The DualSense Edge got a release date earlier this week, but the real headline was the price tag. Realistically we expected the ‘pro’ PS5 pad to sell for around £150 or so – that’s pretty much the standard cost of comparable controllers – but it actually gets even more expensive. It’s pegged at $199.99 / €239.99 / £209.99 – and that’s not cheap.
Of course, we published a poll on the subject and asked our community if they plan to buy a DualSense Edge now that we know how much it will cost. The results of this poll were not exactly good.
Nearly 4,000 votes were cast and a near majority (46 percent) said they were not interested in the controller at all. Another 19 percent of users said they “probably” wouldn’t buy one, then 23 percent said they would, but only if they can find it for a lower price. The latter option seems logical to us.
Okay, so what about the people who said they would make a DualSense Edge? Well, only 5 percent of users said they would get it on day one, followed by another 5 percent who said they “probably” would make a purchase. The last 3 percent went right down the middle and said they were undecided.
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Based on the poll, it’s abundantly clear that most people probably won’t buy a DualSense Edge – at least not at launch, with that price tag attached. But then we have to remember that this controller is meant to be a premium product. It’s priced as it is because Sony expects to sell it only to the most hardcore PS5 players – the kind of market that almost all ‘pro’ controllers target.
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