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Dual Shock 3: $11 Million Sales In April

There was a time when Sony and Immersion were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit over the rumble feature that so many gamers are familiar with, but that's in the past. It's all water under a bridge. And now, with everything settled and the new Dual Shock 3 safely on store shelves, Sony can once again reap the profits of their efforts.

According to GameDaily and the latest sales data from Sony Computer Entertainment America, April saw $10.9 million worth of Dual Shock 3 controllers sold in the US. Now, one could contribute this high number to the fact that Sony is phasing out the original Sixaxis, but we doubt every consumer is aware of that fact. A lot of people just want that rumble back, and they're willing to pay the extra $5 to get it, obviously. Furthermore, many gamers who have been waiting for a reason to own a PlayStation 3 are likely planning to pick up the special Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 package. And of course, the Dual Shock 3 will be included in that collectors bundle, so it won't be long before every PS3 owner will be a-rumblin'.

This is one of those situations where the gamers are responsible for the entire deal. At first, Sony removed force feedback for their PS3 controller and called it a "last-gen" feature. But then, everyone freaked out, and Sony heard the cries, thereby returning rumble to the familiar controller. See? We do have some power, ladies and gents.

5/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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screw_off
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 11:10:24 AM
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sweet. I knew they would get a HUGE hit out of the DS3. I still need to pick one... or four up... I just don't see how sony can call it last gen. It's still being used on almost every console.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 11:29:08 AM
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That's 180k controllers sold. Pretty impressive for a peripheral.

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tramp
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 12:58:46 PM
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i dont think i will bother getting one when they hit here in euro-land.i just dont see it as an important part of my gaming.ya ,i will get one when my other break,put not till then.

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monomilkman
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 1:47:26 PM
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i wanna get one, but after realizing ive spent $360 on games since Christmas ive decided i should probably cut back a bit and start saving for school, especially since there are still so many games on the way

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 5:41:16 PM
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I received one from Sony a few days ago...and I must say I'm surprised how much I missed the vibration.

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Tatsujin
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 5:52:21 PM
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Arnold, in terms of button pressure, any diffrence? Softer buttons, harder buttons anything like that? Im going to pick up 8 of them in a few days. Im not playing Fifa, NFL, or NBA games on my own you know :P

But yea, I just wanna know if theres anything diffrent from the previouse Sixaxis (other than Vibration)

Oh, And is it more durable than Sixaxis? My analog sticks keep sticking to the corner or on top, I don't know why... I take so much care of everything, I still have my Super Nintendo as if it just came out of it's box... Well ok, not THAT good but you get my point. These Sixaxis are really weak :(

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aaronisbla
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 1:05:53 AM
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The controller feels heavier obviously, I , like arnold, didn't know how much i missed it till it was in my hands again. I will never play GTA4 without it.

As far as button pressure, im not one to notice such things, its either pressed or not pressed lol, with the exception of the top buttons . Perhaps someone else can help you with that question

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Tatsujin
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 2:06:49 AM

Hey, you tried :P haha

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chinchillables
Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 4:03:17 AM
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i'm old fashioned.. a controller is a controller. I don't pick and choose em', i just deal with them as they come. And what!? DO SOMETHIN!! haha


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