Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a $10 discount on Sony’s DualSense controller, bringing it down to $60 at Amazon subsidiary Woot. This is the first significant deal we’ve seen for the PlayStation 5 gamepad, which has retailed for $70 at major retailers since the PS5’s launch last year.
Our PS5 review gave a favorable impression of the DualSense: it’s a bit bigger than the old DualShock 4 but still comfortable to hold, and it has an impressively detailed haptic rumble system, a built-in microphone for voice chat (with a built-in mute function), USB-C charging, and the same general layout that PlayStation owners have become accustomed to over the past couple of decades.
There have been reports of controllers suffering from drifting joysticks and busted triggers in the months since the PS5’s launch, which is worrying, though Sony at least appears to cover those issues under warranty (albeit with an added shipping cost). Either way, with PS4 controllers only supported on PS4 games and the market for third-party PS5 controllers almost entirely barren, the DualSense is more or less the only option PS5 owners have. If you need a spare today—and are actually able to purchase a PS5 in the first place—this deal should lessen the blow to some extent.