Posted on October 18, 2007, William Will Sony's Dual Shock 3 Matter?
The Sony PS3 is still behind the curve when it comes to many aspects of the next generation console battle. Many gamers are highly interested in the Dual Shock 3 controllers, but will it really matter? My vote is “no”. At this point, what we need is better games and more affordable console prices if the PS3 wants to become a real contender. The new Dual Shock 3 retains most of the qualities of Sixasis, with only a few noticeable changes. When holding one of the new Dual Shock 3 controllers, I noticed it was considerably heavier than older models, which could be a good thing for some gamers. The analog sticks are slightly more sensitive, but not noticeable in my opinion. Fortunately the DS3 is backwards compatible with older games and patches will be available making it usable for PS1, PS2 and PS3 games. The controller will be hitting shelves early in 2008 and will probably sell well. Although it’s an interesting controller and a nice add to the peripheral options for the Sony PS3, it’s simply not the kind of changes I am really looking for. When more exclusive titles start rolling out and console prices drop, then I believe the PS3 will finally be a legitimate force in gaming.