With the news of the upcoming Dualsense Edge at Gamescom 2022, the war of consoles between Xbox and PlayStation has sparked yet again. Sony has officially announced that the Dualsense Edge controller will launch on 26th January 2023. Since its design and build are quite similar to Microsoft Xbox’s Elite 2, it didn’t take much time for the community to start comparing. But choosing a particular controller between these both can be a bit of a hassle. Not to worry, we have compiled the pricing, features, design, and other factors to help you out with the decision. So, check out our guide for a complete comparison of Dualsense Edge vs Xbox Elite 2 controllers.
Dualsense Edge vs Xbox Elite 2 Comparison
Both of these high-end controllers share similar features and specs. Starting with the adjustable trigger hair locks at the back of the Dualsense Edge and Elite 2 controllers. You can adjust the trigger distances which can be quite effective while playing shooter games. You can also change the Dead Zones while playing racing or other games. The Dualsense Edge offers three trigger stop positions that can reduce trigger latency.
Furthermore, all the Dualsense features including haptic feedback, motion control, and adaptive triggers, are also available on Dualsense Edge. Similar to the Dualsense, Edge also features USB-Type C support and an internal battery. Both controllers have a wireless charging dock to charge with their USB-Type C cable. Speaking of which, the Dualsense Edge will include a braided Type C USB cable with the controller. However, the Xbox Elite 2 controller did not include a Type-C cable for the wireless charging dock.
The PS Dualsense Edge controller costs $199.99 while the Elite 2 is ranged at $179.99. The Xbox Elite 2 is fully compatible with Windows PC. But there’s no confirmed news regarding the compatibility of Dualsense Edge though. Another unconfirmed feature is its Battery life which is yet to be announced or confirmed. The Xbox Elite 2 offers a 40-hour-long battery life as confirmed by Microsoft.
One thing that Dualsense Edge promises is the ultra-customization options of the controllers. The Xbox Elite series 2 also features tons of customization options including remapping buttons. Both of these high-end controllers feature the ability for remapping buttons. But one thing lacking in Elite 2 is an option to replace the stick modules on your controller. Even though these modules will be sold separately, it’s a pretty big deal to change your thumbsticks. And this can prove helpful in increasing the durability of Dualsense Edge.
However, you can replace the thumbsticks for both controllers. Xbox Elite 2 offers six removable thumbsticks while the Dualsense Edge will offer three removable thumbsticks. You can also remap the buttons according to your preferences for both controllers. The best part about the customization is that you can also set up different player profiles.
According to the trailer, you can set up to three player profiles in Dualsense Edge similar to the Xbox Elite 2. This can be most useful while playing multiple games at one time. You can set up different button settings as you defeat the Norse gods and creatures in GoW Ragnarok. And you can switch back to a different profile as you play a racing or shooter game.
In addition to the above features, the Dualsense Edge will also feature an onscreen user interface. With a dedicated Fn button, you can adjust several controller settings. This can help you adjust basic settings including the game volume, and chat balance. It can also help you swap between the preset profiles in a few clicks. Whereas for Elite Series 2, you have to use the Accessories app on the Xbox.
Is Dualsense Edge better than Xbox Elite 2?
Now, for the decision to choose between these two controllers, our pick is the Dualsense Edge controller. Out of several reasons, one of them is its adaptive triggers. The haptics feedback and motion controls are the best selling points for the Dualsense series. And from the specs of Edge, it seems an evolved version of the Dualsense controller.
So, the Dualsense Edge controller seems to be tough competition for not only the Elite series but other high-end controllers as well. Although for the part on how well the Dualsense Edge competes with other high-end controllers in the market, we simply have to wait and see.
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