Sony's DualSense Edge controller for PS5 is launching next January, and it is incredibly expensive

Expect to pay a huge premium for Sony's advanced Edge PS5 gamepad

Sony's launching their DualSense Edge controller for PS5 next January, and it is incredibly expensive

Sony's DualSense Edge controller will cost £209.99 in the UK, and new stick modules will cost £19.99

Sony has confirmed that they will be launching their new DualSense Edge wireless controller on January 26th, arriving with a price tag of £209.99 in the UK, $199.99 in the US, and €239.99 in Europe.

Much like Microsoft's Xbox Elite controllers, Sony's new PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge controller will feature removable thumbsticks, rear buttons, changeable stick caps, and support multiple controller profiles. This is in addition to the standard DualSense haptic feedback capabilities, adaptive triggers, and motion sensors.

To tackle joystick drift issues, Sony are treating the stock modules of their DualSense Edge controllers as a consumable component. Replacement stick modules will be available for £19.99/$19.99/€24.99, allowing gamers to enjoy new analog sticks after their originals wear out. That's a lot cheaper than having to buy a new controller if your gamepad suffers from drift issues. 

Pre-orders for Sony's new DualSense Edge controller will start on October 25th at selected retailers. As standard, Sony's DualSense Edge controller will ship with a carry case, a braised USB charging cable, 2 standard caps, 2 high-dome caps, 2 low-dome caps, 2 half-dome back buttons, 2 lever back buttons.

Sony's DualSense Edge controller for PS5 is launching next January, and it is incredibly expensive

Gamers in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg will be able to pre-order their DualSense Edge controllers directly from Sony on their website. 

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18-10-2022, 16:15:54

Greenback
£20 for a spare part you can get on ebay or such for £2 or £3, talk about milking a built in flawQuote

18-10-2022, 16:28:34

KingNosser
Dream on Sony LUL I'll stick with the base version :PQuote

18-10-2022, 16:45:44

meuvoy
I've never understood these "pro" console controllers... What's the purpose of adding extra buttons for a console controller? Developers will still be developing for the base controller and any added extra for these buttons just be cheap aftertoughts... They just end-up being too expensive for no real benefit, if they had made this with magnetic analogue sticks and maybe also triggers it owuld at least be justifiable to pay this price for a controller with a measurably higher lifespan. Askin gusers to disassemble their controllers to swap analog sticks after every year or so is not a solution...Quote

18-10-2022, 20:09:17

Dicehunter
I like the look of it and the modular joysticks should be standard on all controllers for easy repair but the price is idiotic, Aside from some removable parts and software options for profiles it doesn't really do anything the standard Dual Sense can't do for 1/4 the price, Same haptics, Same adaptive triggers etc...

This should've been £99 to be competitive with Microsofts Elite Series controllers.Quote

19-10-2022, 05:57:37

Peace
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Originally Posted by meuvoy View Post
I've never understood these "pro" console controllers... What's the purpose of adding extra buttons for a console controller? Developers will still be developing for the base controller and any added extra for these buttons just be cheap aftertoughts... They just end-up being too expensive for no real benefit, if they had made this with magnetic analogue sticks and maybe also triggers it owuld at least be justifiable to pay this price for a controller with a measurably higher lifespan. Askin gusers to disassemble their controllers to swap analog sticks after every year or so is not a solution...
They are incredibly powerful additions, especially for FPS games. They enable players to move more freely by putting buttons on the back. Of course, they aren't new buttons, but you can remap other buttons to those as well. In shooters this enables players to jump, aim down sights, shoot and turn around at the same time, because you now have "more fingers" at your disposal. You don't have to move your thumb away from the right analogue stick, because now you can use your ring finger for jumping etc.


The price though... absolutely ridiculously stupid and not justified in any way.


But hey, smart idea from Sony... instead of just fixing the problem with drifiting, they're trying to make even more money from their own flaw...



Stick drifting is a problem that can be fixed with a piece of cardboard...


//EDIT: Okay, after my reply I have actually watched the video and I have to say that the features are really nice, though!Quote
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