PS5 controller: already broken after 400 hours of gaming?

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 The  new Playstation 5 controller has a lot more to offer than its predecessor – but is it more prone to technical errors?

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According to the technology youtubers from iFixit, the Playstation 5 controller already shows technical errors after only 400 hours of use.

Since the PS5 was released, reports of issues with the PS5 controller have accumulated. Controller drift is a typical bug with gamepads and the DualSense is apparently also affected. Sony is even threatened with a class action lawsuit *. © www.de24.news

 The  technology Youtubers from iFixit have now shared a gloomy forecast in a current video: According to this, the built-in components of the PS5 controller would ensure that the errors would occur after about 400 hours.

PS5 controller: Youtuber explain causes of drift problem

In the video, the Youtubers disassemble the Dualsense into its individual parts. © www.de24.news

 The y explain the following Causes of technical errors could be based on:

  • 1. wear: © www.de24.news

     The  drift problem of the analog sticks would lead to deviations in the resistance values. As an example, introduce the popular shooter “Call of Duty: Warzone”, in which both sticks are heavily used. Here the problem would appear after 417 hours.

  • 2. Suspension subsides: © www.de24.news

     The  spring could stretch over time, preventing it from springing back to its original position. This could trigger input commands without the player moving the analog stick.

  • 3. Plastikteile: © www.de24.news

     The  plastic components are more affected by the friction when playing.

  • 4. pollution: Small dirt and dust particles that get inside could also lead to this or aggravate existing errors.

400 hours is not a long lifespan for a gaming controller. If someone played PS5 for two hours every day, the DualSense would already show the drift problem after about half a year.

also read: PS5: New feature solves major memory problem.

PS5 controller: show youtubers how to fix it

In the video, iFixit shows a way how gamers can get the controller drift under control. But before you lend a hand, it is advisable to use the Manufacturer guarantee To make use of. However, the repair could take a long time from Sony.

If this DriftProblem with the DualSense a permanent problem as with the Joy-Cons the Nintendo Switch has yet to be revealed. At the moment, many Playstation fans want to get a PS5 in the first place – that will continue to be difficult in the near future, as the quotas are very low. However, there are bots that can help. (Ök) * tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen editorial network.

Interesting too: PS5: Child paints new Playstation and leaves behind a real “work of art”.

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