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DualShock 3 PS3 controller (PS3)

by Sony
PlayStation 3
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00167U0HY
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 9.8 cm ; 290 g
  • Release Date: 27 Jun 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 274 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The eagerly awaited wireless controller with vibration function will put truly responsive gaming power into players' hands, shaking up gaming experiences when it arrives on PS3 this summer.

Face the heart-pounding fear of alien warfare in Resistance: Fall of Man, hold tight as you tear through the streets of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, or feel the thrill of treasure hunting in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - your favourite PS3 games like you've never experienced them before.

Making your gaming experience more immersive, more intuitive and more realistic, DUALSHOCK 3 is the only Bluetooth controller combining vibration function and SIXAXIS features, and the first choice for anyone wanting to get the most out of their PS3 gaming experience.

Product Description

  • Official Dual Shock 3 wireless controller
  • Connects via bluetooth (wireless) or USB (wired)
  • Complete with motion-sensing controls, with added vibration capacity
  • In Black

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CECHZC2H 22 July 2011
By Name
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
After having bought this product from the cheapest seller (not at all smart here) I found that when unattached to a USB charging cable (which is not included with this product), there was significant lag and in some cases no response at all from when I used the buttons and sticks on the controller. From the information I have gathered online, it seems as though if the controller you receive has the Model No. of CECHZC2H, then the controller will have been from Hong Kong and will be significantly more likely to be faulty. I do not recommend the product with that Model No. Other No.s such as CECHZC2E (this being the number of the controller which came with my console) function perfectly and you should always opt for these. So, whichever seller you select to purchase this item from, and I don't recommend that you do, be sure to check the Model No. of the product once having received the item.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 8 April 2008
By Matt GB
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I wasn't sure whether or not to bother paying out for one of these imported Dualshock 3 controllers but I am so glad that I eventually did.

GT 5 Prologue swayed me as there just wasn't any form of feedback from the original six axis controller which in my opinion really hurt the game. However with one of these the game is vastly improved the rumble is very subtlety used more so than with the older Dualshock 2s on the PS2.

You can feel the gear changes, rumble strips, collisions and even the weight of the car shifting. This alone has made it a worthwhile purchase for me. Also many other games are supported and the list is growing quickly.

Even Resistance Fall of Man is much improved with the rumble feature though you have to get the rumble update via the latest multiplayer patch as it does not auto update for the rumble features.

Seeing as there will be a considerable wait until they officially launch in the UK my advice splash out and treat yourselves you won't regret it. Happy gaming.
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103 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an Improvement! 5 Aug 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I gave myself the choice to buy a Dualshock 3 or a game, and to be honest i was torn between it, i mean c'mon £40 for a control pad that just has the rumble feature added to it!

But i made the choice to get a Dualshock 3 and i admit i was slightly dissapointed with it at first, until i tried playing a game with the Sixaxis again, that is.

There is such a huge difference with entertainment in games with the Dualshock 3, i adore the controller now! and to be honest im not sure i could play with the Sixaxis again!

There a plenty of noticable differences:

It has rumble (obviously)

It is heavier, but not dramitically heavier, it makes the control feel much better and as others say not as cheap.

It has different plastic case, the Sixaxis is all shiny and slippery while the Dualshock 3 has a less shiny case and is much more firm to hold, its a small difference but it makes the control pad a hell of alot better!

The analog sticks are much easier to press in, a little push and it will go in.

The L2 and R2 buttons are slightly more inwards then the Sixaxis and they feel harder to push in, which feels much better in my opinion.

What can i say about the Dualshock 3? Well i can not play on my PS3 without it now, if you have a choice between a game and a Dualshock 3, absolutely go for the Dualshock, its a small difference but makes the PS3 just that much better to play on!

Buy one! or two, or three, its up to you!
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other improvements over the Sixaxis 10 July 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Here are some other improvements I have noticed over the old Sixaxis pad :

- The plastic case is not so shiny, and feels less slippery if greasy.

- The plastic case is stronger and doesn't creak.

- The L2 and R2 triggers seem slightly easier to press in and the plastic is more grippy, so your fingers don't slip off so much.

- Clicking the analog sticks in feels slightly easier.

Obviously it also rumbles, and don't worry about the extra weight, it's not much different to a Dual Shock 2.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much needed 7 April 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Just received my dualshock 3, connected it up with condemned 2 and it works a dream. It's slightly heavier than the sixaxis standard controller, but it makes games have more of a controlled feel and better understanding to when you are getting hit or fired upon. I could not wait for the uk release, so therefore i ordered it from asia through an amazon british based company, and why sony did'nt sort out the legal side out to get this dualshock to be released when the ps3 came out is beyond me.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot better than you'd think 16 May 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's all very odd.

When the SIXAXIS spec was first published, there was a little fuss from gamers about the lack of vibration support. At the time, I was fairly ambivalent about this deprecation, and so after finally getting my ps3 began gaming without issue.

- But something was missing -

I couldn't place it exactly, but there was certainly a lack of immersion when racing cars or shooting mexican militia. The SIXAXIS has a good (albeit 'cheap' feeling) design, and yet I yearned to use my 360 controllers with my ps3.

Yesterday I played through the RaceDriver:GRID demo with the DUALSHOCK3, and whilst I didn't immediatley notice any difference, the fact that I felt finally like I was actually sat in that car made it all so very clear.

The range of vibrations generated by the controller in your hands adds a significant amount of extra sensory information.

The difference is like having slowly lost your sense of smell, then suddenly got it back again overnight. Your dominant senses haven't changed, but somehow you 'know' more than you did before.

Every hill bump, every fender-bender, each clipped barrier is an event that is transmitted to your subconscious and relates to the occurrence on-screen. "Ooh" you might say, "I bounced of that curb quite hard, I hope I didn't mess up the tracking".

This is what you are paying for, and now that I have it I can never look back.

The only negatives of the DUALSHOCK3 design are also true of the SIXAXIS:
I think the handles are too small and lack the right shape for my hands. I also think the L2 and R2 buttons need to be recessed and made more trigger like.
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