Last year, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PS5 DualSense Edge, the equivalent of the Xbox Elite series controllers. Even at the time, there were some perceived flaws, the most notable of which was having fewer rear brakes than the competition. SIE provided us with a unit for this review, and for what it’s worth, my impressions of the controller will likely change when they’re first announced.
To be honest, the DualSense Edge was already a few feet behind when the race started. Before the edge, the Xbox Elite controller reached its second generation. We came to the benefit of the palm Its main downside is that its DPAD and left stick configurations are created by the vagaries of nature. If it weren’t for that, the Xbox Elite would have touched my hands.
As mentioned earlier, the DualSense Edge is comparable to the Xbox Elite series of PlayStation 5 “Pro” controllers. This means having more options and configurability than standard controllers. We look at all the fundamentals for the DualSense Edge – a pair back with interchangeable trigger dead zones.
On the other hand, DualSense Edge has some unique features. And it might not really be noticed by the average gamer. To begin with, if you don’t like having the traditional liver-style paddles with back paddles, you can also use semicircle paddles. If your analog signals start flowing, they can be easily removed and replaced if you have extras on hand.
Lastly, The Sony DualSense Edge includes an adapter, which allows you to store the connected USB-C cable. This prevents disconnects, which are banned in some circles of the esports scene and a disconnected controller can lead to disqualification.
The short answer is yes, but the long answer is “not so good” depending on your point of view. We’ll discuss these perceived shortcomings in the following sections, so for now, let’s focus on what the DualSense edge does well. And to put it simply, it does everything you’d expect from a PS5 Pro controller.
DualSense Edge can store up to four profiles, how gaming peripherals can set up and store profiles locally. You can toggle between them by holding down the FN button and the corresponding face button. The PS5 can hold even more, but the controller can only hold four at once.
The option to use Liver or Half Moon is also a big plus. You’d use the former for Games that require quick access to macros, and the latter for games that are particularly prone to accidentally pressing buttons.
Lastly, the analog keys can be interchanged. In the world of stick drifts, this is definitely something you want in a controller, which will cost about half the price of a used console.
To be fair to the DualSense edge, only two errors are considered. The first difference is that there is only one pair of instead of the usual two.