Monday, April 7, 2008

Preview PS3 Dualshock 3, before buy!!

  • The good: Wireless PS3 controller with rumble support; little heavier than the super-light Sixaxis Controller; rumble function added to many existing games via downloadable patches.
  • The bad: a little bit expensive; don't have USB cable for recharging; rechargeable battery isn't removable.
  • Overall: While it costs a bit more than it should, the PS3 Dualshock 3 adds the rumble support that should've been present in the PS3 from the beginning.
The Gadget: The Dualshock 3, PlayStation 3's now de facto controller with both rumble and motion-sensing. It replaces the previous Sixaxis Controller without rumble, which is now discontinued.

The Price: $ 54,99

The Dualshock 3 is also heavier than the Sixaxis—still slightly lighter than an Xbox 360 controller—but definitely heavier. It feels right, not like the feeling you got from the Sixaxisthat someone hollowed out your controller while you weren't looking.

It might not be worth your $54 if you already own a Sixaxis and don't need another controller, but if you're a big gamer that really loves the PS3 (and is waiting for Metal Gear Solid 4), it's a good idea to invest in Dualshock 3!!

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