The Nacon Revolution 5 Pro takes aim at the higher-end segment of gaming controllers. On paper, with its Hall Effect components, a vast amount of customization options, premium construction, and other enhancements are certainly promising, but how does it perform in real-world testing? This is my review.
No drift here
One of the standout features of the Revolution 5 Pro is the Hall Effect technology integrated into the triggers and sticks. This technology significantly reduces the risk of “stick drift” and premature wear, a common issue in standard controllers.
Pick your components
With over 60 customization options, including interchangeable sticks, weights, and D-pads, the Revolution 5 Pro stands out in its adaptability. The customization app, available for PC/Mac and soon for mobile, allows users to tailor the controller to their specific playstyle. Ergonomic shortcuts and trigger blockers add further layers of personalization, catering to the diverse needs of pro gamers.
It has the stamina
The controller boasts over 10 hours of battery life, ensuring uninterrupted gaming sessions. With standard DualSense controllers often being criticized for short battery life, it’s refreshing to use the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro for marathon gaming sessions without any battery anxiety weighing you down.
The premium materials used in its construction contribute to improved comfort and grip, highlighting Nacon’s attention to quality and detail. The inclusion of vibration motors, albeit limited to PC and PS4 games, adds a layer of immersive feedback to the gaming experience. Those on PS5, however, will notice the absence of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
A tad pricey
At $199.99, the Revolution 5 Pro is one of the more expensive options on the market. Given its shortcomings, particularly in PS5 compatibility and the complexity of its customization options, its value for money is questionable, especially for casual players or those primarily playing on PS5.
The Nacon Revolution 5 Pro is a formidable contender with its innovative Hall Effect technology, extensive customization options, and robust build quality. While it may not fully leverage the unique features of the PS5, its versatility and performance on other platforms, coupled with its focus on durability and ergonomics, make it a worthy choice for those seeking a high-end, customizable gaming controller.
Disclosure: Revolution 5 Pro Controller review sample provided by Nacon.