Product Type: Sony game controllers
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Sony Dualshock 3
Member Name: Hurdenish
Sony Dualshock 3
Advantages: Super high quality, faultless performance
Disadvantages: No flaws at all, price maybe
When I got my chunky 60GB PS3 way back when, the pads didn't have the vibration function. I remembered the PS2 controllers fondly and thought I'd upgrade.
For £35 it had to be good and thankfully no disappointment there. The Rumble function is far superior to its PS2 cousin, giving subtle feedback or really shaking your hands it really helps to provide an immersive experience in game.
The Controller has an internal battery and charges via a mini USB port, the battery lasts for days and you'll find yourself surprised every time it runs low. When this does happen your PS3 will warn you with enough time to swap controllers or save your game with enough time to charge. Or just plug into any USB power source and play while you charge.
The Dualshock features 12 control buttons. The shoulder and action buttons are all analogue (pressure sensitive) and feel reassuringly well built. All of my controllers feel and play exactly as they did when they were brand new.
On the top face of the controller is a row of red LED indicators, showing you the controller order for the console if playing with friends. Very handy after a break in play.
If you've been looking at the plethora of replacement third party controllers available my advise is this. Spend a little more, get a genuine item, the quality and finish are second to none and mine have been flawless, despite sometimes being treated very badly.
Summary: If you need a PS3 controller, don't accept less than genuine
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