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Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3

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Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3
 
4.6

(based on 145 reviews)

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    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Good controller

It has all the right buttons distributed so we can play smoothly with both hands .
The left side has four arrows to move up or down , left or right , but...Read complete review

It has all the right buttons distributed so we can play smoothly with both hands .
The left side has four arrows to move up or down , left or right , but also as a gearshift that makes us the same function and is simpler. In the center is a button with the logo dela P Play makes us various functions including turn it on. After two triangles that are the select and start .
On the right we have another kind of shift and then four buttons. Each has a drawn symbol : square, triangle. Circle and a cross. On the menu of each game will say that it serves . Not always serve the same but usually the X used to accept and to cancel the round .
In the command you specify the left and right with his initial in English. That's because in the back there are two buttons labeled 1 and two . Then it also depends on each game you give the L1 or R2 for example. IN the pro ( football ) are used to run more, to make jellies , change players .... Although we and used in all games.
Another thing to note is that this knob vibrates , for example in the Little big planet if you fall over a charcoal fire , you have a chance to escape before getting killed , then vibrates command.
And what I like is that it runs on batteries and does not carry cables. It has a battery and carba via USB that can connect to the console or other device . We can also play while we are loading.
The battery level is what you can see on the screen or in the controller itself . On the back there are four lights numbered 1 to 4 . Although he is about to die on the screen tells you to put it to charge.
It is definitely an expensive worst command is fine to play, it is ergonomic and offers many features. Although according to that game too , for example in the Poro go crazy with the pass, mowed ( given me very good) shot ...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The DualShock 3 controller is decent

The DualShock 3 controller is a decent controller, but I feel that the Xbox 360 controller is better. There are a few problems with the DualShock 3. The first is its light, and...Read complete review

The DualShock 3 controller is a decent controller, but I feel that the Xbox 360 controller is better. There are a few problems with the DualShock 3. The first is its light, and shoddy build. While the 360 controller rests in your hands, this one just feels too small and uncomfortable. This one also seems to slip out of your hands easier, where the 360 controller's surface amkes it more comfortable to hold.

Probably the worst part of the DS3 are its analog sticks and triggers. The juxtaposed analog sticks are very awkward and they just don't feel right when playing most games, especially first person shooters. The 360's controller's analog stick placement is much more convenient and makes for a better gaming experience. The DS3's triggers are also sort of stubby. They don't depress as far in as the 360 controller's, and their shape makes your fingers more prone to slipping off of them.

Now it might sound like I'm trashing the PS3 controller, but I just think it's time for Sony to make more of a change. The design of the controller has stayed more or less the same for over a decade now. The DS3 does have some motion control functionality, but this is never put to much use in games, and I really don't think its even needed. Fortunately the DS3 has rumble, unlike its predecessor, the Sixaxis. The rumble is also dispersed throughout the controller. It will only rumble on one side if you get hit from that side in a game. That is a nice touch.

Another good thing about the controller is its classic D-pad. This one works perfectly, unlike the 360's D-pad, which is horrendous. The pressure sensitive face buttons are also nice.

Overall, the DS3 is a decent controller, but it could take some tips from the Xbox 360 controller, which is definitely ahead when it comes to design, analog stick placement, and triggers.

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4.0

Best Gaming System

By 

from oman 325

About Me Gaming Novice

Pros

  • Challenging
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Audio
  • Graphics
  • Multiplayer

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multiple Players
    • Teenagers
    • Young Children

    Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

    Best device for the Games after the Playstation 4 and is cheap in terms of price and prices Games and GPU which is somewhat acceptable g There also has an advantage not found in the Playstation 4 is that you can play online without being involved in the Plus

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Affiliation:
    • I am an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand
     
    5.0

    gooooooooooooood

    By 

    from morocco

    About Me Hardcore Gamer

    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Easy to learn
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Audio
    • Graphics
    • Kid Appropriate
    • Multiplayer

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      goooooood

       
      5.0

      yes

      By 

      from VA USA

      About Me Hardcore Gamer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Excellent Gameplay
      • Fun For All Ages
      • Great Graphics
      • Lots of Game Choices

      Cons

      • Nothing New

      Best Uses

      • Kids
      • Multiple Players
      • Online Playing
      • Serious Gamers
      • Sports Games
      • Teenagers

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      its nicee

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      4.0

      Pretty good

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      This controller is pretty nice. It feels comfortable in the hand and works very well. My favorite thing about it is that it's usually very responsive and has great features like sixaxis which is when you can use the gyroscopic feature within the controller. Basically you can shift the controller left and right and that can be used as a secondary way to control the character or vehicle for some games.

       
      5.0

      Awesome product, great build quality!

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      I like that I only have to charge my controller about once a month. It always works when I need it to. I love how far away from my console I can be while using it. It has very quick response time and is very durable. I would recommend that people stick with the OEM controller, most of the after market ones I have used don't even compare to this.

       
      5.0

      Great Controller

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      This is quite an accomplishment on Sony in my opinion. The battery life is remarkable, one charge can last several days. The antenna, or connectivity from the controller to the console is great. I've even played a game from another room, just to see how it would function. I give it a 10 for ease of use, with the accessible buttons. Since it is similar to the past controllers of the PS2 system, those who have played with those will have no trouble adapting.

       
      5.0

      A wonderful controller for a wonderful system

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      This Dualshock 3, much like PS2's Dualshock 2, is a strong, well-built and comfortable controller.

      One-touch power on, for both the system and controller, is a very welcome touch. The wireless charge lasts more than long enough for an average session and charges quickly and easily. The charging cable, however, is very short, so it is difficult to charge the controller while still using it except by sitting very near the system.

      The controller is very durable and can take a great deal of punishment and still function properly. My controller, purchased more than 3 years ago, work perfectly. However, some controllers after prolonged use have a problem in which the analog sticks become 'unlocked' and, while they are still functional, the joystick of the controller twists while in use. This can sometimes be a minor annoyance during play but, again, the controller still functions.

      All in all, a very sturdy and reliable controller with only a few small issues. Highly recommended.

       
      4.0

      It's really good in my opinion.

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      The PS3 controllers are not my favorite, but they are very good still. They are small, so they are easy to handle, but the button system isn't the easiest to use. I prefer other controllers, but others may find these controllers better. They respond quicker than most controllers, which is really nice.

       
      5.0

      The Only Controller Worth What It Cost

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      This is truly the most comfortable, easy to use controller for the ps3. I have tried generics to save a buck, and have always gone back to this one. It is also one of the most durable controllers I've used for any platform. My younger baby sisters can't even break this one. I believe most anyone would be happy with the performance even if it is a little on the expensive side. I know I am happy with it!

       
      4.0

      Good controller

      By 

      from USA

      Comments about Sony PS3 DualShock3 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 3:

      It has all the right buttons distributed so we can play smoothly with both hands .
      The left side has four arrows to move up or down , left or right , but also as a gearshift that makes us the same function and is simpler. In the center is a button with the logo dela P Play makes us various functions including turn it on. After two triangles that are the select and start .
      On the right we have another kind of shift and then four buttons. Each has a drawn symbol : square, triangle. Circle and a cross. On the menu of each game will say that it serves . Not always serve the same but usually the X used to accept and to cancel the round .
      In the command you specify the left and right with his initial in English. That's because in the back there are two buttons labeled 1 and two . Then it also depends on each game you give the L1 or R2 for example. IN the pro ( football ) are used to run more, to make jellies , change players .... Although we and used in all games.
      Another thing to note is that this knob vibrates , for example in the Little big planet if you fall over a charcoal fire , you have a chance to escape before getting killed , then vibrates command.
      And what I like is that it runs on batteries and does not carry cables. It has a battery and carba via USB that can connect to the console or other device . We can also play while we are loading.
      The battery level is what you can see on the screen or in the controller itself . On the back there are four lights numbered 1 to 4 . Although he is about to die on the screen tells you to put it to charge.
      It is definitely an expensive worst command is fine to play, it is ergonomic and offers many features. Although according to that game too , for example in the Poro go crazy with the pass, mowed ( given me very good) shot ...

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