Sony just announced an officially licensed controller from accessory maker Hori. Called the Mini Wired Gamepad, the controller is meant for younger PlayStation 4 players with smaller hands. Also, it kind of looks like a sideways Joy-Con.
Sony says that the new controller is 40 percent smaller than the DualShock 4, and the form factor is good for small hands. The Mini Wired Gamepad will sell for $29.99 USD and the blog specifically says that it will be a great companion for games like "Knack 2".
Part of the Gamepad's reduction in size is thanks to the removal of the DualShock 4's touch pad, replacing it with a small middle button for any touchpad push inputs. Other touch pad inputs can be simulated with the right or left joysticks.
Another trade-off with the Gamepad is the lack of bluetooth. Instead there's a 10 foot cable for plug-and-play connectivity. There's also no light bar, headphone jack, speaker, vibration, or motion sensing, making this a pretty limited controller albeit in an adorable form factor.
It will be available in the U.S. and Canada this holiday, so if you're thinking about buying a copy of Knack 2 for Christmas for the small handed person in your life consider this Hori controller.
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