Adam from Awesome Games writes: 'The DualShock 4 is widely regarded as one of the best controllers Sony has ever made, but until recently, I had no idea why.'
my rubber sticks wore through very quickly, within months of having the ps4, but i replaced them myself with some cool aluminium ones i got from ebay for £4 a set
Not sure why you get disagrees for stating your own experience with a known defect... http://forums.windowscentra... Had same issue, just ordered grips from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Grip-...
Perhaps it's because ppl should not have to do this?
ok, but why fault the commenter?
My black controller is still fine and I got my console like 4 days after launch. I have put quite a few hours into the controller, but I don't usually have marathon sessions.. I also bought a white dualshock when Destiny launched, so I am glad to hear that I shouldn't have any issues with that one.
Had my PS4 since launch a bought a second controller recently. The second controller has less grippy sticks and I actually prefer the original. My originals have not worn down at all and I love the sticky grip.
Same here. Day one gamed a ton. Sticks is gooooooodd
My original controller from Feb is still fine but I recently got one of those urban camo controllers and the material is way different. I like both.
mine were not used a lot at all, but still wore through, i think the problem was only a certain few, i bought my ps4 at launch, and bought my brothers at the same time, he has used his a lot more than i have but his controllers are still fine.
yeah, there was definitely a bad batch for some. But the newer controllers definitely have a different feel to them.
i bought 10 of these for £6 delivered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2... same as official ones. i sent my day 1 pad to sony and thats come back and must of used the same rubber as launch because its started to wear down again. ALthough the customer advisor(back in jan)told me it was a compound issue with the rubber they used and sony knew and had resolved,they clearly wasnt using it to replace pads sent in and just new ones.
I take my sticks out when they start peeling, and i dip into my stash of ps4 thumbsticks i ordered on ebay. you can get them fairly cheap in bulk and in other colors too.
i had the same problem with DS3 sticks. but, it was down to the pressure i applied on them rather than the fault of the material. some people don't know their own strength when engaged...
One of my DS4s had the worn thumbstick, the other did not. I got both in Feb. I don't know if this problem only affects some DS4s
I have three ds4s from launch no problems for me.
I don't care for the ds4 as much. The Sticks wear down and are in general slippery feeling. The rotation is just ok. I like both consoles for different reasons but just use the xb1 controller for a minute, it's much better feeling with better analog sticks and rumble triggers and buttons
The DS4 would be a good controller if it wasn't also a giant flashlight.
This has to be one of the most trollish articles a man has ever read. The DS3 was a fine controller and DS4's battery has never given out on a man during gameplay. A man has never had the sticks wear down and he's had one since before launch and one since launch with plenty to play. Also at least they both have rechargeable batteries...
The rubber on my launch controller lasted about six months. The good news is yes like this article states, the new controllers are fixed. Also for like 3 dollars u can pick up those joystick covers if u have one of the early controllers, and they feel pretty good. I also don't have an issue with battery life. My controller last about 7 hours or so which isn't amazing, but people act like they only last 2 hours. The problem is the ds3 lasted for like 30 hours. Still 7 hours is plenty for me.
I LOVED the ds4 from the moment I picked it up... But my left stick (mainly) wore down after 500 hours or so of bf4... So I picked up some Xbox one sticks and some domed PS3 sticks off of eBay. Absolutely LOVE the feel of the Xbox one sticks. Slightest bit smaller in diameter, with a deeper center and grippier rim. Tried an old controller ds4 yesterday with stock thumb sticks, wouldn't go back ... Btw, I had the guy drop the height of the Xbox one sticks to the default ps4 stick height. Originally they were too tall for my liking. PS3 domed sticks felt too high too. Didn't like
My DS4 thumbstick had an issue but I fixed it for only a couple of euros.
I swear this was fixed months ago? Or is it just this guy didn't get the recall notice.
My original controller is still perfect, but I bought a blue one too. At first it wasn't as grippy, but after a few days it felt grippy again. I think there's some sort of powder applied to them from the factory that rubs off during use and they become grippy.
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