The DualSense is the official Sony PlayStation PS5 controller. Design-wise, it’s got that classic layout you know and love, but with innovative touches to heighten your gameplay. We’re talking improved sticks. An updated grip. And upgraded triggers so you can feel different levels of tension and force in your actions. This brings the realism up a notch – as does the haptic feedback, which provides powerful sensations. It’s all part of Sony’s goal to enhance the sense of touch. This PS5 controller’s features also include a new light bar plus built-in microphone and headset port. If you liked the Share button, you’ll love the Create button – capture and then crow about your top scores.
But hang on a minute – will PS4 controllers work on PS5? Well, yes they will, but only to play PS4 games – not PS5-specific games. So if it’s those launch specials and new releases that you’re interested in from our collection of the best PlayStation games , then you’ll definitely need a PS5 controller.
If it’s a controller with remappable back buttons you’re after, take a look at other brands, like the Astro C40 TR. You can customise the interchangeable D-Pad and analogue sticks, with the choice or a wired or wireless connection. It’s worth noting that it only works for supported PS4 games on the PS5.
Discover all you need to know about the new PS5 and pop your favourite products in your basket, like a charging station. You might want to grab the Sony Media Remote for your PS5 while you’re at it, too. With dedicated buttons for Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ and Spotify, plus volume controls, it couldn’t be easier to use this TV remote-style device.