PS4 Dualshock 4 Revision

A look at the revisions that have been made between the launch and newly released model Dualshock 4 controllers.

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Eddie201013410d ago

The whole thing is his imagination.

xer03410d ago

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.

MasterCornholio3410d ago

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.

ConfettiYeti3410d ago

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.

Boody-Bandit3410d ago (Edited 3410d ago )

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.

Lwhit63409d ago

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!

zeee3409d ago

Was hoping for a better battery to be honest. Hopefully in future revisions? Battery aside, ds4 is awesome!

hiredhelp3409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )

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

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Eddie201013409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )

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.

RioKing3409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )

Look @ThatOneGuyThere using big words like "noun."

Eddie201013409d ago

Thanks for being constructive grammar nazi.


snoop_rogg3409d ago

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.

Khronikos3409d ago

The rubber grain is smaller and more durable. It's very easy to tell when looking at them closely.

SeraphimNympho3409d ago

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.

360ICE3409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )

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.

Toolster3409d ago

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

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KwietStorm_BLM3410d ago

That was one very sloppy "comparison" video.

Orbilator3410d ago

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

BillmadeAGate3410d ago (Edited 3410d ago )

Hahaha Hard Sticks ^_^... Sony gave you Hard Sticks hehehe you guys are dirty =p

GetSomeLoGiK3410d ago

Grow up. Act your age, not your shoe size.

Prime1573410d ago

I'm 30, and he made me laugh. Guess I don't act my age either.

Alsybub3409d ago (Edited 3409d ago )


"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. ;)

Niv3410d ago

The sticks hav definitely changed. He's correct. And the touchpad also feels more raised.

GrandpaSnake3410d ago

now i actually want to know if they really did recall or fix the analog stick issue or if they have actually changed anything?

SuperBlur3410d ago

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 ?

Guwapo773409d ago

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.

ramiuk13409d ago

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.