A look at the revisions that have been made between the launch and newly released model Dualshock 4 controllers.
The whole thing is his imagination.
I've noticed a difference between my original launch controller and it's replacement. The biggest difference are the sticks. I remember reading reports about peeling sticks, but that quietly died of. So I'm glad this video was posted, to point out the issue.
I read a report where Sony changed the material of the sticks. Once I get the camp DS4 I'll compare it to my launch DS4.
I just had to bring back my controller for the 2nd time due to this issue. And my 2nd controller is having this issue right now, I'm waiting to see how this new controller I bought yesterday does. I hope the issue is solved, this has been my only complaint out of a pretty awesome system.
I just picked up one of the newer DS4 controllers. The sticks definitely have a different material now. The first thing I did when I got it is crack it open and swapped out the DS4 1000mah battery with a 2000mah. Twice the battery life.
Oh those AWFUL launch sticks! I went through three controllers (all bought at launch) before I finally got a decent controller that didn't rip all the way down to the plastic!
Was hoping for a better battery to be honest. Hopefully in future revisions? Battery aside, ds4 is awesome!
Off topic.. I need some help guys I have the blue controller on my PS4 but i remember i could power on my ps3 by simply pressing my PS home button cordless. Now with my PS4 I have to have it pluged it then turn on system manualy wait for system to boot up then i can disconnect my controller.? Is this right or not
I have a launch controller, I play games all the time with it and it is just fine, the rubber on the sticks is still their and not peeling at all. Their was probably a faulty run when making the thumb sticks. Their was never a problem where the controllers were broke and didn't work like this guy says, peeling thumb sticks don't equate to broken unusable controller.
Look @ThatOneGuyThere using big words like "noun."
Thanks for being constructive grammar nazi. http://thoughtcatalog.com/m...
I agree with you @Eddie20101. I have 2 originals DS4 and play them every day for the past 9 months or so, never had issues with them grips. I don't see any difference between the 2 in his video except the jacked up one that he chewed on for a while.
The rubber grain is smaller and more durable. It's very easy to tell when looking at them closely.
Agreed. The reason the old one looks "more glossy" and doesn't have the same texture as the new one is because he has been using it. The launch DS4 had textured thumbsticks too (if you can't remember that just look at early reviews and video of the controller and people will point it out) - repeated use and the oils from his hands are what make the used one appear to be glossier and less textured.
Yeah, I'm disappointed that the changes weren't validated properly. The prospect that they could have changed the controller in some ways, however, is quite real. The first DS3 controller I bought (when Sixaxis got rumble) was not only heavier than the original Sixaxis, but also heavier than later DS3 models. I'm sure they'll make some subtle changes, and I'd be annoyed if they didn't fix that the sticks tend to peel.
Agree Eddie20101 It feels different cause it's new as apposed to well used like your old one! That's for sure why the old one is shinny when compared to the new one. I've had my DS4 from launch and it still looks brand new, no peeling of sticks etc and I'm using it every day. And regardless of anything else, that was a awful comparison video
That was one very sloppy "comparison" video.
No I don't think so, it feels different to me also. Maybe they just made a few changes, sticks feel a lot harder for sure
Hahaha Hard Sticks ^_^... Sony gave you Hard Sticks hehehe you guys are dirty =p
Grow up. Act your age, not your shoe size.
I'm 30, and he made me laugh. Guess I don't act my age either.
@GetSomeLoGiK "Grow up. Act your age, not your shoe size." Unless you're from contintental europe, in which case your shoe size is probably in the 40s. In that case please act your shoe size. ;)
The sticks hav definitely changed. He's correct. And the touchpad also feels more raised.
now i actually want to know if they really did recall or fix the analog stick issue or if they have actually changed anything?
they have, the problem is they charge you for the shipping and ive seen some silicon made cover at gamestop that do the trick.. so it comes down to would you rather ship your controller for 5 to 20$ and not be able to play for up to a month or pay gamestop 2.99 and fix it yourself in matter of seconds ?
Those Gamestop silicone covers do not hold their shape very long. 2 controllers and 1 set of silicon covers (450 hrs of BF4). I welcome the new change... Time to ship in the old controllers.
some total bull on this site. i sent my controller on a monday and had it back in 3 days(thursday) it ocst me £2.50 to post.
i think there was a bad batch at launch with dodgy grips but i think they are fazed out by now, as for the other slight differences probably due to being made in different locations
OK so I bought a spare at launch and rarely used the stock controller, it was put away in the box, anyway, when I took it out a few months later having found it, it felt rougher and the rubber had more grip, the D-Pad was much rougher also so half of this might be BS
But then again, the other half might nog be... Let that egg cook for a minute....
I hope they fix the L1 button too. Mine gets stuck in any game that uses it as the sprint button.
cant you send it in for replacement? i imagine it would cost less in shipping then buying brand new one
Why should you pay for shipping. It's under a year old, take it back to the store of purchase. I did today & got a replacement.
I don't think it's broke, I just think the L1 buttons are really bad for being held in. Was hoping they would revise the design for them after launch.
There is an easy fix for the sticky triggers and for the thumbsticks : https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Worth a look. http://youtu.be/fRu3qKcUECk Uhh, esemce above already provided a video.
mines the R1 gets stuck if using quickly, I might just return it before my 12 month warranty is out
My right trigger broke while playing destiny. I opened my DS4, and found a broken piece. I had to remove a metal spring. It now works, but lacks the resistance of the LT.
No problems for me so far.
They need to upgrade the battery from 1000mAh to 2000mAh.
Battery life is the only problem I've had as well
I was starting to get the rubber wearing down on the analog sticks issue early on, but I bought those Grip-Itz long before it could get too worn out. So, that fixed that issue, so the battery issue is my only annoyance. I've had 2 controllers from the beginning, cuz I bought one like 3 weeks before the console released. It's still annoying switching controllers out and setting them to recharge so quickly though. It's definitely very noticeable compared to PS3, when it comes to how fast and often I find myself switching controllers and recharging.
Have you tried lowering the led brightness.. Do you use rumble, they both use up battery. I've noticed that i get longer play time with the brightness down but than i also use the cable a lot.
[email protected] My stick still look brand new. Brough grips for them, and name stickers for the lights.
hand grease imagination.
I like the DS4 controller! i was kind of worried about the touchpad at first, now i'm loving it. Plus the trigger buttons on it feels better since they are sitting up and not sitting down, those are my pros for it. My only con for it is the battery life, but that's about it. Off topic: i'm loving it? hmmm, making me want to get some McDonald's now.
As far as the matt finish, i'm sure the original is just greased up from playtime lol
I already called sony and they told me that they did do a revision to the controllers so the rubber dosent peel and that they will be arriving i think sept 14th when the blue/red/camo controllers release. I called because ive had the issue but now i will wait till sept 14th and buy a red controller and send the launch one to repairs and then ill have 2 controllers. He told me that these new controllers are reinforced so they have less issues. I personally think the dualshock 4 is the best controller ever made except for battery life.
I gotta laugh at his observation that the new controller seems to have a little more of a matte finish on the handles and D-pad where as the "old" one (i.e. the one he's probably logged 300+ hours of playtime on) looks a bit more "glossy". Well, no s**t. Any piece of plastic with a slight matte finish is going to wear down slightly over time due to friction/use and have more of a polished look to it. Same thing with the 'stiffness' of the analog sticks. No surprise that the one you've been playing for 8 months feels a little less stiff than the brand new one from the factory.
I've checked them out pretty well and the only major difference I can see is the Rubber thank god. And the buttons don't stick as much. I don't really see a matte thing but that can be just down to a production batch quite easily. Dpad looks the same to me as does the rest.
Yeah what a load of crap, my newer Xbox One controller is way more matte than my old one, and that is obviously because my old one was used for months on end and my new ones barely been touched. Cant really compare them well when one has alot of signs of use getting in the way.
Ive seen a few of the thumb sticks on the demo machines at stores suffering from the thumb stick rubber breaking. Good on Sony for fixing . They are the master of avoiding bad press this Gen.
I think DS4 controller are terrible quality. My first one the thumbsticks just stopped working, not to mention the rubber peeling. My second one, the right trigger snapped very short into its lifespan, and the touchpad stopped working. It was easy to replace the trigger, and it turned out one of the ribbon cables inside the touchpad had somehow fell out so just needed plugging in, but god knows how that happened, it had never been dropped or anything. Any improvements are welcome!
Sticks has definitely changed. I have right here an entirely new unused day 1 controller from the launch and a new controller that was just bought a month ago. Sticks are different in feel, definitely different and it's quite a noticeable one. Other things like D-pad or touchpad, that's placebo.
so lets compare a brand new pad with a pad thats around 9 months old... der... of course one will look glossy you ought to see how shiney my DS3 is... its nearly as polished as the HDD bay cover on my PS4... why because it gets used... well Sony would be pretty stupid if they didnt modify the DS4 sticks (and other bits) with the rubber being ripped off by some people... bet some just scratched at it to see if it could peel...
Who gives a $hit?! The battery life still sucks and the thumbsticks are crap!
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