HORI and Sony have joined forces to create a licensed PS4 controller designed with younger gamers in mind. This little controller takes the buttons from the standard Dualshock 4 and forms them into a smaller shell that makes it easier for the tiny hands of children to grip. It’s essentially the ‘DualShock 4: Fisher-Price Edition’.
Aside from the obvious difference in the shape of the controllers, there some other things that separate the two. As the name suggests, the HORI Mini is a wired controller. It sports a cord length of 10ft, which should be adequate for most room conditions. In addition to the lack of wireless functionality, the HORI Mini also does not have vibration, a light bar, touchpad or motion sensors. It’s a bare-bones controller, which is to be expected seeing that it’s being targetted at kids. The benefit to losing all those features is that the price is rather affordable, clocking in at a mere $30. A DualShock 4 typically goes for $60-$70, so that’s a good price reduction.
The HORI Mini Wired Gamepad will be launching this holiday. You can find out more about it here.