Sony’s DualSense Edge PlayStation 5 controller will show up on January 26th
Sony has uncovered when you’ll have the option to get your hands on its premium DualSense Edge controller for PlayStation 5, yet be ready to lay out a chunk of change for it. The $200 peripheral will be accessible on January 26th in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Pre-orders will open on PlayStation Direct on October 25th.
The DualSense Edge is “built with high performance and personalization in mind,” Sony says. You can swap out the standard thumbstick caps, for example, and use the included high dome caps or low dome caps instead. Replaceable stick modules will be sold separately for $20. For the back buttons, you can pick half-dome or lever versions, the two of which are incorporated with the controller.
You’ll have the option to change the thumbstick sensitivity to your liking and remap the controls (including the back buttons) as you wish. Trigger stops and dead zones are adjustable too. Those could come in handy if you play games that demand twitch reactions, since you’ll have the option to decrease the travel distance.
There’s the option to save these settings to special profiles you can switch between by using shortcuts. You can adjust audio levels through shortcuts as well. Furthermore, the controller accompanies an interlaced USB-C charging cable that you can get into place.
The DualSense Edge is clearly designed for serious gamers, especially given that cost. It’s right three times the cost of the standard $70 DualSense. Nonetheless, it’s in the scope of the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, what begins at $150, and as of Tuesday is adaptable through the Xbox Design Lab. The DualSense Edge is a similar price as Scuf’s Reflex gamepad for PS5. Scuf likewise offers more costly models, which might cast the initial sticker shock of Sony’s most recent offering in a somewhat less harsh light.