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