New PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller Colors Revealed

This morning, Sony announced gamers will be able to pick up extra PS5 DualSense controllers in two sexy new colors next month.

I love my PlayStation 5. I love the DualSense controllers and the way it enhances games. I’m not overly thrilled with the white color scheme. Yeah, it’s a dumb thing to hang up on, but thankfully, Sony is giving us some color to look forward to (at least with the controllers)!

Starting next month, players will be have the option to choose between a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red color scheme for the DualSense controller:

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce two new colors that will be joining the DualSense controller lineup starting next month: Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. 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.

This new lineup of colors will be available at participating retailers globally starting next month. The exact date will vary by location, so check your local retailers for availability. Click here for more information about the new colors.


The DualSense controller marked a radical departure from our previous controllers by delivering innovative features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers*. The features weren’t the only noticeable transformation – the bold, two-toned color choice was also a significant pivot from our previous controllers. As this marks the first release of new colors for the DualSense controller, we asked Leo Cardoso and Satoshi Aoyagi from our design team to share some additional insights about the color choice and selection process:

“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.” – Leo Cardoso

“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. 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.” – Satoshi Aoyagi

My biggest hope, is this means we might soon have the chance to change the color/faceplates on the PlayStation 5 itself. Either way, I gotta get my hands on that Red one. What do you think of the new colors?