The PS5 and its controller, the DualSense, do look lovely in white. The first non-black console (of the big two) at launch (aside from the Xbox Series S), Sony made a bold move with the console’s design, including the decision to make the majority of it white. It seemed that the era of big black boxes was coming to an end, with the exception of the Xbox Series X, which takes that description and embraces it in the name of airflow.
Now though, Sony has had a rethink, at least partially. They have announced, via the PlayStation Blog, two new colors for the DualSense, in both black and crimson red variants. The new recolors are named Midnight Black and Cosmic Red, respectively. The new DualSense controller colors will be available in participating retailers globally next month.
Both Midnight Black and Cosmic Red feature a subtle blue hue, that produces unique shades of red and black. A blue hue is also present in the original DualSense wireless controller colors, so all three colors complement each other nicely. The controller’s button colors and detailing has been tailored to complement the new colors as well.
We hope these new additions will bring further joy and excitement to our fans’ gaming experience.”
– Satoshi Aoyagi
The DualSense is Sony’s most advanced controller yet and has been one of the PS5’s most exciting new features. It has adaptive triggers and enhanced vibration motors to deliver a more immersive experience.
Our goal is to always find designs that will surprise and entice our fans, and these new colors are the result of an extensive selection process. We wanted the new controller colors to complement each other, as well as the original DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console, so we designed the colors around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs.”
– Leo Cardoso
What do you think of these new colors? Are you going to pick one up? Well, if you do decide to get one, given how scarce PS5 products have been since it launched last year, I’d get on that quick. Leave us a comment if you’re going to be one of those people.