Sony has revealed two new controllers for the PlayStation 5, Dualsense Cosmic Red and Midnight Black. Both controllers will be available next month worldwide for $74.99 and $69.99.
“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.” Says Leo Cardoso, Senior Designer and CMF Design Lead at PlayStation
“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.” Stated Satoshi Aoyagi
The new CosmicRed and Midnight Black PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers will launch on June 11 for $74.99 and $69.99, respectively.
In related PlayStation news, Sony recently reported that PlayStation 5 has been a commercial success shipping a whopping 7.8 million between November 12, 2020, and March 31, 2021. The company will ship 14.8 million units by March 31, 2022, however, CFO Hiroki Totoki, explains that manufacturing plants could struggle to meet the demand for the next-gen console mostly due to a lack of semiconductors.
“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Totoki reportedly told attendees at the briefing.