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PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller (Black)
PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller - Black
Pressure sensors that rumble with each action making every impact feel like you're right in the game
Sixaxis highly sensitive motion technology senses your every move
Features Bluetooth technology for wireless game play
The PlayStation 3 system can support up to seven wireless controllers at one time
To Connect or Charge the Controller use the USB Cable (Type A – Mini-B) supplied with the PS3 system
||April 04, 2008|
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314 of 354 found the following review helpful:
Tested on Playstation 1, 2, and 3 games - it works GREAT on all of them!Apr 20, 2008
By The Matrix Fan
"Video Gamer since 1979."
Well folks, now that the dust has settled from the Sony vs. Immersion lawsuit, Playstation 3 owners are finally able to feel the vibe again!
I purchased this controller today and I knew the only way to properly road-test it was on the game that made the Dualshock famous, Metal Gear Solid. After booting up the game, I walked down the hallway and got spotted by a guard. As he shouted, "WHO'S THAT?" the controller jumped in my hand - and I knew this was a smart purchase. As the guards shot at me, I felt the feedback of the bullets, just as I had 10 years ago on my Sony Playstation.
I picked out another old school Playstation game, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins. From Ayame's blades to Rikimaru's sword, each sword swipe and jump had excellent feedback.
Okay, so my Playstation games worked out. But what about my Playstation 2 library?
I popped in God of War, knowing I had to feel the swing of the Blades of Chaos. The controller vibrations felt a little lighter here, but the vibrations still occurred at the appropriate times.
Then I chose Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction. Who better to test a vibration controller than the Sultan of Smash? All the power jumps and smashes had the vibrations intact, but they still felt a little on the light side.
All right, so far I was two for two with my Playstation and Playstation 2 test subjects. But what about my Playstation 3 games? Could I possibly hit a trifecta?
I put in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and I decided to jump right into a heated firefight. The controller gave me feedback while shooting weapons and getting hit by enemy fire, but I knew my purchase was justified when Drake was near death: I FELT THE DUALSHOCK 3 PULSING IN SYNCH WITH DRAKE'S HEARTBEAT. It's one thing to hear that noise and know he's near death, it's quite another to feel the pulse in my own hands.
Okay, so the feedback on the older games was there, but a little lighter than I remember. The reason? Well, when I decided to go wireless on my Playstation 2 system, I bought a Logitec Dualshock controller. It turns out, that controller takes two "AA" batteries, and the vibration motors inside the controller handles are slightly larger than the ones in the Dualshock 3. That's where I felt the difference.
The Dualshock 3 vibrations may be slightly less than the Logitec controller, but it doesn't require the purchase of batteries.
The Dualshock 3 may be slightly heavier than the SixAxis, but it doesn't take up any extra space at all.
Sure, the price is about $15 more than the SixAxis, but it's a worthy upgrade for the Playstation 3 gamer who kicks it old school as well as new school. The only other drawback is the lack of an additional USB cable - but we can use the one that came with the system itself.
So what's the final verdict?
Order it, plug it in, charge it up, and get ready for the inevitable downloads from the Playstation Store to make the older PS3 games Dualshock 3 compatible.
I wouldn't recommend a feedback peripheral without providing my own feedback...
144 of 167 found the following review helpful:
Get ready to rumble, even with PS 2 games!Apr 04, 2008
By Sebastian Fernandez
I was already extremely happy with the Sixaxis controller, but I could not resist getting the DualShock 3. Not only do you get the rumble, but also, it feels much better in your hands, even for those games that do not use this feature. The rumble function is fun, but on top of that, it helps with gameplay, because "feeling" what is happening provides a lot more feedback than just watching how your character or car reacts to the environment.
The biggest surprise of all was that the rumble works with PS 2 games in the PS 3 system. I am currently playing through "God of War", a game which had the rumble capability in PS 2. I thought that it was unlikely that I was going to get this feature with this new controller in the PS 3, but it worked perfectly.
I know that having to buy a new controller and basically discard the one that came with the system is not the ideal situation, but I have to say this product is really worth shedding the extra bucks.
108 of 128 found the following review helpful:
Should've been rumble from the start.Apr 13, 2008
By The Gifted One
The Playstation 2's highly regarded DualShock 2 controller was considered by many to be the best videogame controller of all time. So when you've got a winning design there's no need to change anything. However, because of a legal battle with Immersion over rumble technology, Sony was forced to offer their Sixaxis controller without rumble. The Sixaxis had the same Dualshock design but it felt too lightweight and cheap. Thankfully the lawsuit has been settled and rumble has come back to the Playstation.
For the most part, the DualShock 3 is almost identical to its PS2 precessor. But it has all the features of the original Sixaxis controller in addition to rumble. The controller is still wireless, can be charged by plugging it into your PS3 (or PC), rumble is compatible with all PS1 and PS2 games, and the PS3 supports up to 7 controllers at the same time via bluetooth. Rumble in the DualShock 3 seems more responsive in regards to the location of its vibration depending on which side you get hit on during the games. I don't know if this is something in the design or if it's the developers doing it for the games but I welcome it.
All in all this is currently the best designed controller on the market right now. The PS2's DS2 was incredible so "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies here. I'll be enjoying rumble in my PS3 games from now on.
109 of 141 found the following review helpful:
Digistore is COUNTERFEIT, FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!May 26, 2011
Do not buy the pink controller from Digistore, It is a fake, the joysticks are very stiff the buttons are taller and with dull ink, it also has a hard time syncing with console. Battery last 5 minutes tops. The sticker on the back is simply paper, not the plasticized decal on authentic sonys. Apearence-wise its a good fake, but use it and you'll know All the classic signs of a counterfeit. this isn't worth $5, much less $45 and two weeks of waiting. AVOID DIGISTORE, they are thieves who knowingly sell cheap knock offs.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Awesome (but no USB Cable and slippery Trigger Buttons)Jan 21, 2010
By Arnim Zola
The rumble feature that this controller has makes your games a lot more immersive than you might realize. I was using the old, non-rumbling controller that came with my early production PS3 for the longest time. Most games make use of the DualShock 3's rumble features now. I was surprised at how much more the rumble adds to even downloadable PSN games like PixelJunk Shooter. Maybe it's because I play most of my games on an iPod Touch or Nintendo DS that I now notice the extra kick that rumble adds to the game playing experience.
My only complaints are the following:
NO USB CABLE
It doesn't really make sense that Sony didn't include one. Sure, you can use the one that Sony included with your PS3 system. But now that you have another controller, doesn't it make sense that you might want to recharge more than 1 controller at the same time? My early PS3 system has 4 USB ports, so you can recharge 4 controllers at once directly. The current PS3 "Slim" system has 2 USB ports, so why did Sony skimp on including an extra USB cable?
Fortunately, the USB A-to-Mini B cable that you want is common. You already may have a few laying around your house. But this is still inconvenient. Amazon sells the USB cable that you want here: AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to Mini-B Cable (6 Feet / 1.8 Meters) [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]
SLIPPERY TRIGGER BUTTONS
When Sony released the original, non-rumbling PS3 controller, there were complaints that the R2 and L2 trigger buttons weren't good because they curve inward (towards you), making it easy for your fingers to slip off of these buttons. Sure, there are some really good gamers who can compensate for that but if you're use to the Xbox's controller, you'll notice the difference. With the DualShock 3 controller, Sony had the opportunity to fix the trigger buttons... but they didn't. That's disappointing.
If you love the trigger buttons on the Xbox, there's an easy fix. A third party makes a set of low price ($4.99) caps which snap over the trigger buttons to make them curve outward (away from you) like trigger buttons should. Judging by the tremendous positive feedback for the caps, there are many people who don't like the existing trigger buttons on the DualShock 3. You can buy the extra trigger caps from Amazon here: PS3 Dual Triggers
In case you are unaware, the motion sensitive SixAxis system is still found in the DualShock 3 controller even though many games don't make use of it.
Also, if you use Amazon's pulldown menu, you can chose alternative colors like blue, red, and silver. It seems like the basic black is the most popular since the alternative colors are a few dollars cheaper.
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