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cmdrdredd 7 years ago#1
So I was told today by a Sony rep that the new PS4 controllers are shipping with a new type of rubber used on the analog sticks to prevent them wearing out so quickly. Only thing is, I wasn't told how you know the difference. He seemed to indicate that all the ones currently in the stores have the new rubber but that doesn't seem accurate because some stores probably did not sell out of their stock.

Anyone heard the same and perhaps know a way to tell? Maybe something on the packaging to indicate that we are buying the new ones with the better rubber?
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BeefEaster 7 years ago#2
I don't believe you
MyDogSkip 7 years ago#3
Better buy new ones. I don't want to use expired rubbers.
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cmdrdredd 7 years ago#4
BeefEaster posted...
I don't believe you


Then don't. Some stores in the UK were out of stock and couldn't get more right away. They had to wait for new production.

There's no reason for the rep to lie about this, as it's a pretty widespread issue to begin with.
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95_Eclipse 7 years ago#5
Yay, mine is still going perfectly after a few hundred hours of play. So, if this turns out true, my next controller will last forever.
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Neonwarrior1243 7 years ago#6
95_Eclipse posted...
Yay, mine is still going perfectly after a few hundred hours of play. So, if this turns out true, my next controller will last forever.


It didn't seem like all the first batch used the same rubber or something like that since only one of the 3 controllers we have has peeled and they all have a lot of playtime.
pinky 7 years ago#7
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Terry-bogard 7 years ago#8
Mine is launch model, I use it pretty much every day , never seen tear or wears on it. I take every picture of damaged dual shock 4 I see as the handywork of a drunk orang outan.

I think it's sad that sony even considers relleasing dual shock models for people that can't use them properly.
You can't , I repeat , You can't damage a dual shock if you use it like an adult , Not ONE of my sony controller ever got any problem since the psx.
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PlayaMadeTxn05 7 years ago#9
Terry-bogard posted...
Mine is launch model, I use it pretty much every day , never seen tear or wears on it. I take every picture of damaged dual shock 4 I see as the handywork of a drunk orang outan.

I think it's sad that sony even considers relleasing dual shock models for people that can't use them properly.
You can't , I repeat , You can't damage a dual shock if you use it like an adult , Not ONE of my sony controller ever got any problem since the psx.


I'm very careful with any system and its accessories, and I've had the same issue. The Sony rep told me the same thing. They've received multiple calls and complaints about the tearing of the rubber on the sticks and that they were shipping out new controllers with "better" material at no charge.

Just because it didn't happen to you doesn't mean it can't happen to anyone else who takes care of their equipment.
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bob15x 7 years ago#10
cmdrdredd posted...
So I was told today by a Sony rep that the new PS4 controllers are shipping with a new type of rubber used on the analog sticks to prevent them wearing out so quickly. Only thing is, I wasn't told how you know the difference. He seemed to indicate that all the ones currently in the stores have the new rubber but that doesn't seem accurate because some stores probably did not sell out of their stock.

Anyone heard the same and perhaps know a way to tell? Maybe something on the packaging to indicate that we are buying the new ones with the better rubber?


would be interesting if this is true, not for the fact that it was needed, but the fact we haven't heard anything so as usual Sony is trying to bury a design flaw and pretend it never happened.
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