Playstation 4 Gripe

So I have had my PS4 since the middle of November 2014 and I absolutely love it. I know I got mine a year late, but there is a reason for that. I’ve never been an early adopter when it comes to game consoles for a couple reasons. Usually there is always hardware and software issues to work out within the first year (which there was) and eventually the price always drops. I’m not going to do a full review on the PS4 because there is a million of them out there already. I am however, going to address one major issue that I have come across and am not happy with.

So far I only have two games for my Playstion 4; Destiny and Grand Theft Auto V. I actually purchased the Destiny bundle with the white PS4 and the game Destiny. I’ve really enjoyed both games and GTA V seems like a whole new experience. I’m very impressed with the upgraded graphics from the PS3, the much faster and smoother game play, and the ability to switch seamlessly between apps. However the major issue I have with this console is with the duel shock four controller.

I know I’m not the first person to say this but I only actually heard about this problem after I experienced it. The battery life in the duel shock four controller seriously sucks ass. It honestly lasts me about 3 hours max of continuous game play before it’s down to only one bar and needs to be charged. I don’t always have time to play for 3 hours straight, but the time I do have available to play I don’t want to spend charging my damn controller. My PS3 controllers seemed like they lasted almost 3 times as long. I hardly ever had to plug those bad boys in, so now that I have to charge this thing at least once a day it gets a little frustrating.Many people blame it on the light bar. I think the light bar looks bad ass, but if it’s gonna drain the battery that bad then I could live without the damn thing. The worst part is Sony isn’t willing to do anything about.

Unfortunately there is no real fix in sight unless you want to pull apart your controller and replace the battery with a different one. It is doable and I’m considering it, but there are many things that could go wrong with that and ruin your controller. Anyways, I just had to get that off my chest and put out a warning for those of you that may still be on the fence about purchasing a Playstation 4. I still absolutely love this console and look forward to many years of gaming on it, but I wish someone would have told me about this before I bought the thing, and that Sony actually gave a fuck about it.

As always I want to hear your thoughts on this Nerd Nation. Have you had the same problem with your Playstation 4 controller and if you’re thinking about buying one, is this enough to keep you from getting it? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page or on Twitter.

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