It appears that Sony’s new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense, will definitely last longer than the current generation’s DualShock 4 after every charge. Twitter user “Galaxy” has shared the first public photo of its battery, which lists an increased capacity of 1,560 mAh – 560 mAh greater than the PlayStation 4’s controller (1,000 mAh).
This is excellent news for PlayStation fans who’d prefer to do more gaming than charging over the next console generation, as the DualShock 4 has received plenty of criticism for having disappointing battery life. In comparison, the Xbox One controller’s rechargeable battery pack comes in below the DualSense at 1,400 mAh. (Microsoft’s standard AA battery pack offers 2,500 mAh of capacity, though).
Galaxy also revealed that the DualSense controller runs on the same data protocols as the DualShock 4, which is certainly interesting, since Sony decided that the latter can’t be used for PlayStation 5 titles. Apparently, the roadblock isn’t a technical one.
according to the test on PC, the data protocol of #DualSense5 is almost the same with Dualshock4, that is amazing, seems the two controller have some deep comptibility?— Galaxy (@Galaxyrain666) August 12, 2020