Question about the old and new Dualshock 4 revision

Discussion in 'PS4 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by newmaneri, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. newmaneri

    newmaneri Newbie

    Jan 9, 2014
    United States
    Very sorry for starting another thread about the Dualshock 4, but I have another question that google doesn't help me with. Very specific questions.

    I bought a new Dualshock 4 controller, and the FCC ID on the back is AK8CUHZCT1. I heard that the new revision is AK8CUHZCT1F1 where the thumbsticks are improved. Someone said in the new revision, the thumbstick rubber has less grip and a more textured finished, and it's combined into 1 piece with the actual thumbstick. How would I go about checking if it's more like one piece? Now I couldn't completely tell since I never used a Dualshock 4 controller before, so I'll try to compare the sticks with the Dualshock 3, and when I look at the Dualshock 4 I just bought which seems to be the older version, the thumbstick doesn't feel very grippy, with a more textured finish. Feels kind of like some plastic/rubber hybrid.

    I bought this controller yesterday, and the new revision has been out for some months now. Was I just unlucky and got the old version, or did Sony somehow do some trick and made the older version the same? Is buying a controller more like playing the lottery, and hoping you get lucky?
  2. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

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    You may have got swindled. Just take it back and get it exchanged.
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    Google tells me that AK8CUHZCT1 is a genuine PS4 controller.
  4. newmaneri

    newmaneri Newbie

    Jan 9, 2014
    United States

    There were 2 versions. The launch controller was AK8CUHZCT1 and I think the newer AK8CUHZCT1F1 was released in august. Both are genuine.
  5. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Mine broke just after 2 months!!!an
    R2 analog trigger, plastic showing under analog thumbstick.
    Goddamn sony, how did such a EXCELLENT ERGONOMIC controller, got build so bad?

    Also a bit sour that the "power"of my PS4 is not something special at all comparing to any budget pc gaming rig for the same money...

    GTA 5 was nice as long as it lasted, no way I am going ps plus again, for me money down the drain...
  6. reprep

    reprep GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 5, 2012
    Dualshock 4's both analog and d-pad are miles better than Dualshock 3. I can't say the same for the build quality though. I hate squeaky triggers.
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