Sony DualSense Edge launches as premium PlayStation 5 wireless controller with short battery life
Sony has now launched the DualSense Edge, a premium controller that it teased five months ago. For reference, Sony sells the DualSense Edge for US$199.99 (JPY 29,980/£209.99/€239.99), while replaceable stick modules cost US$19.99 (JPY 2,680/£19.99/€24.99). In short, the DualSense Edge costs three times as much as the regular DualSense.
The DualSense Edge contains numerous changes from the regular DualSense though, which we covered in August. To recap, the DualSense Edge has adjustable analog sticks, triggers and customisable function keys. Additionally, Sony has included configurable rear buttons like the Steam Deck and Xbox Elite controllers. However, it seems that the DualSense Edge compromises on battery life to include its additional hardware.
According to Sony, the DualSense Edge should last up to 6 hours between charges, 50% down on the regular DualSense. In other words, the DualSense Edge will need recharging twice as often as its cheaper sibling. Based on the photo below by @buddscontroller, the reduced battery life does not owe solely to increased power consumption. Instead, Sony ships the DualSense Edge with a considerably smaller battery than the DualSense. More information about the DualSense Edge can be found on Sony's website.