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The best PlayStation 4 controller deals in May 2022

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Not yet upgraded to the PS5 and are still after a cheap PS4 controller? Whether you're grabbing an extra gamepad for more multiplayer options or picking up a controller to use with compatible PS4 titles on PS5, past deals show there are plenty of chances to save throughout the year. 

That said, we haven't seen the price of a PS4 controller permanently drop 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 that many still play on the PS4.

It's worth noting, however, that these PlayStation 4 controller deals aren't 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 cheap PlayStation Plus deals and cheap PS5 game deals.

Cheap PS4 controller deals by color

One of the highlights of the DualShock family is that a wide variety of awesome colors are available. We've curated a list of the more tempting DualShock 4 deals for the various color variations below so you can pick out your favourite.

A black PS4 DualShock 4 controller

A red PS4 DualShock 4 controller

A white PS4 DualShock 4 controller

A silver PS4 DualShock 4 controller

A gold PS4 DualShock 4 controller

A PS4 DualShock 4 controller in camo

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 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.