DualSense PS5 Controller
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The DualSense controller for PlayStation 5 is an excellent pad used in conjunction with the current gen console, but it's supported on PC as well. You'll obviously get the best experience using the pad with its staple hardware, but if you play a lot on your computer, the DualSense is a solid option. The only trouble is that, to update the controller's firmware, you need to hook it up to a PS5 first. Fortunately that's no longer the case, as Sony has just released a Windows application that lets you forego the need for a PS5 and update the controller via your PC.

Available to download through the official PlayStation website, you can install the app and then use it to get your DualSense up to date without needing to plug it into a PS5. Obviously, if you primarily play on a PS5, this won't be of much use to you, but those who play games partly or wholly on PC will appreciate this little shortcut.

To use the app, you'll need to be operating on Windows 10 (64 bit) or Windows 11, have a measly 10MB of free space, and a free USB port in which to hook up the DualSense.

Do you use the DualSense controller to play games on PC? Will this little firmware updater app come in handy for you? Defragment your thoughts in the comments section below.

[source controller.dl.playstation.net, via videogameschronicle.com]