It’s been over a year since we first heard of the DualSense’s alleged 417-hour lifespan and read a report that suggested the cause of slippage in the gasket. At the time, a report from iFixit suggested that DualSense would start to degrade after about seven months on average for most players. Not ideal, when DualSense is $80 or £60 to buy new, right?
Well, Sony may have solved the problem. At least in part. A new video from Youtuber TronicsFix showed us the latest pads – ones in Nova Pink, Galactic Purple, Starlight Blue – and it looks like Sony has been quietly improving the technology inside since the wave of sheets The first DualSense liner was born. out (thanks, GamesRadar).
According to TronicsFix, the new controllers are built with a slightly different spring attached to the L and R buttons. In older models the spring was 0.25mm thick, but these new ones are just as thick. slightly more at 0.3mm. This suggests that they will last longer and hopefully the gasket will last longer.
The new line of controllers also feature slightly different analog stick modules: according to the video, Sony has swapped out a piece of black plastic in these bars for an identical-looking piece of green plastic. It still has to be seen, but TropicsFix says this is possible – maybe – minimizes some drift problems.
As there are currently ongoing class action lawsuits in various countries around the world against both Sony and Nintendo regarding the ‘material, serious, and potential defects’ underlying the problems. Regarding controller drift, there’s a reason Sony wants to improve the technology for its latest line of hardware.
Unfortunately, though, there’s been no improvement in battery life – as our Alex previously noted, the pad’s battery life isn’t quite what you’d expect from a modern kit. Here’s hoping Sony will also consider battery life in the future.
https://www.vg247.com/dualsense-update-ps5-sony-stick-drift With its new models, Sony has quietly updated the PS5 DualSense controller