On the other hand, the Day One Edition controller features a chrome coloured D-pad as well as a special stamp showing that it’s a Day One Edition.
Compared to the PS4 which supports 4 controllers, the Xbox one controller support 8. And compared to the standard black, its day one controller comes with a special text in the middle as well as a metallic d-Pad. Furthermore, it features 40 improvements on its design making it more intuitive and comfortable to use. Compared to previous Xbox controllers, its directional pad has a more traditional look to it with a slimmer battery compartment. While its triggers have a built-in rumble system called Impulse Triggers which has a forced vibration directly built into the triggers, which gamers can use in games like Forza.
Cheap Xbox One Controller Deals
Online retailer giants Amazon and eBay offers cheap new and used. Xbox One controllers. Xbox One controller eBay deals include the original and elite controllers as well as special edition controllers. The official wireless controller ranges from £20 to £50 with free delivery, while the Elite controller ranges from £80 to £100 with free delivery as well. On the other hand, cheap Xbox One controller Amazon deals ranges from £25 to £45 on the original design. They also have a list of top selected controllers with reviews to narrow down your choices. A reminder though, when buying from third-party sellers, make sure to check the ratings and reviews of each sellers and always ask for the real photos of the item before buying anything from them.
Xbox One Asda deals are quite limited. The Xbox One Wireless Asda deals include either the colour black or white with a tag price of £55 and stocks are always running out. They do have a decent line up of Xbox One games though. If you want more choices, Argos Xbox One line up is quite good and you can choose from different colours and designs as well. With prices ranging from £24.99 to £64.99 and some with discounts ranging from £5 to £8, you will never run out of options for sure to save money. Plus if you’re looking for a cheap Xbox One console, they often have clearance sales on their gaming consoles where you even have a 12-months to pay option if you have an Argos card.
Xbox One Game selection of controllers is probably one of the most extensive. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs, from carbon fibre to Pokemon edition Xbox One controllers. Their cheapest controller priced at £24.99 is already a Pro Ex controller while the Xbox One Wireless Controller Official Dusk Shadow is the most expensive at £199.99. They also
offer free UK delivery on all controllers.
PC Controller UK
The lines between console gaming and PC gaming have blurred. With controller-friendly games like Assassin's Creed Origins and Dragon Ball FighterZ coming to PCs the same day they hit consoles, many people are looking for a good way to play these games as they were originally designed. Thankfully, that's easier to do today than ever before.
Gamers who play a variety of game genres would be best served by picking up Microsoft's Xbox One Controller, which offers better comfort, build quality and ease of use than anything else we've tested. If you're on a tight budget, the Logitech F310 is an excellent alternative.
Xbox and native PC controllers are generally plug-and-play on Windows, and it's gotten pretty easy to use a PS4 controller on PC. You can even use the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons on your PC to control your favorite games. If you're having issues with your gamepad of choice, emulators such as X360CE will trick your PC into thinking that just about any USB controller is an Xbox 360 one.
There are many reasons to invest in a good gaming controller for your PC though. For one, if you want to make the most of services like PlayStation Now or PS4 Remote Play, you’ll need a controller to play those games through your PC.
You’ll also almost certainly want a pad if you’re using streaming devices like the Steam Link or Nvidia Shield TV to bring PC gaming into your living room - it’s much more relaxing sitting back with a gamepad than it is trying to balance a keyboard on your lap on the sofa.