The Internet Reimagines the PS5 DualSense Controller

Yesterday, Sony surprised everyone by revealing the DualSense, PlayStation 5’s new feature-rich controller. It’s two-toned, slightly futuristic… and looks a bit like Mario’s overalls if you can imagine it just right.Naturally, we’ve rounded up some of the best reimaginings people across the Internet came up with for your viewing pleasure, from the beautiful to the hilarious.

PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller

DualSense Redesigns

The DualSense design has a lot going for it — chief among them is its sort of “blank canvas” approach. While only a white model has been revealed, everyone with access to Photoshop seems to have put their twist on its look, and frankly, we want a lot of them to become a reality.

Elca Gaming’s retro-inspired DualSense has us hearing PS1’s startup sounds all over again.

All-black variations, like this one by Mucrush, quickly became a fan favorite, especially when paired with the classic PlayStation face button colors.

Reddit user u/badnewsco also tried their hand at some awesome classic PlayStation controller variations.

The DualSense is ripe for simple recoloring with its two-tone design, and Reddit user u/H4WK1NG’s bright designs don’t disappoint.

Fleshmonk had a whole lot of variations to share, from bold colors to neon Joy-Con to Knack. Just Knack.

Reddit user u/dormstreams made some Sony first-party mockups, including his takes on God of War, The Last of Us, Spider-Man, and Horizon Zero Dawn controllers. Maybe this is a glimpse at what limited edition DualSense controllers may end up like?

DualSense Kinda Looks Like…

The DualSense is a marked departure from the DualShock line of PlayStation controllers that came before it, as its design is decidedly fuller, its grips seemingly bulkier, and it’s aesthetic Stormtrooper-adjacent. As expected, the Internet ran with these comparisons and went in some truly hilarious directions.

Jared Petty and Geoff Keighley both noted the aforementioned Stormtrooper comparison and, frankly, they’re spot on.

Mike Ryan had a similar Star Wars connection here…

God of War director Cory Barlog immediately noticed a similarity between the DualSense and Black Widow’s all-white look.

IGN’s Dan Stapleton saw the controller and thought – yeah, that’s EVE from WALL-E.

Our own Brian Altano also had some comparisons to make: one a lovely homage to Mario’s iconic overalls, the other a horrific depiction of Borat’s mega-thong. Very nice.

HONK! (2020) by u/Frocharocha. Art.

IGN’s Peer Schneider BMW comparison was accurate down to the blue accent.

Alanah Pearce — you right.

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The Evolution of the PlayStation Controller

For even more on the DualSense, check out our breakdown of the evolution of the PlayStation controller, and our comprehensive chart that compares the DualSense and the Xbox Series X controller.
Colin Stevens is IGN’s Social Media Copy Coordinator. Follow him on Twitter.




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