Fans have been waiting for a pro controller for the PS5 for a long time. Sony finally announced the DualSense Edge recently, but the competition never sleeps.
Hamburg – Sony had hardly listened to the players and decided to announce a “Pro” version of the PS5 controller with the DualsSense Edge, when the manufacturer Razer spoke up. The manufacturer has its own idea of a controller for professional gamers. But if the price of the DualSense Edge already caused stomach ache, it would be better to sit down before reading on. While Razer offers a lot of special features that make the new controller unique, the estimated price is a dimension of its own that is sure to annoy many enthusiasts.
|PlayStation 5 (PS5)
|Sony Interactive Entertainment (YOU)
|stationary game console
|9th console generation
|November 12, 2020 / November 19, 2020 (Europe)
Razer PS5 Pro Controller: This is the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro
More and more manufacturers are selling luxury controllers: Ever since Microsoft presented the “Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller”, an improved version of the Xbox One gamepad, at E3 2015, more and more manufacturers have jumped on the concept and tried to make “premium” controllers palatable to gamers. These more expensive controllers are often equipped with many comfort functions, interchangeable buttons and additional features to allow more precision in control or more individuality in the design of the controller.
It is all the more astonishing that Sony will not enter the luxury controller market until 2023. The rumor mill simmered before the manufacturer announced its “DualSense Edge Controller”, even patent drawings were leaked. But it’s not just Sony that will be launching its new premium product next year. The peripheral manufacturer Razer has positioned itself on the market for years and is now launching the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro, a “Pro Controller” for a very proud price.
What can the controller do? In the manufacturer’s official video, some of the features are presented directly. But in the 30 seconds of the advertising video, it is not necessarily clear to the layperson how useful the advertised functions are. We have clearly listed what makes the new Razer Wolverine V2 Pro special.
- Razer Mecha-Tactile Action Buttons
- 8-Way Micro Switch D-Pad
- 6 programmable multifunction keys
- Razer HyperTrigger
- 3.5mm analog audio jack compatible with PS5 consoles and PC (Windows)
- 2 additional analog stick attachments (high concave, short convex)
- Razer HyperSpeed Wireless 2.4GHz USB Type-A Dongle
- 3m USB Type C to USB Type A cable
With a weight of approx. 279 g, the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro is also relatively light, which is probably also due to the fact that no rumble motors were installed. According to the manufacturer, the controller is designed more for tournament players in e-sports.
Razer PS5 Pro Controller: This is what the Razer Wolverine V2 Pro costs
How much does the controller cost? Anyone who has been looking forward to a new professional gamepad for their PS5 for a long time and for whom the controller sounds tempting must now be very strong. The good piece should cost a whopping 299 euros and for this price the luxury controller was apparently already sold over the virtual counter. The controller can no longer be purchased on Razer’s German website, apparently the quota of pre-orders has already been completely sold out.
When will the controller appear? There is no official release date from the manufacturer yet. However, you should not expect the new controller to be released before 2023. However, the manufacturer Razer shouldn’t wait too long, because the cheaper DualSense Edge from Sony will be released on January 26, 2023.
How is the community reacting? Under the advertising trailer on YouTube, the controller apparently arouses mixed feelings. While the features seem adequate, the price and design also seem to put some gamers off.
- Oki_Dingo writes: “Looks like a $10 Switch Pro Controller from China.”
- Minh Bui comments disappointed: “No adaptive trigger buttons, no haptic motors, no Hall Effect control tricks – they basically just copy the Wolverine V2 Chroma and print the PlayStation logo on it. A purchase of this controller is difficult to justify against Sony’s new Dualsense Edge controller.”
- hazi91 added: “Ugly, wrong stick layout and way overpriced. Just typical Razer.”
If you are interested in a pro controller for the Sony PlayStation 5, then you should also take a look at our article on the DualSense Edge. There we provide you with the most important information and key data so that you can decide on the right controller based on your priorities.