You can now buy Sony's Dualshock 4 controller from

DualShock 4 controller
DualShock 4 controller (Image credit: Sony)

What you need to know

  • Sony's DualShock 4 controller can now be bought from the online Apple Store.
  • It joins Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller.
  • Both controllers are now supported by Apple hardware.

Apple has added Sony's DualShock 4 controller to its online Apple Store for the first time. The controller joins Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller which was also recently added to the store.

Both the Xbox and PS4 controllers are now compatible with Apple hardware following the arrival of iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS 10.15 Catalina. Apple is also pushing its Apple Arcade game subcription service, with game controllers an important part of that. Especially if you're playing on an Apple TV.

The DualShock 4 controller is only available in black and sells for $59.95. You can of course by the same controller elsewhere and have more color choice as you do it. I'm a huge fan of the classic Glacier White, personally.

If you're making use of your Apple Arcade subscription adding a controller to the mix really does change the game – pardon the pun!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.