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Sony PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller

by Sony Computer Ent Europe Software
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews)

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  • DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller
  • SIXAXIS Motion Technology
  • Vibration Function

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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Edition: Standard Edition
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B005UB1KOE
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 14.1 x 21.6 cm ; 209 g
  • Release Date: 6 Oct 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Safety

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

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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216 of 220 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy from Purchase Direct! 10 May 2014
Edition:Standard Edition
I recently received a Dualshock 3 as a birthday present, the controller I received turned out to be a counterfeit and was bought from Purchase Direct. The counterfeit is extremely convincing and I had to open the controller to confirm that it is definitely fake, make sure you look at the photos on the Amazon page of this product, there is one of the rear of the controller that identifies the fake controller. If yours is like that, then yours is fake!

Amazon have been great at dealing with it and are going to provide a full refund and, upon investigation, stop Purchase Direct from selling on Amazon
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Everything on the controlled looked as it should and at least to touch felt good but once you actually use the remote it just didnt function at all. The sticks were stiff and inconstant making play CoD rather difficult when you spend the majority of the time slowly panning to doing 360's.

The start, select and ps buttons felt functional but once pressed a whole load of nothing happens, unless of course you have tiny fingers and can dig that into the rubber into the remote to push the button. Similar things can be said about the main 4 keys though you didn't have dig so hard to get a response but rather smash your thumb into it.

All in all I would have rather received a controlled that didn't work. It would have saved me the trouble of smashing my thumb, rage quitting and jamming my pinky finger into the start button. If by any chance you master the art of killing while spinning, playing with stump of a finger and your once attached pinky now severed the remote has another trick up its sleeve. It will just switch off, which then means you have to sacrifice another pinky pushing the ps button. So yeah, I actually hate the remote I got in the post.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake... 27 Aug 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
A salutatory lesson for anyone, read the reviews. It was immediately obvious that this item was counterfeit. The packaging was convincing, as was the controller, before you actually held and used the thing. Do not buy this item, go to your local high street games shop and buy one over the counter...
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143 of 158 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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Edition: Standard Edition