A week after ask­ing PS5 own­ers for feed­back on whether they’re expe­ri­enc­ing stick drift with their PS5 DualSense con­trollers, a New York law firm has filed a class-action suit against Sony.

Chim­i­cles Schwartz Kriner & Don­ald­son-Smith LLP, filed on behalf of those affect­ed by the faulty PS5 DualSense con­troller — with plain­tiff Lmarc Turn­er– the law­suit claims the con­troller is “defec­tive” and the drift­ing “sig­nif­i­cant­ly inter­feres with game­play and thus com­pro­mis­es the DualSense Con­troller’s core functionality.”

The law­suit goes on to state that Sony is ful­ly aware of these com­plaints, because they are the same com­plaints cus­tomers had about the PS4’s Dual­Shock 4 — I have def­i­nite­ly expe­ri­enced this a few times. Accord­ing to the suit, Sony isn’t doing enough to fix this prob­lem, with them mak­ing cus­tomers pay for ship­ping the con­troller to Sony, long wait times for con­troller repair and trou­bleshoot­ing steps mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to get back to playing.

The full text of the law­suit is quite a show, con­tain­ing screen­shots from Twit­ter and Red­dit where cus­tomers com­plained about these issues. One thing that isn’t clear is how wide­spread the issue real­ly is. 

Based upon the alle­ga­tions in the law­suit and scores of inter­net com­plaints online about drift­ing in pri­or mod­els of the Dual­Shock Con­troller, Sony can­not dis­pute that it had pre­sale knowl­edge of the Drift­ing Defect in the DualSense Con­troller,” the text adds.

That being said, the DualSense is such a large revi­sion in com­par­i­son to the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion of con­trollers. The suit is seek­ing a recall or replace­ments pro­grams for those who pur­chased a con­troller already, as well as “com­pen­sato­ry dam­ages” relat­ed to “over­pay­ment” on the controller.