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Those of you who are in the market for a new DualSense controller (they’re also pretty good for PC games) will definitely want to go for one of the newer models, as a new teardown video from YouTuber TronicsFix can reveal that they come with more benefits than just fancy new colors. According to TronicsFix’s teardown, the new Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple versions of the DualSense that debuted in January feature beefier trigger springs, something that PS5 gamers with broken L2 and R2 triggers probably wish Sony had implemented at the start for its next-generation $69.99 peripheral. The new color variants also feature some changes to the analog stick modules, but it’s unclear whether they provide any improvements to functionality.

Sony Did Something Right?! New PS5 Controller Teardown & Comparison (TronicsFix)

  • DualSense Major Upgrade? 3 NEW COLORS of PS5 Controllers – Sony recently came out with 3 new colors of DualSense PS5 controllers (purple, pink, and light blue) so I bought one of each so I can check them out and see if there is anything different. I’m hoping they upgraded the analog sticks and the springs on the triggers but I won’t know until I get them apart.

New DualSense wireless controller colors arrive next month, followed by new PS5 console covers (PlayStation.blog)

  • Today we are pleased to reveal the newest colors to join the PS5 family of color accessory offerings: Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple.
  • Adding to the previously released Cosmic Red and Midnight Black DualSense wireless controller colors, the latest galaxy-inspired colors will launch globally starting in January 2022 at participating retailers.
  • The Midnight Black and Cosmic Red PS5 console covers will become available starting in January 2022 at participating retailers in the following locations: USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, and the Philippines.
  • The Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, and Starlight Blue PS5 console covers will also launch in these locations during the first half of 2022.

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