Improved PS5 DualSense V2 controller leaked by retailer
Best Buy Canada has added a listing for a new version of the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller, which addresses the battery issues with the original model.
As spotted by X user @Lbabinz, a new Best Buy Canada listing for the "PlayStation 5 V2 DualSense Wireless Controller" in the PS5's standard white color has appeared. For the most part, the controller appears to be the same as the original in terms of features; however, it now has a better battery that will provide 12-hours of gameplay and comes with a charging dock.
One of the main criticisms leveled at the original DualSense is its short battery life, which can last as little as six hours due to various features such as an in-built microphone that consume a lot of power. This was not addressed in the premium DualSense Edge model, which uses the same 1,560 mAh battery and may run out of charge faster.
Although the battery issue has been resolved, fans are now wondering if V2 will include improvements to its analog sticks, as the DualSense is notorious for causing significant stick drift after just a few months of average use. If not, some see this as a "useless" update.
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