At CES, Dell wants to compete with the PS5 controller: what are the differences?

A new edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES, will be held in Las Vegas on January 5. Since its first edition in 1967, CES is the unmissable Tech event where the biggest brands meet to dream us up with the announcement of tomorrow’s innovations.

Ahead of the PlayStation VR2 conference on January 5 at 1 a.m. (France time), video games are in the spotlight even before the show opens. Dell wants to do better than the PS5 controller at CES 2023, and its concept is called ‘Nyx’ Discover the controller of the future now do it


With the Nyx concept controller, Dell is poised to revolutionize the PC gaming experience. Starting in 2022, a consortium of experts gathered within the Experience Innovation Group (EIG) is working on a revolutionary controller that could redefine the future of video games. The main idea of ​​the project is to allow players from the same household to easily and simultaneously access their game library on all their devices, even if they change the way their screens are in progress.

Although the “keyboard and mouse” combination remains a safe bet for PC gamers, the controller is becoming more and more used and appreciated. That’s why Dell’s gaming department, Alienware, mobilized its teams to design a gamepad that reinvents the gaming experience and meets the current needs of gamers.

With the Nyx concept, Dell is clear: the firm wants to test new technologies and pave the way for future experiences. For this, we find a concentration of new technologies in this controller, such as a smart fingerprint reader that will allow users to instantly access their favorite games. It will also be possible to stream content to all devices and screens by making a few movements with the controller or simply using voice assistance.

As with the DualSense PS5, the Alienware Nyx concept relies on haptic feedback to allow players to fully immerse themselves during long gaming sessions. We find analog sticks with variable resistance that adjust themselves depending on the game and user preferences. Whether you’re driving a tank, using a bow to hunt, or fighting robots, the analog sticks and action buttons provide realistic tactile feedback.

Nyx concept: what changes

To best suit PC gamers, Alienware has incorporated very specific features into this controller that limit menu openings and offer gamers constant immersion. The Nyx controller has Shift keys to increase the number of options available on the front keys. Innovative scroll wheel to easily navigate and change tools. Also a smart touchpad for instant access to individual commands.

DELL Concept Nyx CES 2023


The Nyx concept controller also has Wi-Fi connectivity integrated into it, which will allow users and other family members to simultaneously display: messaging apps, emails, movies or games on intuitive split screens. It will also be possible to connect one or more wireless headphones. So it will be entirely possible for players to play on half of the screen while another user is watching a movie or playing another game on the other half of the TV. Comfortable.

In 2020, the PS5 DualSense controller revolutionized the video game industry. It was definitely the controller of the future with compatibility with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, touchpad, motion detection and 3D audio. This controller has won the title of “the best controller in the history of video games”. With the Nyx concept, Alienware has all the cards in hand to compete with the Sony controller.

This promises us a very interesting duel in the coming months, especially as Sony prepares the arrival of the DualSense Edge, which will bring more features to the PS5 pad and will be available in a few days.

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