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DualShock 3 Dated For US

From Kotaku:

"We have more word from retailer conference Destination PlayStation: the DualShock 3-you know, that DualShock we've been waiting for since the PS3's launch-has gotten a US release date.

Set to launch April 15th for $54.99, it's slated to coincide with the release of GT5 Prologue. Oh yes, feel those engines roar through your controller and make your SIXAXIS-wielding friends envious...like they're just playing a video game or something."

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decapitator3493d ago (Edited 3493d ago )

Yesss Finally. Thank you Sony. Now take my money please. I want this to fully enjoy my PS3 gaming experience.

jwatt3493d ago

I really think sony is doing what I thought they would do. Release Home and in-game xmb and the DS3 controller around the time GT prologue comes out. GT comes out april 17th Then about a week later GTA4 comes out, with those 4 things mentioned will create alot of momentum and should push ps3 harware sales.

If somebody is on the fence if they should by a 360 or a ps3 for gta they would probably go with the ps3. You can get Gt prologue, GtA4, and Home around the same time. Not to mention MGS4 will be right around the corner.

MikeGdaGod3492d ago (Edited 3492d ago )

yeah, now all they have to do is patch all the games. i stopped playing some games, like GRAW2, just because i want to finished them with rumble.

all of sony's 1st party games and newer 3rd party games have already been patched. but some big games are missing it like CoD4. they need to get on the devs, because people will be pissed if they go out and buy muliple DS3s and can't use them for their favorite games.

Real Gambler3492d ago

Most people are on a limited budget. Getting new controllers, and great games all at once, is rather expensive for most people. Sure, they have to come out one day, but with 2 great games? And nearly just before summer time?

I'm sure they would have sold well before Christmas, even with all the awesome games that came out then. Nice little gifts. But now?

Sure enough though, if they come out with a PS3 package, with DS3 and one of those two games, that may get some new players on the PS3 side...

okcomputer3492d ago

Most games already have rumble. I've had an imported ds3 since they first released in japan and every one of my ps3 games has had rumble for a while.

MikeGdaGod3492d ago (Edited 3492d ago )

i've had my DS3 since December and like i said, most 1st party games and newer 3rd party games have rumble. but alot of games still don't and some of those are big games.

games i have that haven't been patched: CoD 4, Madden 08, NBA 2K8, Fight Night 3, GRAW 2, and Tekken DR. (i'm not sure about NG:Sigma, still in the plastic)

they've started but some of these really need it already, like CoD4. i know it sounds silly but i won't even play it anymore until they patch it. now that i have rumble i other games, not having it again just doesn't feel right.

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Da360sucks3493d ago

i had mines for 2 months now

DJ3493d ago

Which reminds me, I saw a few Dual Shock 3's at Frank & Son's this weekend. $70 each.

jkoz3493d ago

Got mine for $59 say... in December? 0 regrets! Love my DS3!

okcomputer3492d ago

Yea, same here, I picked mine up for $65 when people were out complaining about the import price. I'd say the extra 10 bucks was worth having it 3 months early.

rogimusprime3492d ago

that is a lot of money for a controller...almost as much as a game. They still charge $30 for dual shock 2's in some places. This is getting ridiculous.

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Iron Man 23493d ago (Edited 3493d ago )

w00t(second time)!

I can't wait to pick up two of these babies for my PS3 in less than two months!;)

RadientFlux3493d ago

meh.. unsure if I am going to pick one up or not.

While force-feedback is nice, for $55 dollars I would rather pick up a new game. Espically with my current PS3 controller still working fine.

decapitator3493d ago

Oh you will. It will be hard to know rumble exist and just a few minutes or hours from you and completely ignore it. Rumble for me, puts me right in the center of the action.

okcomputer3492d ago

It seems minor but it makes a difference. Uncharted, motostorm and dmc4 especially benefit from the rumble.

SIX3492d ago

I bought one a few couple months ago and although I feel it's not needed for all games. For games like Warhawk it actually provides a small advantage since you can feel the bullets hit you, therefore you can make a quicker reaction. It's also more solid feeling.

N4M3L3553493d ago

Now if we could only get the PSN cards. C'mon Sony, make it happen.