Sony introduces its own premium PS5 controller, the DualSense Edge

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The rumors were true: Sony is preparing its own “elite” version of the DualSense, the PS5 controller. Rear paddles, programmable buttons and removable sticks are some of the specificities of what is now called DualSense Edge.

Sony Interactive Entertainment is certainly not participating in Gamescom 2022, the major European video game fair taking place this week in Cologne, Germany. But that does not prevent the company from skilfully surfing on the media effervescence which surrounds the event. It is certainly no coincidence that it chose this Tuesday, August 23 to officially lift the veil not on a new game, but on a new controller: the DualSense Edge, premium version – some would say “pro” or “elite” — from the PS5’s standard DualSense.

©Sony Interactive Entertainment

In terms of features, Sony’s press release really doesn’t tell us much that we didn’t already know, since the American journalist Tom Henderson had already revealed a lot about this controller a few weeks ago. It is therefore confirmed that it is a highly customizable controller, with in particular interchangeable sticks: the classic sticks can be replaced by long or short curved sticks, supplied as standard with the controller. In addition to this, it is also possible to remove the entire mechanical block from each stick, with replacement blocks being sold separately. This will be very useful when the sticks start to show excessive signs of wear, or even the dreaded phenomenon of stick drift – which we hope will be rare on a controller of this level of range.

Sony DualSense Edge controller for PS5

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Re-assignable buttons and retained haptics

All the buttons are re-assignable at will, and the control software also allows you to precisely adjust the dead zones and the saturation point of the sticks like analog triggers. About the latter precisely, latches at the back allow you to adjust their stroke in three positions – in the manner of what is already done on the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller. Up to 3 configuration profiles can be saved on the controller, and are then accessible via a new dedicated Fn button.

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The DualSense Edge obviously could not overlook the imposed figure of the rear buttons, which can be assigned to any other button on the controller. Only two in number, however, these rear buttons have the advantage of offering interchangeable keys, in the form of half-domes or paddles.

Sony DualSense Edge controller for PS5

©Sony Interactive Entertainment

Finally, it goes without saying, the controller retains everything that makes the classic DualSense unique, namely the ultra-precise haptic vibration motors and the adaptive triggers. A storage case is provided, as well as a braided USB-C cable.

Rickety third-party competition in the premium PS5 controller market

The DualSense Edge is a first for Sony, which had never tried to create a high-end controller for its previous home consoles. But the case of the PS5 is singular, since even on the side of third-party accessories, the offer of premium controllers is today rickety, due, it is supposed, to the complexities brought by these haptic functions – not only acting on manufacturing, but also and above all on legal constraints related to patents. So much so that to date, only one “big” brand offers such a model: Scuf, a subsidiary of Corsair, with its Reflex.

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Sony is currently giving absolutely no information regarding the release date and price of the DualSense Edge, and is content to promise that it will tell us more. “in the coming months”. Patience is therefore required.

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