PlayStation has announced that its PS5 DualSense Edge controller will launch on 26th January 2023, with pre-orders starting next week on October 25th.
The DualSense Edge is the first ever ultra-customisable controller made by PlayStation. The controller features some pretty cool hardware and software customisation options like button remapping, fine-tuning of stick sensitivity and triggers, multiple control profiles and more.
The DualSense Edge also has back buttons and you can swap out the sticks and back buttons as well. The controller comes with 3 changeable sets of stick caps and two changeable sets of back buttons. The DualSense Edge will of course have the same haptic feedback and adaptive triggers as a regular DualSense.
Here’s everything that’s included with the DualSense Edge.
- DualSense Edge wireless controller
- USB braided cable
- 2 Standard caps
- 2 High dome caps
- 2 Low dome caps
- 2 Half dome back buttons
- 2 Lever back buttons
- Connector housing
- Carrying case
£210 for a controller?
The DualSense Edge certainly looks and sounds like a cracking bit of kit. And though the controller and its array of customisation options would be useful for any type of game or gamer, it seems that it’s target audience is hardcore competitive multiplayer gamers.
£210 is a lot to ask for a controller and is about 3 times the average price of a regular DualSense (about £64.99). £210.00 is also 36% of the price of a brand new PS5 disc edition console. Or for the price of the DualSense Edge, you could buy three PS5 exclusive games at £69.99 each.
Although £210 is expensive for a controller, the price is comparable to the likes of the Scuff Gaming Reflex Pro (£219.99.) But is a good bit more expensive than the Xbox Elite controller (£142.99.) And with the DualSense Edge launching around the same time as PS VR2 is supposed to launch, I can only see the most dedicated (and richest) gamers buying this. I would really like it for myself, if just for the aesthetics but with the economy in an absolute shit storm right now, my money will be going towards the PS VR2.
The DualSense Edge controller will launch on January 26th 2023. Pre-orders will begin on October 25th and it looks like it will only be available via PlayStation DIrect at first.