Customizable DualSense Edge PS5 releases in January, it’s expensive
What is happening
Sony is releasing an “ultra-customizable” $200 DualSense Edge controller for the PS5 on January 26.
why is it important
The high-end controller expands Sony’s lineup of gaming gear for the PS5 as it competes with Xbox and PC games.
Pre-orders open Tuesday, October 25.
Sony unveiled an “ultra-customizable” PS5 DualSense Edge wireless controller in August, and on Tuesday revealed its $200 price tag and January 26, 2023 release date. It will release first in the US, UK, in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The new controller and $20 replaceable stick pods will be available for pre-order next Tuesday, October 25, only. It will be available from other retailers from February 23, 2023.
Players will be able to remap or disable specific button inputs, adjust stick sensitivity, reduce the travel distance of triggers, and swap stick caps between standard dome, high dome, and low dome depending on what you prefer for your handling. There are two sets of interchangeable rear buttons – half-dome and lever – as well as replaceable stick modules (sold separately).
You can save multiple profiles for the PS5 controller for specific games or people, such as one suitable for first-person shooters and another for racing games. You will also be able to access the controller profile settings menu from the controller itself while playing.
The controller comes with a braided USB Type-C cable with a connector housing and a carrying case from which you can charge it.
It’s PlayStation’s answer to thewhich costs $180 (or $130 without the customizable parts).