Sony Official PS3 SIXAXIS Wireless Controller

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Sony Official PS3 SIXAXIS Wireless Controller

The SIXAXIS Wireless Controller for PLAYSTATION3 employs a high-precision, motion sensitive, six axis system, which detects natural hand movements for...

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published 14/02/2008 | KieH22
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Pro Long-lasting RECHARGEABLE Battery life, familiar user-interface and tilt-sensivity
Cons Lack of rumble feedback and build quality could be much better.
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"Six-axis is nice, but lacks rumble feedback!"

Sine buying the Playstation 3, I have had and own three six-axis controllers. The first of which came with the games console itself.

First impressions of the controller, were that it was both light, comfortable and stylish. The controller itself, is not as opaquely black as it appears in the many images provided on online shopping websites. It is, in fact, semi-translucent, which I myself, think is a nice effect, rather then the solid black colour of the previous Playstation 2's controller.

In terms of build quality, the six-axis isn't the most amazing product. The buttons located on the topside of the orginal controller that came with my Playstation 3 console, fell apart within days of using it. Not because of lack of care but because of the lack of care taken manufacturing the product. I then had to buy a replacement, which was and still is fine. Although a very fine scratch exists on the controller itself, this scratch being there before I removed the sealed packaging.

Having used the controller extensively, I can honestly say there are few flores in it's functionality, although the lack of rumble feedback is a problem which is fortunately being addressed, by Sony. As they have (in japan) and plan to release the 'Dualshock 3' controller, which incorporates the rumble feedback into the original six-axis controller.

The actual 'six-axis' functionality, is pretty good. It's relatively easy to get used to and does add an extra bit of interactivity to the gameplay. Other than the contollers tilt-sensitivity, the controller is pretty much exactly the same as the Playstation 2 controller, that many people are used to. The controller's 'L2' and 'R2' buttons are now shaped slightly differently, in the form of triggers. Although, this is only a slight change, which isn't that great, due to the convex curvature meaning your fingers can slip off relatively easily. An extra 'Home' button has also been added, as the centrepiece of the controller, similar to that found on Microsoft's Xbox 360 controller, which is a great feature to have, as it makes navigating between games and the main menu much more user-friendly and efficient.

Battery life is very good and due to the rechargable battery, that many other controllers for other consoles lack, costs in terms of batteries are very low.

All in all the Six-axis wireless controller provides the user with a familiar, yet intuitive user-interface and at the price it is currently being sold, it is well worth the price. Though, If you are one of the many people, hoping for rumble feedback, you're best to wait for Sony to release the 'Dualshock 3' controller, although this will, without a doubt, be more expensive.

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Product Information : Sony Official PS3 SIXAXIS Wireless Controller

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The SIXAXIS Wireless Controller for PLAYSTATION3 employs a high-precision, motion sensitive, six axis system, which detects natural hand movements for intuitive real-time interactive play. With the adoption of Bluetooth wireless technology, the SIXAXIS Wireless Controller allows up to 7 players to play at the same time, without attaching any other external devices. In addition, by simply inserting a USB cable into the Wireless Controller, users can seamlessly switch from wireless to wired connection and automatically charge its battery while the Wireless Controller is in use. When fully charged, the Wireless Controller's battery life lasts up to 30 hours before recharging is necessary.

Product Details

Type: Gamepads

Console Type: PS3

Region: PAL Version. The Format for UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand

Long Name: Sony Official PS3 SIXAXIS Wireless Controller

Manufacturer: Sony

Product Type: Gamepads

Product Description: Sony SIXAXIS - game pad - wireless, wired

Controls: 2 thumb sticks

Designed For: Sony PlayStation 3

Connectivity Technology: Wireless, wired

Features: Motion sensor

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Sony PlayStation 3

General

MPN: 9606581, 711719606581, SCPH-98040, 1000173, 651066

Features: Motion sensor

Controls: 2 thumb sticks

Connectivity Technology: Wireless, wired

Product Type: Game pad

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