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DualShock 3 UK Release Announced


DualShock 3 UK Release Announced

Despite being announced in September last year, and available to buy in Japan since November Sony's DualShock3 PlayStation 3 controller still isn't available in the UK (not even from Lik-Sang, since Sony killed them off. Come Wednesday, that will change, though, as DualShock3 gets its official European release.

Firmware 1.94 and onwards is the only prerequisite for using any game capable of providing force feedback. Titles such as Metal Gear Solid 4, Drakes Fortune and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue are all DualShock enabled, and if you believe the marketing hype using the new controller should add a whole new level of immersion to your gaming experience. SixAxis motion control is still featured, for those few games where it's of any use, which some might appreciate.

The DualShock3 should cost around £30 to £35 depending where you buy it, which is in line with the Xbox 360 controller and not too hefty a premium over the non-force feedback capable SixAxis. If you fancy shaking up your gaming a bit then you know what to do.


Sony press release.


June 30, 2008, 7:01 pm

Finally. This pathological hatred of the UK from Sony is so grating. What the hell does everyone have ag- oh damn, I forgot about that mischievous little empire we ran.

Kevin Penwarden

June 30, 2008, 11:05 pm

Great news, mind ! i have had a couple of these fellas since November last year - my brother grabbed me a couple whilst in Japan ;-) and have to say they are a nice piece of kit.

If nothing else, they also add a little weigtiness to the controller which I found comfortable.....


July 1, 2008, 5:15 pm

Rumble makes all the difference in the game, definitely feels more solid than the Sixaxis too. Highly recommended accessory, buy buy buy!

And shame on you Sony for treating Europeans so badly, are you still wondering why so many people chose the 360 over the PS3?

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