In Valve’s store, you can filter separately for support for DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers, and the company also shared an interesting statistic about the proportion of gaming controllers.
Update coming under the grass It has now enriched the largest video game store on PC with a new search option, where it has become possible to filter games not only based on the degree of controller support, but also according to the type of game console. The two new tabs narrow down the list of results based on DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers, so if you have that controller, you can already see which title supports it beforehand. In addition, the support offering for other game controllers has also been improved.
According to Valve, the update was necessary, on the one hand, because the use of controllers in PC games has increased significantly in the past four years, and around 2019. Gaming consoles have been used 990 million times by gamers, and now we’ve surpassed three billion. The type ratios of controllers have also changed. Also in 2019, Xbox consoles accounted for three-quarters of devices, and PlayStation consoles only accounted for a fifth.
That has changed today, though, with Microsoft’s console still leading by 60%, and Sony’s consoles making up more than a quarter of the “share.” The rest is filled with “other consoles,” with Valve including not only its own hardware (the Steam Deck and a rare Steam controller), but also the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and any other third-party hardware. The shift in proportions may be due to Sony porting more and more draw titles to PC, which by default supports its own consoles, and the fact that it sells far more PlayStation 5 consoles than Xbox Series consoles, because every console sold Also means at least one controller. In addition, the update also improves the controller in Big Picture mode, so we can use the controller we love not only for gaming, but also for app navigation, regardless of its type.