Whilst the DualSense controller is without doubt PlayStation’s best controller to date, something that has plagued a lot of controllers (mine included) is the fact that the spring of the adaptive triggers seem to loosen up over time and not work as they did out of the box.
According to YouTuber, TronicsFix, Sony has changed the spring in the DualSense controllers from 0.25mm to 0.3mm. This is effective on the new Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple controllers that Sony released a few months ago.
Of course, at the time of writing, there’s no way of knowing if this issue is fixed, and with use, triggers will obviously wear out, but hopefully this change means that they last longer than we’ve seen with the original.
It’s expected that they’ll also roll out to the White, Midnight Black and Cosmic Red controllers as well, but it might be harder to tell new batches of these apart from the existing ones.
The video goes on to note that there is also a minor change with the analogue sticks, although a reason for this wasn’t immediately clear and to my knowledge, there isn’t any widespread issues with the analogue sticks of the DualSense controller. It’s definitely good to see that PlayStation is listening to issues and changing them as they roll out different variations of DualSense controllers, but time will tell how effective these changes are.
Let us know how you do go with the new DualSense controllers if you already had picked up one of the newer colours and if you’ve still had issues over time, we’d love to hear about it over on our PS5 Facebook group HERE.