Sony has revealed new Midnight Black and Cosmic Red editions of the PS5 DualSense Controller, and they’ll be released in June.
Announced on the PlayStation blog, the new controllers continue the two-tone approach of the original white DualSense, with Cosmic red adopting a red and black look, and Midnight Black offering a subtler black and grey approach. Both controllers wil go on sale next month, but release dates will vary by region.
In the US, you can pre-order with PS Direct in time for a June 11 release, with Midnight Black coming in at the standard $69.99, but Cosmic Red costing a little more at $74.99. It’s not clear what causes that difference in price. In the UK, they will arrive on June 18.
While Sony has yet to announce a new-look PlayStation 5 console, designer Leo Cardoso says the new controllers have been designed to complement the existing white-and-black machine. “We designed the colors around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs,” he explained.
Fellow designer Satoshi Aoyagi adds that both new controller editions,”feature a subtle blue hue, that produces unique shades of red and black. A blue hue is also present in the original DualSense wireless controller colors, so all three colors complement each other nicely.”
Despite the colour differences (including different button symbol colouring), both new controllers are functionally identical to the existing white DualSense.
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We awarded the PS5 DualSense controller a 9/10 review saying that, “Except for battery life, which remains a weak point, the DualSense controller is everything you want to see in a next-gen upgrade.” Its adaptive triggers and haptic feedback are major point of that success, particulalry in games like Astro’s Playroom and Returnal – and you’re now able to use the controller with iOS devices for remote play.
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