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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

Click the images to view them in full size. Warning some of the files are pretty large

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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?

boomrang

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

173 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 18, 2013 at 11:33

    Seems like they have some real problems in their manufacturing process / supply chain.

    Reply

    • RinceandRepeat

      November 18, 2013 at 11:34

      Agreed.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 18, 2013 at 11:38

        WHAT? You agreed with me? But… but… O_o

        Reply

        • RinceandRepeat

          November 18, 2013 at 11:40

          Fixed.

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 11:41

            lol – and all is well with the world once again.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 11:41

            Hehehe 😉

          • ujustgoth@ck3d 0.0?

            May 21, 2014 at 23:12

            Hehe faggot (:

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 11:40

      Dammit this makes me worried and sad!

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        November 18, 2013 at 11:53

        Dammit! This makes me sad and unhappy. Both at once!

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 12:06

          GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER!

          Reply

      • Stolenmeat

        November 17, 2014 at 08:19

        nice avatar

        Reply

  2. RinceandRepeat

    November 18, 2013 at 11:35

    Wow, this is pretty bad actually. These things are supposed to go through thousands of hours of testing. I mean I still have my first Xbox 360 controller from 6 years ago. Perfect condition.

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      November 18, 2013 at 11:44

      my first one is totally worn away…

      Reply

      • RinceandRepeat

        November 18, 2013 at 11:45

        Yeah, well you should have been notified sooner that chewing the thing doesn’t make you a better player…

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          November 18, 2013 at 11:46

          hahahaha

          Reply

        • FoxOneZA

          November 18, 2013 at 12:22

          ^THIS

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      November 18, 2013 at 11:49

      You have very soft hands!

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        November 18, 2013 at 11:51

        what she said!

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 18, 2013 at 11:51

        *snigger*

        Reply

      • John's (JJ's) Annihilation

        November 18, 2013 at 11:51

        You would know

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          November 18, 2013 at 11:54

          This coming from a man who wears eyeliner..

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 11:55

            It’s not eyeliner. His hands are so tough & manly that when he rubs his eyes it leaves bruises similar to make-up.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            November 18, 2013 at 11:55

            backing your boyfriend I see…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            November 18, 2013 at 11:57

            Covering his arse, maybe?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            November 18, 2013 at 12:00

            trap avoided*

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            November 18, 2013 at 12:02

            Well technically you stepped into your own trap… Because it seems as both you and @SaintsRowNigri know how soft @RinceandRepeat’s hands are

          • Sageville

            November 18, 2013 at 12:12

            Maybe Rince shakes hands with alot of peeps….. Nah, definitely giving handjobs for bus-money again.

          • John's (JJ's) Annihilation

            November 18, 2013 at 14:15

            That’s exactly it.

        • RinceandRepeat

          November 18, 2013 at 11:59

          Oi!

          Reply

    • Tarisma

      November 18, 2013 at 12:36

      Still got both my PS3 controllers in perfect condition.

      Reply

    • Pascal Tettero

      May 14, 2015 at 12:36

      still 360 sucks for fighting games

      Reply

      • RinceTriss

        May 14, 2015 at 12:51

        Have to say that playing The Last of Us with the PS4 controller has not been easy. It’s very slippery. Prefer the 360 controller still.

        Reply

  3. Doh

    November 18, 2013 at 11:38

    it’s a result of everything being built by the lowest bidder, presumably foxconn or such

    Reply

  4. Spathi

    November 18, 2013 at 11:41

    In totally unrelated news, during a recent poll in the US, 95% of the people that took in the poll had no idea what the object depicted below was.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Duke

      November 18, 2013 at 11:44

      Are you serious?

      Reply

      • Spathi

        November 18, 2013 at 11:45

        Hehe no. I’m just looking at some of the “claw” marks on those controllers and wonder how do some people play games!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Duke

          November 18, 2013 at 11:52

          XD

          Reply

    • Rockstar

      November 18, 2013 at 11:48

      Sounds about right 😉

      Reply

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 11:53

      Lol, took me a while to figure out the image, I blame mondays

      Reply

    • Pascal Tettero

      May 14, 2015 at 12:41

      many use scissors i guess just like me

      Reply

  5. John's (JJ's) Annihilation

    November 18, 2013 at 11:41

    The music in that second video makes me want to shoot my face off.

    Reply

    • thevaliantx

      January 24, 2016 at 02:52

      I agree. The music makes me want to watch you shoot your face off, too.

      Reply

  6. TiMsTeR1033

    November 18, 2013 at 11:42

    Flipping hell! Sony like getting consoles made in dodgy places or
    something… If this is the quality of ps4! I am worried… Maybe they
    rushed the order but still! this is unacceptable! The rubber looks cheap!

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 18, 2013 at 11:43

      Nobody likes a cheap rubber.

      Reply

      • Spathi

        November 18, 2013 at 11:44

        That’s what she said?

        Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      November 18, 2013 at 11:44

      “The rubber looks cheap!” What she said?

      Reply

      • RinceandRepeat

        November 18, 2013 at 11:44

        Beat you 😛

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          November 18, 2013 at 11:49

          Yeah, but when I started, your comment was not there…

          Reply

  7. Umar Moe Moe

    November 18, 2013 at 11:42

    Damn, what’s going on

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      November 18, 2013 at 11:43

      Looks like they been cutting corners with consoles, or the quality control was shot by Ms employees!

      Reply

      • thevaliantx

        January 24, 2016 at 02:55

        Yeap, cutting corners is the problem. The PS4 will be my last console. After this it’s back to PC gaming, where the graphics look much better, the games can be modded, and the frame rates typically much better. Consoles are perhaps the biggest ripoff in the electronic entertainment industry. Makes me sick to think that when a new console comes out, its design is based off hardware 5 years older more. Disgusting.

        Reply

  8. Hammersteyn

    November 18, 2013 at 11:43

    If the rubber is worn through just slip a new one on.

    Reply

    • RinceandRepeat

      November 18, 2013 at 11:43

      That’s what she said! BOOM!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Duke

        November 18, 2013 at 11:43

        But not in your case BOOM!

        Reply

        • RinceandRepeat

          November 18, 2013 at 11:44

          You are of course right! All women want a piece of the Rince in them! 0-O Wow… That escalated…

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            November 18, 2013 at 11:45

            Hahaha Ewwwwwwww!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            November 18, 2013 at 11:45

            sweep them off their feet with tea and ginger biscuits..

          • Admiral Chief Duke

            November 18, 2013 at 11:51

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 11:51

            0-O

          • Hammersteyn

            November 18, 2013 at 11:52

            DAMN YOU!

          • Admiral Chief Duke

            November 18, 2013 at 11:52

            You are safe, (s)he is all Rince’s baby now

          • Hammersteyn

            November 18, 2013 at 12:04

            She will eat his soul (???)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            November 18, 2013 at 12:06

            he doesn’t have a soul…. *remembers he is ginger*

          • Hammersteyn

            November 18, 2013 at 12:10

            JUGGERNAUT BOOM! @rincethis:disqus is going to get you for that!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 11:53

            To be fair, just because they all want some Rince, doesn’t mean Rince wants all of them.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 11:53

            YES! Hang about, I fear balance has been upset in the universe again 0-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 11:55

            You’re an idiot.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 11:56

            Better.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 11:56

            😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 12:01

            He just gave 3 reasons in a row why he’s using quantitative research methodology for his study, then says therefore he’s using the qualitative research methodology. Sigh.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 12:02

            How do you handle this man?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 12:02

            With patience.

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 12:03

            That a type of cream? *RUNS

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            November 18, 2013 at 12:03

            It rubs the lotion on it’s skin. :/

          • RinceandRepeat

            November 18, 2013 at 12:04

            0-O

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            November 18, 2013 at 12:13

            Well… There’s rinsing involved… I just dont think its what you were initially hoping for.

  9. Admiral Chief Duke

    November 18, 2013 at 11:43

    • Kromas

      November 18, 2013 at 13:24

      This pic ain’t PC. 😛

      Reply

  10. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    November 18, 2013 at 11:45

    The left stick in my Xbox360 controller is completely worn off. It still works fine.

    Main cause – FIFA local multiplayer

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      November 18, 2013 at 11:47

      My is still fine…

      Reply

    • Jonah Cash

      November 18, 2013 at 11:49

      I go through about 3 remotes a year because of Fifa….. Maybe I should stop throwing them against a wall when the players don’t do what I want them to do!! But I have found my zen with Fifa 14 because mine just doesn’t seem to work correctly, my players now never does what I want them to do… I think the AI for the defenders has been broken, or I might now just suck!!

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        November 18, 2013 at 11:52

        You just suck! TROLOLOL

        Reply

        • Jonah Cash

          November 18, 2013 at 13:02

          Hahaha!! My wife is also not very fond of me when I have to go spend R400 on a new remote every now and then!!

          Reply

      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        November 18, 2013 at 11:57

        I tend to slam the controller on the floor. Broke the battery pack. Still works lol

        Reply

        • Jonah Cash

          November 18, 2013 at 13:01

          I throw mine… The Xbox 360 remote takes it quite well actually!! The PS3 remote not so much, broke it the first time!!

          Reply

  11. Tortoise

    November 18, 2013 at 11:48

    When Xbox sent their congratulations on PS4’s launch were they laughing maniacally while stroking a white cat?

    Reply

    • RinceandRepeat

      November 18, 2013 at 11:50

      Indeed 🙂

      Reply

  12. TiMsTeR1033

    November 18, 2013 at 11:48

    I have taken a closer look! it looks like they swapped rubber for Styrofoam! I mean for FFS! its only been out for how long now??

    Reply

    • John's (JJ's) Annihilation

      November 18, 2013 at 11:52

      El Cheapo

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        November 18, 2013 at 11:53

        El crapo!

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          November 18, 2013 at 11:53

          El Camino!

          Reply

          • SaintsRowNigri

            November 18, 2013 at 11:54

            El Torro!

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 18, 2013 at 11:59

            El Diablo!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            November 18, 2013 at 12:01

            0_0

          • Weanerdog

            November 18, 2013 at 12:09

            Elle Macpherson

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 18, 2013 at 12:20

            hahahahaha

            El Touche

          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            November 18, 2013 at 12:20

            Macpherson strut suspension

  13. Martin du preez

    November 18, 2013 at 11:58

    It’s obvious these people were paid by M$ to chew on the analogues.

    Loljk

    Waddefok Sony?

    Reply

    • Deano

      November 18, 2013 at 12:03

      What you mean pay people off, M$ probly sent some guys in dark glass’s and suits with a suitcase with knives to bust a few controllers and take pics.

      Reply

    • Darren Peach

      November 18, 2013 at 12:29

      LOL. Seriously.

      Reply

  14. iAmWeasel

    November 18, 2013 at 11:58

    Right now I am taking everything I read with a grain of salt. Both Sony and Microsoft are employing a lot of viral marketers who I have no doubt have been very busy recently. Has anyone wondered why is it that no reputable media outlets are covering this story?

    Reply

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 12:03

      There are very few reputable media outlets out there?

      Reply

      • iAmWeasel

        November 18, 2013 at 12:06

        Well someone please enlighten and show me where this story is being covered besides NeoGAF or Twitter. IGN, Joystiq, Gamespot, Forbes, anything? If this is a real problem then why is the media being so quiet about it?

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 12:10

          Eish bru, I hope you’re wrong, cause that would mean the internet doesn’t tell us the truth!

          I think Gav says Neogaf is covering it in their forums, why not an official article? Maybe fanboi denial?

          Reply

          • iAmWeasel

            November 18, 2013 at 12:25

            The irony of being called a Sony fanboy despite having never owned a Sony console before. In all honestly I couldn’t care less if there are problems with the quality of the PS4 controller. All I’m saying is why are no other media outlets covering this story? Seems a bit sketchy to make a judgement based on a bunch of fanboys raging at each other on NeoGAF.

          • Sageville

            November 18, 2013 at 12:45

            I wasn’t suggesting you were a fanboi, I was suggesting maybe the reputable media outlets are Sony fanbois and haven’t published possible defects as they don’t want to knock the sony brand.

          • iAmWeasel

            November 18, 2013 at 12:46

            Cool cool. Ya well bad news is good news to the media so this would ordinarily be all over the place.

    • FSR

      November 19, 2013 at 22:31

      Guess these are all photoshopped then? 😛

      Reply

  15. Deano

    November 18, 2013 at 12:02

    This is why you never get a launch console.
    Pay over the top for all the problems.

    Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      November 18, 2013 at 12:03

      Pay to be a Beta tester 😛

      Reply

      • Tarisma

        November 18, 2013 at 12:37

        Dont forget you have to play the same games for months on end!

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 13:24

          Stop ruining my future experiences!

          Killzone better be frikken awesome

          Reply

  16. Darren Peach

    November 18, 2013 at 12:12

    Those videos are iffy. It sounds like they where at a trade show, With many grubby hands anxious to try out the product, It would make sense that the equipment will take strain.

    Reply

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 12:14

      Plus Xbox fanboi sabotagers? We can only hope….

      Reply

      • Darren Peach

        November 18, 2013 at 12:21

        Here is the Irony, I had both Consoles, 360 and PS3, I only ever owned One PS4 ( Two but I had to sell the one when I was going through some tough times ) I owned a total of 4 different 360s. First 360, Got Bored and sold it. Second 360, Had to buy cause Gears was not being released on PC anymore. Red light of death. Took it back and had to fight tooth and nail to get a new one and not a refurbished one. Managed to do so. Heard that the first one I bought died a horrible death. Again, Sold my 360, Going through tough times. That one conked out as well and then my moms bought me one which I subsequently sold to put a down payment on my pS4.

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 12:27

          I’ve got 2 PS3, I’ve had no issues with the either console, just the controllers. DS3, I’ve broken that hard plastic ring around the left joystick on about 4 controllers.

          I was hoping they would have learnt from last design issues.

          Reply

          • Darren Peach

            November 18, 2013 at 12:28

            Yeah, I forgot. One of my Ps3 controllers broke.

  17. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    November 18, 2013 at 12:15

    Can anyone tell me what game were they playing that they needed to only use the bottom left direction on that analogue stick. Pinball? Badminton 2014? Paddle Simulator 5000?

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      November 18, 2013 at 12:37

      Every other game in reverse.

      Reply

  18. FoxOneZA

    November 18, 2013 at 12:25

    R1000 at Makro for that? o_0

    Reply

  19. FoxOneZA

    November 18, 2013 at 12:25

    Luckily there’s an analogue stick in the analogue stick.

    Reply

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 12:29

      Recursion (r-kûrzh n): See Recursion

      Reply

      • FoxOneZA

        November 18, 2013 at 12:31

        LOL… Last time I dealt with recursion was in Level 2 Programming.

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 12:42

          I still use it in SAP programming, sigh

          Reply

  20. azure

    November 18, 2013 at 12:29

    Funny how each one is different… And all try to mimic the first pic that came out last week… Just saying…

    Reply

  21. FoxOneZA

    November 18, 2013 at 12:33

    And through it all, the dinky PS headset still works o_0

    Reply

  22. Jack Davidson

    November 18, 2013 at 12:40

    That is not wear, Actaully 2 of those pictures are obvious knife marks, and 1 is where they scrapped their finger nails on it….

    Reply

  23. Pieter Kruger

    November 18, 2013 at 12:52

    Funny how some Drones actually try to defend this and other Sony Suckstation failures!? Seriously? You’ve been had, deal with it!! Trololololol! ????

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      November 18, 2013 at 15:37

      You know what they say, you get what you pay for 😛

      Reply

  24. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    November 18, 2013 at 12:56

    This is part of the reason I don’t pre-order games/hardware anymore.

    Always a few things that could not have been caught in beta testing which only pops up when millions of units are out there.

    With these I am thinking a batch maybe just had a bad rubber mix applied to them hopefully. Either way Sony will make sure you get what you paid for. I am sure they will replace these at not further cost.

    Reply

    • Sageville

      November 18, 2013 at 13:27

      Your logic doesn’t apply to games.

      Reply

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        November 18, 2013 at 13:30

        I only bought Sim City later on when all the server/mechanic issues were fixed.

        Many people didn’t by D3 at launch because of the server issues.

        Battlefield 3 I had a lot of issues with till after a few patches and graphic driver upgrades.

        So I wait…

        Reply

        • Sageville

          November 18, 2013 at 13:33

          I bough both games pre-ordered, I’m playing the same game now as you are.

          Your argument stands for hardware though.

          Reply

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            November 18, 2013 at 13:35

            But not the same game as on the release… Which is my point really… See they have received patches and updates. Which make them different than the game that came out on day one.

          • Sageville

            November 18, 2013 at 13:44

            Sure, you assume the pre-ordered game buyer isn’t going to install patches or updates, all your examples are online games that don’t work without being patched.

            Your argument only works for peeps with no internet access or games that don’t get patches or updates. I’ll give you that.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            November 18, 2013 at 13:59

            But the patches only come around later on… Month or 2 maybe or even later and server issues also take time especially when it is new servers that need to be rolled out.

            So let’s take Sim City as an example. I skipped paying R400 for it (paid R200 on special BT games digital game store thing) and also skipped having to deal with traffic problems and server issues that I read about quickly.

            I just tend to skip early game adoption nowadays for these reasons. I bought the D3 collectors edition and was lucky enough to barely get error 37 ever, but then again I am a 100% Diablo Fanboy.

            For other games I give it a month or 6 before I buy it, because of the savings and, if there were any, skipping issues needing patching etc…

            Hardware is kind of the same general idea, but you obviously wait for some physical fixes in newer models.

  25. Kromas

    November 18, 2013 at 13:21

    Someone had a fight with me earlier this month about how the PS4 controller would undoubtedly be better than the steam controller. Please refer to above article for the first in what I predict many flaws.

    Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      November 18, 2013 at 15:39

      Master Controllers for the Master Race!

      Reply

  26. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    November 18, 2013 at 13:24

    I have had my keyboard and mouse for years now! Trololol

    Reply

  27. Macethy

    November 18, 2013 at 14:05

    HAHAHA early adopters! It’s not too late to cancel your pre-order!

    Reply

  28. oomjan

    November 18, 2013 at 14:38

    lol this is the reason why you don’t try to stay ahead of technology. Rather wait till they fix most issues.

    Reply

  29. Jessenia Lopez

    November 18, 2013 at 16:38

    OH NO THE HORROR

    Reply

  30. linkenski

    November 18, 2013 at 16:50

    My Gamecube controllers are still in perfect shape 😀

    Reply

  31. datdude

    November 18, 2013 at 18:24

    A bad batch of rubbers never inspires confidence.

    Reply

  32. Brian Murphy

    November 18, 2013 at 18:48

    There is no situation where most of that damage happens naturally, most of it looks cut, or gouged, or scraped. That’s not normal wear and tear. Conversely, you have people who’ve played on them for hours and hours on end, with no issues. So, who’s to be believed?

    Reply

  33. Mike Greenway

    November 19, 2013 at 03:41

    don’t worry, if your rubber breaks, what is the worst that could happen? 🙂

    Reply

  34. iPrimal

    November 19, 2013 at 07:14

    I have 2, and have not had this issue at all. I suppose time will truly tell? I actually love the material on the thumb sticks. So much easier to hold in one direction without your thumb slipping.

    Reply

  35. SauRoN

    November 19, 2013 at 11:41

    Very odd that these controllers were in the field weeks ago and then nobody had problems.

    Suddenly the PS4 launches and there are controllers issues everywhere?

    It just doesn’t make any sense.

    Reply

  36. Brick Sprickly

    November 19, 2013 at 11:58

    Last time I had a bad batch of rubber, I had to go on Maury Povich.

    Reply

  37. Bryan

    November 20, 2013 at 04:51

    Bad controllers or people who forget to cut their fingernails? Lazygamer reports; You decide! lol

    Reply

  38. CKGorham

    November 22, 2013 at 15:08

    Gavin you seem fairly biased in favoring microsoft, ive read several articles now and have came to that conclusion.

    Reply

  39. a-Teo Periquito

    November 29, 2013 at 03:36

    I also had a controller that the rubber wore off in exactly 4 days. The L1 button was sticking too, but I squirted contact cleaner on it, and the sticking stopped completely. Anyway, I just returned from Best Buy. I got a refund. The girl that helped me out was a little hesitant but her manager was cool and said to just hand me a new controller. I will come back and update in about a week.

    Reply

  40. flimplay

    December 1, 2013 at 12:50

    What did we learn again? Never buy a new technology product on a release date or anywhere near it. Wait for a year so all these issues are solved and there also might be a few good games out for PS4 then…

    Reply

  41. HpEnvy15

    December 3, 2013 at 16:33

    I have uploaded a video showing how to fix the sticking trigger problem that the PS4 has:

    Reply

  42. Sony diehard changing his mind

    December 7, 2013 at 09:04

    The controllers just plain suck. My original is a sticking bumper which is very frustrating in games like fifa 14. And the spare I bought wore out the rubber on the analog stick in less than 2 weeks and has the exact same sticking button. Dear sony, you suck for stealing my money and giving me such a poor product. 59$ us for the second controller and it isn’t even usable. I’m just shelving my brand new console until sony steps up. My advice is don’t buy it until then.

    Reply

  43. Reggie Warren Singleton

    December 13, 2013 at 05:53

    I am disappointed also… My controller after less than a month has become terribly worn. Sad times, especially since my ps3 controller never had these problems!!!!!!

    Reply

  44. Jack

    December 15, 2013 at 20:10

    When ever I use my controllers right analog stick it just Points me straight down

    Reply

  45. Supersam

    January 7, 2014 at 15:13

    I’m on my 3rd controller… Not the sticks … But L1 button… Everytime after 3 weeks odd of use the L1 button starts to click and stick… Game replaced it twice but on the last replacement told me that they couldn’t replace another one because Sony refuse to accept their controllers are faulty an are putting it down to how we play… Five of my friends bought a ps4 upon launch… All have had the same issue… The guy at the game store tried to tell me that out of 200 odd ps4’s only 5 people had returned the controller with this issue.. But I have a lot of gaming hours under my belt and I guarantee that if yours hasn’t started sticking and clicking… Give it time and it will… It’s a shame because it’s a nice pad but it’s got real big problems… FIFA is a nightmare with this defect … It doesn’t affect battlefield so much … But the controller makes me want to punch sony in the face.. Hard!

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  46. mmaohio33

    January 10, 2014 at 08:43

    My r2 button won’t work for some reason

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  47. Kris

    January 14, 2014 at 19:45

    my mouse is working perfectly. 10 years now

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  48. o0bubblesaurus0o

    January 14, 2014 at 22:35

    i had two, yes two controllers that both had the R2 button break, first it was fine then stiff then snap! i luckily knew ppl that worked at the electronics store i bought them at and they exchanged them, im now on my third controller and dread the R2s eventual failure.

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    • Josh Phillips

      May 31, 2014 at 08:02

      I’m currently on controller number four, thanks Wal-Mart exchange policy

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  49. Lourens Jordaan

    January 17, 2014 at 12:46

    My R2 button started sticking yesterday. I’m not a very happy camper. I’m getting it replaced now.

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  50. gaswork

    January 17, 2014 at 12:58

    How
    do I complain and to who? I have this beautiful ps4 and a crappie made
    controller, the first one Brock in the first 2-3 weeks and as I took it apart
    to see why it was sticking I noticed the r2 button crack on one side of hinge
    pin this is a bit of plastic that flexes to one side when the trigger is pulled
    hard, so never mind I paid for another controller at £60 so not to wait 2-3
    weeks for replacement, “that’s one game gone” this has now started to
    stick like the first so I had a look by pulling the trigger back and you can
    see that the hinge pin is broken again in the same place as before, the plastic
    on the bottom size and the trigger with one contact leg makes this flex puts
    stress on one side of the hinge until it breaks off I can’t understand
    why these are so poor considering the old ones work perfectly for many years
    and are still working today, if this is going to continue at £60 a go then do I
    go back to Xbox? Or wait for a controller made by a third party, the internet
    is full of R2 and L2 issues the buttons are over sensitive on R2 L2
    buttons and I have seen larger return springs on a pen so they don’t return
    properly, my second went today during a community challenge on black flag so
    not happy with this at all, this is the second controller to break on me and to
    have two go with in weeks shows that major problem exists that will no
    doubt get a lot worse and pull down ps4 name this is pathetic considering the
    quality of the old you better come up with a plan Sony as people are getting angry

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  51. youareautistic

    January 21, 2014 at 01:56

    You’re talking shit about the boomerang controller design that you never used? You realize that people who actually tried it said it was the most comfortable controller they ever used

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  52. AC21

    March 1, 2014 at 19:58

    Ebay has the same exact analog sticks for the DS4 for sale. I bought a 10 Pack and it only cost me about $9. All you have to do is carefully unscrew the controller and remove the damaged analog stick and replace it with the new one. They feel and look exactly the same as the originals because they were made in China which is where the controllers were made. It’s cheaper and faster than having to send the controller to Sony to get it fixed.

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  53. oreo057

    March 8, 2014 at 09:26

    The left analog stick on both mine are gone…

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  54. Diesel

    April 1, 2014 at 03:28

    Yep just happened to my controller, the rubber breaks on the left stick. Played 1-2h per week since launch.

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  55. Marc Bowers

    July 17, 2014 at 17:20

    here something i did with my ps4 pad after the wear and tear i removed the dualshock 3 rubbers and replaced mine feels alot better also and probably more reliable then the replacement dualshock 4 ones has we have probably had our dualshock 3 pads for years

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  56. Marc Bowers

    July 17, 2014 at 17:23

    And im also in the process of trying to design a unbreakable r2 and l2 button still having a few cinks thou

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  57. YOUDIEMOFO

    December 22, 2014 at 02:29

    Well I can say that I have a say one launch system and two controllers that are in near perfect condition to this day. One does have a bumper (R1) that can stick once in a great while I guess you could say.

    I do not have a thumb stick issue though. And these things get used that is for sure

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