A black PS5 DualSense controller has appeared again in FCC images
The peripheral is likely intended for dev kits
New Images showing a black PS5 DualSense controller have been published by the United States’ Federal Communications Commission.
It’s the second time the FCC has approved a black DualSense controller. However, the latest listing – spotted by a Twitter user – features black face buttons to match its design.
The officially revealed DualSense features a two-toned white and black design. It’s likely that the black controller shown in the FCC images is intended for development kits, which typically feature different colouring to retail products.
PlayStation 5 controllers reportedly started making their way into users’ hands this week, almost a month ahead of the next-gen console’s November launch.
That’s after it was confirmed that the US release date for PlayStation 5 accessories would be brought forward to October 30, almost two weeks before the PS5 console launches.
UK retailer Simply Games recently claimed that Sony had brought forward the PS5 accessories release date to November 12, one week ahead of the console’s European launch.
Amazon UK and Game are also now listing November 12 as the release date for PS5 accessories including the DualSense controller.
Sony unveiled PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller in April, calling it “a radical departure” from its previous DualShock pads. The controller features haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone and updates to hand triggers, grips and the light bar.
PS4 controllers won’t work with PS5 games. However, DualShock 4 will work with PS4 games via backwards compatibility. Speciality peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games, Sony said.
The PlayStation 5 release date is November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world will get the console a week later on November 19.
PS5 is priced at $500/€500/£450 for the standard edition and $400/€400/£360 for the Digital Edition, with the only difference between them being the former’s inclusion of a disc drive.