Is the DualSense Edge battery life good?

Is the DualSense Edge battery life good?
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Now that it has launched, let’s take a look at what we think of the DualSense Edge battery life.

The DualSense Edge is Sony’s first ever Pro controller release, and while they got mostly everything right, there’s been some concerns about the battery life on the controller.

In fact, the situation was controversial enough that The Verge reached out to Sony. This is part of their response:

“The DualSense Edge wireless controller’s operating time is moderately shorter than the original DualSense wireless controller because we’ve included many more features within the same form factor and ergonomic design as the original DualSense controller.”

– Sony’s statement on DualSense Edge battery life.

The original DualSense controller lasts between 12 to 15 hours, however it seems as though the Edge isn’t living up to the same standards. With a battery life span between 5 – 10 hours, you’re certainly not getting the most out of the DualSense Edge controller.

While the controller offers an incredible amount of technical quality through its hot-swappable analog sticks and modular trigger sensitivity, at the price that you’ll be paying you’re going to want to know every last detail about the controller – including if the battery life is good.

Why is the DualSense Edge battery life not as good as the original controller?

Our friends at WePC have put together a neat theory on the reason why the DualSense Edge controller’s battery life isn’t quite as good as previous controllers. In short, they’ve hypothesized that the added features including the modular analog sticks are taking up more room, so the battery has been swapped out for a smaller, more space efficient one. This theory is certainly in line with Sony’s statement that the battery life is reduced in favor of more features.

Despite the reduced battery life, the DualSense Edge is still a really formidable controller with a lot of quality to offer. In fact, we had almost nothing but positive things to say about it in our DualSense Edge review.

To build on that, we’ve also had a look at if the DualSense Edge controller is compatible with PC and Xbox Series X.

Ultimately, the DualSense Edge controller’s battery life isn’t quite as good as its predecessors, though you’re trading this off for some really well calibrated features, so it’s not all bad.