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DualSense Controller Appears in SIRIM; Malaysia One of the First Markets to Get PlayStation 5?

The PlayStation 5 is expected to be introduced globally by the end of the year, though it’s not certain if Malaysia will be one of the first markets to receive the next-generation console. Well, we now have an answer (sort of): the DualSense controller for the PS5 has just been spotted on SIRIM, suggesting that we could be getting the console at launch.

Of course, this is only an educated guess at this point in time, but it is an encouraging sign that Malaysians will be able to get their hands on the PS5 the moment it hits the market. As for the DualSense controller itself, it was registered with the certification body just today under Sony Malaysia with the model number CFI-ZCT1G.

The SIRIM listing itself doesn’t outright confirm that the CFI-ZCT1G is the DualSense controller; it was simply described as a hybrid wireless game controller. But after a bit of digging online, we’re confident this is the DualSense controller. Ruliweb, a Korean site, seems to think so as well. Plus, the first DualShock 4 carried the model number CUH-ZCT1H – see the similarity?

Compared to the DualShock 4, the new DualSense controllers bring quite a number of upgrades. The two big features are adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, which is probably why the new controller is called DualSense. Anyway, the adaptive triggers are implemented in the L2 and R2 buttons, and the “tension” of the triggers – depending on what’s happening in-game – will change accordingly.

As for the haptic feedback of the DualSense controller, PlayStation says that it “adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.” Beyond that, we don’t know too much about this new feature, though we reckon it will offer more refined vibrations than the current DualShock 4 controller.

Design wise, the ergonomics of the DualSense controller is said to be superior now. PlayStation mention that the angle of the hand triggers has been changed, and subtle updates have also been made to the overall grip. Hopefully, these changes will make the controller feel more comfortable in extended gaming sessions.

Other notable changes the DualSense controller brings include an integrated microphone, a USB-C port, and a new “Create” button in place of the Share button on the DualShock 4.

The DualSense controller is set to be launched alongside the PlayStation 5 system by the end of this year. Now that the controller has been registered with SIRIM, the PS5 itself may make an appearance there soon, and there’s a very good chance Malaysia will be one of the first markets to get the next-generation console.