My beef today is with my favorite console manufacturer. Or at least they were my favorite during the PS3 era.
I feel let down. I feel like I bought a Porsche... but its not a well-made Porsche. That's not cool.
My DS4 controller thumbstick rubber is wearing thin. It's even beginning to tear on the left stick. The battery runs dry after what seems like about 2 nights of play. The buttons are.. flimsy? I don't like them. They aren't Sony buttons as I know them -- they feel like they're gonna break. The design was so sexy. What happened with the execution? Did this save you money? The PS4 fan is starting to make a funny noise. Not too bad yet, but I've heard plenty of these noises before, and I know what they mean.
I have 3 PS3s. Only one is YLOD.. I just keep it for spare parts for one of the others. It lasted a good long while. I have 5 DS3s, and 1 Sixaxis. They all work great, and except for the Sixaxis, they all hold a charge for a good long while. The thumbsticks are sound, not a single button is unresponsive.
I'm not the average joe consumer. I know that lithium-ion batteries have a limited recharge-based lifespan. I know that the battery in my DS4 will only last about 2 years, at the rate I need to recharge it. I know that qualifies as "normal wear and tear", and that you won't replace it. Why can't I turn the stupid lightbar off, again? It uses 2x the battery of the rest of the controller, and I *have no camera*.
Oh yeah... you make more money from accessories than almost anything else. You are perfectly fine with people dumping their broken stick, dead battery, broken button controllers every 2 years, even though I have DS3s which are going strong after 6. By then you will be a gaming monopoly, right? Screw the consumer?
...this may be the first gen I actually buy a 3rd party controller, even though I know you make licensing fees off those controllers as well.
I better see some improvements in the accessories, and some good games, like last gen. KZ:SF didn't cut it. Knack didn't cut it. Drive Club doesn't cut it at 30 fps on what is supposedly the fastest console. Kick it into gear, Sony, and do it quick. And 3rd party games? You know what I like almost as much as higher rez? Trigger rumble. I might actually like it more than rez.
You're already two strikes down, with the controller BS and the mediocre games, after all the hoopla and "we're the greatest" talk. Bring the gamer love. I know you have it in you. I have over 100 PS3 games on my shelf -- I didn't buy them because I disliked my PS3, or thought was gonna break.