New images of the PS5 DualSense Controller have popped up online. We expect more and more of this in the coming months as we lead up to the launch of the PlayStation 5 console. This time a Twitter user Galaxy666 shared some images of the controller including the inner DualSense battery capacity. According to the user, he got hold of the controller through a manufacturing agreement with Sony. The company he works for makes accessories for console companies and the DualSense went through tests for compatibility.

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The most interesting part is the PS5 DualSense Controller’s battery capacity. According to an image, the controller packs a 1560mAh cell. In comparison, the DualShock 4 packed an 800mAh battery at launch with later models shipping with a 1000mAh cell. It is also confirmed that DualSense’s 1560mAh is 4.2V so it has some pretty high capacity.

Galaxy666 answered a few questions posted by users. Here’s a breakdown.

  • The battery lasts 3 to 4 hours more on the DualSense controller compared to the DS4
  • Analogue sticks feel identical to DS4
  • Buttons are pleasant to press and have no lights on them at all
  • PC tests show the DualShock 4 protocol is the same as the DualSense. This may hint at the controller’s compatibility with PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 console through backwards compatibility
  • The DualSense controller is more comfortable to hold than the DualShock 4
  • The D-pad and main buttons feel the same as the DualShock 4 with no difference felt
  • The Touchpad, however, feels more responsive and clicky
  • L1 and R1 buttons don’t click they simply push down
  • L2 and R2 triggers felt hard to push down than normal even without any tension points active
  • The controller light in the centre is not too bright. Does not greatly impact battery life


Out of everything Sony is making for the PlayStation 5, the DualSense controller seems to be a real game-changer when it comes to accessories. It is probably the most exciting part about the console right now. In addition, we know users are forced to use the controller on the console while playing PS5 games as you cannot use the DS4 for PS5 games.

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