- Can be charged at any time through the PlayStation 3 system using the controller’s USB cable
- Pressure sensors that rumble with each action making every impact feel like you’re right in the game
- The PlayStation 3 system can support up to seven wireless controllers at one time
- Sixaxis highly sensitive motion technology senses your every move
- Features Bluetooth technology for wireless game play
List Price: $54.99
PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller (Red) Description
Features Bluetooth technology for wireless game play..
Reviews By The Matrix Fan : Date April 20, 2008
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.
Reviews By Sebastian Fernandez : Date April 4, 2008
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.
Reviews By The Gifted One : Date April 13, 2008
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.