Buying a DualSense Edge Controller? Your PS5 Needs a Software Update First

Anyone planning to use Sony’s new, ultra-customizable DualSense Edge controller needs to install the latest PS5 system update if they want it to work.

Today, Sony released version 22.02-06.50.00(Opens in a new window) of the PS5 system software. The update contains a number of tweaks to improve system performance which Sony never provides details for. However, this update is important for another reason: it adds support to the console for the forthcoming DualSense Edge controller.

PS5 owners have been able to pre-order the new controller since Oct. 25 last year, and it’s finally set to launch on Jan. 26. The DualSense Edge includes a number of customization options not available on the standard DualSense, and Sony therefore needed to update the PS5 software to support the new functionality ahead of its launch. Thankfully it’s doing this a couple of weeks before gamers start plugging in the new controller and expecting it to just work.

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When pre-orders for the controller were first announced, Sony made it clear stock would be limited so don’t be surprised if there aren’t any available to buy come launch day. However, many PS5 owners will be waiting to see what early adopters think of the DualSense Edge as it’s by no means cheap. Gaining access to all that extra customization costs $199.99, and if you need replacement stick modules for it, Sony is charging $19.99 for them.

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