It's finally happening: Sony is making its own 'Pro' PS5 controller, named the DualSense Edge. The pad was revealed through a brief trailer during Geoff Keighley's lengthy Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 show, and it's exactly the kind of product that you'd expect.
You can remap every input, save different configurations, replace the stick caps, swap out the back buttons — the lot. But of course, Sony being Sony, we don't have the most important details yet: how much it's going to cost, and when it's releasing.
The Japanese giant says that more information will arrive in the coming months, but for now, all we can do is speculate. And so here we are, with a poll that you can use to share your initial thoughts on the DualSense Edge. Get voting, and then feel free to explain yourself in the comments section below.
Are you interested in the DualSense Edge? (2,836 votes)
Yes, I'll almost certainly be buying one19%
Yeah, I'm definitely interested14%
I'm interested, but I need to know the price31%
Hmmm, I need to see the controller in action11%
Nah, I'm not really interested13%
No, I have zero interest in the DualSense Edge11%
What's the most you would be willing to pay for the DualSense Edge? (2,931 votes)
Over $300 / £2501%
$300 / £2501%
$250 / £2002%
$200 / £15012%
$150 / £12035%
$100 / £8037%
I wouldn't buy one in the first place13%
When do you think the DualSense Edge will release? (2,275 votes)
Autumn / Fall 202216%
Later in 20239%
What DualSense Edge feature most appeals to you? (2,137 votes)
The extra buttons32%
The total button remapping8%
Being able to save and swap between different control profiles6%
The adjustable triggers10%
The interchangeable stick caps and back buttons12%
Robert's been a dedicated PlayStation fan since the days of Tekken 2, and he still loves a good dust up. When he's not practising combos, he's usually getting lost in the latest 100-hour RPG, or, y'know, replaying The Witcher 3.
Will it come with the stick drift?
This is what being robbed in broad daylight feels like.
The Xbox Elite controller is excellent so providing this is of a similar standard then absolutely I would love one for my PS5 gaming
@Bamila No, Sony's saving that feature for the DualSense Edge 2
I just really want back buttons.
Nothing. I have a working controller while it lasts.
I'll probably pay no more then 150 quid but reviews would have to be stellar.
That really depends, doesn't it? Are we talking my own money, or someone else's?
Not interested in paying a massive premium to shoot 1/100th of a second faster
£200 would be my limit, anyone thinking it will be less then £100 is fooling themselves.
@Bamila of course, as every other controller using these sticks. eg. every one.
It looks nice and I'm sure it will be pretty good for competitive shooters. The d-pad looks the same so I doubt I'd have much use for it in my fighting games though
@Reveluv But now you'll be able to swap one drift for another!
Nothing, I wouldn't use more buttons than what the default controller offer, so this controller doesn't offer anything for me.
They shouldn't use cheap potentiometers for the analogue sticks that cause drift. In a premium pad i would expect Hall effect sensors instead
Honestly I would trade the swap analog feature for a hall effect analog.
Also, depending on the price I'd rather buy some kits and mod the og dualsense.
I don't think I could pay more than £120 for controller then again all my controllers have had drift.
Just as a fyi I actually managed to fix 3 controller of drift using wd40 contact cleaner, I never thought it would work but has very well, I know it's a method that alot use on joycons.
£120 would be perfect 👍
I had a Scuff controller for PS4 with back paddles and they were a complete game changer for fast-paced games. Most of the games I play these days are a bit slower but I'd still love to whip this one out to whip butts in a competitive FPS title.
On a side note I've had two dualsense controllers so far... And only because of a very mild stick-drift issue in sensitive games like Ghost of Tsushima and Elden Ring. Hopefully these are a little more robust, although it's nice to be able to replace the stick individually (what price will they be 🤔)
I want a good will gesture from Sony replacing maybe one of my current dualsense controllers with something that won't break or develop faults with regular use 😬
I'm not paying a premium price for something else just because the one they started with doesn't have the build quality it should though
And I'm happy with the buttons and features of the Dualsense too. So just make those to last please.
With this and the xbox elite controllers, who are these controllers geared towards? I presume pro fighting gamers would use arcade sticks, racers would use steering rigs, casuals have the stock controllers. Is this for the pro fps segment? Platformers? Tech enthusiasts?
I'm hoping Thier as gd as the Xbox elite cause if they are once I get used to to I won't be playing on a normal controller again , feels so weird going back to a normal Xbox one after the elite , the normal ones just like a fisher price toy after
I plan to wait and buy one second hand because the price will probably be really high
The extra features are neat, but I just can't see the extra features warranting whatever price Sony wants.
Hopefully, for buyer's sake, they reinforce that little spring for the L2 and R2 triggers. I had to replace the one in my launch controller already due to it breaking. It's not a tough fix, rather easy, it's just annoying lol.
£50 Sony, there's a recession on.
It depends how premium it is. I wouldn't pay $200 for a failure prone controller, but I've payed $150 for XB elite 2 and don't regret it. But that controller just FEELS good in hand to hold, and feels much much nicer than a regular controller. If this FEELS much more premium than DS5, I'd be interested, but I use my PS as an exclusives box nowadays so I don't think I'd spend as much on a PS controller as an XB one. If it doesn't FEEL particularly different from a DS5, I'm not really interested. I'm not competitive, I don't really use the extra buttons for too many games on Elite, I mostly like it for the solid feel and extra comfort.
@PhhhCough casuals who want to seem pro and have money to burn? really just a guess.
I certainly can't see a need for this controller but hey, options are always nice right.
I'd really like to know the MSRP first. I'm kinda expecting USD$150-$170. Considering a normal DualSense costs BD$200 (USD$100) here in Barbados, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Edge ends up costing BD$300-$350 here. Probably more, depending on the retailer. In which case, I'll say 'Hell nah, I'm good with the standard DS."
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Hopefully it's around $150. I can't see it costing more than the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller at $180 but who knows. Either way, I'll be buying one asap! I have 6 Dualsense controllers that I'd like to still use, so I hope Sony releases a back button attachment for those. If not, they probably won't get much use from me after picking up a Dualsense Edge.
First of all: finally, an official elite controller for PS !
Quite an achievement, eh? (errr... let's say same Trophy, to remain in the same household).
Took Sony a looooong time to release one....
Alas, it's very important to see the price first.
My guess is it'll be around 200-250$, because of the haptic and especially the removable thumb sticks.
SCUF also practices those prices for their 3rd party elite PS controllers (that also feature haptic triggers)....
But Edge has only 2 paddles on the back, instead of 4, which will be a drawback...
So about 200$ is the most probable value for Edge... and it's the one I'm hoping for too.
Because I'm willing to pay max 200$ for it, that's as far as I go. If it ends up costing more, I'll wait for a discount down the road...
As a side note : too bad they didn't include a rubberized grip, as many elite controllers out there have. Kind of a statement of their premium status...
I kinda just want them to release a new back button attachment...
$70 plus tax. I'm not paying more.
I'll trade for all my old PS1-PS4 pads.
0$ unless it had a removable tray that takes AA batteries like MS does it.
So if that were to occur then the usual controller price is what I'd pay. No more than that.
A quid. I already have two controllers.
I dont need one nor will i ever..i can get 2 brand new dual senses for less than 1 of these as i suspect its going to be a similar price as the scuff ones..
going to be within$10 of xbox controller
Im good. The normal ps5 controller is good enough.word up son
more m+k support on sony games would be better for me.
„What DualSense Edge feature most appeals to you?“ For bragging, why else?
The feature to replace sticks is good for when it starts to drift I suppose 🤷♂️
Controllers for this gen already cost way too much. Not gonna spend hundreds of dollars for a controller.
Precisely $0 USD.
The Dualsense is the most feature packed, technologically impressive controller ever made...and it's absolutely miserable to actually play games on.
I’m willing to spend over $300 if it has the same kind of crazy battery life as the Elite S2 controller.
100 POUNDS max but that was a really strange amount to miss from the poll. I was thinking it'd be out in the AUTUMN, but most likely it'll be winter or December just before CHRISTMAS, (not the holidays).
i’d pay $70 for the standard controller with a good battery life and normal functioning analog sticks that don’t break from being used .
that’s a pipe dream though
I will pay up to 1 million pounds for it I don't need 1 but want 1 (if it's around £150'ish I might get 1) But I guess this is for the online gamer maybe than someone like me who never plays online.
Can I also have it in any colour I want?
I feel like these are very very FPS-centric controllers and I just don't play those games.
£80 is too much. Especially considering the issues with the dual sense end the fact they'll likely quietly fix those in this.
@PhhhCough Yeah, this is definitely for shooters first. The back buttons allow you to perform actions while aiming with the right stick and the customisable sticks and settings for triggers allow better precision.
Also as a side note: arcade sticks for fighting games are kind of a legacy thing at this point - they're becoming less popular in favour of all-button controllers like the Hitbox as well as regular pads (the DualSense is actually not bad and some top players use it, including this year's EVO champion in Guilty Gear Strive)
I would totally pay approximately $receive-as-gift for this. It seems reasonable.
@Bamila i am sure it will.
Im more interested in a 12 month warranty. Scuff and similar "pro" controllers with a 6 month are suspect.
Don't own a PS5, but as far as I understand, the Dualsense is already a fairly premium, tech-heavy controller. Not sure why I'd waste $100+ on an even fancier version of something that would probably work well enough.
But then, I'm not the sort of monied Playstation fan that this sort of product was designed to appeal to, either.
I've had 2 or 3 PS4 controller that experienced that stick drift scenario.
The lowest option is $100? I'm aghast that regular controllers have crept up to $70.
@Voltan Hitboxes don’t look all that comfortable to me personally, given they’re all buttons and lack a traditional D-Pad. They’re probably designed in such a way that’s optimal for people who’re good enough at fighting games though. Everyone knows the best controller is a MIDI keyboard and drum pad, got Street Fighter 3 working with that and it even shot Haduokens by tapping the snare!
I'd only pay $15 more than the normal one...haha. Never really understood the need for a pro controller, personally.
I'll gladly take one for free, otherwise no thanks! My controller that came with the PS5 still works really good.
I had really hoped the default DualSense would have been like this, given their proven usefulness in last gen, but nope...
lol seriously the basic controller is all you need , im using xbox 360 controllers on pc, long as it works and very good playability i have no need for these type of controllers.
@nessisonett I’m pretty sure Hitbox is more comfortable than a stick but it definitely might be awkward at first (given that you push the “up” direction with your thumb) and yeah, they’re definitely optimized for fighting games inputs.
There was a player at EVO who played with a Guitar Hero guitar and did well!
My conspiracy theory is that Sony created the problem of stick drift with the original controllers so they could sell you the solution with the premium controller.
Its always struck me as strange that for a beast with 10 fingers we have made controllers with circa 13 buttons on the front for 2 of those fingers (sometimes called thumbs) and yet only 4 buttons (L1/L2/R1/R2) that can be used with 8 of those fingers.
fgs put more buttons where the 8 happy to do some work fingers are - great - rear buttons at last. [I know PS trialed this with the back plate a couple years ago]
Currently I wouldn't buy it, I already have two controllers, but if one conks out I'd happily pay up to £100, but more than that I'd likely pay up to £125 if both of my controllers died.
The thing that would change that is if they supported multiple switchable pairings, but they've not advertised it, so I'll assume they don't.
I wouldn't worry too much about hall effect sensors, some third party will release a replacement module, like with the Steam Deck and the Switch
Quite happy with the standard controller especially until i see how the Price and Durability of this pans out over the first year of availability so £0 is what I would pay currently,
I think Sony would like us to pay (and I'm sticking with a predicted price of) £169.99 especially now given the console price hike announcement
$90 and to be honest I think even that is pushing it for a controller.
@Royalblues 3rd party are just as susceptable unless they use hall-effect sensors instead of potentiometers. It used to be so bad that there would be little calibration knobs next to the stick so you could mechanically reset the zero point
@Bamila Paid DLC update.
A new type of DLC for hardware.
it will just be the same stick drift problems in a more expensive controller
I think about 160 because its not quite the xbox elite 2 controller but not far behind. If they wanted 250 that would be silly.
When the back button attachment for the DS 4 was released I was playing Jedi Fallen Order. Mapping one of the back buttons as the run button was a life saver. I hate clicking in L3 to run. I'm excited I'll be able to do the same with this!
For me personally remapping has never been a big issue for me, I just accept whatever layout there is so these features don’t benefit a purchase for me. I thought their maybe improved haptics and stuff but if this is the features it’s a easy pass for me.
I saw the words "PS5 Pro" in the article and wondered.. how long until we see one of those?
@PhhhCough it’s geared towards GameStop so they can include in bundles.
Seriously tho, that’s the only reason I have the Xbox Elite. Admittedly it is a very nice and ergonomic controller. I am far too casual to take advantage of all of the features. Besides comfort, I do like the ability to change the tension in the tension for the joysticks and then also the battery life is very impressive. I only need to charge once a month.
The main advantage is if you are really serious, you can configure your settings to suite a shooter and then change profile for other types of games. I don’t find much use for the paddles, changing thumb sticks or the d pad.
All that said, I do like the controller. I just don’t think it’s worth the $179 I had to pay for it. So as it relates to this thread, I think the most I would pay would be $125, ONLY if it has a similar battery life, as this is easily the best feature.
I'm still waiting for Nacon to make one for the PS5.
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