In early February you were told that many players on PS5 were having a problem with ” DualSense drift “. That means a malfunction of your controller and, more precisely, your joysticks with phantom movements. We discovered a PS5 owner on Reddit who showed a joystick problem with his controller in the video. We could see the young man’s gun in the Game Destiny 2 moved by itself while the player was not touching the pad.
Shortly after the first problems (reported by the Kotaku site), the American law firm CSK & D. a class action after receiving numerous testimonials from players who encounter the “DualSense Drift” error. Obviously things are not getting any better for Sony with a new investigation that reveals a possible planned obsolescence of the DualSense.
A very limited lifespan of the PS5 controller joysticks?
We owe this new investigation to the website i attach it Who has studied the DualSense of the PS5 from all angles. According to them, it’s officially a manufacturing issue with drift issues like the Switch Joy-Cones. The new Xbox series controller may not be spared either.
According to iFixit, the component responsible for the DualSense issues is the same that is used on the Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers. It is not yet known whether Microsoft has retained the same component for these new controllers. This component is used to shortening its service life after 2 million cycles or around 400 hours of operation.
According to iFixit, games like Call of Duty would take four to seven months to show the famous drifts (for sessions that are 2 hours long). For iFixit, the results are final. The lifespan of PS5 controllers is therefore quite short, with “predictable and inevitable” problems affecting most gamers after 400 hours of play. In their report, the website explains that the main problems are caused by sensor wear and tear and material elongation, spring fatigue and the dirt that accumulates between all of these components.
A concern for rapid wear that is calculated by manufacturers to save production costs. Where the situation gets complicated is on Sony’s side. Was the company aware of the component concerns? If this is not the case, the company can turn against the manufacturer.
Either way, PlayStation needs to find a fix for its DualSense PS5 quickly as this new report from iFixit could expedite legal proceedings in federal court for the southern borough of New York.