The PlayStation 5 has been on the market for three years, and the number of “pro” PS5 controller options available has grown significantly. One such option is the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro, which boasts unique features such as direct Bluetooth headphone pairing via the controller. However, its high price and lack of some basic features may make it less appealing than Sony’s own DualSense Edge.
Nacon Revolution 5 Pro – Design and Features
Similar to the Nacon Revolution X Pro controller for Xbox Series X/S, the Revolution 5 Pro is a PlayStation-flavored variant with notable upgrades, including wireless play and Bluetooth headphone pairing. However, at $199.99, the same price as the DualSense Edge, it lacks the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense. Additionally, it features an Xbox-style thumbstick layout, which may seem odd for a PlayStation-centric controller.
The Revolution 5 Pro boasts dozens of customizable components, including interchangeable thumbstick toppers, stick guards, and adjustable controller weights. While it offers unique customization options, the lack of some basic features and odd design choices may give consumers pause.
The face buttons are large and responsive, while the shoulder buttons and trigger stops are snappy with a nice click to them. Additionally, the controller features a smooth touchpad and a D-pad with a circular design for 360-degree input, as well as traditional 4-way topper.
Nacon Revolution 5 Pro – Software
While the Revolution 5 Pro works for both PS5 and PS4 without additional software, users can download the optional Revolution 5 Pro app to customize settings and update the firmware. This app enables users to map buttons, adjust sensitivity, customize vibration intensity, and more.
Nacon Revolution 5 Pro – Gaming
The lack of features such as adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, along with limited audio capabilities, may result in a less immersive gaming experience compared to the DualSense. Additionally, third-party games may feel lackluster in comparison.