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The DualShock 3 is the PlayStation 3 controller of the future


Force feedback vibration controllers are nearly within the grasp of North American PlayStation 3 gamers. Announced at last year’s Tokyo Games Show, the DualShock 3 released November 11 in Japan. Gamers elsewhere resorted to import solutions in order to experience the good vibrations not felt since the PlayStation 2 days.

The DualShock 3 will hit U.S. retail on April 15, near the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which supports rumble feedback. SCEA announced in February that the DualShock 3 will retail at $54.99, or $5 more than the current SIXAXIS controller.

Although Sony appears to have little problem maintaining multiple different SKUs for its consoles, it has no intention of keeping two controller models on the market. Speaking to MTV, a Sony representative said, “Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it’s completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe).â€

One interesting thing to take away from the Sony statement is that a new 40GB PS3 console package will be on its way perhaps as soon as summer. As the current 40GB model includes a SIXAXIS controller, Sony will have to at the very least revise its current bundle to incorporate the newer DualShock 3.

The DualShock 3 controller will be officially a part of new consoles this June, with the introduction of the Metal Gear Solid 4 package which will include the game, 80GB PlayStation 3 and controller.

4/3/08 Update: Gamers are reporting that that local retailers, such as GameStop and Best Buy, have begun receiving early shipments of DualShock 3 controllers and are permitted to sell immediately.
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Time to pick up a [hopefully] price reduced Sixaxis. Rumble never seemed that important to me. Oh well.
    
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Well... that lasted long Wouldn't surprise me if someone hacks the Wii controler to work on the PS3 if thats possible at all, they both use bluetooth.
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$55 for a controller...I remember when I could pick up a Nintendo64 controller for $20...has it really been that long? Anyway I've never even played a PS3 before, but you're telling me that its just now getting a rumble feature? I never use rumble...but I know a lot of people who consider it a pretty big feature.
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Time to pick up a [hopefully] price reduced Sixaxis. Rumble never seemed that important to me. Oh well.
You and me both.
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Just a note, the DualShock 3 does weigh a little more than the SIXAXIS which makes it feel more solid to me.
    
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Just stopped by GameStop, they will be on sale (locally) here on the 15th
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Damn that's expensive. Oh well. I'll hold off until a possible price drop if there is one in the forseeable future.
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at least it's not as bad as getting a second Wii controller, lol

a second Remote+nunchuck runs for ~$75

will the dual shock still have motion sensing? or are they just adding rumble
    
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I will have to consider getting one. I only have one controller, but NO GAMES!! No need, I guess. Rumble is not necessary to play Blu-Rays.
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