The DualSense Edge will be with us sooner rather than later. We bring you everything you need to know about the upcoming PS5 Pro controller ahead of its January release date.

The DualSense Edge was announced during the Gamescom 2022 opening night live presentation. Sony introduced the controller at the exhibit with too short a sneak peek, showing off the updated controller and its custom features that put it a bit above the wireless controller. Usual DualSense. .

While the DualSense Edge won't arrive until next year, we've seen the standard DualSense sell out at its lowest prices during the Winter Sale, and the Cyber ​​Monday PS5 deals are sure to be missing. . It's something to keep on your radar for sure.

Sony is the latest of the big three console makers to offer a more advanced controller for its system. Microsoft led the pack with its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, and again with the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. Then there's the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which is more standard but offers remarkable battery life compared to standard Joy-Con controllers. .

Now that Sony has jumped into the game with the DualSense Edge for PS5, what can we expect? Read on to learn everything we know about the DualSense Edge controller so far.

DualSense Edge: get straight to the point

  • What is it? Sony DualSense "Elite" Controller
  • When can I buy it? 26 January 2023
  • What can I play in? ps5

DualSense Edge: price and release date

Thanks to a recent "Feature Trailer (Opens in a new tab)" and a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, we now have a release date and pricing information for the DualSense Edge. According to Sony, it will cost €199,99 USD / €239,99 / €209,99 and will release worldwide on January 26, 2023 and a month before PSVR 2. Unfortunately, no Australian pricing has been provided.

It places the DualSense Edge above Microsoft's Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller, which retails for $179.99 / £159.99 / AU$249.95. With Sony recently raising the price of the PS5, we're not surprised accessories have followed suit. The DualSense costs $69,99 / £59,99 / AU$109,95, while the Xbox Wireless Controller is slightly cheaper at £59,99 / £54,99 / AU$74,99.

In the UK, US and Europe, pre-orders for DualSense Edge and swappable stick modules are exclusive to the PlayStation Direct store - opens in a new tab. However, this will later be offered to "other participating retailers" on February 23, although the companies were not detailed.

DualSense edge: design

DualSense Edge Wireless Controller Design

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The silhouette of the DualSense Edge is practically identical to that of the standard controller. But that's not a bad thing. The DualSense is already a comfortable and stylish cushion that didn't need much refinement in the first place.

Their aesthetic differences are more evident. The central touchpad is a clean matte black, adorned with PlayStation's square, circle, cross and triangle iconography. The d-pad and face buttons were also changed to black, instead of the original white. What we have offers a stark contrast to the standard white DualSense controller.

The underside of the controller, which houses the microphone, PS button, and analog sticks, is now a glossier black. The sticks themselves, the triggers, as well as the rear of the controller, also appear to have a more rugged and textured grip.

DualSense Edge: battery life

Gamescom 2022 - New PS5 Controller

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By far the biggest drawback to the DualSense is poor battery life. Often 4-10 hours on a single charge is well below the pads of competing systems. Unfortunately, even with Sony's recent reveal, we still don't have any concrete information on the DualSense Edge's battery life.

Still, it's something Sony should want to improve on the pedestal, even if it's only a marginal improvement for a few hours. By comparison, the Xbox Elite Series 2 offers around 35 to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge. We don't think Edge will answer that, given all the features the Xbox pad has and lacks. But we'd like to see an improved battery life of at least around 15 to 20 hours.

DualSense Edge: Features

DualSense Edge Carrying Case

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The DualSense Edge may look like the piece, but its value as a professional standard pad will be judged by its features. For the most part, it seems like Sony is going all out in this regard.

As expected, the Edge will be very modular. The sticks, stick tops, and back paddles can all be interchanged and adjusted to suit your personal preference. The layout and sensitivity of the controls are also fully customizable. Players will not only be able to fully customize their button layout, but will also be able to adjust stick dead zones, as well as travel distance and trigger sensitivity.

All of this can be done, on the fly, from the controller itself. A dedicated Fn (function) button will open up a separate user interface that allows gamers to customize their controller settings at any time. In addition, you can also save profiles for when you need them most. Switch from Demon's Souls to Gran Turismo 7? Profile switching will ensure your controller setup looks good no matter what game you're playing.

You can expect all the best DualSense features to return. Haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and motion controls are all present and considered when it comes to Edge. Finally, everything comes in an included carry case and you can charge the controller via a USB connection while it's stored inside.

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