New PS5 Controller Revealed
Nacon, a well-known gaming accessories manufacturer, has recently unveiled an exciting addition to its lineup: an officially licensed PlayStation 5 controller. This controller aims to address the persistent stick drift issues that have been a source of frustration for many modern gaming enthusiasts. While Sony offers its own line of first-party DualSense controllers for the PS5 in a range of colors, there’s a new player in town – the DualSense Edge controller, which caters to gamers seeking premium features at a premium price point.
Drawing comparisons to the Xbox Elite Series controller line, the PS5 DualSense Edge controller boasts an impressive array of features. It offers custom profiles, adjustable triggers, and a plethora of customizable options, all justifying its hefty $199.99 price tag. However, Nacon has entered the arena with a similarly priced offering, determined to provide exceptional value to those willing to invest a bit more in their gaming experience.
Nacon’s latest creation, the Revolution 5 Pro controller, is compatible with a range of platforms, including PC, PS4, and PS5. The company touts this controller as the result of years of research and development, highlighting five key features that set it apart. With over 60 customization options, a robust 10-hour battery life, trigger blockers, both wireless and wired capabilities, and a design crafted from premium materials, the Revolution 5 Pro is positioned as a top-tier gaming accessory. It’s priced at €229.90, and pre-orders are already available directly through the retailer, with a somewhat vague release date slated for October 2023. Plans for an official US release have not been confirmed at the time of writing.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro controller is its promise to eliminate stick drift, a notorious issue that has plagued some gamers. While PS5 DualSense controllers have generally exhibited fewer stick drift problems compared to other modern gamepads, the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro employs innovative “magnetic technology” to eliminate this issue entirely. For gamers who have struggled with stick drift in the past, this controller could potentially save them money in the long run, as they won’t constantly need to replace controllers afflicted by this problem.
Dedicated PlayStation enthusiasts seeking an alternative to the DualSense Edge should definitely consider the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro. Notably, it’s not limited to PlayStation consoles alone – this controller is compatible with PC, and there are plans to make it compatible with Android and iOS mobile devices sometime in 2024. The gaming community eagerly anticipates the arrival of this controller, which promises to enhance the gaming experience and mitigate the persistent issue of stick drift.