Have you suffered from PlayStation 5 DualSense controls? A new demolition may have revealed why it continues to happen.
A new video from iFixit – a veteran channel that has taken the technology apart and examined how it works for years – shows a PlayStation 5 DualSense demolition that reveals why the new pad may be doomed to problems.
iFixit claims that PlayStation, Nintendo and Xbox controllers have “a long history of predictable, preventable problems” thanks to the stock joystick hardware in the pads.
According to the video below, the DualShock 4, Xbox One and Xbox One Elite controllers can “easily exceed the lifespan of just over 400 hours of gaming time”
As a dedicated player will tell you, it is not very long at all for a pillow to give you $ 69.99 / £ 59.99.
iFixit dives into an information sheet from the manufacturer of the joystick parts – a company called ALPS – which notes that the life expectancy of a joystick will last approximately 2,000,000 cycles, with a click on the joystick that can only last 500,000 cycles.
This is because the potentiometer (a three-terminal resistor with a sliding or rotating contact that allows the joystick to move freely) wears out with repeated use, and because the spring-loaded mechanism that centers the joystick begins to stretch and deform with even use. .
In the iFixit analysis of a standard Call of Duty: Warzone game, that means you get about 417 hours of play out of the pegs before the performance starts to deteriorate.
As VGC points out, “if a PS5 player used their console for two hours a day, they would technically exceed the life expectancy of the controller within 7 months.”
So what can you do if your pillow starts to show signs of drift? Check out the video built-in above – it provides clear and precise instructions on how to repair the pillow and keep it in order.
“After this survey, it’s bizarre for us that console manufacturers do not consider joysticks as consumables and design them as easy to replace,” concludes iFixit. “No device classified for a finite number of actions, especially one that lives next to so much pollution and takes so much abuse, can maintain perfect performance forever.”
Lawsuits are pending in various countries around the world against both Sony and Nintendo regarding the “important, serious and hidden flaws” that cause problems with controls.
Our own Alex Donaldson also notes that the cushion’s battery life is not really what you expect from a modern piece of set, either – despite the fact that the controller is one of the best he has ever used.