Sony has announced that it is introducing PlayStation 5 DualSense controller in two new colours. The two colours that the company has announced are ‘Cosmic Red’ and ‘Midnight Black.’ The new colours of devices are inspired by the galaxy. While the Midnight Black variant, as the name suggests, is completely shrouded in black, the Cosmic Red one is slightly different. The colour is not exactly bright red. This is apparently more of maroon shade and covers the entire areas which are white in the original controller. Those who are interested will be able to get it in the month of June. However, both these colours are available only on pre-order right now.
There is no difference between these two controllers other than the colour. However, they have different price tags. The Midnight Black variant will cost USD 69.99, the same price as that of the standard black and white controller. But the Cosmic Red model will cost USD 5 more than that. This means the retail price of the Cosmic Red model will be USD 74.99. But this is nothing new as Sony has been charging more for such controllers. This happened during the lifespan of PlayStation 4. The company would charge USD 5 more for anything that it would deem to be premium. Sony has brought this legacy to PlayStation 5 era. So anything outside the standard black and white model will burn a hole in your pocket. This is when you know that internally all the controllers are the same.
Sony launched the PlayStation 5 in November 2020. At the time of the launch, the PS5 console was available only in a black and white colour combination. But the company has got mixed reactions to the external designing of the console. It is expecting that new colours would be appreciated by a lot of fans. “These new colours launch are the result of the extensive selection process. We want to give the best option to our fans. The company said that it always work on designs that can surprise its customers. While selecting the colour, we were thinking that it should be such that they complement each other. This is why Sony decided on the colours around the ‘galaxy’ theme. It felt that the new colours have naturally progressed from the original one,” said PlayStation 5 design team executive Leo Cardos.