The PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller is one of the most talked-about features of the console.
The new controller introduces a number of improvements over the previous generation, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
But what about the DualSense Edge controller? What is it, and how does it differ from the standard DualSense controller? In this blog post, we’ll answer all of your questions.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
What is the DualSense Edge Controller?
The DualSense Edge controller is a new controller soon to be released by Sony for their PS5 console.
It is being marketed as a highly customizable controller, aimed at gamers who play a variety of games, or for those who like their experience in a particular way that isn’t traditionally supported by the PlayStation controllers.
Although it’s mainly designed to be used with the PlayStation console, there is hope that the controller will also be compatible with PC as the original DualSense controller is.
However, it’s unclear yet whether Sony has resolved the issues with haptic feedback that plagued the original controller’s PC compatibility.
Hopefully this will be resolved in the coming months before the full release of the controller!
The Edge is in many ways an upgrade to the existing DualSense controller, but remains compatible with the DualSense charging station.
How Does it Differ from the Standard DualSense Controller?
The DualSense Edge controller takes all the existing features of the DualSense controller and builds on them- significantly.
The controller offers a higher degree of customization and repairability than the standard DualSense controller.
In the DualSense Edge, you can swap out the stick controllers when you need new ones, meaning you don’t have to buy a whole new controller if they break!
You can also apply different stick pads depending on what’s needed for you or the games that you are playing.
Sony has committed to providing spare stick controllers on their release page for the controller, meaning you won’t have to rely on third party components either.
The controller is also highly customizable. You can adjust the trigger pull lengths between three settings to optimize your gaming experience.
Whether you need a short trigger pull for a first person shooter, or a longer pull for acceleration in a racing game, this will be a super useful feature for you.
Sony has added an additional button to the controller to allow you to quickly shift between various controller profiles, quickly adjusting your controller and game settings without having to go through a console menu.
The user interface for this is on the controller itself, meaning you can see everything right in front of you.
The Edge also has mappable buttons on the back of the controller, allowing you to easily map key operations to accessible positions.
It also supports remapping of the standard gamepad buttons on the front of the controller, which is especially useful when switching between similar games that use these controls differently.
With the Edge, all you need to do is to switch to a different controller profile with your buttons mapped the way you want them to be. You no longer have to deal with the “Wait, that’s the wrong button” moments!
Outside of the customization improvements, the Edge controller also features a lockable USB cable, meaning that the woes of disconnection are a thing of the past.
It isn’t yet clear whether the Edge will offer the same customizable appearance as the original DualSense controller.
As it’s currently advertised on the PlayStation site, it appears that it will only come in the classic white and black color scheme of most Sony controllers- but this may change as the release date approaches.
When Will it be Released?
Sony has announced that the controller will be released on the PlayStation Direct Store on January 26th, 2023.
However, your local game hardware store will likely take a bit longer to get their first stock in, as participating retailers will only be beginning sales on February 23rd.
It’s also likely that the controller will experience high demand around the date of release, so you may need to get in early to secure yours (or else wait a while after release until supplies replenish).
How Much will it Cost?
The controller will be available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 199.99USD.
Note that this is a recommended retail price, so some stores may charge slightly more or slightly less for the controller.
However, it’s a safe bet that if you order it directly from the PlayStation store, this will be what you’ll pay.
The price is a significant markup from the original DualSense controller, which is currently retailing on the PlayStation store at between 70 and 75 USD.
You’ll also be able to order replacement stick controllers for an RRP of 19.99USD.
Although there’s still a little while to go until the full release of the controller, you can pre-order it directly from the PlayStation Store right now.
You’ll need to sign up for an account in order to do so, but it means that you’ll be in the first wave of controller deliveries.
You can also pre-order the DualSense Edge controller from selected non-PlayStation retailers, so your local game hardware store may also be offering pre-orders.
The DualSense Edge controller is a marked improvement on the original DualSense controller, particularly in terms of customizability.
With replaceable and interchangeable parts to improve overall controller lifetime, a variety of options to make your experience with the controller truly unique, and a more reliable controller connection, the Edge is perfect for those with particular customization desires.
You can pre-order the Edge now from the PlayStation store directly, or potentially from your local game hardware store. The controller will be released in all retailers, selling it from February 23rd, 2023!
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