Playstation’s latest controller, the Dualsense Edge was released this week. With the newest edition promising more features than the original Dualsense that comes with the PS5, reviews have started pouring in and it’s safe to say they are very mixed. Especially because the Dualsense Edge has a smaller battery life than its predecessor. However, this fact and it’s $200 price tag had already been made clear by Playstation back in December. However, with The Verge claiming it was the “best PS5 controller you can buy for $200”, players were not put off.

On the Edge’s small battery life, Playstation commented “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.” Despite this setback, they also claim that the controller will include a longer USB cable which will make gaming a lot easier without wireless interference, therefore assisting with the smaller battery. With the original Dualsense lasting for around 8 hours, we can expect the Edge to need charging around every 6 hours.

Courtesy of Budd’s Controllers over on Twitter, we can now see that the Edge battery is significantly smaller than the original controller – something that Playstation had failed to mention. Although a smaller battery does not necessarily mean less power, it does in this case. The Gamer revealed that “The Edge is powered by a 1,050 mAh (milliampere-hour) battery, only a slight improvement on the 1,000 mAh battery found in the PS4‘s DualShock. It’s also a significant step down from the 1,560 mAh battery that powers a regular DualSense.”

With a battery that will interfere with any heavy gaming session as well as an expensive price point, the Dualsense Edge appears to have two major issues despite the extra features that Playstation promised. However, with features that include extra buttons as we all as customisable options that the original Dualsense didn’t include, it may still be worth picking up.

What do you think? Will you be buying the Dualsense Edge? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to GameLuster for more gaming news!

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