Old school is the new cool. Nintendo may wow gamers with their NES and SNES Classics, but PlayStation also played on nostalgia by releasing a PS4 console and controller reminiscent of the original PS1’s colors and design.
The calm grey of the controller is a reminder of a simpler time in gaming, when consoles weren’t trying to outpace one another with the shiniest box. The small cross-circle-square-triangle logos on the touchpad are a small, but welcome detail that helps separate this controller from a regular silver or grey colored PS4 controller. The best part of this controller though, by far, is the original multi-colored PlayStation logo. It’s a subtle detail, but one that many gamers appreciate.