DualSense Edge: Preorder Info, Price, Release Date, and More

We now have an official release date for the new DualSense Edge, an elite wireless controller for PlayStation 5. It will be released on January 26th, which means that pre-orders for the new gamepad will also go live very soon (October 25th to be exact ). ).

But where can I pre-order the DualSense Edge Controller? That and more is answered in our handy pre-order FAQ guide just below. For more updates on the DualSense Edge, make sure to follow us @IGNDeals and @IGNUKDeals on twitter.

Where can I pre-order the DualSense Edge Controller?

Pre-orders for the DualSense Edge Controller are available exclusively from PlayStation Direct in the US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. In addition, it will not be available from other participating retailers until February 23, 2023. Companies like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and others won’t see the controller for a few more months. So for now, if you’re looking to buy one, it’ll probably have to come directly from Sony.

DualSense Edge Wireless Controller (PS5)

Pre-orders live on October 25th

DualSense Edge wireless controller (PS5)

Exclusive to PS Direct through February 2023.

When can I pre-order the DualSense Edge Controller?

Pre-orders for the DualSense Edge controller will be available exclusively from PS Direct from October 25th until release in January. The official release date is January 26th, 2023 and the controller will continue to be available exclusively for PS Direct (US, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) until the end of February.

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What is the DualSense Edge controller?

Originally unveiled at Gamescom Opening Night Live, DualSense Edge is a high-end controller that appears to be Sony’s answer to Xbox’s elite line of controllers. A PS blog post detailed the highly customizable controller, which allows you to set bespoke control mappings and even disable specific buttons.

Visually, the controller is very similar to the regular DualSense, but with a few extra elements to bring it up to premium standards. As with the Xbox controller, you can expect interchangeable thumb stick caps and adjustable dead zones.

What does the DualSense Edge Controller include?

DualSense Edge wireless controller

DualSense Edge wireless controller

  • DualSense Edge wireless controller
  • Braided USB cable
  • 2 standard caps
  • 2 high dome caps
  • 2 low dome caps
  • 2 half-dome back buttons
  • 2 lever back buttons
  • connector housing
  • carry bag

How much does the DualSense Edge Controller cost?

The price of the DualSense Edge controller is as follows in the US, UK and Europe: $199.99 / £209.99 / €239.99. Just for comparison, the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core costs $129.99 / £114.99, while the full Elite Series 2 bundle with all the bells and whistles costs $179.99 / £159.99.

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DualSense Edge vs Xbox Elite Series 2

To better understand the DualSense Edge, let’s take a look at the specs (so far), dive into its standout features, and see how it compares to the Xbox Elite Series 2, in addition to the base DualSense and Xbox wireless controllers. We’ll give a brief overview here, but check out ours full function on Also compare the two controllers here on IGN.

Adjustable trigger hair locks

The DualSense Edge features adjustable trigger hair locks on the back of the device, similar to the Elite line. This means you can adjust the travel distance of the controller’s triggers, which is useful if you’re playing competitive shooters or if you want to minimize dead zone when playing racing games.

button mapping

Button remapping is also available on both controllers. The Xbox Elite Series 2 gives you three different ways to remap buttons, including one that requires going to the Accessories app on your Xbox. The DualSense Edge, as mentioned on the PlayStation Blog, features an “on-controller UI” with a dedicated Fn button that lets you adjust your controller’s settings and other things like game volume.

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Interchangeable stick modules

One thing that certainly gives the DualSense Edge a competitive edge is the ability to swap out the stick modules, which the Xbox Elite controller doesn’t offer. Although the stick modules are sold separately, the fact that you can fully switch thumbsticks is a big deal given the reports of controller drift since the PS5 launched. The option to swap out the thumbsticks helps increase the longevity of the DualSense Edge.

However, both controllers come with detachable thumbsticks. The Xbox Elite Series 2 offers a set of six thumbsticks with adjustable tension: two standard, two classic, one high and one wide dome. The DualSense Edge offers three types of rod caps: Standard, High Dome and Low Dome. For more premium controllers, check out our Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller review.

Robert Anderson is Deals Expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. you can follow him @Robertliam21 on twitter.


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