The YouTuber “iFixit” goes into his video on the more detailed reasons behind the problem and tells the manufacturers that this was quite foreseeable.
The Playstation 5 from Sony has been on the market for a few months now and even if the current-gen console continues to have serious delivery problems, many users around the world can already deal with the new hardware. In the meantime, a problem has been identified that is already known from other consoles: just like the Joycons of the Nintendo Switch or the Xbox Elite Controller, the joysticks of the DualSense controller of the Playstation 5 also seem to suffer from drift.
Playstation 5: what is causing joystick drift?
The problem is that the analog sticks seem to have a life of their own and point in a certain direction, although this was not triggered by the user. As we reported, a class action lawsuit has already been initiated in the USA to compensate affected Playstation 5 users.
The YouTuber “iFixit” has now taken a closer look at the hardware of the Playstation 5 controller.
The se circumstances cause the joystick drift to occur.
According to iFixit, the solution would be to make replacing joysticks much easier. In addition, it was found out that the components in the Playstation 5 controller could show initial problems after just 400 hours of gaming.
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The article comes from PC Games Hardware 01/2021.
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