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People have been having fun with the DualSense, Sony's PlayStation 5 controller

This is one of our favourites. (Image source: @REDOF03)
This is one of our favourites. (Image source: @REDOF03)
Sony unexpectedly announced the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller yesterday, but its design has had some unintended consequences. Not only did it cause its rival to trend on social media, but it has resulted in people making all kinds of unflattering comparisons.

As we have already covered, Sony revealed the DualSense yesterday, the controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. Featuring adaptive triggers and a two-tone design, the DualSense has already inspired one designer to create a concept of the PlayStation 5 based around it. While the announcement of DualSense has sparked plenty of discussions online, it has had some unintended consequences.

On the one hand, it caused Xbox to trend on social media platforms like Twitter, not something that we imagine Sony would have envisaged. Additionally, there was no uptick in mentions about the PlayStation 5, PS5 or DualSense.

Browsing some of the associated tweets, it seems that plenty of people are comparing the DualSense to the white Xbox One controller. While this comparison is a superficial one in our opinion, other people have been questioning Sony's decision making. As the photos below demonstrate, some people have likened the DualSense to a Fisher-Price toy, a pair of dungarees or Marvin from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Overall, the DualSense does not look that different from the DS4, save for its new colour scheme. Regardless, we doubt that most gamers will care what their controller looks like anyway, so long as it is comfortable to use.

(Image source: Twitter)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-04- 8 (Update: 2020-04- 8)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.