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.