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Sony PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller

by Sony Computer Ent Europe Software
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

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  • DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller
  • SIXAXIS Motion Technology
  • Vibration Function
  • USB Cable for Charging
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B005UB1KOE
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 14.1 x 21.6 cm ; 209 g
  • Release Date: 6 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Only for domestic use
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Edition: Standard Edition

Product Description

Feel the power with DualShock

The Dualshock 3 wireless controller for the PlayStation 3 system provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive SIXAXISTM motion sensing technology. Each hit, crash and explosion is more realistic when the user feels the rumble right in the palm of their hand. It can even detect natural movements for real-time and high precision interactive play, acting as a natural extension of the user's body.

The DualShock 3 wireless controller utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless game play and the controller's USB cable (not included) to seamlessly and automatically charge the controller through the PlayStation 3 system at any time.

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177 of 181 people found the following review helpful
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
With all the talk about counterfeit PS3 controllers, I have been wondering if I would fall victim to the false selling of official controller.

I've been scouring the internet looking into why my "new" and "official" pad takes such a long time to sync with my ps3 and I thought oh maybe its to do with the first time connection via usb but sadly this isn't the case.

To anyone purchasing a PS3 controller, counterfeit pads look nearly identical and since Sony like to mess with pad model numbers across the globe its increasingly difficult to just base your investigation on that alone since some people may source abroad and sell here for a profit.

Major flaw with the fake controller is firstly it does not sync instantly with the PS3 (I use PS3 slim) I've got four pads inclusive of this counterfeit pad, ran a test on all four my old 3 pads all sync with one or two blinks pad 1 synced but with the final "new official black controller" it blinks once twice then it goes solid for a second or two which is very different behaviour from the other 3 pads.

Lastly from the box to the serial they differ with pad serial stating A1 and the box doesn't state A1 which I have odd and alignment issue with the printing of START on the pad the S is over the button where as the other 3 pads the T is aligned over the button. One last thing is the manual is printed on a A4 piece of paper folded by hand it seems as its all jagged which didn't match up to any of my sony manuals which are machine folded nice and neat.
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91 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's official 14 Nov 2011
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Unfortunately there is no other choice... spend the money.
After trying other cheaper controllers, I have realised that I was just wasting more time and money.
The official controller may cost more than it should do but at least you don't become frustrated with inferior quality equipment.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Check it's real when it arrives 30 Jan 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Just opened mine this evening and sadly found that it was a fake. Will be returning the pad tomorrow.

How can you spot it's fake? If you compare it with your genuine pads it should be easy to tell that it's a copy, even if it appears to function.

Some obvious signs include:
1. Lower quality printing of text (e.g. the "SONY" on the face of the controller, or the "DUAL AXIS" on the front/top)
2. Analogue sticks are stiff, and do not move smoothly
3. Roughness along the seam where the top and bottom halves of the controller shell join (It has the same look as something that's been pried open with a screwdriver)
4. Home button is set too deep and pushes in too far
5. The main buttons (Circle, Square..etc) are duller in colour and the plastic is matte, not shiny.
6. The sticker on the rear of the pad is completely different to a genuine device. Side by side the difference is glaring but if you don't have anything to compare it to, the fake label will be larger than the gap it's meant to sit in, it will be papery; not shiny and strongly adhered. When compared with a real pad, you can see differences in the barcode, the lettering and the layout of the label as well as the model number being wrong in the top right.
7. The pad will not function properly, or even at all (although this would warrant a return even if it was the real thing!)

Hope that helps anyone who has doubts about their controller. There are other signs too that I did not have such as a much blacker looking Home button or having "P3" or some other lettering on the home button instead of the PS3 logo. A quick web search will help if you're still not sure.

For the record, I think I had a very good copy. The packaging was almost perfect (the top edge was slightly wonkey), and to the untrained eye the controller looked like the genuine article. Very easy to spot the fakes when you know how though.
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130 of 145 people found the following review helpful
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Firstly, I'm not saying all sold on Amazon are fake. If you buy DIRECT FROM AMAZON chances are your item will be genuine, otherwise, I wouldn't trust any other seller.
I, like many others in the reviews on here have been hood-winked into buying an Official Sony product that turns out to be a cheap fake replica from Asia (I'm aware the genuine items are also made there).

When you receive your product, check the packaging- Sony now use a black cardboard angular box with a clear from window, or a blue cardboard box.

I think the US design may now be in what's sometimes called a 'blister pack' style, plastic formed over the pads shape, with card surrounding it.

Check the model number/serial number and the barcode to the Official controller you got with the system.
As far as I'm aware I've had numerous official pads that use either the serial number (CECHZC2U) which has a very smooth surface to the plastic, or the newest version I bought in the cardboard pack I photographed (CECHZC2E) which has a noticeable rougher 'matte' surface.

ALSO compare the printed silver 'SONY' stamped logo on the centre of the controller, and the Dualshock 3 blue logo on the top-right side of the controller, next to the USB connector.

Finally, some people have had problems with the fakes not charging, or only working when plugged in via USB.
If you think your product is fake, return it and REPORT the seller!!

People buy these fakes in bulk, to sell on at a profit, on sites such as Amazon and Especially eBay!!
The Official items come in various colours, I've seen the fakes sold in White (which mine was) Red, Blue, Pink, Yellow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Fell victim to fraudulent controllers
I would advise only purchasing these controllers from very well known and established retailers as there are too many fakes out there that look pretty legit. Read more
Published 1 day ago by bm586
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish
i bought this item in December it is now April and the item has stopped charging up DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM
Published 2 days ago by Tony
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Dpad direction buttons don't work. Looks and feels different to my other ps3 controllers. This controller is cheaper for a reason.
Published 4 days ago by wp
5.0 out of 5 stars cheap
works very well i'm totally happy much cheaper than Game store, very quality and very satisfied. this is excellent for ps3 gamer defiantly recommending it
Published 6 days ago by yasir pro
1.0 out of 5 stars Anolog stick turns to oneside , Bad :(
I ordered this and soon as I felt it , it din't feel like an original ps3 controller there was something dodgy about it and after 10 to 20minutes I knew the problem , 1) The anolog... Read more
Published 6 days ago by HAD_2_GAT_YA
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
A very durable controller and it is vrry light! This was deffinately wirth the money and ilbe buying two more soon
Published 8 days ago by newcomer52
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible!
Terrible purchase, absolute waste of 20. When I bought this remote it arrived in good condition on the outside, but had a technical fault which caused it not to work. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Cody mckirkle
1.0 out of 5 stars Basic faults with product. waste of money!!
Product unable to recharge. Got 5 days use out of it before battery went. Unable to recharge therefore product is useless. Waste of 32
Published 9 days ago by Christopher Allsop
1.0 out of 5 stars This is a fake controller.
Looks like these fake controllers are still being sold. Despite all the negative feedback. My controller wasn't only 100% fake. But it didn't even work. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Dominic1
5.0 out of 5 stars PS3 DualShock Controller
It is amazing and it is offical so go and buy this today and I gave it a 5 because it works they same as the one that I got with the PS3 and you cant tell the difference.
Published 11 days ago by surinder singh
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