The DualShock 4 is a very good controller, particularly for fighting games, but one of the biggest complaints that PlayStation fans have had with it is its relatively pathetic battery life. According to some users, the controller gives up after four to eight hours, which is pretty sad when you consider the fact that the Xbox One controller can reportedly last for up to 30 hours.
You’d think that Sony might have addressed this with its new PS5 controller – the DualSense – but according to one lucky redditor who got his hands on one (RIP, whoever signed the NDA), its battery life only averages three to four hours more than the DualShock 4. Needless to say, that’s pretty disappointing – evidently, gamers will have to keep their chargers close to the chest for another generation unless Sony comes up with a more efficient design down the line.
The leaker did have a lot of good things to say about the DualSense, though. While the directional pad and face buttons feel similar to the current-gen controller, the new touch pad is supposedly more responsive and “clicky.” The L1 and R1 buttons also feel more like triggers, while the L2 and R2 buttons feature more resistance/higher tension. Overall, the new controller is “less bulky” than the DualShock 4.