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Sony releasing ‘crystal’ DualShock 4 controllers and they look very nice

They’re retailer exclusives in North America

Crystal DualShock 4 controller
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony will release a trio of translucent DualShock 4 controllers for the PlayStation 4 later this month, giving ’90s kids fuzzy feelings of nostalgia for an era when seeing the innards of your video game hardware was a regular thing.

Those DualShock 4 controllers will come in three colors: Crystal, Blue Crystal and Red Crystal. They’ll be exclusive, respectively, to GameStop/EB Games, Walmart and Best Buy in the U.S. and Canada. They’re available for pre-order for $64.99 each.

Sony released a Crystal edition DualShock 4 in 2015, but the new version will include the controller’s upgraded touchpad that offers a glimpse of the light bar. Sony has given previous-generation DualShock controllers the translucent Crystal treatment as well.

PlayStation fans in Europe will also get the new Crystal range in October. The controllers are also coming to Japan in November, alongside the Midnight Blue and Steel Black color schemes.

Check out the Crystal DualShock 4 line in the gallery below, perhaps while reminiscing about the translucent purple Game Boy Color or green aftermarket PlayStation shell you had long ago.

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