PS5 DualSense Edge review round-up

By Sean Lawson,

The DualSense Edge for PS5 is slowly approaching us. This highly customisable controller is looking to bring to PlayStation what the Elite series brought to the Xbox. But, how does Sony's controller hold up in the recent reviews?

The DualSense Edge will release on January 26th, 2023 for PS5 only. The customisable controller will cost you a staggering £209/$199, and to help you make the decision on if this is the controller for you, check out this compiled list of PS5 DualSense Edge reviews.

Reviewers are praising the controller for many standout features — however, there are a few disappointments muddled up within all the positives. Find out below whether this controller can help you out while playing some of the best online multiplayer games or best local competitive games that PlayStation has to offer with the reviews below.

The DualSense Edge cost's £199/$199 and will release on January 26th, 2023

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The Verge — 7/10

Cameron Faulkner: "Due to its customizable nature, this controller might appeal to people who are searching for a more accessible option. While the standard DualSense allows for close to a full remapping of controls, the Edge’s swappable stick height, tweakable triggers, and function shortcuts might help some more people who have disabilities. If you need a more accessible controller, you may want to hold off and see if Sony’s Project Leonardo accessibility controller lives up to the hype."

IGN — 9/10

Matthew Adler: "The DualSense Edge controller puts its customization front and center with its slick software and intuitive Function buttons, finally giving PlayStation owners an answer to the venerated Xbox Elite."

VGC — 4/5

Andy Robinson: "At $200, DualSense Edge was never going to appeal to everyone. But for competitive players, the quality of its build, slick software integration and huge amount of customisation options means it’s undoubtedly the most premium PS5 controller you can buy."

Daily Star — 4/5

Tom Hutchison: "The price point is high and I’d have liked to have seen a longer charge in the internal battery. But there’s no denying this is now the go-to controller for Playstation 5 players - if you can justify the cost and don’t mind the odd wired-in gameplay session."

Dexerto — 3/5

Sayem Ahmed: "This is far from a bad controller, but at $200, it is a tough pill to swallow, and we think that Sony’s hardware design wizards could have done a little better when it comes to designing a controller made for power users and pro gamers, no matter how lovely and slick the software is, the hardware and price don’t quite match up."

God is a Geek — Brilliant controller.


GameRiot — One of the best controllers.


Tech Spurt — If money isn't issue, go for it.


This brings us to the end of this PS5 DualSense Edge review round-up. What do you make of the reception this controller has received? Able to look past the asking price? Let us know in the comments what your thoughts are on this expensive piece of kit!
Sean Lawson
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer with a focus on the geekiest Sony news. He writes stories about PlayStation exclusives like Marvel’s Wolverine, as well as RPGs and Fighting games. He is also excited for The Callisto Protocol and Forspoken to launch on PS5. Sean’s favourite games include Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, Tekken, and Persona.