PS5's "Sony" Branding Is Off-Center On The DualSense Controller
Sony's PlayStation 5 is an impressive console--one that brings with it not only a new generation of games to play on your TV screen, but also a new way to experience them with its innovative DualSense controller. Games such as Astro's Playroom, Demon's Souls, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales all use the DualSense controller to deliver more immersive haptic feedback. Even Xbox's Phil Spencer is a fan of it. However, it isn't without its issues, as minor as they might be to most players.
One feature that the DualSense doesn't have is perfectly aligned branding. While it's not a game-breaking flaw, the Sony branding under the USB-C port on the controller isn't perfectly centered. Far Cry 6 game design director Ted Timmins discovered that on his controller, the Sony logo was slightly out of place and had a minor angle to its orientation. When you find the next PS5 restock, you might be able to see for yourself.
This PS5 controller has the SONY branding ~1mm off-centre to the left, and at a ~1 degree slant and it bothers me way more than it should.— Ted Timmins (@JustTeddii) November 19, 2020
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On other controllers the placement, is notably worse, like on mine for instance:
Will this graphic design blunder make a difference to your PS5 gaming experience? It's highly unlikely, and the issue will probably be rectified when new controllers are produced and arrive in new color formats. You also won't be looking at the logo while you play. Unless you charge your controller with a USB-C cable, you may not have even seen it yet.
In his PS5 review, critic Mat Paget wrote that using the DualSense is a "pleasant experience" and that it "creates tactile experiences that enhance games in a surprisingly meaningful way." Hopefully developers will continue to use the controller in unique ways--Arkane's Deathloop, to give one example, seems to have big plans for it.
If you're looking to see where you can find a PS5 for yourself, check out our PS5 order guide to see when it will be back in stock.