PS5 DualSense controllers seem to be plagued by a problem that Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers have run into for years, and PlayStation fans are not happy about that. More specifically, the impressive, new, premium DualSense controllers seem to have the stick drift issue, an issue that has plagued not only Nintendo Switch consoles, but also PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Many had hoped that with the new generation this problem would be a problem of the past, but it seems as relevant as ever.
For those not familiar with stick drift, it is a term used when the joystick is moving without touching it. The actual stick itself does not move, but there is a loose mechanism inside it, which makes the game believe that the player is moving the stick even when not moving. The problem usually arises with older controllers that have gone through heavy use.
PlayStation players haven’t had a DualSense controller for a month, which means many haven’t had a problem yet, but it appears to have been completely addressed. It’s likely not going to be that common, but if players really ran into the problem and it wasn’t until December yet, well that indicates that it will be common too.
At the moment it’s too early to say if this will be as much of an issue as it has been on the PS4, Switch, and other platforms. It is very likely that the user above has dropped their console or is defective. However, they aren’t the only ones reporting the problem, undermining the aforementioned possibilities.
At time of publication, the issue has not been clarified enough to warrant a comment from Sony, which has not even acknowledged the issue on the PS4. However, if he submits a comment on the above video and others, we will make sure to update the story with everything presented.
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