Key DualSense Wireless Controller Features
Heighten Your Senses™
Bring gaming worlds to life
- Feel your in-game actions and environment simulated through haptic feedback.**
- Experience varying force and tension at your fingertips with adaptive triggers.**
Find your voice, share your passion
- Chat online through the built-in microphone.***
- Connect a headset directly via the 3.5mm jack.
- Switch voice capture on and off using the dedicated mute button.
- Record and broadcast your epic gaming moments with the create button.**
A gaming icon in your hands
- Enjoy a comfortable, evolved design with an iconic layout and enhanced sticks.
- Charge and play with a built-in battery and USB Type-C****.
- Intuitively interact with select games using the integrated motion sensor.
- Hear higher-fidelity* sound effects through the built-in speaker in supported games.
DualSense Wireless Controller Frequently Asked Questions
What is DualSense and how is it different from DualShock?
The DualSense Wireless Controller is the controller for PS5 including several next-generation features like haptic feedback and dynamic adaptive triggers.
What does the DualSense controller feel like?
Next-generation haptic feedback replaces the traditional “rumble” feel of previous controllers offering more immersive physical sensations. These sensations are quicker, more precise and much more tactile. The controller gives players the ability to reduce the effect or disable if they desire.
What are in-game examples of the haptic feedback used by the DualSense wireless controller?
What are in-game examples of the adaptive triggers used by the DualSense wireless controller?
The adaptive triggers, working through the L2 and R2 buttons, give the player the feeling of resistance as you swing through New York City in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. In the future, this feature could be used to deliver the sensation of pulling a bowstring or applying the brake pedal in your favourite racing game.
How do I charge my DualSense controller? How long does it take to recharge?
The DualSense wireless controller can be charged via the USB-C® port to the PS5 or the DualSense Charging Station (sold separately) which allows the charging of two controllers at the same time. A typical recharging time when connected to a PS5 or the Dual Charging Station is estimated at approximately three hours.
Can I use DualSense wireless controller as more of a “wired” controller?
Yes, the controller has the ability to operate wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.1 or in a “wired” mode by connecting your controller to the PS5 with the USB cable.
Does the DualSense wireless controller include a built-in microphone?
Yes, the DualSense wireless controller has an integrated microphone array and built-in echo cancellation allowing players to have quick chats with friends without the need to set up a headset. Though if you are planning to talk for an extended period of time, you might want to have a headset nearby such as the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset.
Does the DualSense wireless controller have a headset jack and what headsets are compatible with it?
The DualSense controller has a headset jack enabling players to plug in a headset, earbuds or another compatible audio device similar to the PS4.
Will DualSense controller support any accessibility options?
Yes, options include players having the ability to reduce or disable the force of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Players have the capability to remap buttons on the controller. Finally, the DualSense wireless controller’s microphone permits for voice dictation, allowing players to search for content with their voice.
How many DualSense controllers can be connected to PS5 at any one time?
Up to four DualSense wireless controllers can be connected to one PS5 at any given time. When playing with multiple players locally, the DualSense wireless controller’s player indicator (located just under the touchpad) will inform you which player you are.
Can I use the DualSense wireless controller with my PC?
Remote Play on PC supports the DualSense wireless controller via a USB wired connection.
Will the controller be compatible with my PS4?
The DualSense wireless controller is not compatible with the PS4 console.