Hori’s cute PS4 controller looks like a relative of the Joy-Con

Dinky range coming in November

Sony have revealed a new series of wired gamepads, coming this holiday to the PlayStation 4. The colourful range of controllers on display include a small-scale design that is reminiscent of the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con.

The HORI Wired Mini Gamepad, designed with younger players in mind, is a shrunken version of the PS4 controller, that features smaller grips and reduces the touchpad to a small button. Swipe motions are performed via analog stick movements. Coming in three colours, the cute controller is similar to the miniature hand-held controllers that detatch from Nintendo’s baby, Switch.

The other controllers announced in the post, which appeared on the Official PlayStation Blog, are still smaller than your average PS4 pad, but feature much more traditional layout designs.

@PLAY are also releasing a series of Wired Compact Controllers, featuring all standard controller functions and components. Available in a range of two-tone colour designs including blue, red, white and dark grey.

Nacon unveiled their own Wired Compact Controller range, again featuring smaller grips for younger players. This range will be available in black, blue, orange, grey and red, with old-school translucent/clear variants coming in red blue and green.

All of the above controllers are expected to launch in November in North America. Overseas fans might want to contact their dealers for details of stock within other territories.

Officially licensed Wired Compact Controllers [PlayStation Blog]

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