Available since November 2020, the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S have escaped the problems of mass failures. Many players still have in mind the famous “YLOD” of PlayStation 3 or the “Ring of Death” of the Xbox 360. Breakdowns that have claimed thousands of victims with consoles that had no chance of survival.
If the Switch, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X / S seem spared from these massive failures, it is the controllers that are victims of many problems. Since its launch in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has faced significant concerns with its joy-con to the point where the UFC Que Choisir association decided to file a complaint against Nintendo France, for programmed obsolescence. Since November and its release, Xbox controllers have also been experiencing issues. Microsoft has promised to resolve them soon via an update.
Now, it seems that Sony and its DualSense for PS5 are the next victims of controller bugs.
The DualSense Drift?
The DualSense PS5 will she be the next controller to suffer from the famous “Drifts”? In any case, this is what seems to indicate many feedback from players on social networks or on Reddit where an owner of the PS5 shows in video a joystick problem with his controller. We can indeed see the young man’s weapon in Destiny 2 moving by itself while the player does not touch the pad.
Many similar cases are starting to arrive on the web. Gamers who are victims of this kind of problem admit to having tried everything to correct the problem such as turning on the console, activating and deactivating Bluetooth, resetting the controller and fully recharging the pad overnight. Unfortunately, the bug could not be solved.
After more than 20 minutes on the phone, our colleagues at Kotaku were able to reach the Sony after-sales service who informed them that the DualSense Drift problem is included in the console warranty. Thus, the controller can be replaced or repaired free of charge after going to the after-sales service. However, you will have to bear the shipping costs.
If you are the victim of this kind of problem, do not panic, just contact the after-sales service of PlayStation to have your controller repaired.