The DualSense Edge, PlayStation 5’s newest high-end accessory, received a global release date: January 26. Offering a high level of customization and a host of useful features for the most competitive gamers, the controller will go on pre-order in the US on October 25th. However, the price of $199.99 (about R$1,050) can put off more casual users.
Announced in August 2022, the DualSense Edge is Sony’s answer to the Xbox Elite. The item is based on the same principle: to deliver the best possible performance in a control. Therefore, the accessory brings a deep customization in both hardware and software.
In addition to offering button remapping and adjusting the sensitivity of the analog stick and triggers, the gadget also comes with three sets of replaceable skins for the directional pads and two kits of rear buttons. All this will come with a carrying case and a braided USB cable.
If the person wants to buy just the set of extra sticks, Sony will sell the package for US$ 19.99 (about R$ 100). The launch will occur next to the control.
For comparison, the option for Xbox users basically has the same features as the DualSense Edge, but at a relatively lower price: US$ 179.99 (close to R$ 950). It is true that there is neither the touchpad nor the motion sensor in the Microsoft accessory.
Anyway, since the focus of this type of item is for those more demanding players, this can be a very interesting request.
Controller is the same price as the Nintendo Switch Lite
High-end accessories tend to cost a lot more than their entryway versions. On the other hand, this does not prevent us from making jokes and making comparisons with other objects in the same categories.
Just to illustrate, the $199.99 suggested price of the DualSense Edge is the same as what Nintendo charges for the Lite version of the Switch. With that same money, a person can buy two common models of the PlayStation 5 controller and still have a surplus to spend on a game for the console.
Of course, I’m not saying that the acquisition of an accessory of this level is not worth it. This is up to each consumer, but I feel that the subject can yield an interesting discussion.
With information: PlayStation Blog.