Named, DualSense, this PlayStation 5 controller features haptic feedback, adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons, a rechargeable battery, and a built-in mic for voice chat and, presumably, potential voice commands.
This new controller is without a doubt the most-dramatic evolution of a PlayStation controller in terms of appearance with a radically different design that seems closer to an Xbox One controller than any first-party controller for the PlayStation, PS2, PS3, or PS4.
Here’s the PS4’s DualShock 4 alongside the PS5’s DualSense for comparison. As you can see, it’s quite a big leap in appearance.
This resemblance to the current Xbox controllers wasn’t lost on gamers who immediately took to social media platforms, such as Twitter, to discuss the similarities. Numerous hilarious memes were created and at one point “Xbox Controller” was trending while “PS5 Controller” and “DualSense” didn’t even crack the top 20.
Here’s some of the funniest PS5 and Xbox One controller comparison tweets:
Everyone : Yoo this ps5 look like the Xbox controller
Sony : pic.twitter.com/83MLWcEU3Y
— 𝖙𝖆𝖈𝖔𝖎𝖟𝖑𝖔𝖘𝖙 🎸🦋 (@TACOIZLOST2) April 8, 2020
Sony: here's our new #Ps5 controller.
Everyone else: Why does it look like an Xbox controller?
— Shawn (@Deshawn1999_) April 8, 2020
— ً (@WolfDb12) April 7, 2020
The designers of the Xbox controller looking at the new PS5 controller https://t.co/nUNdlYT5gS
— John (@iam_johnw) April 7, 2020
— Dr. Naps (@dr_naps) April 7, 2020
— Richèst Bòy🇬🇭 (@RichestBoy4) April 7, 2020
Sony: “Here is the new #DualSense PS5 Controller!!”
Us: “It looks like an Xbox controller.”
Sony: 👀 pic.twitter.com/wfn7LfmqKX
— insecure Al (@insecure_al) April 7, 2020
— the fake cory balrog (@corybarlog) April 8, 2020
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) April 8, 2020
The PS5 dualsense controller looks insane! pic.twitter.com/sDM6i29Wi4
— Video Game Humour 🕹 (@VGHumour) April 8, 2020
*Wall-E Voice*: DualSense pic.twitter.com/jZzf3TNWrI
— Ben Bellevue (@bendabelle) April 8, 2020
— PEZZ (@Pez_Bro) April 8, 2020
Microsoft recently revealed the look of their new controller for the next gen Xbox Series X console and it’s almost identical to the current version in use right now on Xbox One consoles. One of the reasons for this is that many gamers and industry insiders widely believe the current Xbox controller to be near perfect in design so the only real change Microsoft needed to make with the new one was the addition of a Share button and USB-C.
Personally, I was hoping it was going to have a built-in mic though so kudos to Sony for including that in their controller.
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