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3.0 out of 5 stars One Big Flaw, 4 May 2008
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This review is from: Xbox 360 Wireless Gamepad White (Accessory)
Attractive, comfortable, nice weight and welcome inclusion of rumble all make this a great controller. Unfortunately, I can only give it three stars due to - and bare with me, fanboys, till you see my reasoning - the PS3 controller.

I won't compare the layouts of the controllers because that comes down to personal preference. Some are more comfortable with Microsoft's layout and some with Sony's - that's up to you - and Sony's is only lighter due to the lack of dualshock.

The Sixaxis functionality of the PS3 controller is also yet to be properly implemented - there are some good attempts and some abject failures - but it does add an extra element to games and can be fun. And the one advantage the 360 controller currently has over the PS3 - namely the rumble - is about to be cancelled out by the DualShock Sixaxis, which is on its way.

However, my main issue with the 360's wireless controller is the fact that it takes two AA batteries. The Sixaxis has an internal battery that is charged (relatively quickly, even when in use) directly from the system via a standard USB cable as you play. In this day-and-age of advanced gaming technology, I'd have expected the same to be standard with the 360, but it in fact costs an extra £12.99.

Of course, if you've got a 360, then this is the controller for you, it's just a shame to have to fork out extra money for something that should have been standard.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2009, 13:13:23 GMT
It costs an extra £12.99 because the PS3 controller lacks Dualshock (like you said) because sony say it's a thing of the past. So basically they've stripped the controller of one of its main features to make it feel lighter and cheaper then a piece of paper. When I picked it up to play PoP in Currys I thought i was going to break the controller if i perssed anything to hard. If i had a choice which controller i had to choose. It would be the Xbox 360 one all the time. If I had a PS3 I would use the PS2's dualshock one. Beacause they don't feel cheap. And on your personal preference note. I would pay £12.99 more a controller i don't prefer as for Comfort i like the Playstation ones. So i'd buy PS2's Dualshock (corded obviously =P)

Posted on 4 Jan 2009, 13:28:34 GMT
one more thing. How can you possible moan over £12.99. The price you pay difference in games (PS3 more expensice) and Console (PS3 over £150 more) how can you say that. Thats like saying go and watch Man Utd cause there tickets are cheaper than Arsenal's (I'm a United fan just so you all know, and i only used this as an analogy as there both top teams with vast ticket price differences). Utd are a better team with cheaper tickets. The xbox 360 is a cheaper HD console with better controllers (and Games)

Posted on 10 Oct 2009, 19:08:03 BST
J. Windebank says:
On the 360 controller when the battery dies and no longer charges, ok u have to spend 12.99 on a new battery, but when the ps3 controller dies u have to fork out on a whole new controller because the battery is internal and cant be changed, im not sure how much they are as i have a 360 but im sure they cost much more than 12.99.
plus the fact the ps3 cost a whole £150 more than the 360 its a no brainer that the 360 is a much better machine alltogether.

Posted on 7 Nov 2009, 19:18:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2009, 19:21:38 GMT
K. C. Patel says:
bro u on crack the people buying this product have an xbox, therefore wanting an xbox controller retard. so plzz dont go on about a ps3 controller. this is an xbox 360 product review where do u see anything to do with ps3.
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