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Submitted by NJShadow 1963d ago | article

Do You Have a Counterfeit PS3 Controller?"

"In case you haven’t heard, the latest PlayStation 3 update has had certain…effects on unlicensed controllers. But even if you’re a loyal Sony fan and supporter, you may have unknowingly been sold one of these devices. How do you know? Here are some things that you can look for." (PS3, Sony)

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doctorstrange  +   1963d ago
*Runs to check controller*

Thank god they look legit
Yi-Long  +   1963d ago
I'm not 100% sure...
... I bought 2 white controllers in Hong Kong for about 280-300HK dollar a piece, which certainly looked original...
Ron Jeremy  +   1963d ago
NO..i go to the store not the back of a lorry
blitz0623  +   1963d ago
My 3 controllers are 100% legit
iPad  +   1963d ago
My dualshock 3 vibrates more on the right side than on the left side. I keep thinking is faulty "/

What about yours? i really need to know.
jerethdagryphon  +   1963d ago
thats cause the rumble on the right is a larger motor
Crazyglues  +   1963d ago
Ok this is getting scray Now... ???
I ordered a new Raven PS3 controller, and you know what, I don't remember seeing that PS3 logo anywhere on the page...

I'm beginning to think that new Raven PS3 controller is not a licensed product...

I actually called them to ask them about the USB new update blocking controllers and they were clueless as to issue.. They also said they didn't have a release date for the product.. wtf..

I have been getting delay notice after delay notice from saying it will now ship in October 1, Really, how the hell is it going to ship when the dam company that makes it doesn't know when it's coming out..

This is turning into some serious bullsh%& for real.. And they have no idea if there controller is affected by this..

I'm going to call again Monday and see if I can get to the bottom of this?

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Ocelot525  +   1963d ago
"When you turn on a counterfeit the controller, the flashing red lights on the outside will actually shine THROUGH the casing of the device, something that would never happen on an official product."

it also shines trough the original SIXAXIS, but not on the DS3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK PlayStation LifeStyle!!!!!!!
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redsquad  +   1963d ago
I'm still using the original controller that came with my launch fatty, so I think it's safe to assume it's legit!
Darkfocus  +   1963d ago
you only have one controller?
redsquad  +   1962d ago
Er... with that PS3, yes. Another with my Slim upstairs, two Move wands and a Navigator.
Ocelot525  +   1963d ago
well i had two sixaxis controllers from 2007, but their sticks became squeaky, so I bought a DS3
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Neckbear  +   1963d ago
I have an Arcade Stick I put together myself...

Good thing it still works, but other fellows I know were not so lucky.
FITgamer  +   1963d ago
Lights showing through shell..
The red model of the DS3 the lights do show through the controller shell, so that statement is not completely true.
khellendros1  +   1963d ago
I have a rapid fire controller that I bought from Best Buy. It's shaped like a 360 controller. Does anyone have this controller and knows if it works? My PS3 is out for repair so I can't check.

Edit: Just found out it's made by Rocketfish
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Eiffel  +   1963d ago
It should work, this may just pertain to controllers that appear to look like legit DS3 and not third party controllers. I have a DREAMgear Shadow 6 Wireless controller and tested it out, works fine.
NJShadow  +   1963d ago
I noticed that most of Sony's peripherals don't even have the "official licensed" seal on it. I take it that's just common sense, but then I looked at nearly all of the controllers and peripherals at my local Toys R Us, and 80% of them didn't have that seal. Hmmmm, crazy confused now! Unless they're only protecting against counterfeit controllers. Gonna have to get to the bottom of this!
Capdastaro  +   1963d ago
My 360 to PS3 converter doesn't work anymore... I spent £2 on that sucker too!

Came in handy when I needed a spare controller
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Baka-akaB  +   1963d ago
A so far updated list of which USB devices work and which do not.


All Official Products (DualShock 3s, Eye, etc)

Generic USB mice and keyboards (Logitech and HP confirmed).

Generic external storage mediums (flash drives, external harddrives; Eagle Tech, Seagate )

Logitech USB Headsets/Desktop Microphones

All "professional" gaming headsets (Turtle Beach, Tritton, Astro, etc)

Hori Brand Sticks (Flight and Fight, pun unintential)

PIII Converter: Model 538 Dualshock 2 Adapter

Nyko Media Hub

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel/Driving Force GT

Buzz Quiz TV Buzzers

DJ Hero Turn Table

RedOctane USB Dual Shock adapter

Mayflash Super Joy Box Pro and Super Dual Box Pro USB Dual Shock adapter

Retrolink USB Saturn Controller and other Sega Saturn USB Controller clones

MadCatz 2009+ Wireless/Wired Controllers

MadCatz Super Street Figher IV Wireless FightPad Second Generation

MadCatz Street Fighter IV Standard Edition Fight Stick

MadCatz Super Street Fighter IV Chun-Li Tournament Edition "S" FightStick

Bannco FRAGnStein Wireless Mouse Controller (functional after a firmware update available on bannco website)

Pelican PS2 to PS3 usb controller adaptor

Logitech Chillstream controller

Guitar Hero III Les Paul Guitar with USB dongle

Toodles' Cthulhu PCBs (Includes MC-Cthulhu)

Inpin PS2->PS3 Converter

Paewang Revolution/Datel Arcade Pro

Splitfish FragFX V2

Power a Pro Elite Wireless Controller

Logitech Band Instruments

Logitech Harmony 700 Remote via Logitech Harmony Adapter for PS3

GameStop PS3 USB Gamepad

Saitek PS2700 Rumble Pad

XCM Cross Battle Adapter Plus


MadCatz 2008 Wireless/Wired PS3 GamePad/MicroCon

MadCatz Super Street Figher IV Wireless FightPad First Generation

Splitfish FragFX V1

Venom PS2 to PS3 Adapter

Subsonic Arcade Sticks

Psyclone wireless controllers

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Nicky7  +   1963d ago
I have a counterfeit Wiomote, went to play Mario Galaxy with it and realised it was a dildo.

Sending it back to Nintendo
writersblock  +   1963d ago
Mine says Polystation 3 by Soni

Is this normal?
Neckbear  +   1963d ago
Totally normal.
pacosanchez88  +   1963d ago
lol, that made me laugh. good one
lcrkz0023  +   1963d ago
+1 for creativity!
Darkfocus  +   1963d ago
that's actually a real knockoff of the ps3. he didn't come up with it
lcrkz0023  +   1963d ago
I had no clue. Im indian given on my +1 and talking it back and giving it to you. Lol. Thxs for the info!
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4cough  +   1963d ago
FFS.Sony punishing their customers once again, They punish their uses with the removal of Linux and now they punish loyal customers that have unwittingly bought a fake DS3.

Go after the pirates Sony, Not the victims, i.e your customers. Jesus H christ Sony your fans even masterbate over their PS3s.
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MaximusPrime  +   1963d ago
Sony wins, hackers fail.

put blame on hackers not Sony.

customers who update the firmware has "agreed" sony's term. So Sony hasnt actually punish their customers. its customer who chose to ignore and skip the terms.
writersblock  +   1963d ago
Masturbate over my PS3?
Thats absurd
I masturbate over midget porn

ChronoJoe  +   1963d ago
lol bullshit are these things going to explode.
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jerethdagryphon  +   1963d ago
there refering to load on cheap li ion batteries which can swell and pop
The_Kills  +   1963d ago
Are you people that thick, or is everyones sarcasm that great?

the update was to prevent the jail break of other hardware based modifications..on top of what 3.41 already did software wise. Lol@the morons that believe "your controller can explode". Its truly astounding how many people lack brainstems for simple logic.
lcrkz0023  +   1963d ago
Damn! Ive been bamboozled....shockingly those counterfeit ones have glowing green X's in the middle of'em.
jay2  +   1963d ago
My MOVE, 2 6axes and 2 DS3 controllers are lagit. I do have a Logictech wheel though, not tried it yet actually haven't gotten on to F1 2010 so far.
Cloudx77  +   1963d ago
"Their reasoning is that these devices are improperly manufactured and actually pose a threat to your own safety."

Fear the counterfeits. They want your life.
kwyjibo  +   1963d ago
So now "unlicensed" equates to "counterfeit"
Absolute bullshit, total dick move. Anyone who thinks that unlicensed means the same thing as counterfeit has been drinking too much of the Sony idiot koolaid.

This is the same as when Microsoft blocked unlicensed storage drives from the 360.

A negative for consumer choice, a positive for their bottom line.
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