PlayStation’s DualSense is a fantastic controller with some truly innovative features that made it feel “next-gen” at launch. For many, the DualSense will be the only PS5 controller they’ll ever need. But in 2023, PS5 users finally have a few more officially licensed options, including the long-awaited DualSense Edge, PlayStation’s first pro-style controller. The DualSense Edge isn’t the only competitive controller worthy of being deemed one of the best PS5 controllers. PDP’s Victrix Pro BFG, an officially licensed controller with a similar focus, is a strong competitor that offers different features that may appeal to you. We’ve rounded up the best PS5 controllers in 2023, and we’ll continue to add to this list as more PS5 controllers hit the market.
Whether you’re looking for the best PS5 controller for general use (spoiler: It’s the DualSense) or options for fighting games, racing games, and streaming Netflix, there are a handful of great controllers we recommend using with the PS5 from reliable brands like Logitech, Razer, and Thrustmaster. And of course, we’re taking a look at the growing lineup of competitive controllers that give PS5 users more customization features.
For more recommendations, see the best Switch controllers and best Xbox controllers for 2023.