08 Apr 2021 8:45 AM +00:00

PS5 Controller Reviews: Dualsense "More Next-Gen" Than Any Graphical Improvements

PS5 is weeks away, and influencers and press are starting to go hands-on with the machine, or specifically, the Dualsense controller.

Offering a new haptic feedback system for the rumble, as well as adaptive triggers, many have wondered if the controller would be worthy of all of the focus Sony has put on it.

According to some tweets, the hype is real.

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Dualsense Early Reactions

Bloomberg's Jason Schreier was impressed by the tech:

The PS5 controller is wild — I’ve been playing Astro’s Playroom (the game that comes with the system) and the combo of rumble/haptic feedback/adaptive triggers feels more “next gen” than any graphical improvements we’ve seen yet. More to come in my review closer to launch
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier)
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October 27, 2020

"The PS5 controller is wild — I’ve been playing Astro’s Playroom (the game that comes with the system) and the combo of rumble/haptic feedback/adaptive triggers feels more “next gen” than any graphical improvements we’ve seen yet."

"More to come in my review closer to launch", the journalist added.

Meanwhile, Mike Williams from USGamer was similarly effusive.

The most amazing thing about the #PS5 so far is the wild #DualSense controller.It feels like the mid-point between the DualShock4 and Xbox controller, but the haptics and *Adaptive Triggers* are mad impressive. The first time a trigger fights you, you'll believe. pic.twitter.com/YWpc6BjTar
— M.H. Williams (@AutomaticZen)
October 27, 2020

"The most amazing thing about the #PS5 so far is the wild #DualSense controller."

"It feels like the mid-point between the DualShock4 and Xbox controller, but the haptics and *Adaptive Triggers* are mad impressive."

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"The first time a trigger fights you, you'll believe."

Check out our full rundown of the PS5's UI here.

Looking to grab a console for launch? Be sure to check out our comparison of both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 here.