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PS5 DualSense Edge sacrifices some battery for modularity

That extra-long USB charging cable might be a neccessity...

The PS5 DualSense Edge will feature a smaller battery life on a single charge, compared to a regular ol’ DualSense controller.

Sony confirmed the pro controller’s shorter battery life with The Verge.

“The DualSense Edge wireless controller’s operating time is moderately shorter than the original DualSense wireless controller because we’ve included many more features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense controller,” Sony said in a statement.

“We wanted to strike a good balance between wireless operating time and delivering robust, high-performance features. Additionally, the longer USB braided cable is also great for competitive players who prefer playing with a wired connection to avoid wireless interference – this option preserves battery life.”

As Sony points out, the Edge does feature a long USB-C charging cable that will not only keep the device powered up, but theoretically will make the controller more responsive.

Here in Australia, the DualSense Edge is priced at (the rather high) $339.95 AUD. Available retailers include JB Hi-FiEB Games Australia and the Sony Store.

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