Well this is kind of interesting. PlayStation has announced that three new, officially licensed PlayStation 4 controllers are launching in November across Europe. The running theme here is that they're all smaller than the regular DualShock 4. The company's calling them "compact" controllers.

The pads come from three different manufacturers: Nacon, @PLAY, and HORI. Nacon's controller seems pretty standard but it's quite neatly designed, @PLAY's offering looks decent enough, and HORI's little gamepad is especially cute. A load of different colours will also be made available.

The three controllers come with all of the functionality that you'd expect from a DualShock 4: the touchpad, the share button, the analog sticks -- it's all here. However, the downside is that they're all wired, which is a shame.

There's no word on pricing yet, but we imagine it won't be long before you see these things popping up online.

Do you like what you see? Do you have any interest in "compact" controllers? Let us know if you're eyeing any of these up in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]