DualSense Edge: Price, release date & where to buy

DualSense Edge

Sony’s new pro-level controller DualSense Edge is available to purchase now. Here’s everything you need to know about this killer new “pro” controller. 

Sony’s excellent DualSense controller for PS5 has been upgraded. The DualSense Edge, with pro features, was released on January 26, 2023.

With this new controller, Sony looks to edge past Microsoft’s Elite line-up of Xbox controllers. At $199, the DualSense Edge is pricey. It offers customization that pro gamers might prefer, with heaps of customization options to boot.

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Be sure to also check out our detailed review, which looks at every aspect of the new pad to see if it’s worth splashing your hard-earned cash for.

Where to buy the DualSense Edge

When it originally launched, the DualSense Edge was only available via the PlayStation Direct store. Since we’re a few months removed from that release, it’s now cropping up in places you’d regularly shop at.

DualSense Edge release date

The Sony DualSense Edge controller was released on January 26, 2023. This is the first-ever premium gamepad made by the company, with fans eagerly awaiting its release. Equipped with oodles of customization options in addition to a slightly revised look, the Edge will have its own customization options inside the PS5’s menus, allowing for seamless integration.

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DualSense Edge price

DualSense Edge in the box

The Dualsense Edge costs $199.99 and includes oodles of accessories in the box. While the controller itself will be one of the more attractive PS5 Pro controllers, due to retaining the shoulder buttons’ haptic functionality/ Regardless, the controller will have to fight off competition from the likes of the Victrix Pro BFG in addition to the Razer Wolverine V2.

The controller will be boxed with the following accessories:

  • 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

What is the DualSense Edge controller?

Sony’s new controller combines the Dualsense PS5 controller with extra functions for high-level play. This includes two paddles around the back, which can be bound to any button. There are also extra thumbstick styles to suit your favorite way to play.

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Sony is allowing you to swap the whole stick inside the Edge, which will help if your stick chooses to drift. We would have liked to have seen a hall-sensing stick, instead. Regardless, it should help alleviate stick drift issues that have been plaguing the Switch and Playstation for some time.

On the back, the paddles – you can use two at a time – are able to be mapped to any button you like. Up top, the triggers can be altered to change the resistance and distance they can travel. For shooters, this means less time to think about pulling the trigger, while a deeper pull in a racing game could give you that advantage of controlling your speed.

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Battery life concerns

Sony has officially confirmed that the pro controller will have “moderately shorter battery life” when compared to the standard pad, according to a statement from Sony, reported by Techradar. When we tested it, it was found to have a 33% reduced battery life.This will be a disappointment to many players who might have been hoping for an upgrade over the Dualsense’s pretty mediocre battery life, which is bad news for those waiting for the controller. Considering how much tech has been crammed inside the Edge, we’re not too surprised by this development.

There’s no real word of when there will be an Xbox Elite Controller 3, but we do love to speculate. Perhaps we’ll see it closer to the DualSense Edge’s launch.

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