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
Sixaxis ps3 controller is it worth it?
Member Name: Connor-
Disadvantages: Does break easier than other controllers, no vibrate ability, buttons/analogue sticks wear down fast
The Sixaxis is a Ps3 controller. Back at the release of the first ps3's they were the controllers you tended to get free with the console. For a start they are decent and really i would much rather pay around £15-£20 for one of those than £30-£50 for a dual shock 3 controller. The dual shock 3 controller is actually much heavier than the Sixaxis for whatever reason and has the "vibrate" ability. This is basically when the controller vibrates due to different things happening in a game, for example a grenade exploding. The analogue sticks on the Sixaxis in my opinion are actually easier to use. To me the dualshock controllers analogue sticks are harder to use as once you push them down a little bit they just slip and is hard to stop it in between for precise gaming. One real problem with the Sixaxis though and i have experienced this is that if you leave the controller for a long time this sort of grease starts to form on the controller. Now i have no idea what this is but its happened to two of my controllers and has also happened to one of my friends controllers. This grease isn't much of a problem though as you can simply just wipe it off. The buttons and analogue sticks on the Sixaxis do wear down faster than the dual shock. I found that within a few months my Sixaxis analogue stick was squeaking as i moved it and buttons I had used most frequently were needing a little extra effort to do anything. In my opinion, yes the Sixaxis is going to break faster than the dual shock but if your not some hardcore gamer which i myself am then i don't see why you shouldn't buy one of these instead of a dual shock controller. It will save you a lot of money and really even though i am a hardcore gamer I think I will stick to the Sixaxis controllers in future.
This review is also on Ciao under the username Connor131
Summary: The Sixaxis controller is a cheap controller and is great for non hardcore gamers!
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