Guide Where to Buy PS5 DualSense Edge Controller
Best deals and cheapest prices
Sony's already treated PlayStation 5 owners to a wide range of DualSense controller colour schemes and limited edition controllers, but the new DualSense Edge is designed to be a cut above the rest. If you're wanting to know where to buy a DualSense Edge for yourself, you've come to the right place. Built with high...
Guide All DualSense PS5 Controller Colours and Limited Editions
Where to buy Dualsense Edge + all colours
What are all the DualSense PS5 controller colours? What limited edition DualSense PS5 controllers are available? As with all previous PlayStation consoles, the PS5's official controller comes in a variety of different colour schemes. Sony usually spreads these out over the course of a generation, but we end...
News More PS5 DualSense Controller Colours Seemingly Discovered
Padding out your options
Sony loves a good alternative DualSense controller colour, and it’s always safe to assume more are on the way. Fans think they may have discovered what to expect next, however, as the pad’s official warranty page makes reference to two unreleased hues: Metallic Gray and Metallic Red. Presumably, these will form some kind...
Deal Stock Up on PS5 Accessories While They're Discounted This Black Friday
Our DualSense is tingling
If you’re planning to play some of the Best Local Multiplayer Games on PS5 this holiday, then you’ll probably want to stock up on DualSense controllers. While Sony’s pad tends to be pretty pricey, the unavoidable Black Friday period has seen prices plunge – at least temporarily. As such, there’s probably never...
News Deathloop May Be Multiformat, But New Controls Make It Best on PS5
Gyro aiming goes above and beyond
Deathloop’s window of timed exclusivity may be over, but developer Arkane has continued to treat PS5 players like royalty. A new update adds an unprecedented number of options, including the oft-requested but often underutilised gyro controls. This means that you can now finetune your aiming by gesturing with the...
News Boy! You're Going to Want God of War Ragnarok's PS5 Controller
Forged in Asgard
Sony sure knows how to flog DualSense controllers! Hot on the heels of last month’s DualSense Edge announcement, the organisation has revealed a new exclusive God of War Ragnarok makeover for the PS5’s bog-standard pad – and it’s stunning! Emblazoned with a wolf and bear insignia on the touchpad, and a cool two-tone ice blue...
Rumour Sony to Announce a Premium Pro Controller for PS5
Sony will allegedly respond to fan demand and announce a premium quality, pro version of the DualSense controller for the PS5 – potentially later this month. The pad – codenamed Hunt – has been revealed by journalist Tom Henderson, who has a relatively sturdy track-record when it comes to “industry insider” matters. He...
News New PC Software Lets You Update the DualSense Controller Without a PS5
Console no longer required to keep pad up to date
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...
News PS5's DualSense Dubbed the Best Controller of All Time in Public Vote
BAFTA Games makes it official
What's the best video game controller of them all? You could probably make a case for many of them. It's a very subjective question, but you have to imagine Sony's various iterations of the DualShock would be in the running, given it's a design the company has reused multiple times. For our money, though, the DualSense...
Feature Best Uses of PS5 DualSense Controller So Far
More than a feeling
As we’ve continued to learn ever since our PS5 review, the DualSense controller is a bit of a revelation in terms of gameplay feedback. The pad allows you to feel PlayStation 5 games in a way that you never could with past DualShock devices, providing force feedback in the triggers and ridiculously realistic rumble sensations...
News PS5 Controllers Coming in Pink, Blue, and Purple in January
Out of this world
Oh em gee! Sony has announced a new batch of PlayStation 5 controller colours scheduled to release in January, and once again it’s selected some stunning hues. The new range of coloured pads include Galactic Purple, Nova Pink, and Starlight Blue. As with all PS5 pads, prices start at $74.99 a pop. These will be followed by...
News FIFA 22 Will Make Goals Feel Better Than Ever on PS5
Haptic feedback being enhanced
EA Sports is ramping up support for PlayStation 5’s innovative DualSense controller in FIFA 22, building on the concepts it introduced with the series’ inaugural next-gen outing last year. This time it’ll be leveraging haptic feedback to mimic the sensation of the ball hitting the net when you score a goal,...
News Deathloop Is All About the PS5 DualSense Controller in New Trailer
Bethesda saw you all asking for another Deathloop trailer, and it has now delivered with footage focusing on how the PlayStation 5 console exclusive will take advantage of the DualSense controller. We've known how it will utilise the pad for quite some time now, but the trailer above shows those features in action and then touches on the...
News Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer Promotes PS5 Controllers
Peter Parker learns marketing
Boy did Sony make Marvel fans wait for the Spider-Man: No Way Home teaser trailer. Excitement has been at an all-time high these past few days following a supposed leak, but now the superhero fandom has been satisfied with a first look at what happens when the web-slingers true identity is revealed. Naturally, Peter...
News The Medium Details PS5 DualSense Features Ahead of Launch
We're closing in on The Medium hitting PlayStation 5 next month, so now it is time for Bloober Team to share how the port will take advantage of Sony's new tech. The DualSense controller more specifically. This old-school, fixed camera angle horror title utilises some fairly unique mechanics, and it's these that will put the PS5 pad to...
News PS5 Will Use the DualSense to Optimise 3D Audio Through TV Speakers
This is blowing our mind a little bit: PlayStation 5’s next firmware update will add 3D audio for bog-standard television speakers, as previously promised. Naturally, the results won’t be as effective as with a quality pair of headphones, but Sony will optimise the experience by detecting the acoustics of your room using the...
News Xbox Boss Is a Big Fan of Sony's PS5 Controller
It's a bloody good pad, to be fair
Not for the first time, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has complimented Sony’s work on the PlayStation 5’s controller. The DualSense, with its combination of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, is transformative when implemented correctly – and it’s something Microsoft has been paying attention to. In fact,...
News PS5 Is Probably Telling You to Charge Your Controller Way Too Early
We’ve noticed that we’ve been able to squeeze four or five hours of gameplay out of a DualSense with supposedly “low” battery, and it seems we’re not alone. Reddit users have been experimenting, and have noted that on a full charge, the PlayStation 5 will tell you to plug in your controller at around the six hour mark – despite...
News PC Games Now Utilise PS5 DualSense Controller Features
Metro Exodus gets DualSense support
It has been discovered the recently released Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition on PC natively supports the many features of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller after downloading the latest hotfix. Discovered by ResetEra user dex3108, the poster shared how developer 4A Games has utilised the pad's Adaptive Triggers...
Talking Point Should Sony Have Its Own Controller Design Lab?
More colours, more customisation
PlayStation controllers are all the rage nowadays. PS5 pads are selling well, PS4 controllers were some of the previous generation's best-selling accessories, and last week's announcement that more colours are on the way for the current-gen gizmo went down a treat. While there's no way of tracking pre-order numbers,...
News Scarlet Nexus, Life Is Strange: True Colors Reveal PS5 Controller Features
Full support for DualSense, of course
Sony’s promoting the PlayStation 5 controller hard today. Along with the announcement that two new colours will be joining the platform’s product portfolio, the firm has also invited a half-dozen developers onto the PS Blog in order to talk about how they’re leveraging the hardware. Much of this we already...
News Dreamy PS5 Controller Colours Cosmic Red, Midnight Black Announced
Guardians of the galaxy
As rumoured over the weekend, Sony has announced two dreamy new DualSense controller colours – and they look stunning. Midnight Black and Cosmic Red will join the existing white-and-black pad, with a global release date scheduled for next month. “Midnight Black features two subtly different shades of
News Alternative PS5 Controller Colours Apparently En Route
Spanish site claims to have scoop
Sony was destined to flood retail with alternative DualSense controller colours at some point, the question has always been: when? Forgive the shaky source, but Spanish website Area Jugones – renowned, apparently, for PS Plus leaks in the past – has heard that brand new PS5 pads are en route. According to the...
News iOS 14.5 Software Update Adds PS5 Controller Support
Feel the difference
The new Apple iOS 14.5 system software has released, and it includes official DualSense support, meaning you’ll be able to pair your PlayStation 5 pad with your iPhone or iPad and use it to play games. This is particularly useful if you use Sony’s Remote Play app at all, which allows you to stream PS5 and PS4 games direct to...
News PS5 Controller's Haptic Feedback Improved in PS4 Games
Now simulates DualShock 4's rumble motors
This week’s PlayStation 5 firmware update was also accompanied by new system software for the DualSense controller itself, but what does it actually do? Well, after some fairly strenuous testing over the past 48 hours, we can conclude that it’s changed the way haptic feedback is utilised in backwards...
News There's a New Software Update for PS5's DualSense Controllers, Too
Take back control
The PlayStation 5 just received a big firmware update today, adding in a batch of new features and improvements to the experience. After installing the update, you'll be prompted about updating your DualSense controller as well. There's no information on what the software updates for DualSense controllers do exactly, but as...
News This Is Why PS5 Controllers Drift
And why it's so hard to fix
The discussion of controller drift is not a new one, as this issue has occurred since the advent of analogue sticks decades ago. However, the subject has attracted increased media scrutiny in recent years due to the Nintendo Switch, and now it’s Sony’s new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5 that’s underfire...
News PS5 DualSense Drifting Triggers Class Action Lawsuit
Claims controller is defective
Last week, there was a huge Kotaku report on DualSense drift, which occurs when a pad detects movement on an analogue stick that’s not being touched. This can be hugely problematic in titles that require precise movements, like racing games or first-person shooters, and has been a massive issue with Nintendo Switch...
Poll Have You Been Experiencing Drift on Your DualSense PS5 Controller?
While we're huge fans of PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, no hardware is completely free of faults. For all its fancy features, like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, it's a highly technical bit of kit, and so there are bound to be one or two issues that crop up. There hasn't been anything too widespread as far as we're...
News iOS 14.5 Update Will Include Support for DualSense PS5 Controllers
Make the call
If you enjoy a spot of gaming on your iPhone or iPad, you want to be using the best controller, right? At the moment, you can connect up a DualShock 4 to your iOS device so you can use Remote Play or engage with your favourite mobile games with a comfortable pad. But what about DualSense, the PlayStation 5's excellent controller? At...
Soapbox PS5's Pad Has Made All Other Controllers Feel Ancient
At the time of writing this, I’m playing Cyberpunk 2077, and besides all its other issues – and there are lots of them – one thing that’s bothering me is its lack of DualSense support. Obviously this is a PlayStation 4 game so I never expected it to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 pad, but here me out here: it’s hard to...
News Sony Releases Official PS5 Controller Driver for Linux
Here’s a story that’s destined to delight Linux fans – and dismay Windows users. Sony has published an official DualSense driver for Linux, allowing the PlayStation 5 pad to be used in both USB and Bluetooth mode with the operating system. It includes the full array of functionality, including rumble, touchpad, the lightbar,...
Guide PS5 Controller Not Charging in Rest Mode - How to Fix DualSense PS5 Controller Charging Issue
Why isn't your PS5 controller charging properly?
Why is your DualSense PS5 controller not charging in rest mode? How can you keep your PS5 controller charged? In some cases, your PlayStation 5 might not be charging up your DualSense controller properly in rest mode. As part of our PS5 guide, we'll go over what's happening in these instances, and...
Random This PS5 Tweet Just Ruined the DualSense Controller
Back to the PS4 pad then
Now that the rest of the Push Square crew has finally gotten some hands on time with the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, we can all very confidently say that it's a genuine game-changer. The haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are two outstanding features that we hope more PS5 games adopt in the future. However, it's...
News You Can Mute All PS5 Audio with the DualSense's Microphone Button
Just hold it down
The new PlayStation 5 discoveries keep cranking up – even a week after the system’s American launch. Did you know, for example, that the DualSense’s mute button can also be used to quickly and conveniently turn off all of the system’s sound? You may want to do this if someone’s trying to speak to you, or if you need to...
Guide PS5 DualSense Create Button: What Does It Do?
What does the Create button do on PS5?
The PS5 controller, named DualSense, has a brand new button called Create. Situated on the left side of the touch pad, Create is an evolution of the PS4 controller's Share button. So, what exactly can this new button do? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know about the Create butto
Guide PS5 Controller: DualSense Features, Price, and Battery Life
Everything we know about PlayStation 5's DualSense controller
PS5's controller DualSense is one of the biggest innovations Sony is bringing to next-gen. Naturally, there are lots of questions floating around about the PS5's pad, including its features, price, and battery life. As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to tell you everything we know...
News All Earbuds with Microphones Now Work Fully on PS5
If you’ve got a pair of earbuds with a microphone designed for an older Apple product, then it’s worth pointing out that you can now use them for voice chat when plugging them into a PlayStation 5 controller. When plugged into the DualShock 4, these types of earphones could previously only receive sound, but now you can use their...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Video Demonstrates PS5 Controller's Transformative Triggers
Many of our American readers will have already played with the DualSense, so you’ll have a good idea what it’s all about. For the rest of you, though, perhaps you’re still pondering what difference the PlayStation 5’s innovative new pad makes. Leave it to a 37-second YouTube video filmed on a smartphone camera to get the point...
News Here's Why DualSense PS5 Controller's Face Buttons Don't Have Their Iconic Colours
Have you wondered why the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller doesn't have the usual blue, red, green, and pink colours on its face buttons? The X, Circle, Triangle, and Square buttons are synonymous with the PlayStation brand, having appeared on every one of Sony's controllers since the very beginning. As well as those famous shapes,...
News DualSense PS5 Controllers Will Be Available in Black and Other Colours 'In the Future'
Just white for now
Remember when the DualSense controller for PlayStation 5 was revealed? Everyone was so shocked to see its two-tone colour scheme after years of black DualShocks. As it turns out, the PS5 itself echoes the mostly-white design, but of course, not everyone loves the look. In fact, some would much prefer alternate colour options for...
News DualSense Controller Dock Looks Like a Tiny PS5
Cute and useful
Out of all the PlayStation 5 accessories announced thus far, the DualSense Charging Station is probably the one that gets the least amount of attention. It’s a convenient item, of course: it provides you with a way to not only display two pads, but it also keeps them powered up so you’re always ready to play. How about this for...
Random Someone Put the PS5's Pad Under a Microscope
As we reported months ago, the rear of the PlayStation 5’s pad is made up of tiny symbols inspired by the system’s iconic face buttons. Now that we have one of the controllers in our home, however, we have to admit that the detail is surprisingly small. In fact, it actually contributes to the grippy part of the controller, and it...
News Part of the PS5 Controller Is Very Easily Removable
Potential for custom parts
Here's something quite interesting that we haven't seen talked about: part of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller can be very easily removed. It's the black piece of plastic towards the bottom of the pad that covers the two thumbsticks, the PlayStation button, and the microphone. YouTuber John Glasscock demonstrates how...
Hands On Astro's Playroom Is an Extraordinary Demonstration of DualSense
Feel the difference
The problem with these pre-release previews for next-gen technologies like the DualSense is that they can dampen some of the discovery for those who must wait until 12th November to experience it themselves. In this particular instance, though, it’s impossible to spoil the sensation because it’s difficult to even describe how...
News PS5 Controller Unboxing Reveals Premium Product, Doesn't Work with PS4 Yet
A closer look
PlayStation 5 has exploded into life today, with influencers and media in the United States receiving consoles earlier this morning. That’s been followed by an Austin Evans video, in which the tech YouTuber has unboxed a DualSense controller and done a bunch of tests with it. It’s a full 10 minute video, but to summarise he...
News Full Set of PS5 Accessories Spotted at Retail
But you can't buy them yet
Update #3: And just like that, we have the full set of PS5 accessories spotted at retail. The final missing piece of the puzzle was the PS5 Media Remote, and here it is, courtesy of Reddit: Now we wait to see the actual console at retailer warehouses around the world. Update #2: We've almost got the full set now, with...
News PS5 Controllers Begin to Appear in the Wild
New way to play
It looks as though PlayStation 5 controllers are beginning to arrive at retail warehouses around the world. Over on Twitter, one eagle-eyed fan spotted a DualSense shipment at Walmart, and promptly took a photograph of the pad’s packaging to prove it: And on
Gallery Ogle the PS5 Controller's Light Strip in Different Colours
Just like the PlayStation 4’s controller, the DualSense has an LED light behind its touchpad which can change colour depending on the context. Primarily this will be used to distinguish between different players, but we did see with the DualShock 4 how it can complement gameplay, by representing health for example. What we haven’t...
News PS5's Controller Features LED Lights to Denote Which Player You Are
Attention to detail
As is the case with the PlayStation 4 controller, the DualSense includes a coloured strip which will change colour depending on which player you are. However, the Japanese giant has also incorporated four additional LED lights below the touchpad to denote which player number you are. For example, if you’re Player 3, then...