Sony unveils new DualSense controller for PlayStation 5

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  1. schmidtbag

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    I actually like it, as a PC user. I have it turn from green to red based on the battery life while it is discharging, and from red to blue while it is charging. Then it turns teal to signify "fully charged". This gives me a very good idea of how much battery life I have left and how much charge time I have left. If I'm too concerned about it draining my battery too quickly (which so far hasn't been enough of a problem) I can always make the colors dimmer.
     
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    Never liked any variant of the PS controllers. Can't get over my thumbs being right next to each other.
     
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    The Xbox controller looks cheaper.
    Good for racing games.
     

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    Not a fan of the stick placement either, I loved it on the PS1 but not do much ever since then.

    Saying that, I think the PS5 pad looks good. Not do keep on the shot from the front but the side/back one is better and also abit bulkier which is a plus for me.

    Aetheticslly I still feel my DS4 controller is better than the either my X1 pads, it's when I pick them up I am less enthusiastic.
     
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    At first sight, i have to say i don´t like it. What i always loved about the PS controllers are their simplicity and ease of use and this one seems to "sacrifice" them in exchange for style... Maybe they are good in real live, i have to try them first to make a final conclusion.
     
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    Is it because of squeaky plastic?
     
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    I wish i knew what that meant lol.

    It's just the size/weight just feels off so quite look that the DS5 looks abit more substantial even if i think visually i think the DS4 is better.
     
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    Looks like Sony is looking for accessibility feedback on the new controller. Some have asked for the buttons to be coloured like the DS4. Personally I know where the buttons are by now.

     
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    Squeeky plastic, like if you hold the controller a little firm the plastic squeeks.... when I tried my brothers ps4 I noticed it and was a little put off by it, my xb1 controller didn't do it so I was just curious if that was your reason.
     

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    I honestly never noticed, i only used it for a little while on the PC as i liked that I could use Bluetooth but game support (at the time) was not great so I switched.

    My 4 year old can switch between the two without even thinking, which makes me feel old.
     
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    Same. Even back in the ps1 days I disliked it. It was literally just a quick "me too!" by Sony after Nintendo revealed N64 had a stick. "YEAH? WELL... NOW WE HAVE TWO OF THEM SO WE ARE TWICE AS GOOD!"
    Most ps1 games couldn't even use one let alone both of them.
     
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    The back version that people have rendered look horrible compared to the two tone white and black Sony official.
     
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    Bright white is distracting to you? Don't look at the controller. Problem solved.
     
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    I don't remember that time exising.

    It's the other way round imo. My memory of the original PlayStation was they had to add two sticks but without moving the D pad on the controller so they were stuck in the middle. Years later MS chose to to move the sticks based what they felt was a more "natural" position. I'm sure i read Bungie had a hand in the stick position when developing Halo, but i can't remember where i read this.

    It's not an argument either, it's just a personal preference
     
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    Huh? I have big hands. The offset analogs and larger Xbox controller are more comfortable for me. Not an argument, just my honest opinion.
     
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    Yes couldn't agree more. I used to prefer the Playstation controller in the PS1-2 days but maybe it because I had smaller hands then.
    But I think it also could be that it was more rare for games to use both analog sticks back then but that is just a theory I can't remember that far back.
     
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    I mean the PS4 did outsell the XBox One, and while exclusives help no one would buy the console if the controller was bad...I actually like the PS4 controller a lot. Small but it's very comfortable in the hands.
     

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