Sony To Launch Translucent PlayStation 4 Crystal Controllers For the '90s Kids Out There


Sony is looking to inject a shot of nostalgia to all 90's kids out there with three new translucent PlayStation 4 crystal controllers.

The almost see-through controllers evoke memories of a trend from years past when consoles and other electronic devices had translucent and transparent cases that allowed users to peer into their internals.

PlayStation 4 Crystal Controllers

Sony announced the new limited edition DualShock 4 wireless controllers through an official PlayStation blog post, where it revealed the three color options of Crystal, Blue Crystal, and Red Crystal.

Sony previously released a Crystal DualShock 4 controller in 2015, but the new batch of translucent PlayStation 4 controllers will include the upgraded touchpad with the glimpse of the light bar. Only the front panel of the new PlayStation 4 crystal controllers are translucent though, as the back panel remains solid.

PlayStation 4 owners who would like to complete the set of three will have to make a bit of an effort though, as the variants are not available from a single retailer. The Crystal option can only be purchased at GameStop in the United States or EB Games in Canada, the Blue Crystal option is only available at Walmart, and the Red Crystal option can only be bought at Best Buy.

All three PlayStation 4 crystal controllers will be released later this month, but players can now preorder the controllers through the official PlayStation website. Each controller carries a price tag of $64.99, which is $5 higher compared to the price of the traditional black DualShock 4 wireless controller.

The translucent PlayStation 4 crystal controllers have no other advantages over the regular controllers aside from the translucent front panels. However, for gamers of the '90s who remember their transparent after-market cases for the PlayStation 1 and translucent mobile gaming devices, the additional $5 is worth it for a bit of nostalgia.

Other PlayStation 4 News

Sony rolled out the PlayStation 4 system update 5.0 beta last month, providing owners of the console a good glimpse of what they can expect from the next major upgrade to its firmware.

Recent reports on games that PlayStation 4 owners may be looking forward to include the crossover fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, a 3D remake of the classic RPG Secret of Mana, and the highly anticipated Destiny 2. In the meantime, PlayStation Plus subscribers can check out the free games that will be available for September, which include inFamous: Second Son for the PlayStation 4 and RIGS: Mechanized Combat League for the PlayStation VR.

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