10 Rarest and Most Expensive PS4 Controllers Ever

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The PlayStation 4 came out in 2013 and immediately took the world by storm. Over the years, the PS4 has become the second best-selling game console of all time, after the PlayStation 2. To go along with the PS4, Sony upgraded its famous DualShock controllers to the DualShock 4. Various limited edition colorways for the DualShock 4 have come out and some are rarer than others. This list contains some of the rarest PS4 controllers that have become highly valuable. Some of the controllers were part of exclusive PS4 console bundles, while others were seasonal releases.

  1. Monster Hunter: World
  2. Year Released: 2018
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $449.99 for bundle
    Current Price: $100 to $250 on various resale sites
    Monster Hunter: World
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    The Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro bundle was a GameStop exclusive and retailed for $449.99. The limited edition console came in a sleek black color with artwork of the fire wyvern Rathalos. The bundle came with a crimson red Dualshock 4 controller that also had Monster Hunter details on the lower handles of the controller. As part of the bundle, players also received a physical copy of Monster Hunter: World as well as voucher codes for an in-game Origin Armour Set, Fair Wind Charm Talisman, and a Monster Hunter: World dynamic Theme. Although no official numbers were released, press releases said that the Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro bundle was available in “very limited quantities.”


  3. The Last of Us Part II
  4. Year Released: 2020
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $75 to $200 on various resale sites
    The Last of Us Part II
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    To go along with the launch of The Last of Us Part II, Sony released a limited edition The Last of Us Part II PS4 bundle. The PS4 console has a matte black finish with an engraving of Ellie’s tattoo design. The Dualshock 4 controller has a matching design that also had The Last of Us Part II logo on the touchpad. The bundle also came with a physical copy of the game.

    Did You Know?

    John Sweeney, Art Director at Naughty Dog, said that he and the design team chose to focus on Ellie’s tattoo for the design of The Last of Us Part II, because fans were drawn to the tattoo when the game was first revealed.


  5. God of War
  6. Year Released: 2018
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $90 to $235 on various resale sites
    God of War
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    God of War made its PS4 debut in 2018, nearly a decade after the last game in the series had come out. To mark the game’s release, Sony released a limited edition God of War PS4 Pro bundle that featured a beautiful PS4 Pro console inspired by Kratos’ Axe, a matching Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller with insignia, a physical copy of God of War, and digital content. The bundle retailed for $399.99 and the separate God of War PS4 controller sold for $64.99.

    Did You Know?

    Sony worked with Santa Monica Studio to bring the the design of Kratos’ Leviathan Axe to life.


  7. Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, and Rose Gold
  8. Year Released: 2019
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $60 to $200 (Electric Purple); $45 to $175 (Red Camouflage); $45 to $150 (Rose Gold)
    Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, and Rose Gold
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    During Fall 2019, Sony released a bunch of fun new colors for the DualShock 4 controller. Of the four colors released, Electric Purple, Red Camouflage, and Rose Gold were the most popular and authentic controllers have been hard to find. Since those three colors are so popular, there are currently countless knock-offs on the market, so anyone in search of Electric Purple, Red Camo, or Rose Gold should be careful.

    Did You Know?

    To go with the new Rose Gold PS4 controller, Sony released a matching Rose Gold headset a few months later that had a Rose Gold metallic finish on the headband, with embossed PS Shapes on the inside.


  9. Darth Vader Edition
  10. Year Released: 2015
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $140 to $432 on various resale sites
    Darth Vader Edition
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    In 2014, at the D23 Expo – an expo run by the official Disney Fan Club, where upcoming Disney news is revealed – Sony unveiled a limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system. The bundle was made to celebrate the release of Stars Wars Battlefront on the PS4. The Darth Vader console came with a matching DualShock 4 controller that was inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel. The touchpad also had the Star Wars logo repeated across it. In a later update, Sony revealed that the Darth Vader Edition controller would also be available separately. Of course, because Star Wars, and Darth Vader in particular, are insanely popular, the Darth Vader Edition controllers are currently listed for prices as high as $432!

    Did You Know?

    In addition to the console and the controller, the Darth Vader Edition bundle came with Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition, as well as a digital voucher to download four classic Star Wars titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter, which was playable for the first time ever on PS4.


  11. Blue Crystal, Crystal, and Red Crystal
  12. Year Released: 2017
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $70 to $130 (Blue Crystal); $100 to $180 (Crystal); and $70 to $280 (Red Crystal)
    Blue Crystal, Crystal, and Red Crystal
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    Translucent colors for game consoles and their accessories have been popular since they first became an option in the 1990s. All of the hippest tech companies in the 90s, like Apple and Nintendo, had translucent gadgets and as a nod to this trend, Sony released new limited edition translucent DualShock 4 controllers in 2017. There were three colors available: Blue Crystal, Crystal, and Red Crystal. Each color could only be found in a certain store: Blue Crystal was a Walmart exclusive, Crystal was available at GameStop, and Red Crystal was sold at Best Buy. Pre-orders for the translucent controllers were available in anticipation of the line’s popularity.


  13. Berry Blue and Sunset Orange
  14. Year Released: 2018
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $115 to $200 (Berry Blue); $100 to $250 (Sunset Orange)
    Berry Blue and Sunset Orange
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    Berry Blue and Sunset Orange, which both haver very 90s vibes, were first released in 2018 as part of the DualShock 4 controller Fall lineup. The two-toned controllers have been very popular colorways and people have been waiting for years for an official restock. So far, there are only knock-offs available and authentic Berry Blue and Sunset Orange controllers cost hundreds of dollars.


  15. Alpine Green
  16. Year Released: 2019
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $150 to $300 on various resale sites
    Alpine Green
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    Alpine Green was released in Spring 2019 as part of Sony’s Special Edition Dualshock 4 controller lineup for the season. As its name suggests, the controller’s design was inspired by the Alps and its snow-covered pine trees. This attractive dark green and white controller has been long gone from official retailers, but several cheap knock-offs exist. If you’re looking for an authentic Alpine Green PS4 controller, expect to shell out a few hundred bucks to a reseller.


  17. 500 Million Limited Edition
  18. Year Released: 2018
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $64.99
    Current Price: $90 to $200 on various resale sites
    500 Million Limited Edition
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    In 2018, Sony celebrated another major PlayStation milestone when it revealed that over 525 million PlayStations had been sold worldwide since the game console was first released in 1994. To commemorate the occasion, Sony unveiled the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro, which has a dark translucent blue shell, a matching DualShock 4 controller, a PlayStation Camera, vertical stand, and mono headset. The 500 Million Limited Edition controller was also sold separately for $65. Only 50,000 units of the 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle were sold worldwide. Like the other special PS4 controllers and consoles on this list, the 500 Million Limited Edition pieces can only be found on resale sites for double, even triple their original prices.

    Did You Know?

    The 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Pro was the first PS4 Pro to come with a 2TB hard drive.


  19. 20th Anniversary
  20. Year Released: 2014
    Still Officially Available: No
    Original Retail Price: $500 for bundle
    Current Price: $67 to $300 on various resale sites
    20th Anniversary
    photo source: PlayStation Blog

    Sony celebrated the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation in 2014 by releasing a limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 console with matching controller. The special 20th anniversary bundle was limited to 12,300 units and they sold out quickly. This makes the 20th Anniversary controller the rarest PS4 controller ever. Both the 20th Anniversary console and controller were colored in the same light gray as the original PlayStation. While the bundle originally retailed for $500, resellers took to eBay asking for triple the retail price for the bundle. Even today, bundles are listed on resale sites for a few thousand dollars and 20th Anniversary PS4 controllers are going for a few hundred.

    Did You Know?

    Sony chose to sell only 12,300 units of the 20th Anniversary PS4 bundle as an homage to the PlayStation’s original release date of December 3, 1994, or 12/3.

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