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The DualShock 3 is the PlayStation 3 controller of the future

Force feedback vibration controllers are nearly within the grasp of North American PlayStation 3 gamers. Announced at last year’s Tokyo Games Show, the DualShock 3 released November 11 in Japan. Gamers elsewhere resorted to import solutions in order to experience the good vibrations not felt since the PlayStation 2 days.

The DualShock 3 will hit U.S. retail on April 15, near the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which supports rumble feedback. SCEA announced in February that the DualShock 3 will retail at $54.99, or $5 more than the current SIXAXIS controller.

Although Sony appears to have little problem maintaining multiple different SKUs for its consoles, it has no intention of keeping two controller models on the market. Speaking to MTV, a Sony representative said, “Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it’s completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe).”

One interesting thing to take away from the Sony statement is that a new 40GB PS3 console package will be on its way perhaps as soon as summer. As the current 40GB model includes a SIXAXIS controller, Sony will have to at the very least revise its current bundle to incorporate the newer DualShock 3.

The DualShock 3 controller will be officially a part of new consoles this June, with the introduction of the Metal Gear Solid 4 package which will include the game, 80GB PlayStation 3 and controller.

4/3/08 Update: Gamers are reporting that that local retailers, such as GameStop and Best Buy, have begun receiving early shipments of DualShock 3 controllers and are permitted to sell immediately.



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RE: This is fine
By afkrotch on 4/3/2008 3:20:08 PM , Rating: 2
I have 4 wireless 360 controllers and 2 wired (bad designed early version 360s has me with extra wired controllers, extra power bricks, and extra consoles), and it gets costly to buy the play and charge kit and batteries. When I'm gaming alone, I just grab another controller and play away. I keep them all connected to my server, so they are always charged.

Oddly enough my PS3 controllers are connected to my 360 to stay charged. That way I don't have to reach behind to get them off my server.

Been wondering contemplating using my spare AC Zune power adapter and connecting a USB hub to it and connect all my controllers to that. If it'd push enough power out.

For me 360 is too heavy, Six too light. Hope Sony implements rumble the same way as on the 360. Where you turn it off through the OS and not in each game setting saves.


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