Sony’s New PS5 Dualsense Edge Controller Will Have Shorter Battery Life Than Their Regular Controller

Expect to plug in this controller more often than your regular Dualsense.
(credit: Sony PlayStation)

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PS5 owners who are looking for a controller that have extra functionality and options don’t have to rely on 3rd-party solutions from Razer, Scuf, HexGaming, and a few others anymore. The DualSense Edge is Sony’s first ever high-performance customisable pro controller developed in-house.

The DualSense Edge wireless controller offers a wide range of hardware and software-based customizability options, including button remapping, fine-tuning stick sensitivity and triggers, switching between several control profiles, and a distinctive on-controller user interface. The haptic feedback and adaptive triggers are here as well, but those are not tweakable.

However, there’s a shortcoming with this pro controller. The Verge said that according to PlayStation, the Dualsense Edge will have “moderately shorter battery life” than the regular Dualsense.

The DualSense Edge wireless controller’s operating time is moderately shorter than the original DualSense wireless controller because we’ve included many more features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense controller.

We wanted to strike a good balance between wireless operating time and delivering robust, high-performance features. Additionally, the longer USB braided cable is also great for competitive players who prefer playing with a wired connection to avoid wireless interference – this option preserves battery life.

Sony PlayStation spokesperson, Ken Zhang.

So you are getting advanced features and customisability, but you have to sacrifice battery life. The regular Dualsense has a battery life between 12 to 15 hours depending on whether features like haptic feedback and the speaker are being used. So, we assumed the Dualsense Edge will have fewer than +/- 10 hours of battery life.

For comparison, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, another pro controller that offers customisability and advanced features, has a battery life of up to 40 hours according to Xbox.

But, if you don’t mind trading battery life for extra features, you can get the Dualsense Edge controller starting 26 January 2023, at a price of RM 999.

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