Upgrade PS4 DualShock With Xbox One Parts, Or Replace It Altogether

Is PlayStation 4 your choice of battlefield, but the Xbox One controller your choice of weapon? Well, we have the remedy for you. Upgrade those ugly, untrusted PS4 DualShock 4 with Xbox One parts, if you’re on the mood for some tweaking, or ditch the PS4 DualShock 4 altogether and grab an Xbox One Elite controller for your PS4 pronto.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has been two mountains butting heads for the longest time, disabling compatibility of one device’s peripherals with the other. However, since both platforms are far from perfect, gamers would tend to play around with the idea of tweaking things around.

In fact, over at the NeoGAF forums, gamers found out that while they preferred the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4’s functionality over the regular Xbox One controller, there is a bit of a problem when it comes to the DualShock’s joysticks that renders them confused. Two of the major problems that they encountered with the DualShock’s joysticks were one, the rubber easily tore and broke, and two, the dynamics of the PS4 joysticks rendered the gamers with a lot more stress and fatigue. The Xbox One controller’s joysticks, apparently, are more pleasant to use and durable, even to demanding games like FIFA, compared to the DualShock’s joysticks.

DualShock 4 VS the Xbox One controller (Photo by Olly Curtis / Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Because of this, people wanted to know if they can have the best of both worlds and just chuck the Xbox One controller’s joysticks onto the PlayStation 4’s DualShock. Will the difference in brand prevent them from doing so? Apparently, it did not. In fact, a couple of people already succeeded in replacing their DualShock 4 joysticks with the Xbox One joysticks—and it has become one of their best decisions yet.

“I did this, made a big difference for me. I no longer click the left stick all the time or get right stick fatigue. The rubber tore off the sticks on my DS4’s. -jhferry”

“IMO, this is the best thing you can do for your DS4s. Way easy to perform and infinitely better than putting dumb rubber/plastic tops on those crappy DS4 sticks. -MightyHedgehog”

“I changed mine due to the peeling issue. I find these sticks miles better than the stock ps4. They are slightly taller and I feel they grip much better. I definately recommend it. -binaryrevolt”

In fact, those at Eurogamer also did the same Xbox One-DualShock modification and found the results amenable.

DualShock 4 with Xbox One sticks (via Deepo / NeoGAF)
As it turns out, the Xbox One replacement sticks that you can easily purchase online are a perfect match to the PS4’s pad spindles. Because of this, the modification becomes rather easy to pull off.

Watch the video below for a more detailed step-by-step on how to replace those horrible DualShock joysticks with Xbox One sticks.

But if you’re serious about changing your style of gaming, then maybe you would want to chuck out that DualShock altogether and replace it with a brand new Xbox One Elite controller.

The Xbox One Elite controller has been very well received by the community, despite its price, and the PlayStation community is starting to feel bad that this delicate piece of technology is only available to those at the Xbox One platform.

But now, this has changed, thanks to a certain CronusMAX. CronusMAX developed a firmware update that lets a PS4 user use an Xbox One Elite controller for all her/his PS4 gaming, no exceptions.

Use an Xbox One Elite controller on the PS4 using CronusMAX (via CronusMAX)
If you’re itching to get your hands on those well-reviewed Xbox One Elite controllers, know that CronusMAX is available for purchase from eBay, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and several other retailers worldwide. It, however, costs $59.95. So if you’re shelling out almost $60 on top of your $149.99 Xbox One Elite controller, then you must be very serious about your gaming needs.

Or you can always just chuck in those Xbox One sticks on the DualShock, since you can remap every button on the DualShock for free anyway.

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