The Dualshock 4 is a very well-built controller compared to the Dualshock 3, and even arguably the Xbox One controller. Unfortunately though, as pointed out on reddit, there are some flaws.

The Dualshock 4’s left analog stick has been suffering a glitch where it is automatically moving to the bottom right, much like the automatic scroll glitch older consoles suffered. According to the user who submitted the post, Sony was not familiar with the problem. A few other users also commented saying they had a problem with the controller, and that although it is ergonomic, the quality isn’t top notch.

This issue comes in the wake of an automatic ejecting issue the Playstation 4 had. Sony jumped on the issue by offering very little help to people who had this problem. Other issues include analog grips falling off, battery life, and broken light bars.

Although this may not be something big, it is showing that people are having their fair share of issues with the console giant, and it is a sign that Sony needs to act now.


What do you think? Have you had a problem with your Dualshock 4? Let us know in the comments below!


  • Stereotypical_White_Fella
    Posted September 12, 2014 9:59 am 0Likes

    The triggers are terrible(worst triggers in controller history), they also squeak and have an unsatisfying draw to them. I guess i’m just spoiled by the xbox one controller.

    • mantas
      Posted September 12, 2014 11:40 am 0Likes

      fyi, the trigger squeak is fixed by taking a pencil and rubbing some graphite under the button when it’s pressed in. there is a video on youtube and it works like a charm. as far as the xbox one controller goes, imo, the only thing better about it is the analog stick rubber quality and ergonomics. lastly, they can be fitted into a ps4 controller, in which case makes the controller as perfect as any controller has ever been (though i wish the blasted touchpad was on the underside so the share/options buttons were easier to get to).

    • MS
      Posted September 12, 2014 3:18 pm 0Likes

      Mine dont squeak and i’ve had them since nov 2014, whereas my X1’s controller already feel all loose and i got that just a few months ago. The Ds4 is a much better control.

    • Guest
      Posted September 12, 2014 3:21 pm 0Likes

      The X1 is garbage in every way. Only fanboys would like that crap.

  • asadachi
    Posted September 12, 2014 10:57 am 0Likes

    I haven’t had any problems with my controller. The grip feels great and everything works as it should. I have actually found this to be a better, more comfortable controller than my xbox one’s

  • Truth
    Posted September 12, 2014 11:12 am 0Likes

    Best controller ever made.

    • Vincent
      Posted September 12, 2014 6:13 pm 0Likes

      Indeed, The only thing I hate about it is the L3 rubber.

  • Reality Slap
    Posted September 12, 2014 12:01 pm 0Likes

    DS4 is overrated Xbox One and 360 are both better in fact the only reason Sony fans praise it is because the DS3 was junk

    • mantas
      Posted September 12, 2014 12:40 pm 0Likes

      perhaps you require a “Reality Slap”.

    • Guest
      Posted September 12, 2014 3:11 pm 0Likes

      Your opinion is “overrated” and “junk”. The 360’s controller is WAY overrated and the X1 controller is even worst. And i would consider them both “junk”. And the only reason MS fanboys hate on it, is because they are MS fanboys. Pathetic!

    • MS
      Posted September 12, 2014 3:16 pm 0Likes

      The DS4 smokes the X1/360 controller.

  • Guest
    Posted September 12, 2014 3:09 pm 0Likes

    This article sounds like a secret hit job to me, a stealth troll. Now do an article about all the things wrong with the X1 controller. Cuz they all have issues.

  • jacksjus
    Posted September 12, 2014 8:37 pm 0Likes

    I never had any complaints about any controller, however I have already replaced two DS4s due to the R2 button sticking. Since I had no insurance on the first one I opened it and found that the pivot pin is plastic and it’s molded into the switch. The plastic had stressed around the metal spring.

    It’s a good controller when it works but they need to fix that. Just got my third on Sunday, after replacing the first one in April.

  • d0x360
    Posted September 13, 2014 9:40 am 0Likes

    So despite issues the dual shock 4 is better than the 3 in terms of quality despite the 3 not having issues? Makes perfect sense

  • Lionheart
    Posted September 15, 2014 10:06 am 0Likes

    Compared to DS3, it’s a better controller, but it’s still a p*ss poor cheap piece of plastic in comparison to Xbox controllers.
    Sony = lies, overhype and underdeliver.

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