Sony confirms new details regarding its upcoming DualSense Edge controller including a January release date, additional features, and the price. The unique PlayStation 5 controller was initially revealed at Gamescom Opening Night Live, surprising fans who weren’t expecting much from Sony at the annual event. Similar to Microsoft’s own Elite Controller, the DualSense Edge wireless controller announcement showcased a highly customizable piece of hardware.
Many of the details which we were hoping to see including price and release date were left out of the DualSense Edge announcement. However, Sony has finally delivered a big update on the controller, answering many of the remaining fans’ questions in the process. The most significant piece of information for many players is that the DualSense Edge wireless controller for PS5 will release all over the world starting on January 26, 2023. Thanks to a new blog post and trailer, fans got even more details regarding the upcoming piece of hardware including a rundown of all the major features.
The biggest feature of the DualSense Edge is what Sony’s calling “Ultra-Customizable Controls” including changeable Stick Caps, replaceable stick modules, and back buttons. However, the player has even more control over their experience with customizable button mapping, adjustable trigger stops, and dead zones through a slider on the back, as well as the ability to tune the controller’s stick sensitivity and dead zones. Better yet, players can save numerous control profiles, so the settings aren’t lost between games or users.
Now the price, which Sony confirmed to be $199.99 USD, is slightly higher than Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for the Series X/S. Sony is also making the replaceable stick modules available for separate purchase as needed, with a recommended retail price of $19.99 USD. Pre-orders open on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in the US, UK, France Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg through the PlayStation Direct website.
DualSense Edge will be released on January 26, 2023, for the PS5.