A supposed DualSense V2 controller has been spotted on a major retailer’s website, boasting a major improvement over the regular PS5 gamepad.
One of the biggest issues with the DualSense controller is that its battery doesn’t last as long as we’d like. In fact, it seems like the PS5 controller constantly needs charging, especially after longer gaming sessions.
But could PlayStation be getting ready to reveal an upgraded DualSense V2? Evidence certainly indicates that this could be the case!
DualSense V2 Leak
The PlayStation 5 V2 DualSense wireless controller is already appearing on the Best Buy Canada website, as spotted by eagle-eyed fans.
The new DualSense is currently listed at the same $89.99 price point as the V1 controller, but one line in the item description has fans’ ears perking up:
“Exceptional 12-hour battery life, on a full charge, supports long gaming sessions.”
Currently, the existing DualSense lasts between 6-12 hours, and often dies well before reaching achieving a dozen. So while this isn’t the biggest upgrade, it’d certainly be a nice boost, especially if the price isn’t changing.
At first glance, the DualSense V2 looks identical to its predecessor, but there are some differences in the product pages that indicate this isn’t a simple mistake.
In Best Buy’s regular DualSense listing, the site offers the controller’s regular range of colors, and doesn’t mention battery life in its description.
The V2 controller’s description also mentions that a DualSense charging station, offering easy click-in charging, is included.
However, it’s worth noting that the item’s “What’s Included” box doesn’t mention a charging station, so we’d take that with a pinch of salt for now.
We can be relatively certain that the V2 DualSense controller is indeed a separate listing, but perhaps one that’s been revealed a little early by accident.
Most likely, we’ll see the controller’s reveal at the upcoming PlayStation State of Play which will likely arrive in February 2024.