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PS5 DualSense Controller Drift: U.S. Law Firm Investigates Class Action

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A US law firm that previously filed a class action lawsuit against Nintendo for the Joy-Con Drift is now “investigating” a similar case against Sony, alleging analog stick drift in the PS5 DualSense controller.
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner and Donaldson-Smith LLP has set up a quiz page, asking PS5 owners to report instances of drift (where the console records stick input, even though the controller is not touched).

“CSK & D is investigating possible class action based on reports that Sony PS5 DualSense controllers for the Playstation 5 The console may experience drift issues and / or fail prematurely, “the page introduction read.” Specifically, it is reported that the joystick on some PS5 DualSense controllers will automatically record movement when the joystick does not. is not controlled and will interfere with play. “Reports have started to emerge of the alleged drift of the PS5 DualSense controllers in recent days, although the extent of the problem is unclear at this point. The CSK & D questionnaire is probably an effort to find out, before embarking on formal legal proceedings.

CSK & D is in the midst of a class action lawsuit against Nintendo, which was forced into arbitration after a judge refused to dismiss the case – a case that started with a similar user survey. It is one of a number of cases and investigations around the world of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller drift.

Recent patents suggest Sony may be looking to upgrade the DualSense, although these models do not mention any changes in the design of the analog stick. We awarded the DualSense has 9/10 reviews“Sony has both designed a more comfortable joystick for traditional gameplay and introduced some very cool features.”

Joe Skrebels is IGN’s News Editor. Follow him on Twitter. Any advice to give us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to


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