People Are Already Experiencing Stick Drift On Their DualSense Controllers
Well, that was quick. It seems that a few PS5 owners have reported facing a stick drift issue on their DualSense controllers just weeks after Sony’s newest console dropped. As you would expect, many gamers aren’t too happy about it.
Stick Drift not Tokyo Drift
A controller affected by a stick drift issue is one of the most annoying things a gamer can experience. Stick drift is when the controller’s analogue start registering movement without being touched by the player. This is usually down to dirt or grime getting stuck inside, messing up the analogue stick’s sensors, sending movement information to the game even when there is none. This is mostly due to extensive use of the controller.
At times, it could also be some sort of component malfunction inside a controller. Which seems to be the most likely cause for the stick drift issues reported on the PS5’s new DualSense controllers. It is a common issue with game controllers and has plagued pretty much every console from the PS4 to the Nintendo Switch.
Take a look at the Reddit post below to see one of the more extreme drifting cases being reported.
As of right now, we can’t really say for sure if this will be a persistent issue for the PS5 and the DualSense controller just like it is with the Nintendo Switch as it is still too early to tell. It could just be a one-off manufacturing defect for all we know. Only time will tell.
Pokdepinion: Yeesh this doesn’t look very good for the DualSense. Hopefully, this is just a temporary hiccup with no other major stick drift issues in the long run.