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DualShock 3 Price and Release Date Announced

  During today's retailer conference held by Sony, called Destination PlayStation, Sony also announced the release date of the PlayStation 3's newest controller, the DualShock 3. The pad has been available in Japan for some months now, but it'll finally arrive to the US on April 15th. Expect your DualShock 3 to be fully functional (that means it'll rumble) with over 100 PlayStation 3 games. So if you've been dying to get some rumble feedback out of your favorite PS3 games, you'll have it now.

   If you can't wait and want your controller now, feel free to run to eBay or Play-Asia.com and score yourself an import model, which will play flawlessly on your American/NTSC or European/PAL system. It is still a two and a half month wait, so if you don't mind spending an extra $5 to get your controller early (they can be had on eBay for $65 shipped), I'd say go for it. That said, Sony has announced that the DualShock 3 will retail for a punchy $54.99 - factor in taxes and you're spending close to $60.

   It may be pricey, but it is a really nice and sturdy controller; it's weight certainly helps it feel better than the SixAxis. No word on whether or not Sony will also bring us the Ivory White DualShock 3 (pictured above) that Japan currently has, as well.

2/26/2008 Arnold Katayev

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Warukyure [Power User]
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @ 6:50:07 PM
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I want to get one of these as soon as possible, but I wonder what they are gonna drop the prices of the original SIXAXIS's to...?

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 @ 6:54:48 PM
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34.99 or 39.99.

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The Cheat
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 1:01:41 AM
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I WANT!!!
but seriously I can't wait for it to come here.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 1:58:05 AM
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The rumble would be nice but it's way too pricey for me. I'd rather buy a game instead.

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kj313
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 5:40:09 AM
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Ha ha [edited]! I have it already! I like to have it vibrate on the most sensitive parts of my body.

No but seriously its well worth the extra bucks to get it early.

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K Phantom
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 3:11:37 PM
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keep it clean kj313!!!

if its about bragging, well i have a PS4, ha in your face

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 3:40:06 PM
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I already have a DS3 too and plan on using my $10 off of $50 PlayAsia coupon to get another one. But this is good news indeed.

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smotpoker420
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 3:48:34 PM
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its only a few extra bucks why not get one off ebay their worth it.. IT RUMBLES!!!

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