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This is why Sony PS5’s DualSense is the next-gen controller you need

We may not yet have a clear visual of how the PS5 looks like, but we have an inkling of what to expect with the DualSense that comes with the new PS5 pack.

Over the 25-year journey of creating gaming consoles, every new generation of Playstation came with a new DualShock. Not that they had to be compatible with the new system but because the controllers and the gaming experience it offers needed an upgrade. Slotted for a big debut this holiday season, PS5 gave us a glimpse of the next DualShock. However, it isn’t just a DualShock, it’s the DualSense, a new breed of controllers altogether. Here’s why.


The controller breaks away from the legacy of PlayStation’s DualShock devices not only in name but in design as well. It builds upon the innovations and the crowd-favourite features of the DualShock 4. Sony confirms that the controller is designed to be more intimate with its haptic feedback function. The commands prompt will be more sensitive. More so, there will be adaptive triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons for better control. The angle of the controller’s hand triggers and grip also has subtle updates to make the DualSense feel smaller. Strangely, it feels like Sony took a play out of Xbox’ book with the design of this controller.

It still retains the touchpad for quick control, which is great. But to make things more convenient, it also comes with an inbuilt microphone. This is great for players who don’t always have a mic on their headset or sit far away from their screen. It also replaces the ‘Create’ button with a ‘Share’ button for multimedia sharing and recording. Lastly, Sony broke a signature code with the PS5 controller, it’s no longer monotone. They’ve opted for a two-toned black and white design with a repositioned lightbar meant to make the colours pop, making it highly customisable too.

Sony hasn’t confirmed if the DualSense will be a part of the standard PS5 retail pack or an additional purchase altogether. This will be announced closer to its debut.

(All images: Courtesy Sony)

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India. 

Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.
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