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PlayStation 5 Review: Video Games You Can Actually Feel

The new game console sports the usual improvements to graphics and load times, but its controller is the true breakthrough.

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The most impressive thing about Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 isn’t the alien-like design or the powerful machinery inside. It’s the controller, which adds an entirely new dimension to the experience of playing video games.

The new PlayStation comes out Thursday with two models: one that plays Blu-ray discs for $500 and another that doesn’t for $400. Bloomberg reviewed the product for the past two weeks and found the PlayStation 5 delivers on promises of loading games faster and performing more smoothly than current hardware. But the DualSense controller stands out as the real innovation. It’s full of neat tricks, the coolest of which is the ability to deliver a subtle range of vibrations that simulate different tactile sensations.