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The Disappointing DualSense Edge Feature PlayStation Doesn’t Tell You About
While critics felt like the DualSense Edge was worth $200 for hardcore gamers, many didn’t consider the battery life up to par — and it seems like they were on to something. As Twitter user @buddscontroller found, the battery size in the DualSense Edge is much smaller than the standard DualSense battery.
YouTube channel Spawn Wave explained that the DualSense Edge is about 30% weaker than the battery in the standard DualSense. Spawn Wave tried to look at the layout to see if there was a physical size restraint due to the layout of the controller, and from what the channel could gather, the additional back buttons do take up space around the battery and hamper its size.
Twitter user @RSolhas argued that the controller itself could be more efficient than the previous DualSense controller, so the battery would be more effective and last just as long. However, according to information from a company spokesperson, Sony confirmed that this isn’t the case by saying the battery life would be shorter compared to the standard DualSense controller.
To help make up for the smaller battery, which was slashed because of Sony's wishes to keep the "same form factor and ergonomic design," it included a longer USB cable so people could play while wired in. While the battery life may be a big problem for those that enjoy wireless gameplay, the solution for controller drift may be worth wiring in every now and then.