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DualSense Edge review - the best controller ever made

It’s not cheap but it does make the best controller of the current generation even better.

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Jin_Sakai14d ago

Now that’s some high praise. I’d say it’s definitely better than the Xbox Elite controller. That thing is has horrible build quality.

SullysCigar14d ago

Yeah, people are loving this thing.

I'm thinking PC gamers will be all over this if there's an official patch or some clever folks can work it out. It sounds lovely.

Jin_Sakai13d ago

Agreed. I purchased a new Elite Series 2 controller a while back and within the first week the right bumper started squeaking and the A button would randomly stop registering. Ridiculous for a premium controller. Ended up returning it.

Sonic188113d ago (Edited 13d ago )

As a PC gamer first, I would only use it if it was wireless for PC. I think it has to be wired to use it on a PC

crazyCoconuts13d ago

@sonic, if I assume an edge connects the same way as a regular DualSense, you can connect via Bluetooth wirelessly. But if you have PC games that support the cool DualSense features, they don't seem to work unless you hard wire. Also some games need a utility like DS4windows to recognize the controller. All that and you still won't have a native PC utility to change configs like the Elite has. Unless PS does more to support PC gamers, I wouldn't think it would be worth it. If you like the PS layout, a DS4 with back paddle attachment and DS4windows isn't a bad setup

Mr Logic13d ago

@crazyCoconuts

Steam natively supports DS4 and Dualsense along with configs. No need for DS4W.

Orchard13d ago

@MrLogic That is only for games that implement SteamInput. A lot of PC games use DirectInput/XInput, especially if they are releasing on other stores - SteamInput doesn't work outside of Steam.

IanTH13d ago

@crazyCoconuts

I'd also like to toss another option out there, if one doesn't mind paying, called reWASD. The basic version of it costs $7, but the amount of customization in that thing is incredible. I'd been aware of it for a while, but finally took the plunge recently and am loving it.

Dang thing is so flexible I've even been able to set up a wireless PS3 Nav Controller & mouse combo for analog movement & mouse precision for FPS games! If you have controllers Steam doesn't natively support, or you want even MORE control, I'd suggest anyone vaguely interested at least download the trial :-)

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FingerAction12d ago

this controller looks pretty legit.

SullysCigar13d ago

I'm going to need it to cost a little less, but I'm definitely getting one at some stage.

northpaws13d ago

The only problem is the regular DualSense is already so good, this is not giving me enough extra to justify the price.

crazyCoconuts13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

If I played more multiplayer on my ps5 I'd get it for the back paddles. I think they make a difference because you don't have to move your thumb off the stick.

IanTH13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

The amount of customization with profiles & such also seems so great that, even though I also primarily play single player games, I'd also be interested in upgrading if it were at least in $150 range or under. At $200, though, it is a bit of a tough sell personally. Hopefully we get some decent sales not too far down the line.

blackblades13d ago

Yeah to an extent, i think had got a wonky one. Mines since the beginning was super sensitive to the left and now I have stick drift.

Elda13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

Not for that price. For that price, I can buy several games. A regular Sony PS5 DS would suffice for me.

SullysCigar13d ago

Same. i bought my galactic purple DualSense on sale and I'll do the same for the DualSense Edge. Black Friday, perhaps...

roadkillers13d ago

It’s cool, but I hate customization. Just give me the best controller with improvements. Battery improvement would be one option imo

IanTH13d ago

I get maybe not caring for customization, or not personally seeing the value in it, but why do you hate it? Not saying you don't have a reason, just not sure I have heard anyone be so against options before lol.

roadkillers13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

It’s weird man. When creating my character in let’s say, Elden Ring… I just pick default. Same with Madden, WWE, NBA, Mass Effect, etc. I don’t want to spend time making my character a certain way, or customize controls, I just want to play.

I really enjoy having the developer make it the same across the board. Possibly a shared experience. Or maybe I was criticized when I was younger? I remember people complaining how I had the controls inverted. Idk, but I much prefer for it to be the same across the board.

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