I’m not normally the sort of one that’s simply persuaded by new colorways of controllers that I already personal. However Sony’s new DualSense colours are a bit totally different — or, they’re not, really. I simply discovered a motive to care about them. The three vibrant, wintery-hued controllers are my colours.
As a vacation reward, I acquired my “colours achieved” alongside my spouse. I didn’t ask for this reward, but it surely has yielded a few advantages already. I try to put on winter colours that convey out my eyes, cover my blemishes, and usually make me look able to tackle the world (look out, world!). And now, I’m surrounded by these three DualSense controllers that make me really feel like I’m getting probably the most out of my expensive coloration evaluation and likewise make gaming on the PS5 really feel a bit extra full of life.
These three new colours (starlight blue, nova pink, and galactic purple, as Sony calls them) may appear too intense for some tastes. Your hunch could also be spot-on, however they’re a really welcome dose of pleasure that the PS5 has wanted since launch. Whereas Microsoft led with daring blue, yellow, purple, and different coloration patterns (even a attractive, translucent mannequin, for crying out loud) nearer to the launch of the Xbox Sequence X and S, Sony’s been dragging its ft, to the dismay of coloration fans all over the place, till now.
Although every of the three colours falls neatly inside my coloration palette, I gravitated towards two of them: the pink and the purple. The purple used on the DualSense is a luscious, deep hue that I take pleasure in taking a look at, and typically I’ll simply decide it as much as be nearer to the colour. It has turn into my night-time controller, once I’m making an attempt to take it straightforward and have a soothing session. However once I’m feeling in want of a burst of power with a brief gaming break, or it’s a vibrant weekend morning stuffed with potentialities (and plenty of time to chip away at Remaining Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade), the nova pink controller radiates the colour to match that temper.
Every of those controllers is now accessible by Sony’s PlayStation Direct web site for $74.99 and can launch by different retailers within the coming days (or weeks, relying on the colour you need). As for the console covers, Sony plans to launch them in all three of those new, beautiful colours, so you’ll be able to combine or match them along with your controller. However till these launch, Sony’s PlayStation Direct retailer will provide console covers in midnight black or cosmic purple beginning on January twenty first (with extra retailers to observe on February 18th).
I suppose, then, I’ve a while to consider whether or not I’ll mix a purple console cowl with a pink controller or go together with a black console cowl like I initially meant to do. Having choices will be paralyzing, however for the PS5, extra customization choices are overdue. And if these specific colours resonate with you, you’ll in all probability take pleasure in proudly owning certainly one of them.
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