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– Hey, guys, this is Austin.
This is the brand new Series 2 Edition
of the Xbox Elite controller,
which has got me thinking.
Kevin, what is the best controller
that I can buy right now?
– Well, we got a different
couple options to talk about here
so let’s round ’em up and see.
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The benchmark that I compare
every single controller to
is the current generation Xbox One.
Now, it’s seen some updates
over the last few years,
like Bluetooth and an audio jack,
you also have the Design Lab.
But this is always what
I compare things to.
Kev, why am I wrong?
– I mean, look, the
standard Xbox One controller
is a great controller.
When it comes to just the baseline models
that come with systems
this is honestly my my
personal favorite as well.
– [Austin] Same, yeah.
– But there’s a lot of
room for improvement still
and there’s a lot of things
that have kind of become more
common and popular amongst pro controllers
that aren’t necessarily feasible
in an affordable regular
baseline like this one.
– Such as.
– Such as Microsoft’s
own Xbox One Elite 2.
Honestly, we could talk all day
about the special features and things.
I think the main kind of take away points
aside from just general build quality,
multiple sticks you can use,
multiple D-pads, back paddles.
Which are pretty common
across a lot of these ones.
The big stuff for this too though
is the unique customization features
that are in the Xbox Accessories app
where you can do things
like button remapping,
adding a Shift button
options, stick acceleration,
lots of crazy in depth stuff.
– And of course, this
works across the Xbox
as well as the PC and those
settings that you sync
will actually work
across consoles as well.
Or across, did I just call PC a console?
I mean, across systems, across platforms.
– Identity crisis.
So aside from the Elite 2
the other one we have
here is the Prestige.
Now, this is the newest one from Scuf
I’d mentioned earlier
and the main thing with this
is that this is a modified
Xbox One controller
so it still has the same core base in it,
which is really cool actually
’cause that means you can
use it with the Xbox One,
the upcoming Project
Scarlet, PC, whatever,
if it works with Xbox
controller it’ll work with this.
One of the cool things about it
is how you can further modify it.
If you wanna change the sticks or anything
you actually just pop off the faceplate.
– That’s cool.
– And this is how you
can swap out the sticks.
You can also switch out the D-pad,
although I think you can just do that
from having this faceplate on as well.
So this one has four adjustable paddles,
you can take them off if
you don’t wanna use them.
– [Austin] The problem though
is that this is expensive, right?
this is actually around the same price
as the Elite controller?
– So, it’s 20 bucks cheaper
if you just buy the base model unmodified.
But one of the big things about Scuf
is how you wanna customize
it to make it your own design
so depending on if you
want certain colors,
special designs, different sticks,
depending on all the things
you modify and do to it
it can end up adding up
to being quite more money.
– So I get that you’re really excited
about your controllers and everything
but really everyone knows the superior way
to play any kind of game is
using a mouse and keyboard.
Which I so helpfully have provided
with the Razer Turret.
– [Ken] You said this
was controller video.
– This works with an Xbox, I
can control my games with it,
I think that counts.
– [Ken] What is wrong with you?
– Can I bring in a racing wheel next then?
– There’s a cursor inside the game.
It’s almost as if I’m playing
on a PC called the Xbox.
– Now to be clear, this
is because the Xbox
actually does support keyboard and mouse,
it doesn’t have to
necessarily be the Turret
but the Turret is an
awesome controller design
specifically for the Xbox in mind.
– ‘Cause essentially you’re getting
like a proper Razer keyboard
that’s built into this little platform.
And then you have the
mouse which is magnetic
so you can actually kind of.
You have a little like mousepad.
So if I was sitting.
– Come on, do it, yep.
Yeah, squat work out!
– This is the way all true gamers play.
So the Turret is certainly not cheap.
At $250 this is probably the
most expensive thing here.
So the thing with the Turret is that
you really shouldn’t use this
as purely like an Xbox controller.
I mean, you can use it
like that, certainly.
But it sorta makes more sense
if you have like a PC and an Xbox
and you wanna have everything
kind of unified into one setup.
– Or if you just really love playing
just Fortnite all the time
and you wanna keyboard and mouse set up.
– And you don’t wanna use a PC.
– And you don’t wanna use a PC.
– Yeah, that’s really popular.
Now over on the PlayStation side of things
we of course have the DualShock 4.
A perfectly respectable
controller, it’s good, fine,
but it’s not really great,
it’s really super impressive
which is why I’m really curious,
especially to play with this Raiju.
– So actually, real quick
before focusing in the Raiju,
I think something that’s
interesting about PlayStation
is that on Xbox you saw some similarities
with the two controllers we were trying,
they were both based on
the standard Xbox design.
All three of these are very different.
All three pro controllers we’re looking at
are very different approaches
of how to make a pro controller.
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– There you go.
– Kevin Kenson, PlayStation expert.
– So the deal with the Raiju is that
at least out of the
different pro controllers
we’re looking at today,
it’s the least physically customizable.
There’s a little bit you can do,
you can swap out that D-pad,
it does have some other sticks.
But the really heavy focus is on
just straight up the build quality.
– It’s so sturdy, this to me
out of all these controllers
is the only one that feels on par
with the Xbox Elite controllers
as far as just like, it’s
beefy, it feels heavy,
it feels like this is something
I can throw across the room
in a fit of rage after I lose in Fortnite
and it’ll be just fine.
– The table that it
hits won’t be, but yes,
the controller will survive.
– Now, you know, I totally get
that customization is great
and for some people, especially
with like the Scuf stuff
you can go really over the top.
But for me, I’m one of those guys
who wants to walk into Subway
and order the sandwich just as it comes.
When I go into Blaze Pizza I’m like,
I just want a pizza with pepperoni on it.
I get overwhelmed with too
much choice and you know what,
this doesn’t have too much choice.
I just pick up the controller, I’m like,
look, someone smarter
than me designed this.
Sweet, I’m on board.
– Of the controllers
we have out here today
I think this the only,
is this the only one
that we’re talking about?
– [Ken] Yeah.
– This is the only one we’re talking about
that is actually not available
normally in North America.
You can get it, you just have to import it
which also means you’re
probably gonna spend
a little more money than
the actual MSRP lists.
– How much is it if I wasn’t importing it,
like say if I’m in Europe,
how much does this controller cost?
– Well you know, that was
something I planned on checking
when we weren’t filming earlier
and hold on a moment please.
– That’s fine, I gotta kill some droids.
– Now the Scuf Vantage,
really almost the opposite
of what the Raiju is.
While the Raiju is focused on
minimal physical customization
but having lots of just
high build quality,
the Vantage is all about modular design.
Kind of like what we
saw with the Prestige,
you can take the faceplate off.
– That’s cool.
– But on this one you can
swap the sticks, the D-pad,
and even take out the
rumble motors if you want.
Kinda like we were talking
with the Prestige earlier,
with Scuf things are so customizable
there’s not really one set price.
There’s a starting price.
If you get a wired version
of this it starts at 170.
If you get a wired
wireless version it’s 200.
– I will say that so far
this is still my favorite.
– I will admit, personally,
that’s my top as well,
for the PlayStation at least.
And actually let’s go ahead and talk about
this last guy then.
– [Austin] So, you need a screwdriver
to work on this guy I see.
– Yeah, so there’s a
faceplate that locks in,
it keeps all the modules, as they pop out.
So you can do things like, lets
say you like offset sticks,
you can have this set up.
Or if you don’t, take that off, swap ’em,
and now you have symmetrical.
But I like offset so
I’m gonna put it back.
– [Austin] I’m afraid to ask,
how much does the Astro C40 cost?
– Well the C40 is $200 for the base design
and it does not include all
the different swappable parts.
So if you wanna get all
the different D-pads
and all the different sticks
it’s gonna be a little more.
We have fewer controllers
to talk about for Switch
than we do for Xbox and PlayStation
so I came up with a
solution, I got one more.
– Okay, I mean, you’ve done a video
on every like Switch controller ever so.
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What is this slime thing?
– That, my friend, you are
holding the one, the only,
HORI Slime controller for Switch.
– [Ken] I love that!
– Why?
– It’s adorable.
– This is not meant for human hands!
– It is not comfortable but it is amazing.
I should note that I
guess kinda like the Raiju
we were talking about earlier,
this is a Japanese exclusive
so if you want one of these
you are gonna have to pay
top dollar to import it.
– How much is this really?
How much did you pay for it?
– I wanna say I paid 80.
– Oh.
After these $200 stupid controllers
$80 for a joke is, well,
it’s actually wait,
no, that’s still a joke.
Can we look at some real controllers now?
– How dare you, how dare you.
– Insult me.
So for the Switch when it
comes to pro controllers
I think the one that really comes closest
to kind of at least
capturing the idea right now
is the SN30 Pro Plus from 8BitDo.
– That actually really surprises me
because it’s obviously a Super
Nintendo style controller
but it has the grips as
well as you have the sticks.
And this also works with
a pretty wide variety
of different devices, right?
It’s not just a Switch controller.
– Yeah, so 8BitDo controllers
are designed to work
with the Switch, with
PC, Mac, and Android.
– But you said this is 50 bucks, right?
– I believe so, yeah.
– That’s not bad, especially
considering, I mean,
I’ve got like $1,000 worth of controllers
on the table right now.
– Yeah, and in terms of what
kind of makes it a pro
controller versus say,
using the official pro
controller from Nintendo
is that this does offer some of those
special features that people
equate with pro controllers,
like you can do things
like actually remapping
what all the buttons are.
So if for whatever
reason you really want B
to actually be the right trigger button
you can set that up if you like.
– [Austin] Now, obviously
this is not as full featured
as the proper pro controller
since you don’t have NFC for Amiibo
and you don’t have rumble, or do you?
– [Kevin] No, this does
have rumble, that’s right.
– [Austin] Oh, that’s awesome, okay, cool.
– You do have motion controls though.
– Oh, that’s cool, okay.
– So this is the Split Pad Pro from HORI
and it’s meant to be an
alternative to Joy-Cons.
Now, because it is a third party option
it doesn’t actually have all the features
that you might get used
to seeing in a Joy-Con.
You don’t have rumble, you
don’t have the ability to use
Amiibo scanning, you do have
the motion controls still.
But the big trade off for that
is that you actually have a longer–
– It fits your hands.
– Yeah.
It’s a longer controller
that’s actually designed
to fit in your hands.
– I mean, look at the difference, right,
it’s not even close.
Now, that doesn’t necessarily
fit in a bag as well
or anything like that but these,
to me the Joy-Cons are
fine for a quick game
or if you wanna do some
like Just Dance or whatever
but this is not a super comfortable way,
especially when you’re using them
even in like a Joy-Con grip.
It’s not that great for
long periods of time.
– Well, and especially
being used in handheld mode
I gotta say that it’s not
just a matter of the size,
it’s not just that the
thing is simply bigger,
it’s that it actually
does have contoured grips
and is designed to fit in
your hands a specific way.
It does have remappable
buttons on the backside.
Because these are each individual units
you can only remap buttons
that are on the same side.
But still, that’s better than not having
any remappables at all.
And because it’s a HORI controller
it has a turbo function.
– Because turbo is what we need.
You can’t non-turbo game.
– I mean, if you like
turbo, the slime does it.
Wanna use that slime,
it’s got a turbo button.
– I’m good, you have at it.
Now, if you actually want to
use some of these controllers
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Not only are you getting an
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You’re also getting an integrated
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Now of course, if you
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This excellent bit of consumer advice
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Kev, can you please play us
out with a little tune maybe,
a song and dance, perhaps
an ode to the slime?
– [Kevin] I can set things on fire.
– That’s a great alternative.
– [Kevin] Oh, this doesn’t have
super reactive environment, I forgot.
– Are you complaining about
the Witcher on Switch?
The greatest port of all time
according to everyone on YouTube?
– [Kevin] I mean, it does
run great considering.
– It does look like Vaseline
was smeared on my TV though.

100 thoughts on “The BEST Game Controller 🎮

  1. Hi Austin I have a big question I am 11 years old and i've been wanting to start my own youtube channel I was wondering if you can give me some tips and tell me how to start off. I would love to do what you do just talk about a bunch of tech. PS I like you more than Ken.

  2. The one that best fits your hand. The one with the longest battery life. The one with the broadest compatibility. The one that doesn't let your fingers slip. The one that is worth the shekels.

  3. Keyboard and mouse is not the best, maybe if your keyboard only has the buttons you intend to use so you don’t accidentally hit the wrong ones and knock yourself out of the game, I’ve done that. No keyboards exist that do that though. You also have to constantly realign your mouse on the pad which sucks. I’ll stick to a traditional controller.

  4. I have the Split Pad Pro and I absolutely L-0-/-3 it way more than the actual Joy-Con controller for multiple reasons. The first and major reason is it brings back the D Pad and it feels fantastic. I still don't understand why Nintendo went the route of removing the D Pad and replacing it with those stupid buttons. There are more reasons why I love this controller, but this is the major.

  5. Cool PlayStation finally gave in and admitted that Xbox has the far superior gaming controller.. just buy an Xbox kids

  6. Playing on a Nintendo switch controller has to be the most uncomfortable experience ever, and the Nintendo switch pro controller is also trash it’s just the Google stadia controller in black 👎🏾

  7. I must disagree I'm afriad. As a regular user of both controllers I can honestly say the DualShock 4 feels noticeably better in terms of build quality compared to the xbox. The plastics and buttons just feel better built and not so cheap. But three you go. Opinions huh

  8. Do a review on the razer wolverine tournament and ultimate edition. The tournament is basically the Xbox version of the raiju model you have with also has an ultimate edition aswell

  9. Until the keyboard mouse has analog input the controller will always be better there are times when you want to walk slowly so you don't make a ton of noise

  10. You must have a lot of money to be able to go eat at Blaze Pizza I mean one pizza is like 14 bucks and they're so thin they don't even fill you up so you end up having to buy two of them and that's $28 not including tax so I'd rather go to Domino's and get a pizza for like $7 and it feels me up because it's actually thicker

  11. Am I the only one who likes the feel of the PS4 controller and don’t like the Xbox controller? The Xbox is just too big and odd shaped. Digs into my hands.

  12. I would buy One of these if they were a 100 bucks less. Like I live in Australia and most of these cost over 350. Like no the basic controller which I buy on sale for 50 will do me.

  13. Its dark, you've come home…you see a dark silhouette of a man in the corner…he emerges..

    Hey Guys this is Austin…

  14. I like the PS4 controller the most, beside keyboard and mouse. To me it honestly depends on the game, for some I prefer a controller and for others I prefer a Keyboard and Mouse

  15. do media keyboards sometime dam. my corsair k83 media keyboard should have been on this list because it has a freaking joystick built in xD

  16. Can you guys like uhhhh donate a setup because I’ve been playing on the same 6 year old ps4 I don’t want to be a begging little kid I just really need the donation my family is poor oh ya you guys buy so much stuff and like most of that stuff is like my dream to have also I love ur vids

  17. Am I the only person who HATES the look and feel of the Xbox controller? I prefer the PlayStation completely, and I always have.

  18. The DualShock 4 controller is hands down the best currently available controller. Super light and really easy to claw grip when you need that extra bit of switching speed in a speedrun

  19. well I would just get an xbox one I don't play on console but a few games I play on PC are better with a controller such as fighting games and rocket league and so on but almost every game game I play is with a mouse and keyboard as nothing beats the mouse and keyboard when it comes to gaming in general

  20. The HORI Switch grip joycon alternatives do NOT support motion controls. Just thought I'd mention that for those who might be wanting to buy them and care about that.

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