DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 – Gold
Revolutionary, Intuitive, Precise. The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 defines this generation of play, combining revolutionary features and comfort with intuitive, precision controls. Precision Control: The feel, shape, and sensitivity of the DualShock 4's analog sticks and...
At first when I got it, I assumed everything was fine, but i quickly noticed that there were a couple things off about the controller. It might have been my paranoia, but I dont think these controllers are authentic. My right analog stick has stopped working within 4 months of me buying the controller. I had my original controller for years before it stopped working, and this one didn't even last half a year. I don't understand how that is possible. I bought one from Best Buy on Black Friday and compared, and there are minute details that are off with the touch pad and the directional pad. Additionally, the serial number label on the back of the controller is different than the other controllers I have (two I bought from Best Buy a couple days ago). I recommend buying from the store...these are not the wave!
First picture with blue Sony logo is a real authentic controller, off centered white logo is fake that is too close to the top. Got the exact same controller from Walmart to compare. Fake is more closed in with plastic but authentic one has more open space with plastic casing. With authentic you can feel the difference it's a lot more quiet and not loud or clicky when you push TouchPad and l3/r3. Friends told me when I plugged my headset into the fake controller it would echo and sound terrible. Plugging headset into authentic one from Walmart there were no echoes and you were able to lower or increase volume sound unlike the fake one that stays the same no matter chanting audio sound on ps4.Careful everyone other good ways to tell if your controller is fake is if the TouchPad is really loud when you click it. Turning on the controller and getting it to sync takes really long about 6-8 blinks. Controller changes to a different color in the beginning then goes to a yellow color fading poorly. If the Sony logo above the light bar is not centered and too close to the top edge its fake. Battery dies quick, joysticks drift when playing, aiming is all over the place where it feels like sensitivity in games are too fast but it's not you or the game it's because the controller is a fake.
For some reason these controllers from Amazon just aren't the same as the ones from wal-mart. They're lighter, the analog sticks are so loose, no stiffness at all, they just flop around, and they all die on me within a few months. There must be different manufacturers involved here.EDIT; By die I mean they quit holding a charge for more than like 30 minutes. I have a wal-mart one that I bought when my PS4 that is a year and a half old and it's analog sticks are still nice and stiff, it still holds a 5+ hour charge, meanwhile I've gone through four of these and have no intention of ever buying another one.