DualSense PS5 PlayStation 5

While the reception to the new DualSense Edge controller has been largely positive, there has been some fairly robust criticism pointed at the pro-grade PS5 pad as well. Poking around in enthusiast forums and gaming communities, we’ve noticed a lot of conversation aimed at the fact that the peripheral has just two rear paddle buttons – as opposed to four.

Many premium controllers, including the Xbox Elite Series 2, include four configurable rear buttons. This obviously allows you to assign two extra commands to your controller, enabling for even more flexibility. This is especially true if you’re planning to use the pad on PC, for example, where you may want the extra buttons to bind hot keys and other commands.

When Sony released the Back Button Attachment for the DualShock 4, it only added two paddles to the back of the pad as well, so it clearly feels this is good enough. For us personally, all we want to do is assign sprint to one of the back buttons, so we never have to press L3 ever again. Are you disappointed with the reduced number of paddles, though? Let us know below.