Dual Shock 3 is the Same as Dual Shock 2

Sony has revealed today that the Dual Shock 3 is identical to the Dual Shock 2 in terms of rumble functionality. According to Sony's Kimberly Otzman, the rumble will be exactly the same in both controllers with no difference in technology. "The rumble feature on the Dual Shock 3 is the same as Dual Shock 2.", stated Otzman.

Otzman also revealed that the rumble won't have a great strain on the battery life of the controller. Sony has worked on the problem and expects the controller to last up to 15hrs with rumble enabled and 30hrs without rumble.

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Arkham3829d ago (Edited 3829d ago )

This contradicts the various hands-on reports about MGS4, as well as what Kai said recently about the new controller.

I suspect this is just another over-exaggeration of what one out-of-touch PR rep said. The rep might be clueless, and when asked about rumble just said "Oh, yeah! it's the same! Sure! Same Grrreat Rumble!" , totally unaware of the addition of the positional rumble that MGS4 players were reporting.

Who knows? I'll wait until we hear something from one of the other guys.

In the meantime, you'll hear it at GAF first, so just keep an eye on this thread:

DrPirate3829d ago

Developers (Criterion) and reviewers (1UP) have said differently.

This is simply a miscommunication on Sony's part, similar to how they still say the screens on the Fat PSP and the PSP slim are the same.

MikeGdaGod3829d ago

but i'm still gonna get one

razer3829d ago

Leave it some fanboy or fansite to say "OH NO, this is special next-gen rumble that only the cell and blu-ray can accomplish".. blahhh.. Just shake in my hands when I'm gaming and I could give a sh!t about the PR speak.

xplosneer3829d ago

Hope this isn't true. Besides little individual rumblers wound take up less power than a huge motor based one right?

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