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GameStop Employee: Silver Dualshock 3 Controllers In June

Okay, so we're not worthy to get different colors for the PlayStation 3, but at least we'll get an option for our Dual Shock 3 controllers.

As posted at GamingVice, a GameStop employee reveals that the silver Dual Shock 3 controllers for the PlayStation 3 will start arriving in stores in June. He says they had to "re-sticker" the current stock of controllers; changing the description from "PlayStation 3 Dualshock Controller" to "PlayStation 3 Dualshock Controller Black." Then, they got the word that the new silver gamepads would be coming around in a few months time, so if you want to spice up your entertainment setup a bit and you need another controller, you might want to wait until June. We're still hoping that Sony will see fit to send some of those fresh PS3s our way; the Ceramic White and Matte Silver units would definitely look pretty in certain living rooms. But apparently, Sony just thinks that Americans only care about black electronics while the Japanese desire a color change. What's that about? We keep hearing rumors that the differently colored PS3 machines will eventually show up in the U.S., but it hasn't happened yet.

But what good is it to have a nice shiny silver controller without a nice shiny silver PS3 to go with it? For example, the silver PS2 controller certainly matches the console, as it should. That's only logical.

4/12/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (47 posts)

NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:03:46 PM
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I still have my sixaxis, lol. Hopefully i can pick up a cheap black ds3 when the silvers are out. I would hate having a silver controller with a black ps3.
We eventually got silver PSPs over here in the states, so maybe we will get silver PS3s?

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Reccaman18
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:08:26 PM
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I have a Japanese silver controller that works just fine for me! I dont understand why someone would wait other than shipping costs and the overall wait. And it does seem a little late to be bringing the silver controllers out now.

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godsman
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:13:44 PM
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Does this mean that there'll be a new color for the PS3 coming in June? Is E3 gonna be in June this year? Hope there's some ground-breaking news this year.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:22:11 PM

The rumor is that a silver PS3 is coming along with the silver controller.

We'll see...

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karneli lll
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:04:26 PM

Why dont you just get a silver skin for your ps3?

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city96
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 7:27:04 AM

Yea IStyles has cool ones.

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Highlander
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:00:54 PM

Now Ben, you know that logical rumors like that almost never pan out.... ;-)

A silver PS3 to go with a silver controller, that's almost like suggesting a silver PS2 to go with a silver dualshock 2, whoever heard of such non-sense?

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Riku994
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:24:20 PM
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E3 is June 2nd to 4th. I might pick one of these up I still have 2 SixAxis'

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Morals
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:29:46 PM
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I got my white controller about a month ago from Amazon, that thing looks so yummy.

Last edited by Morals on 4/12/2009 10:29:59 PM

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JasperLoons
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:43:02 PM

mmmmm, I want one of those.

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Powershifter
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:37:37 PM
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I really like the silver... my silver PS2 is beautiful ... 'sniff' ...

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crapreviews
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 10:47:59 PM
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ok let's say they come out with a silver ps3 and i decide to buy one.

now can i transfer my saves over to this new ps3 and still be able to use them, along, with being able to still get any trophies with it? OR, would i have to start all over again?

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somethingrandom
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:17:20 AM

If the save files aren't copy protected (they are rarely) you can copy them onto a USB hard drive or flash drive. You can then copy them over to the other PS3. The trophies should stay with you as long as you use the same PSN account with both PS3's

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yak4life85
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:26:36 AM

Just save your saved data on a flash drive, transfer saves. You should be able to get those trophies on the new ps3. You will get a new psn account for the new ps3 though since the psn account is saved in the internal memory and not the hard drive.

Last edited by yak4life85 on 4/13/2009 12:30:00 AM

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:29:25 AM

Yes, you'll need an external HDD and then you'll back it up. then you hook it up to your new ps3 and then restore it with the stuff you had before

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 2:54:11 AM

If you have a large enough portable HDD (I used an ipod) you can actually copy EVERYTHING over to your old PS3: saves, game data, settings, user accounts, videos, etc. There is an option that allows you to backup your PS3. It's perfect if you are upgrading you HDD or switching consoles.

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crapreviews
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 11:23:21 AM

ok i know you can copy the save files. i've done that. what i mean is that if i copy the save files to a new ps3 would i still be able to get any trophies with that save file? example... gta iv.

i've heard that you cant get any new trophies on an old save file from a different ps3.

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 5:24:44 PM

@ yak4life

you can use an existing account on a new ps3

it prompts you to either create a new account or use an existing one (both of them master accounts)

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karneli lll
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:14:04 PM
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If justice does exist there will be no more gamestop to talk about.Now all that's left is to pray the FTC take them down.

No offence to any gamestop employees but buying a used game for $12 and selling it for $56 should be illegal.

Last edited by karneli lll on 4/12/2009 11:17:08 PM

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shadowpal2
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:19:16 PM
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaw why silver??? Can't it be white - that's such a great looking color. Oh well...Silver PS2s...definitely mean that there will be a Silver PS3...but I'll go with black thank you very much. Or even better.......the Yakuza 3 themed PS3 YEAAA now that's sick!

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Dr_Evil_Genius
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:45:45 AM

I have had a White DualShock 3 controller since November. Since I live in NYC, I was able to walk into a store (not GameStop) and buy one. It's durable controller too as I have slammed it on the floor due to lag in Call of Duty 4 and it still works.

I didn't throw it...

... I spiked it.

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jaybiv
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:37:48 PM
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A color change will give Sony a temporary spike in sales. Wonder what's taken so long??

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isaya85
Sunday, April 12, 2009 @ 11:55:16 PM
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I want a silver PS3

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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faraga
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 1:07:20 AM
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i bought a silver ds2 for my black ps2 for two reasons
1: it looks better
2: i wouldnt have to work out and follow the cables which controller was in which port, i always put the silver one in de 1st port and the black one in the 2nd

i did find out btw that shipping a ds3 is way cheaper then buying it here, you can import a (black/silver/white) ds3 for 37,50 euros to the netherlands, and a ds3 will cost you 50 euros in a local store.

still i bought one here, cuz my dad didnt want to lend me his creditcard:-( now i have a black ds3 and a black sixaxis

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Alienange
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 1:53:36 AM
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Silver's ok but I'd take that ceramic white DS3 any day. Where did you guy's import from? Japan?

Last edited by Alienange on 4/13/2009 1:54:09 AM

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faraga
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 2:21:20 AM

this site should help:
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zl-49-en-70-2act.html

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dm583
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 3:42:59 AM

Type CD-WOW into google I got my White ds3 from there and it was cheeper than the stores and gives u the choice of black White or silver

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Alienange
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:17:24 PM

thanks faraga but that play asia place is a frikin' rip off.

dm583 thanks i'll take a look

Would loooove a white controller. That's rippin'.

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ceedot
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 2:50:03 AM
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whites better.

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Naga
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 5:33:11 AM
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There once was a choice planned of Black,white and silver PS3's with a white one released it wouldn't be a shock if a silver PS3 has been announced

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556pineapple
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 9:11:42 AM
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I have a Japanese import silver controller that's worked fine for the past year. It was also cheaper than buying a new black DS3 controller.

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N a S a H
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 9:27:50 AM
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I spray painted my PS2 one before to see what would happen.

TIP: Don't spray paint your gaming controllers LOL

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faraga
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 2:22:37 PM

what happened?
short-circuit?

Last edited by faraga on 4/13/2009 2:22:53 PM

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Tim Speed24
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 10:05:02 AM
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Love new colors. Let's hope more colors come for the PS3 and the PSP.

Don't hold your breath though.

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TH3G4MEMASTER
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 10:13:58 AM
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uhhh theres already a silver ps3 ive seen it in the box and obviously that comes with a silver ps3 remote

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Robochic
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 11:36:10 AM
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I like my black PS3, colours do not matter to me at all. But it would make complete sense if they brought out the silver console w/controller so once i see this happen i'll hold off buying a DS3.

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Highlander
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 12:03:33 PM
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One thing I would love for Sony to do is to give gamers a choice between the DualShock and the Sixaxis. I actually liked the lighter controller without rumble, and so far I've disabled rumble at every opportunity - it adds nothing - for me. So why do I have to pay for the unused rumble actuators in the controller?

If we can have to SKUs for the PS3, can we also have two SKUs for the controllers? One with rumble and one ($5 less expensive) without?

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 10:46:01 PM

You have to pay for rumble because too many people (and the press) whined about not having rumble.

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smileys_007
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 4:39:32 PM
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I still prefer the black ps3..

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 5:27:25 PM
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as much as i'd love to have a silver ps3, i am content with my 60gb black one :)


however if they would've had different colors at launch, then i totally would've taken a silver one!


heck, the white one looks pretty sweet as well

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Jian2069
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 6:33:31 PM
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i want a white one

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daniod
Monday, April 13, 2009 @ 10:23:48 PM
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hi guys i'm christin i see you like silver and white controllers ps3 perhaps i foun d a petition to bring Sony white ps3 in us would youy see it??

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/174/petition-for-palntsc-white-ps3-conole :)

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psplayer
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 1:12:01 AM
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I saw some of these at a store today.
Check the PS3 forum for pics.

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pyrobomber70
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 1:35:56 AM
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Hey Ben,
Is this legit or just a fake? It looks kind of real but I was wondering your opinion.

http://www.2dayblog.com/2009/03/27/ps3-slim/?lang=en

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 4:39:29 PM

Whaaaat????
It it's a real PS3, that chubbychasing console is too damned fat to be called a PS3 "Slim"!

It should be called a PS3 "Blunt"!!!!!

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 7:23:44 AM
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Yet another in a line of Sony PS3 marketing strategy ! Introduce a silver PS3 dual shock controller when the systems are black.

It all makes sense to me ! I'm beginning to think Sony is letting some kids do their marketing planning.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 @ 10:48:03 PM
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It's probably just due to fan response/demand.

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