DualShock 4 Stick Problems: Sony Rep Advising People "Not to Press So Hard"?

"Following the revelation that the PS4's DualShock 4 has some issues with its analog sticks, especially after an image showing the left stick being worn down, a user on Reddit offered his own take on the issue. In fact, judging by the emails received by the individual, it would seem that he works in retail."

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majiebeast1689d ago

I saw that controller it looked like he took a razor blade to it, had scratches all over. I would say take better care of your stuff or stop ramming your nails in the analogue sticks.

seanpitt231689d ago

True if you take care of your things then they will last a lot longer. People are just trying to find faults where there isn't any.

Eonjay1689d ago

Exactly, its a controller not a tank lol

BlueShirt77491689d ago

A game controller is going to take a beating at times no matter how you look at it. Stop making excuses for $ONY and instead ask them to improve the controller!!!!

XB1_PS41689d ago

@Eonjay It's not a tank, but it should definitely be built to take a pretty harsh beating. I assume that it is built extremely durable, and the picture from reddit is just someone trying to make the hot page.

andrewer1689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

But its true that my PS1 controllers are still intact after falling so many times and being so beaten up, yet the PS3 controller lack this resistance haha

Freedomland1689d ago

Ps4 is not even released, them creating rumors to downplay. They have nothing but a weaker machine what else them can do.
Them who, everybody knows.

Xsilver1689d ago (Edited 1689d ago )

Just because you felt like eating the controller doesn't make it Sony's problem :/ i mean u can literally see foul play because you must have the hardest fingers in the world to do that.

Riderz13371689d ago

My 2007 PS3 controller still works ^^. I have no idea how it does though, the thing is messed up thanks to Call of Duty raging rofl. It has tape on it and glue marks from when I tried to salvage it lmfao. Also he sticks pop out really easy because they've been damaged. It still works flawlessly though lol and I love it.

Utalkin2me1689d ago

He has wore the bumpy grip smooth in a week? And plus has scratches all over thumbstick. Yeah no foul play here, roflmao.

pixelsword1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

"In fact, judging by the emails received by the individual, it would seem that he works in retail"

How does any of that prove that he talked to a Sony Rep, and who even knows if he actually touched a PS4 before?

If there's multiple controllers, then by not there would be multiple pictures; so far we have on pic (with marks on it that makes it look like it was sanded down) and one anonymous post.

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Bundi1689d ago

Thanx Conspiracy Defence Advice guy.

FragMnTagM1689d ago

Looks like wear to me. I don't see where you get razor blades from. The wear is exactly where you would expect it to be and at the angle where most folks thumbs would rest.

They probably used some cheaper rubber, and the guy probably plays really hard with it.

It is possible, shit goes wrong during console launches man.

Either way it is not a big deal to me as long as the sticks don't break. I could care less about the rubber on the stick as I have the aftermarket ones that go over them anyway.

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RackLug1689d ago

yea the closeups i seen u can no doubt see scrape marks near the area in question looks like it had a blade or something sharp took to it

Magicite1688d ago

Fighting games damage gamepads a lot :D

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caperjim1688d ago

I've been using the DS4 since ghosts came out and no sign of wear yet. Those were marathon sessions.

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ZBlacktt1689d ago

I've got DS3 controllers that have lasted over 2 years. Why? Because they've only been used by ME! Not 400 strangers coming and going in a single day.

DestinyHeroDoomlord1689d ago

I've still got my 5 year old 360 controller and that thing has been to hell ( 5 year old brother with a temper) and back

ZBlacktt1689d ago

The ironic part here is, The DS4 is WAY more solid then the DS3. I played with one over the summer. The Triggers are tight, the Toggles are very tight with no free play at all. It has a better feel with some weight to it now. Easily the best controller Sony has ever made.

thekhurg1689d ago

I have my launch Xbox 360 and PS3 controller - still in flawless working condition.

I don't understand how people just destroy their stuff like this.

DestinyHeroDoomlord1689d ago

Bet you don't still have your launch 360 haha (don't kill me)

thekhurg1688d ago

I actually do, but it's dead with RROD. Sitting in a closet.

Irishguy951689d ago

My Ps3 controller L2/R2 triggers broke, the spring snapped inside them and I fixed them very easily. That's about it for me. The controllers so far have been very sturdy I don't know why it'd be nay different on the Ps4 Controller or X1 one.

LordDhampire1689d ago

Yeah that picture was clearly fake, how would someone wear down a controller when the console to go with it hasn't been released.....i get playing it with compatible games on one plays that much...

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GW2121689d ago

I've held the DS4 a few times. It felt really solid and I just don't buy this one. You've got a bunch of people coming in and using it and probably treating it like sh*t because it's not theirs.

Both the X1 controller and the DS4 are extremely well-built. I was pleasantly surprised.

FragMnTagM1689d ago

It is someone's personal controller, so they claim.

The wear looks plausible enough to me. I don't see what the big deal is.

The rubber wears off of any controller I have ever used. It is not uncommon.

That said, I buy the aftermarket thumb grips when they wear out anyway.

GW2121689d ago

I'm going to disagree with you. The way it's worn down looks like it was rubbed off or sanded down (I'm not saying that's what happened).

When you play games, your thumb doesn't really slide around that much on rubber. This isn't impact wear, this is frictional wear.That kind of wear would take much longer than a few weeks of use.

FragMnTagM1688d ago (Edited 1688d ago )

Within a week or two, the little bumps on my 360 controllers wear away from new.

On my PS3, the tops become smooth within a few weeks.

The rubber on the tops of the sticks in those picks looks really cheap.

I would say it is plausible.

He/she could have worn it down with something, but that is pretty stupid as they had to buy the controller in order to do that. If someone is that much of a fanboy to do that, then they need serious help.

I am not attacking the "almighty console" just calling it as I see it.

I am getting one for myself when I can afford it.

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