You have to remember how much additional tech is in the DualSense controller compared to the DualShock 4. It has haptic feedback, impulse trigger motors, a larger battery, and an improved speaker and microphone. Those upgrades don't come cheap. Wouldn't be surprised at all if the bill of materials for the DualSense is in the neighborhood of $25-28 like Intrinsic said. I also wouldn't be be surprised if the retail cost of DualSense is $75 or $80, $10-15 more than the $65 DualShock 4.
The Xbox Series controller by comparison should be much cheaper to make than the DualSense. No internal battery, the same impulse rumble motors as XB1's controller, no touchpad, no speaker or microphone, the only new additions are the share button and BlueTooth low power mode for Android and PC compatibility. IHS Markit estimated the BoM on the XB1 controller to be $15 as I recall, Xbox Series controller BoM will probably be in the neighborhood of $17. Retail cost of the Xbox Series controller will likely stay at $65, same as the XB1 controller.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 September 2020