This is bad, real bad.
It’s fairly common knowledge by now that several users are facing issues with the rubber quality of the DualShock 4’s sticks. We have reported on how a Sony executive suggested not to press the sticks hard or even replace them with DualShock 3’s. It’s been exactly a month since the PlayStation 4 launched and the issue is not fading anytime soon.
A user on Reddit has shared images of his DualShock 4 controller. As you can see from the images below the sticks are badly worn out. We have seen some bad ones in the past but not as bad as this one. What is surprising is the fact that the user claims that he used the controller ‘heavily’ for [just] 25 hours per week ever since he bought the PlayStation 4 a month ago. To top that he mostly played first person shooters, something the controller was specifically designed for.
Obviously not all users are suffering from this issue. But for those who are, we hope that it isn’t as bad as the one below.