The PlayStation 5’s first new DualSense controller colors have officially been announced. The new colors are Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. They are both going on sale in June.
According to a PlayStation Blog post, “Midnight Black features two subtly different shades of black with light grey detailing to reflect how we view space through the night sky, and Cosmic Red offers a striking black and red design inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos.”
These new DualSense controllers will be available at retailers around the world, starting in June; although exact release dates will vary based on region. The standard DualSense controller sells for $70, but the new Cosmic Red will be sold for $75. However, Midnight Black will be available for $70 like the original. They are available to preorder right now through the PlayStation Store.
“Our goal is to always find designs that will surprise and entice our fans, and these new colors are the result of an extensive selection process. We wanted the new controller colors to complement each other, as well as the original DualSense wireless controller and PS5 console, so we designed the colors around the theme of ‘galaxy’ as it felt like a natural progression from the original PS5 and accessories designs,” PlayStation’s Leo Cardoso said.
Satoshi Aoyagi, another designer, pointed out how the controller’s button colors and details balance well the new controller colors.
“Both Midnight Black and Cosmic Red feature a subtle blue hue, that produces unique shades of red and black. A blue hue is also present in the original DualSense wireless controller colors, so all three colors complement each other nicely,” Aoyagi said. “The controller’s button colors and detailing has been tailored to complement the new colors as well. We hope these new additions will bring further joy and excitement to our fans’ gaming experience.”
The PS5’s DualSense is among the best-selling accessories in the United States, and these new colors will likely boost its numbers even further.
As far as the PS5 is doing, it has sold 7.8 million units, which is ahead of where the PS4 was at its lifecycle during the same time frame. Sony also recently stated that it has 25 new games currently in development for the PS5.