Best Buy Canada has unwittingly unvelied a new DualSense controller that will have PlayStation 5 users quite excited.
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The listing, first spotted by ResetEra user ezidro3, dubs the new controller as “V2 DualSense Wireless Controller”, which, while seemingly featuring the same specifications as the regular DualSense, has one key addition: an “exceptional 12-hour battery life on a full charge,” which “supports long gaming sessions.”
The official Best Buy description reads: “Take gaming action into your own hands when you play with the PlayStation 5 V2 DualSense wireless controller. With dynamic triggers, a built-in microphone and so much more, this gaming controller offers a truly immersive experience. The Iconic comfortable design lets you play for hours and hours.”
If this is indeed true, it will make for a significant upgrade for the DualSense, which currently offers 6-7 hours of battery life – and arguably even less for the DualSense Edge, which requires constant recharges after 1-2 reasonably lengthy gaming sessions. A 12-hour battery life would go a long way in improving what is the controller’s only drawback.
From the photos and the specifications posted on the Best Buy Canada website, it doesn’t seem there are any other changes to the controller. The shape, form and weight of the device look identical to the standard controller, so it seems only the battery life has been improved. It also doesn’t seem like the controller will offer replaceable batteries like the Xbox controller, either.
There is no release date for the controller, and it appears to be “sold out” on the website.
Sony has yet to announce such a controller and has offered no comments on the authenticity of the device so far.
Mufaddal Fakhruddin has been writing about games and technology for the past 15 years. He has lost count as to how many reviews he has written over the years, but he is sure headphone reviews make up at least 70% of that.