If you asked us what Playstation’s most iconic flaw is, we don’t have to think about it for very long: it’s the legendary review on PlayStation 3 that showed your DualShock 3’s battery indicator on top of the watch. We struggled with this for years by pressing the PlayStation button only to see the time to get it obscured by a symbol showing our pads charging.
This was eventually fixed in 2009 in Firmware Update 3.00, when the Japanese giant announced the solution as part of its patch notes: “When you press the PS button, the battery life indicator no longer covers the watch.” There was a lot of cheering on enthusiastic bulletin boards that you can probably imagine.
But in what is certainly a nod to the old flaws of old, the demonstration of the PS5 user experience shows how DualSense̵
We go out on a limb and assume this is just an Easter egg for PlayStation fans for a long time and remind them of the days when they used to struggle with the PS3’s covered watch. After all, no two companies would make the same mistake twice, right? Probably not!