The best PlayStation 4 controller deals in May 2023

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Even though the PS5 now holds the beacon for Sony's esteemed family of consoles, there's still a significant demand for cheap PS4 controllers, either as a replacement for your legacy setup or a spare gamepad for any temporary players. 

It's worth noting, however, that a cheap PlayStation 4 controller isn't always significantly less than the PS5 DualSense controller. That means if you are playing on a PS5 you might as well look for a cheap PS5 controller and get an upgraded experience on the next-generation gamepad.

If you're after more bargains, we've got all the latest PS5 deals for you to browse, as well as today's PlayStation Plus deals and cheap PS5 game deals.

PlayStation 4 controller deals

We're surprised that the price of a PS4 controller still hasn't permanently dropped since the PS5 launched. That's likely due to the fact that they can still be used with certain games on the new console and because there have been so many difficulties finding a PS5 restock since release. Still, all of today's best prices are below.

DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment deals

If you're looking for extra ways to jazz up your new PS4 controller, you might want to take a look at the relatively new DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment. The small device clips onto the back of your controller and provides access to two new mappable buttons for extra functionality in your games. So far, the new add-on has proven incredibly popular, especially across the US. That means if you spot a price below that you like, grab it - it may well slip back out of stock soon. 

How much does a PS4 controller cost? 

The PS4 controller price does depend on the color you're choosing. The standard 'Jet Black' model can drop as low as $25 - $30 / £25 - £30 in sales events, but is usually found closer to $49.99 / £49.99. In general, other colors follow this suit, but the more premium limited or special edition designs can reach into the $70 / £70 price range. 

Is a cheap PS4 controller worth it in 2022?

Even though many have taken the leap to the PS5 now, cheap PS4 controllers still have their place on your shelf. The current generation device is, after all, still extremely difficult to find - so you might still need to put in some more time with your PS4 over the next few months while you hunt for stock. With many of the latest releases and PlayStation exclusives heading straight to PS4 as well as PS5, there's plenty of content out there to keep you going as well.

Not only that, but PS4 controllers will still work with previous-gen titles running on PS5 so having a spare handy will come in useful for older multiplayer games as well. You can also use a PS4 controller for PS5 Remote Play on your phone, tablet or laptop as well.  

James Pickard
Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.