Sony announces PlayStation mini-controller, aimed at ‘younger gamers’

The new controller is smaller, wired and has a tiny touch pad button

Sony announced that Hori will be bringing an official mini-controller to market and the company says it is aimed at helping “younger gamers” play more comfortably.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the controller is, “40 percent smaller than the DualShock 4 and has a simple form factor with a flat design that makes it easy to fit into smaller hands.”

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It’ll retail at $29.99 when it releases “this holiday,” the post said. The officially-licensed Mini Wired Gamepad features all of the same buttons as the DualShock 4 except the post points out that certain touch pad functionality can be performed on the left or right joysticks. It also has a tiny touch pad button.

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The controller does not have a light bar, motion controls, vibration, a speaker or a headset jack, but it does feature a 10-foot cable. You can find out more here.  The controller will only be offered in blue, but perhaps if it sells well, more colors will become available later.

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