Product Type: Sony game controllers
Newest Review: ... the SIXAXIS does not. By removing a rumble effect in this controller, the device is cheaper and lighter than its counterpart. Some people... more
A gimmick till the end
Member Name: ClimbTheLadder
Advantages: came free with the PS3
Disadvantages: doesnt come free thereafter
I actually managed to get 2 Sixaxis controllers when I ordered my PS3 and like most of you will have read below I was very very happy for the first 8-12 months.
After what I believe to not be unreasonable amounts of usage 4-12 hours a week over 8 months the sixaxis element of the controller has packed in. In fact on one of my controllers the analogue stick fell off!!
The other issue is that they are not cheap! £20 for a controller is expensive, and lets face it, the wireless element has a lot to do with this. Don't get me wrong I do like it but I happened to have left my charger wire (which is incredily short by the way!) at a friends house and have since not been able to use the PS3 at all!
I agree with the majority of the sentiments on this site that it is a nice gadget to start with but in the long run I think a move away from the gimmick that is Six-Axis is always going to happen. I see that Sony have brought our a playstation 2 controller without a wire for twice the price, decide for yourself.
Summary: use it till its gone then get another make
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