Sony Unveils ‘DualSense’, the New PS5 Controller

In a surprise reveal, Sony gives us a glimpse of their next-generation console controller.

Earlier today Sony surprised us with the first look at the upcoming PS5 controller, something that takes a few steps away from the traditional DualShock style we have grown accustomed to.

The controller, the wireless DualSense, is being shipped in what Sony referred to as its “final design” to developers who are still tinkering and getting ready to implement the features in the latest PlayStation console.

The two-tone design of DualSense is likely the next thing you will notice about it, after perhaps the shape- something that strongly resembles a third-party design a la Mad Catz. Throughout hundreds of options, Sony settled on this one with the intent to appease a wide range of gamers with superior ergonomics and immersion.


  • Haptic Feedback
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Adaptive Triggers
  • USB-C Port / Connection Cable
  • Share Button Replaced with ‘Create’ Button
  • Built-in Mic
  • Lightbar Next to Touchpad

“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”

– Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment

You can read the full press statement here on the official PlayStation Blog.



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