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New DualShock 4 With Possible Different Battery and Wireless Certified by the FCC: Label Discovered

DualShockers recently reported about the new PS4 model CUH-11xxA, and apparently there’s also a revised DualShock 4 controller incoming, as made apparent by a new Federal Communications Commission certification published recently.

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XiSasukeUchiha2122d ago

Sweet a new dualshock controller too, Sony is really bringing their A game this year:)

1nsomniac2122d ago

You seem to be missing the reason why the majority of revisions are produced... Especially in this instance...

crxss2122d ago

If Sony released a DUALSHOCK 4 PRO version sometime with better triggers that'd be nice. Mine are squeaky as sh!t

agame9142122d ago

Why especially in this instance? Because the light bar? What's so,bad about the light bar anyway? I never can understand that. When I am playing a game I am not looking down at the controller I am looking at my tv

1nsomniac2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

There's nothing wrong with the light bar in my opinion either. I was hinting at the thumbsticks & shoulder buttons.

I'm on my 3rd replacement in 6 months of owning the console. Luckily this 3rd pad seems pretty solid though & sticks are still looking new.

MRMagoo1232122d ago

Maybe Its because I am in Australia and we got the PS4 a couple weeks later but my 2 controllers that I got at launch are both in mint condition still , I guess the sticks may be slightly smoother but thats to be expected with all the gaming done on it and the fact rubber wears.

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system222122d ago

They didn't bring all of their "a game" if they are already issuing a new controller with a better battery. That means they recognize the battery sucks in the current controller. So we will have to pay an additional $60 to have an "a game" controller 6 months later.

redknight802122d ago

Not like it will be coming out anytime soon, mate...could be years even.

Copen2122d ago

That's exactly NOT what this means. System and spec revisions happen all the time if you wanted a better product you shouldn't have bought a launch console. Since you did you did so knowing that better stuff is on the way so you don't get to complain about it now. You know launch consoles aren't flawless there are hiccups and that's all part of being an early adopter.

Randostar2122d ago

Or you could buy a battery that last 50% longer off Amazon for 6 dollars.

maniacmayhem2122d ago

@Randostar

Don't Sony controllers have internal batteries? How would buying a battery for the controller solve that problem?

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Drakesfortune2122d ago

oooo a new controller yayyyy meanwhile all those things that we play using a controller you know the actual games keep getting pushed back...Awesome.

MAULxx2122d ago

They were pushed back for a reason. They aren't ready.

ifistbrowni2122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

not so happy about this news. I bought a 2nd controller a couple weeks ago and still haven't really used it.

Recently the left analog stick on my primary controller is getting roached from playing Trials Fusion (it's like deteriorating). I'm afraid to use my second one, because it's still pretty much "right out of the box" new and do not want the same thing to happen.

So, im kinda torn. I want Sony to make a controller with a long lasting battery and more durable analog sticks, but i dont wanna pay for another $65 controller.

sic_chops2122d ago

I got some grip-it analog covers. They work good and give more grip.

Copen2122d ago

Then sell your spare for 40 and you only pay 25 for a newer controller. It's really not that big of a deal.

jidery2122d ago

I wasn't aware that as soon as the new one comes out yours would break.

Randostar2122d ago

On Amazon you can buy X1 analog sticks for $10.
A battery that will double the life of you controller is 6-7 dollars.

ifistbrowni2122d ago

@jidery, im confused by your comment. Are you implying that im lying about my left-analog stick?

@Copen, that is an option, but it's kind of annoying that I already spent $65 on a new controller, just for a better one to come out (probably at the same price). I should've had the hindsight.

@Randostar, I have an XB1, and while the analog sticks feel "tougher" they're just not as comfortable as the DS4's (or 360's for that matter). Plus, im not opening my controller and replacing them.

I was just watching a trials stream on Live from Playstation and 3 people were already talking about how Trials ruined their left stick. The one guy said that you can get your DS4 replace under the PS4 warranty and all you have to do is pay for shipping. Maybe i'll wait and send my controller in to be replaced after this "new controller" is confirmed/released.

ratchet4262122d ago (Edited 2122d ago )

All DS4 controllers are still under 1-year Sony warranty. So if your left stick is showing "unusual" wear and tear 6 months in, just send it back to Sony for a replacement.

I'm pretty sure this was a bad batch of launch controllers and that Sony has since (quietly) corrected the problem, but anyone with a controller experiencing this problem can get a free replacement.

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Sloth-Eater2122d ago

I think the controller will just be a change of analogue sticks. Can't see it being anything else.

supes_242122d ago

Why would they change that? I prefer it the way they are over my X1 controller.

IcicleTrepan2122d ago

probably because a lot of people complain that the rubber comes off of them

PrinceOfAllSaiyans2122d ago

I agree. When I first unboxed my XB1 and felt the analog sticks I didn't like them. I love the DS4 analog sticks. They are perfect for me, never had a problem with my DS4.

Sloth-Eater2122d ago

I was meaning they will make them more robust. A lot of people have had replacement controllers because of the rubber wearing away.

Liefx2122d ago

The rubber falls off and they bruise my thumb.

They may be better than X1, but they still aren't as good as the DualShock 3

WilDRangeRrfc2122d ago

Really??? Each to their own my X1 controller is still miles ahead of my DS4,battery life and thumbsticks position and durability,thumbs still slip off them they are not concaved enough and material is slippy,infact I ordered some thumbgrips off Amazon they make the DS4 way better for me but X1 controller is BEAST

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ratchet4262122d ago

I thought I read that the issue with the analog stick's rubber coating coming off was a bad batch of units from the initial launch production run and that Sony has since corrected it. (?) Wasn't it mostly the packed-in controller that comes with the PS4, not individual retail units?

Anyway, I don't see why they wouldn't try to put in a higher mAh rated battery in newer models if it doesn't increase their manufacturing costs. I think the current battery is a 1000mAh 3.7V but 1800mAh parts are readily available. In fact, if you want to get improved battery life from your DS4 right now you can replace the battery with one from a DS3 (same size and voltage, higher mAh)

Copen2122d ago

The stick placement will never change so if you're hoping for that it's not coming. Sony debated and consulted with developers on this very subject and after all the feedback they decided to keep the sticks where they are so that change won't happen.

uth112122d ago

Different colors maybe?
Special editions for certain games?

supes_242122d ago

My goodness, and you'd go along with that? A new controller for different games? Talk about a money grab. I know it wouldn't be required, but seems a bit ridiculous don't you think? Colors maybe but really, whats the point of that?

SuperBlur2122d ago

what is the matter? dont buy if you dont want ? i'm still using the controller that came with my ps4 and im just awaiting for a redesign of the rubber thumbsticks and battery life to come along and if it also come in a special edition for a specific game , why not? they usually cost the same as the normal controllers anyway

Spotie2122d ago

The point is to have different colors genius. It wasn't a problem last gen, or the generation before that. But now it's an issue?

uth112122d ago

No i meant like how Nintendo does special "mario" edition red controllers. They still work the same.

Its not inconceivable that sony could produce special editions.

Personally i dont need that stuff

Tetsujin2122d ago

The DS4 controller to me doesn't feel the same as the DS3 does; and I hope this revised DS4 is more fighter-friendly. I do like how the DS4 is much better in the sticks and triggers, however the DS3 I can play fighters and certain racers way better. I also hope there's some sort of universal patch to allow PS3 arcade sticks on the PS4 so when I start preparing for Evo I don't have to worry about spending $ on something I don't need.

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