PS5 DualSense controller concept reveals a feature that Sony needs to add.
wtf is the point? It's TOTALLY unnecessary! I want it!
Me likey too
^ A few things Shaggy2304; first of all, a minority didn't like it. Secondly the light bar was only an issue for those few because the "bright light bar" was on the back of the controller and they were noticing the reflection in their TV. Not the case in this design, so non-issue, you'll be pleased to hear. Lastly, Sony added the option to dim it right down in the settings, appeasing those few. "People" isn't a single entity representing one opinion. But you knew this lol...
@Shaggy2304, this doesn't look that bright. Also, the major complaint about the lights on the DS4 was that it drained the already short battery life even quicker. The DS5 battery lasts twice as long.
I think the controller speaker is what really drains the battery. It's not like the battery could hold much power to begin with, but the Ds5 is supposed to hold x2 power of the DS4 so I really don't think it will be much of an issue.
I wish there was an option to turn all the lights off. Even on the consoles. Not just the PS... But the Xbox controller and console as well. Night mode should be blacked out. Not a light show. In my opinion. To each their own.
That's actually a great idea! Dark mode or we riot!
I’m with it
Not a fan of lights on the controller... I hate the stupid light on the Xbox controller it just pulls me away from looking at the tv when The room is dark
This would actually save some people money if they made this controller the standard DS5. I know I’d think twice before smashing it during Call of Duty. Lol. I bet I’ve destroyed 10 controllers throughout the PS3,PS4 cycle.
I recently looked on amazon of my orders and I am very depressed about how many controllers I ended up buying....
Sounds like you have rage issues
COD will bring that out in you if you are the least bit competitive.
You're doing it all wrong, you don't smash your own things , you smash everyone else's.
I literally twist the shit out of my controller until it breaks or I smash it against the desk because it’s the only thing I have in my hands. It stops me from breaking more expensive stuff.
Spend some money on a shrink instead
Nah, all my extra money goes to your mom. Tell her I said "hi'.
Will do. She tells me you're a fan of her big strap on. Especially every time you broke a controller.
all that lighting would definitely put additional drain on the battery no? that being said, I love the colors and wouldn't mind it one bit.
Well given the battery life is 50% longer than DS4, it wouldn't really matter to me. LEDs aren't power hungry either, so I'd expect it would be a negligible drain compared to other aspects of the DualSense. That said, I'm sure they could be controllable in the settings like the light bar on DS4 was, so you can have fancy lights, or about 5% longer battery life lol
maybe even get to choose your colors :D
People cried about just the single light bar on the DS4. I can't imagine how many will lose their minds crying if Sony did this.
Cool concept. Love the blue lighting against the black. Only part I dont care for, is the pink, green, red lights. Would almost prefer a variant that also made them all blue
Haha and I thought the existing PS4 controller light was superfluous... This is cool looking but please let us turn all lights off if we want (for battery's sake)
Agreed - settings ftw, give us options!
Needs bumpers, why!?
The only issue probably is battery life. But Oh my it looks so awesome. I'd love it if they did do it. I bet someone clever will wire their Dual Sense and create it for themselves or something similar. Like all those mods on Youtube for the DS4.
Dark colors are better at hiding stains and dirt marks. Would help for that.
I like it.
No we really dont... This looks cool but stupidly impractical lool
All those lights would kill the battery life. No thank you.
LEDs take so little current that having lighting effects like this will probably only take seconds off a full battery charge. And flashing LEDs take less battery than constant because there is no inrush current, so the power consumed by the LED is proportional to how long you have it on. The circuit to control the lighting sequences will draw some power, but nearly any amount of duty cycle will reduce the overall power consumption, especially with dimming. The TL/DR is the LED will have an infinitesimal effect on battery life or charge length.
Yeah, we've heard the same about the LED light bar. And yet when someone tested it the DS4 lasted more than 26 hours with the light bar disabled. LEDs have a very minimal power draw when compared to other light sources, but they still absolutely draw significant battery. Adding all these extra LEDs would only exacerbate the issue.
Awesome design but would jack the price of the controller up and to be honest any gamer worth a dang is not even looking at there controller while playing, but nevertheless I want this!!
Everyone wants this so they can complain about poor battery life because of it
battery life over fancy lighting please, thanks.
I have to admit, the controller in the picture looks cool.
Says you, yuck! See japan has a thing called class, usa has all "ass" Youre country is literally killing itself as we speak. Bye.
Useless. Everyone would know the position of the buttons of the controllers, even in a pitch dark room. It's not like a laptop keyboard. People were complaining about DS4's battery life, adding more lights wouldn't help.
It's cool, but I wouldn't like to have that light on my face when playing the dark.
I know PS controls well enough that I don't need to look at the controllers...but that looks gorgeous, so I would love for this to happen just for that reason.
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