PS5 DualSense Cosmic Red & Midnight Black controllers coming in June

The first variants of PlayStation 5 controllers have finally been revealed in the form of Cosmic Red and Midnight Black colors coming in June 2021.


With every new console these days, the base model and look can only remain the available option for so long. It doesn’t usually take much time at all for different colors and markets to come to the scene, giving players fresh options to fit their personal tastes. For the PS5, that’s going to begin soon with its popular DualSense controllers. PlayStation just announced two new color options for the DualSense - Cosmic Red and Midnight Black - and they’re coming in June 2021.

PlayStation revealed the PS5 DualSense Cosmic Red and Midnight Black editions via the PlayStation Twitter and blog on May 13, 2021. The Midnight Black variant is an all-around matte black design. Meanwhile, the Cosmic Red features a vibrant red body with black accents to it. Both new controller options are looking rather slick. According to the PlayStation blog, they’ll also be coming pretty soon. Both the PlayStation 5 Cosmic Red and Midnight Black DualSense controllers are slated to launch sometime in June 2021.

This marks the first launch of new DualSense controller variants for the PlayStation 5. The controller has been mostly enjoyed by players, featuring interesting new haptics and adaptive triggers that have different feedback based on various supported games. Despite carrying over some unfortunate design features from previous generations of controller, the quality of the DualSense can’t really be denied, which is what earned it the Shacknews Best Gaming Accessory of 2020 award.

With Midnight Black and Cosmic Red variants marking the opening volley of different PS5 DualSense controller options, are you going to pick up either? What kind of colors would you like to see? We don’t have a release date just yet so stay tuned for further details, as well as further variants coming down the line.

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    May 13, 2021 7:33 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, PS5 DualSense Cosmic Red & Midnight Black controllers coming in June

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      May 13, 2021 6:21 AM

      2 new DualSense controllers

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        May 13, 2021 6:26 AM

        H O T

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        May 13, 2021 6:27 AM

        a trailer for controller colors wtf is going on

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        May 13, 2021 7:23 AM

        The haptics and force feedback on this controller are really something else. They nailed it

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          May 13, 2021 11:11 AM

          The battery life is so bad though still! I have to charge every other day after playing returnal for about 3 hrs each day.

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            May 13, 2021 1:27 PM

            Well that game uses all the bells and whistles on the DualSense, so it drains it quicker than other games.
            Also, according to electrical engineers (and this supposedly goes for any peripheral), one should never let the battery charge to 100%, that negatively impacts battery life in the long run.

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        May 13, 2021 7:24 AM

        Crimson Red for me.

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          May 13, 2021 7:37 AM

          Cosmic! Can’t you tell the difference between cosmic and crimson!?!

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        May 13, 2021 7:35 AM

        I'm ticked that they didn't have the black controller at launch. :(

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        May 13, 2021 7:39 AM

        i'd like the black console, as well :D

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          May 13, 2021 8:34 AM

          I caved and have the black panels from dbrand on back-order. They ship in June, so maybe my controller and panels will arrive at the same time. lol

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            May 13, 2021 8:50 AM

            I just got mine and it's really good quality for what it is.

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        May 13, 2021 7:45 AM

        Is it just color change? Because my controllers are already getting buttons sticking after a week which is fucking stupid

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        May 13, 2021 8:58 AM

        This will go well with my ps5 in 2022 when I can buy one.

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        May 13, 2021 9:01 AM

        nice, but will they fix the drifting?

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          May 13, 2021 10:54 AM

          I had no idea it drifts, that sucks

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        May 13, 2021 10:17 AM

        That red is really nice!

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        May 13, 2021 10:24 AM

        The black is sweet and seems like these hint st possible color options of new PS5s or shell accessories.

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        May 13, 2021 11:07 AM

        FUCKTHIS WHERE ARE NORMIE PS5sssss?!?!?!?

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        May 13, 2021 11:13 AM

        Wow nice

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        May 13, 2021 11:14 AM

        Where's the Pro controller?? I need back paddles.

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          May 13, 2021 11:59 AM

          They'll probably release an accessory for that, like the one for the DS4

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          May 13, 2021 1:24 PM

          they won't, they'd have to pay Scuf/Corsair for the patent, that's one of the rumoured reasons why Valve stopped Steam Controller production (and they got sued/lost US$4 mil); Microsoft did pay them to use it in their elite controllers.

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            May 13, 2021 1:29 PM

            Is this only for the back paddle attachments? Couldn't they just make a new controller with built in back paddles?

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              May 13, 2021 3:46 PM

              The patent is for the built in back paddles, that's why Sony made it an attachable accessory for the DS4 to get around it.

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        May 13, 2021 3:38 PM

        Crimson Red is nice, pre-ordered. Can't wait for Xbox to open custom orders again, I hate the all black gamepad.

        I'm a little tempted to pick up the nuclear green one but I'm going to wait and see that the options for custom orders are first.

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          May 13, 2021 3:40 PM

          Also the color is more like a red velvet cake but I guess that's not as sexy a name as "COSMIC RED"

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          May 13, 2021 4:39 PM

          I'm with you on the custom XSX controller thing. I wish I could've gotten mine with a white pad instead. I did get the dark blue, which is quite nice!

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            May 13, 2021 4:48 PM

            I wonder if I can make one that’s even more visible from space than my yellow and green joycons

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      May 13, 2021 3:48 PM

      Need the console for these first to be available

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