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DualSense Edge vs. Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller: How Do They Compare?

PlayStation has finally entered the realm of high-end “pro” controllers with the DualSense Edge, unveiled at Gamescom Opening Night Live. The DualSense Edge’s features and design clearly offer PlayStation players something similar to Xbox’s Elite controller lineup, especially the Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2.

Pricing, release date, dimensions and weight are yet to be revealed at the time of publication. However, PlayStation has shared a lot of information about what this controller does, giving us a better idea of ​​what it’s capable of.

To better understand the DualSense Edge, let’s take a look at the specs (so far), dig into its standout features, and compare it to the base DualSense and Xbox Wireless Controller, plus the Xbox Elite Series 2. Let’s.

Illustrated by Amanda Flagg / IGN

DualSense Edge vs. Xbox Elite Series 2: An Overview

The infographic above provides an overview of what the DualSense Edge and Xbox Elite Series 2 have to offer (and how they compare to their standard controller models). But let’s break down some of the bigger things that high-end controllers include.

The DualSense Edge, like the Elite line, includes an adjustable trigger hair lock on the back of the device. This means you can adjust the travel distance of your controller’s triggers. This is useful if you play competitive shooters or want to minimize dead zones when playing racing games. The DualSense Edge has three trigger stop positions, which can be adjusted with small toggles next to both triggers on either side of the controller.

Additionally, Sony has confirmed that all the signature features available in DualSense, such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, motion controls, and a built-in microphone, are also present in the Edge.

Edge also features DualSense’s built-in battery and USB-C support. Both the DualSense Edge and Xbox Elite Series 2 also include a case that allows you to charge the controller with a USB-C cable while in storage. We can expect the DualSense Edge to have better battery life than the DualSense, but the decision to make it easier to charge the controller when you keep it in its case and keep it safe charging is a nice touch.

In contrast, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller offers a built-in rechargeable battery, while the standard Xbox Wireless controller still relies on two AA batteries to function.

The big difference is that the Xbox Elite Series 2 doesn’t include a USB-C cable like the DualSense Edge. A wireless charging dock is included in the controller package. Simply plug the USB-C cable into the back of the dock and place your Elite Series 2 on the dock to charge while in the case.

DualSense Edge vs Xbox Elite Series 2 Comparison: Customization

DualSense Edge and Xbox Elite Series 2 offer a wide range of customization options. But one thing that definitely gives the DualSense Edge a competitive edge is the ability to replace stick modules that the Xbox Elite controller doesn’t.

The stick module will be sold separately, but as reported since the launch of PS5’s Controller Drift, the fact that you can completely change the thumbstick is a big deal. The option to replace the thumbsticks helps extend the life of your DualSense Edge.

However, both controllers come with removable thumbsticks. The Xbox Elite Series 2 offers a set of six adjustable tension thumbsticks. There are 2 standard domes, 2 classic domes, 1 tall dome and 1 wide dome. DualSense Edge offers his three types of stick caps: standard, high dome and low dome.

Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller Review

Button remapping is also available on both controllers. The Xbox Elite Series 2 offers three different methods for reassigning buttons, including one that requires going to the Xbox Accessories app. DualSense Edge, as described in playstation bloghas an “on-controller user interface” with a dedicated Fn button to adjust controller settings, game volume, and more. Sony has not officially confirmed if the DualSense Edge will support PC, but hopefully the controller will be compatible with PC (and mobile) devices given the standard DualSense. Especially considering Sony’s recent expansion into the PC market and its firmware update app for PCs.

Customizable player profiles are also a big selling point of these high-end controllers. Sony has not officially confirmed how many profiles can be stored on the DualSense Edge, but the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller can store up to three custom player profiles.

There’s still a lot to learn about DualSense Edge, but early signs point to it being a pretty solid contender in the high-end market. For PS5 players who’ve had to rely on third-party controller makers like Scuf. Beyond Podcasts!for more of the latest news in the PlayStation world.

Taylor is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor. You can follow her on her Twitter @Tay Nixster.

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