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June 30, 2008 // 4:20 pm - Just got this from Sony: "I'm pleased to announce Dualshock 3 will be released in the UK on July 4th for £39.99."

Press Release: DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller available for PLAYSTATION3 this summer

Feel the full power of your games as the eagerly awaited DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller arrives on PS3™

June 27, 2008: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that DUALSHOCK3 Wireless Controller will be available for PLAYSTATION3 (PS3™) in Europe on July 4, 2008. The eagerly awaited wireless controller with vibration function will put truly responsive gaming power into players' hands, shaking up gaming experiences when it arrives on PS3 this summer.

It's not what you see - it's what you feel that makes DUALSHOCK 3 the first choice for all gamers. More than 28 million DUALSHOCK controllers have been sold since the first DUALSHOCK release for PlayStation in 1998. Now DUALSHOCK 3 puts some serious power into existing and future PS3 titles, with its vibration function offering even more interactive play between gamers and the many games - past, present and future - which support the vibration functionality. DUALSHOCK 3 also retains the high-precision, high-response motion-sensitive aspects that have made SIXAXIS so popular.

David Reeves, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, commented, "We are delighted to confirm that DUALSHOCK 3 will be released in SCEE territories in early July. We hope this will add to the intense gaming experience for our fans, as we continue to evolve PS3, its software and its peripherals."

Almost all future PS3 releases will support DUALSHOCK 3, and the controller is already compatible with many existing PS3 titles (firmware upgrade 1.94 required). Face the heart-pounding fear of alien warfare in Resistance: Fall of Man™, hold tight as you tear through the streets of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue™, or feel the thrill of treasure hunting in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune™ - your favourite PS3 games like you've never experienced them before.

Making your gaming experience more immersive, more intuitive and more realistic, DUALSHOCK 3 is the only Bluetooth controller combining vibration function and SIXAXIS™ features, and the first choice for anyone wanting to get the most out of their PS3 gaming experience.

Confirmed: Euro DualShock 3 Controller for July 4 at 39.99 GBP

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#14 - Becky - July 10, 2008 // 2:57 am
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I have two controllers and change them when one is empty.

But the DS3 is very expensive.. so I think that I will buy only one for the first time

#13 - billybro1999 - July 9, 2008 // 9:09 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Azzie50 View Post
I'd never of thought the rumbling DS3 would out live the sixaxis in life span after a charge.. you sure? I'll be getting one on that basis alone, im sick of charging up my controller all the time. Saying that you can now buy duel packs of sixaxis for next to nothing now because of this release.

Really? I use My PS3 for almost 8 hours a day (I play at work) and I usually only have to charge it like 2 times a week, no joke, my sixaxis lasts forever, I haven't had the extra $$$ to blow on a DS3 yet, but I figured the motor's would definitely run the battery down faster.

#12 - mrmiller24 - July 8, 2008 // 1:52 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by SurfDrifter View Post
I mean that in case it stops working I don't think your local Sony will fix it for free. You will have to send it back to the original seller, which is usually an eBay shop from Hong-Kong!

It's just a little bit more hassle, that's it!

oh right.. I thought you meant that the whole PS3 would become void for some obscure reason, but thanks for clearing it up.

#11 - Adam777 - July 8, 2008 // 6:55 am
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Anybody know about new PS3 packs packed with DualShock 3? Would be awesome to see them coming. Also some new color packs would be awesome too (White and Silver) packed with DS3.

#10 - SurfDrifter - July 8, 2008 // 3:16 am
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Quote Originally Posted by mrmiller24 View Post
warrenty issue? explain further, like what and how?


I mean that in case it stops working I don't think your local Sony will fix it for free. You will have to send it back to the original seller, which is usually an eBay shop from Hong-Kong!

It's just a little bit more hassle, that's it!

#9 - mrmiller24 - July 6, 2008 // 4:49 pm
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to be honest, i haven't noticed any change in battery time, but thats because i got my DS3 pretty much as soon as i got my PS3 with its sixaxis so i never use the sixaxis, however i would get one because it does subtly change the game. I've found that if you have a laptop and your battery gets abit low, just have it on next to you using its usb to charge your controller, simple work around for the short lifespan.

#8 - Azzie50 - July 6, 2008 // 2:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by shodown19 View Post
It's definately worth the purchase. I've had nothing but good times with my DS3 and it has a longer battery life than the sixaxis.


I'd never of thought the rumbling DS3 would out live the sixaxis in life span after a charge.. you sure? I'll be getting one on that basis alone, im sick of charging up my controller all the time. Saying that you can now buy duel packs of sixaxis for next to nothing now because of this release.

#7 - shodown19 - July 5, 2008 // 1:59 pm
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It's definately worth the purchase. I've had nothing but good times with my DS3 and it has a longer battery life than the sixaxis.

#6 - elomaniak - July 4, 2008 // 4:38 pm
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i think i will wait for a third party one, like the sixaxis 3rd party controller.

40GP are 50€ so i could buy a game for this price!

#5 - mrmiller24 - July 4, 2008 // 7:05 am
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warrenty issue? explain further, like what and how?