The best DualShock 4 deals for Christmas 2016: find a cheap PS4 controller

Buy an extra PS4 controller and play with friends or keep a spare charged

The PlayStation and the DualShock controller have been best buds for most of the PlayStation brand's lifespan. Sony has changed little since the introduction of the dual analog design in 1997, instead pushing the iconic controller closer to perfection with each console generation.

Over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold so far, and most of them only came with one DualShock 4 controller. If you want to play local multiplayer games, you're going to need a second, third or even fourth pad. Having a spare to keep charged when the battery drains on another is super handy too.

Don't bother looking on the high street for controller deals - seriously those prices are insane. Online is where the action's at and we've tracked down all cheap PS4 controller deals. We've picked out the best deals for the various different colors too for US and UK readers.

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Cheapest PS4 controller deals by color:

We've hand picked out a few more tempting deals for the various color variations below too. Prices correct at time of writing, naturally.

Now you've bagged a new controller, you'll need some games to play. Our friends at GamesRadar have rounded up all the best Black Friday PS4 game deals. 

cheap Dualshock 4 Ps4 controller deals

USA Prices:

Black DualShock 4 version 2: This is the newer version that comes with the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro, with a new slit to display the controller light through the front too. You can also connect a USB cable to play with zero latency -no more excuses at getting whooped Street fighter V then! Get the new DualShock 4 V2 for $47.99 at Amazon.

Black DualShock 4: The classic original and often the cheapest DualShock 4 option. Black DualShock $47.95 at Amazon.

Gray/Blue DualShock 4: This looks like the same color controller as the one in the Uncharted 4 Special Edition console bundle. This will be your best bet then if you already own a PS4. This has shot up in price in recent weeks and yopu can save money by opting for a different color. If you've gotta have it though, Amazon is the cheapest today at $62.98.

Blue DualShock 4: One of the best looking DualShock 4 colors out there in this writer's humble opinion. Grab your Wave Blue DualShock 4 for $47.18 from Amazon.

Red DualShock 4: This one took its sweet time to get to the US of A, but it's worth the wait once you get it into your hands. Grab your Magma Red DualShock 4 for $45.99 from Dell.

White DualShock 4: Going for a red, white and blue trilogy? You'll be needing the Glacier White DualShock 4 for $47 from Amazon then.

Camo DualShock 4: This model is a bit of a rare find at most retailers so expect higher prices than most models. Today's best price for the Urban Camo DualShock 4 is $49 at Amazon.

Gold DualShock 4: With no proper release Stateside, you're going to have to import this blingy bad boy. Brace yourself, the Gold DualShock 4 is $64.99 from GameStop.

Silver DualShock 4: Gold too expensive? Don't worry, it doesn't feel like coming second when the Silver DualShock 4 is only $58.99.

Crystal DualShock 4: Crystal? Well, it's see through. It's also an Amazon exclusive apparently. At least it's not that expensive at just $69.99.

cheap Dualshock 4 Ps4 controller deals

UK Prices:

Black DualShock 4 version 2: This is the newer version that comes with the PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro, with a new slit to display the controller light through the front too. You can also connect a USB cable to play with zero latency -no more excuses at getting whooped Street fighter V then! Get the new DualShock 4 V2 for £37.99 at Amazon.

Black DualShock 4: The classic original and often the cheapest DualShock 4 option. Black DualShock £37.99 at Amazon.

Silver DualShock 4: These rarer controllers are usually floating around the £50 mark (gross), so it's a delight to see ShopTo selling the Silver DualShock at £44.85.

Gold DualShock 4: If you want this absolutely not-beige PS4 controller you're going to have to stump up a bulk of extra cash, GameSeek is the cheapest at £61.98. We'd wait for a better price to be honest as we've seen it for a tenner less.

White DualShock 4: Prices are high today, but Amazon is the cheapest around so far. Grab a Glacier White DualShock 4 for £49.

Grey/Blue DualShock 4: This looks like the same colour controller as the one in the Uncharted 4 Special Edition console bundle. This will be your best bet then if you already own a PS4. Zavvi is currently the cheapest, and we're seeing the price rise steeply elsewhere. Grey/Blue controller at £44.99.

Blue DualShock 4: While we prefer the days we saw these for under £40, the lean summer months have driven prices up and most retailers are charging £45 or more. Here's the cheapest this week: Currys at £44.99 for the blue DualShock 4.

Red DualShock 4: Currys is the cheapest today as rival outlets are still trying to mugg you off with £50 deals. Get your Magma Red DualShock 4 controller for £44.99.

Camo DualShock 4: This one is a bit of a rare find at most retailers so expect higher prices than most models. Today's best Urban Camo price is £49.95 at Amazon.

Crystal DualShock 4: Crystal? Well, it's see through. It's also an Amazon exclusive apparently. The price has shot up horribly this week. Your Crystal DualShock 4 is now £49.99.

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