A law firm fighting against Sony for dualsense stick drift asks recent buyers of the PS5 to opt out of Sony’s arbitration clause that could save Sony in court

1 : Anonymous2021/03/05 12:56 ID: lyb8r8
A law firm fighting against Sony for dualsense stick drift asks recent buyers of the PS5 to opt out of Sony's arbitration clause that could save Sony in court
2 : Anonymous2021/03/05 19:47 ID: gpt4ux5

The class action attorney gets millions and I get a 15% off coupon for a new controller from Sony. No thanks.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/05 19:53 ID: gpt5ooh

I’ve never had any issues with my controllers and I even have a launch ds4.

My brother on the other hand has, but he mainly plays cod. I wonder if it’s the push down on the stick to sprint over a long period that causes it.

ID: gpuaziw

I got stick-drift on my Dualsense after only playing Demon Souls. Took me about 80hrs to platinum, but my left stick drifts upwards erratically on its own all the time. Never pressed it down at all, not a button used in the game.

ID: gpuf3wy

I can tell a difference in L3 and R3. I think it's because I only use R3 when that stick is in the neutral position and L3 is used when already on the move. This is the reason I want back buttons- to stop using L3 and R3.

ID: gpu75e1

wonder the same thing, ive been trying to use as many accessibility options to use less and less the "L3" and "R3" buttons.

ID: gpvb9ip

Older controllers usually work as intended for many years. The problem is new controllers (2019/2020) there's been a batch of faulty ones, I've changed mine 3 times in the past 3 months because they start drifting after 1 or 2 weeks, latest one started drifting the same day it arrived. (all directly from Sony btw) And the sad part is a lot of people don't believe this since it hasn't happened to them.

ID: gq5iubu

I can’t tell if the failure is more than normal on other controllers. As they all use the exact same component that causes it

4 : Anonymous2021/03/06 16:30 ID: gpz7nxm

There's no reason to defend them.

It's simple, someone fucked up. The solution is also simple: Fix the fuck up, we kiss and makeup life goes on

5 : Anonymous2021/03/05 19:57 ID: gpt6872

I only had a stick drift issue with a control that came with the og fat ps3.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/05 23:52 ID: gptyulp

Been around 3 years since i got my ps4 and my controller just in the last month has started to stick drift. These companies need to come under fire because otherwise they will have no impetus to fix this issue.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/05 21:59 ID: gptltln

Nope, my bundle dual sense developed drift after about 4 weeks. It's a lottery.

ID: gput4mo

Yay! More lotteries! First the ps5 fan and now this.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/05 16:54 ID: gpshcai

I know everyone’s experience has been different but this stick drift thing has been terrible. I had 5 DS4’s and all of them experienced varying degrees of stick drift. 2 of them unusable because of the severity and two of them I just bought for my kids Christmas ‘19 both having issues. I don’t want to have to buy a new controller every year when it only gets about 10 hrs a week of use. IMO Sony should just get in front of this and use better quality components on the stick moving forward. I’d pay $100 for a quality controller that will last me 5+ years or several thousand hours of use rather than buying ratty ones destined to fail every year.

ID: gpspebm

It's weird. My dualshock 4 is actually over 5 years old, bought from amazon in 2015. And has been used for thousands of hours and still in use most days even now. No stick drift, no broken buttons or triggers.

ID: gpt71t7

My friend who for the record hasn’t had DualShock 4 drift aside from one controller in his 7+ years told me he’s on his 5th dualsense since launch.

Drift on 2 and a broken microphone port on the other 2. Idk why they bothered making a mic included in the controller tbh they could’ve used the money saved not having a mic on the controller to get better sticks or ports.

ID: gpt1i6e

I'm lucky so far, play siege a lot and im still good.

ID: gpsuswd

I'd suggest buying the $20 back button attachment and instructing your kids to NEVER use the stick clicks but instead use the paddles. Imo stick drift is directly related L3 R3 usage. Dualsense sucks at the moment, to me, because there's no way to not use L3 R3 except for remapping heavy use like sprinting to a bumper etc.

ID: gpsmo0w

It’s already almost at $100 in USD. These controller probably costs less than $50 to manufacture yet they make a killing off of us. It’s $103 in Canada.

ID: gq55tzw

The only problem i had with the DS4 was the plastic on the sticks tearing. But i just replaced them with xbox sticks which are superior. Never had any problems with drift on any controller except for every N64 pad I ever owned

9 : Anonymous2021/03/06 12:52 ID: gpxwpye

how do you opt out?

10 : Anonymous2021/03/05 18:46 ID: gpswtbk

Given that now every first party controller has drift I wonder if this is sort of a thing we all have to learn to live with from now on.

ID: gptf3yk

They are all using the same manufacturer.

11 : Anonymous2021/03/06 07:43 ID: gpvy6ha

The only game where I thought my controller was drifting was Control. I have no issues with any other game. So yeah it’s all about the dead zones

12 : Anonymous2021/03/07 15:05 ID: gq3oi0w

No issues with my PS5 controller. But for the PS4, I never had any issues with the DS4, but the last two I bought in 2018 & 2019 had drifting issues. I was very confused. Thought I did something wrong. But I also admit that I can get really intense in games and get aggressive with the L3/R3 buttons. But as games get more immersive, I dont see that trait of mind diminishing

13 : Anonymous2021/03/05 17:39 ID: gpsni2n

The only controller I ever had stick drift with was a SCUF, other than that I didn't have a single controller with stick drift.

14 : Anonymous2021/03/06 00:16 ID: gpu1jee

Just take it back to the store you got it from

15 : Anonymous2021/03/05 17:53 ID: gpspiq9

400 hours so far with my dualsense, and no problems at all thus far.

ID: gptfl1x

That's really cool

ID: gpt39ou

Tens of thousands of hours with a DS4 and I've never had any issues either

ID: gpsw9ze


16 : Anonymous2021/03/06 14:05 ID: gpya9az

The only two controllers that I've ever owned that developed stick drift are my old X360 controller and my first left joycon. I replaced the stick in the joycon myself.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/05 19:05 ID: gpsze2z

I have 2 nintendo switches with 2 sets of joycons and 2 pro controllers. Also have a ps5 with 2 controllers. All these controllers have been used for hundreds and hundreds of hours, I have never experienced any kind of drift.

What the hell are yall doing with your controllers? Or am I just lucky.

ID: gpt00dt

For the joycons you are lucky. They have a design flaw that just usually results in stick drift. I had one pair get drift after 800+ hours and my second pair get drift after less than 40 hours. Replaced the sticks myself and been fine since.

Never had any other console joysticks have drift.

ID: gpt58u9

My brand new ps5 controller trigger snapped after 2 days of minimal use so there’s that.

ID: gpt6qz2

You're lucky. I have 8 joy-con and 6 of them have had drift. I haven't had drift on any other controller I've ever owned.

ID: gpt16wq

I’d say lucky, I had the same experience with my switch controllers (for which I consider myself lucky) but my dualsense started drifting not long after I started playing.

ID: gpt3ekg

You’re just lucky. I got stick drift on my joy cons and on my ds4 🙁

ID: gq4qly5

Yep also had the spring go on mine. Sony replaced it without a hitch though, when I spoke to the CS rep I asked whether they noticed this coming in and he did reluctantly say yes. Just RMA it, I did end up ordering a second controller though as I couldn’t deal with the 15 day turnaround

ID: gpt85k4

Extremely lucky. But also remember you’re constantly switching controllers between 4 sets so ofc a single controller won’t get strained to drift levels as fast or easily. Hundreds and hundreds of hours is incredibly vague. Most develop drift after 400 hours of use.

I’ve had 3 joycon sets. Left joycon drifted after playing exclusively Octopath Traveler a turn based rpg ffs. My second pair started to drift while playing Pokémon and breath of the wild. My third pair I basically refuse to use beyond the basic dpad or face buttons or triggers because I know more than likely those will start to drift too and then I’ll be 3/3.

My dualshocks I’ve owned 5 or 6 and 2 still work fairly well however the first 2 editions were launch PS4 dualshocks that had their analog rubber ripping off and those started to drift shortly after the analog was bare. Then I got a metallic blue one that lasted a single month playing dead by daylight which is funny because my friend got the same new edition colors but purple and hers got severe drift after only a month of use which leads me to believe that there’s something critically wrong with these controllers because aside from smashing or dropping your controller no amount of button mashing should result in a months use of a controller before drift happens.

Really wish people would stop saying “what the fuck are you doin to your controllers” as if it’s our fault. Know what I did to my controllers? Babied them and played games normally with clean hands and they still broke.

Can’t believe people are downvoting me for telling people my experience with controllers. I had never gotten drift prior to that in any console, not the GameCube, not the PS2, not the PS3, not the Xbox, none of them until switch and PS4.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/06 02:25 ID: gpumzvm

Just give us Right to Repair then

ID: gq4adzg

What’s stopping you ? The potentiometers used in these sticks are standard parts you can just order, they aren’t exactly expensive either. All it takes is a little soldering skill to replace them.

19 : Anonymous2021/03/06 13:50 ID: gpy7fr2

You guys must be abusing your controllers or something. I've had all the latest systems since release date, zero stick drift on any of my controllers including original v1 Nintendo joycons...

20 : Anonymous2021/03/05 18:58 ID: gpsyf7w

NO, scumbag lawyers just see $$ , class-action means THEY make Millions while everyone gets $3.50 ! ! Also, this causes the need for an arbitration clause because the cost of EVERYTHING goes up ! Give the ma dam chance to correct it before dropping bombs on them . . Let me guess, Lawyers are from California right ?! . . .

ID: gpt3cnk

The point of class-actions isn't to make the lawyers or the plaintiffs rich. The point of class-actions is to hold the defendant accountable under laws that are intended to protect consumers from bad actors. They work when the result can't just be written off as "the cost of doing business."

Forced arbitration is a get-out-of-jail-free card that has been abused by corporate America ever since the AT&T v. Conception decision happened ~10 years ago. The best thing that can happen for consumers is for that law to be repealed.

edit: grammar

ID: gpunelg

Class actions are best for cases where it is not viable for people to bring individual claims. This is a perfect example--it does not make financial sense for someone to bring a lawsuit over their individual $70 controller. I have not read the TOS to see what the arbitration clause contains, but I would assume it includes a waiver of class action rights, which means each person needs to bring their claim individually in arbitration, which is even more expensive than filing in court.

With a single class action suit, there are enough damages at play to make it a worthy case and the collective suit creates an incentive for Sony to fix the problem in their controllers going forward.

ID: gpsznit

Give the ma dam chance to correct it before dropping bombs on them

They had one generation to. They didn’t.

My friends DS4 stick drifted and his DS5 are too.

I’m glad that Sony and Nintendo are under fire for this. Now MS needs to be under fire. My Elite Series controller is drifting and I have no warranty to fix this.

22 : Anonymous2021/03/06 07:17 ID: gpvr94j

I'll take a little drift over old N64 controllers all day.

Those things just got unplayable after a while.

23 : Anonymous2021/03/06 01:32 ID: gpudycb

Yeah, the company that has created tremendous, cross generation gaming consoles is being sued because of stick drift. Anyone who participates is a straight stinking ball bag. Do you think Sony intentionally designed the dualsense to have this issue as a big scheme to get you to buy more controllers? If you do, seek mental health treatment. SONY THANK YOU FOR THE PHENEMONAL ENGINEERING THAT HAS GONE INTO THE PS5 AND DUELSENSE!! Nothing in life is perfect but Sony has gotten pretty close with the PS5. Class action lawsuits like this is what clogs up the court system and takes away from class action lawsuits that may actually help a segment of the population that was truly prayed upon.

24 : Anonymous2021/03/06 02:19 ID: gpum166

The whole design process to solve stock drift would take an extremely long amount of time to the point where it’s just unrealistic that this will be fixed in the near future. Firstly, a lot of the issue is from the stick manufacturer (the spring inside can be twisted and bent causing drift) and then Sony would somehow have to either find a way to stop any sort of dust entering the inside of the controller or somehow design the controller with replaceable sticks. Not worth it

25 : Anonymous2021/03/05 23:31 ID: gptwire

They don't drift like Nintendo's controller.

26 : Anonymous2021/03/08 17:38 ID: gq8e7fd

The same parts are inside, genius, so yes they do.


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