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The best cheap PS5 DualSense controller deals in May 2022

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PS5 controller deals are slowly improving but it isn't always easy to find a saving. The new DualSense controller for Sony's latest console is an expensive bit of kit and holds its price well throughout the year. However, small price cuts by around 10% have popped up in the past during major sales events. We've also spotted bundles containing a controller and some of the best PS5 games that offer a small saving. Here's hoping that's a good sign of things to come.

If you still haven't had any luck finding a PS5 console, do check in on our PS5 restock hub for all the latest updates. We also track even more PS5 deals throughout the month, including where to get a cheap PS5 Pulse 3D headset and the best PlayStation Plus deals.

Dualsense PS5 controller deals

The DualSense PS5 controller price is $69.99 / £59.99 / AU$109 for the White or Midnight Black colors. The Cosmic Red, Nova Pink and Starlight Blue versions are a little more expensive at $74.99 / £64.99. 

However, we've already seen small price drops in the UK throughout the year and some even bigger discounts over the holiday sales periods. Don't expect anything huge, though. So far the best offers have only been around £5-10 less than the regular price.

Hopefully, some of these PS5 controller deals will make their way across to the US soon. And further into the future, there could be better price cuts – especially now those new DualSense controller colors are available to buy.

Of course, you'll need some games to take that extra controller out for a spin so check out the latest cheap PS5 game deals available right now. There's also our list of PS5 SSD deals should you need more storage for all those new releases.

Dualsense PS5 controller FAQs

What's new about the PS5 DualSense controller?

A new console needs a new gamepad, and the PS5 DualSense controller has come to take up the mantle from the DualShock 4. The softer, curvier design of the DualSense makes the controller far more comfortable, and though there's a little more weight with all the intelligent haptic feedback packed in here, long sessions with those new grips are far less painful. 

Plus, you also get adaptive triggers, which developers can program to create resistance effects. Gone, too, is the bumper between R2 and R1. With the PS5's devotion to audio plain and clear, those who grab a cheap PS5 controller deal will have access to a deeper, richer set of gamepad speakers and an in-built microphone, as well.

Is the DualSense PS5 controller worth the price?

The DualSense PS5 controller is needed to play PS5 games on the new console, however, you can get away with a DualShock 4 for certain PS4 games as well. You automatically receive a controller with your new console, so is the price of a DualSense worth it if you're considering picking up a second gamepad? 

If you want to play PS5 games with local co-op play, then we say it absolutely is worth the cost. It's the only way you're able to get more people in on the action. If, however, you don't have your eye on any new local multiplayer experiences right now – and would prefer to keep your PS4 library alive a little longer thanks to backwards compatibility – maybe don't lock away the DualShock 4 just yet.

Sticking with Sony's last console. You can find all the latest PS4 deals and bundles where they're in stock right here. Take some time to check out the latest PS4 controller deals available now, too. The old controller will still work with select PS4 games on PS5, so if you're looking to keep playing your collection there's still value in the older gamepad.

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.