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DualShock 4 controller issues are getting worse

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Over at Neogaf there is a long-running thread discussing whether or not the DualShock 4 has issues with excessive wear on the analogue sticks or not.

We’ve mentioned this briefly before but now that the PlayStation 4 is out in America we can finally answer the question officially.

So does the Dualshock 4 have issues with excessive wear on the sticks? Well absolutely maybe it does. According to all the reports coming in it seems like a certain percentage of the controllers do in fact have issues but at the same time it definitely isn’t affecting all controllers.

Take a look at some of the pictures we’re collated and you will see the common trend through a lot of the different users.

It seems that there was a bad batch of rubber that will in deed rub off very quickly so hopefully the Americans got that entire batch and we will be fine when it releases locally next month. However if it’s a design issue then we could be looking at a DualShock 4.1 in the very near future.

DualShock 4 Problems

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As you can see some of the controllers seem okay but the vast majority are showing some sort of wear with some of them already peeling off entirely.

But we can trust that this isn’t an issue because Sony are great at controller design right?


Oh wait.. never mind

In related news someone has also posted a video showing a sticky bumper button on a new DualShock 4, thankfully his controller was replaced without question.

However this doesn’t look like a once off issue as this next video as the exact same problem

Last Updated: November 18, 2013

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