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Dual Shock 3 Emerges In Black And Silver

Okay, here's what you already know: 1. the Dual Shock 2 controller for the PS2 eventually came in multiple colors, including black and silver. 2. The Dual Shock 3 for the PS3 shipped this past week and is now available in most stores. 3. Japan typically gets all the designer colors (and the US gets next to nothing in comparison); we haven't even seen that Ceramic White or Satin Silver PS3. Ah, but what you probably didn't know is that we have two color choices for our new DS3 right off the bat!

Sony failed to mention it, but as you can see by these pics, the Dual Shock 3 comes in both black and silver. As expected, they are a bit heavier, but the general look and feel of the controller is basically identical to the Sixaxis. The Sixaxis, by the way, is getting phased out in retail stores; once all stock is depleted, it will be gone forever and the DS3 will take its place. We just like the idea of finally having a bit of a choice when it comes to cosmetic appeal. Black is classic, of course, but silver has a nice little kick to it, don't you think?

We're also wondering if this is a prelude of things to come... It usually makes sense to have the controller match the console - in Japan, you can match white DS3s and white PS3s, for example - so could this mean a silver PS3 is on the way? We're just speculating, but it'd be great if we could have another choice of color for our console.

4/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 11:07:15 AM
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Wow! I think most people were just expecting the black DS3 only. Considering that SCEA isn't that big on colour and variety... It took them a lot longer to get most colours of DualShock2s when Japan had them from months.

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FlyPlaya
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 4:17:33 PM
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sliver ps3 sounds cool, but i think the red ps3 would look the tightest.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 7:00:40 PM
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i might get the silver one just so i can tell it apart from my sixaxis withiut picking it up.

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 8:15:46 PM
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does the DS3 have motion sensors

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Reccaman18
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 9:07:42 PM

Yes, bugzbunny109, it does. It has all the same functionality of the six-axis controller, plus the rumble.

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fatchad420
Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 3:44:02 AM
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What stops major companies from making a slew of colors for their products? I mean, why hasn't Sony made the PS3 available in all colors? It would certainly put a leg up on the competitors. It just doesn't make sense to me to offer one or two types of colors when it would be better to just offer every color. If it's a matter of money they they could tac on 20$ to the MSRP of colorful systems. They may think it would be confusing to ship 5 or so different colors to every store but they could just make it an online thing through gamestop or amazon or something.

I'm just rambling, but think about it.

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GamerKid123
Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 8:32:41 AM
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Well, there are decals out on the internet for you to properly customise your ps3 and controler, things like flames and spirals, a pixelated things etc. so yes, you were rambling on a bit.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 2:49:04 PM
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@fatchad: The one thing Sony has shown throughout the ps3's life time is that they aren't afraid of costs. The reason there is only a few colors is because realistically only a few colors are going to sell. Generally people don't want blue or pink ps3s. They want a box that isn't going to look out of place with all their other stuff. If you had a blue ps3 in your entertainment center right next to your black dvd player, silver satellite reciever, and black trimmed television its going to look really out of place.
Then there is the fact of manufacturing. Instead of having all available resources making black ps3s they'd have to dedicate large portions of there operation to what would be the much less popular blues, pinks, and reds. There are only three colors that will realistically sell well: white, black, and silver/gray.
Controllers are little bit of a different story and eventually sony will have every color imaginable of those dualshock 3s they just want to make sure they please the majority with black before concentrating on the minority with all those fancy colors.

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lilmidda
Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 5:30:10 PM
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church!

@shadow: preach brutha! does anyone know when the DS3 will be releasing in pal regions (australia, nz)?

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:36:30 AM
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i doubt sony will be releasing a new color for us(damn u lucky japanese!)

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:36:35 AM
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i doubt sony will be releasing a new color for us(damn u lucky japanese!)

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