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Deep Red And Metallic Blue PS3 Controllers Revealed

Before I introduce these controllers you see here, forgive me for going on a bit of a rant.

While it's certainly true that Japan still gets things that we never see here in North America, I simply can't understand why we're so limited in terms of color options when it comes to video game hardware and accessories. Why? What poll proved that Japanese gamers are more interested in multiple cosmetic choices than American gamers? How much more money does it really take to colorize something and just send it our way? Japan has like 73 colors to choose from when it comes to the PSP, for example, and we've got like 2. Well, anyway, end rant and here are two new PlayStation 3 controllers that are indeed coming to the US...and you can see why. They're "Deep Red" and "Metallic Blue," which may or may not indicate the arrival of same-colored PS3s. According to Engadget, Sony will have these controllers ready to go in October, so maybe you can add one to your holiday wish list. Hey, I don't mind black (that's classic), and both silver and white are just fine, but there's nothing wrong with adding some more vibrant colors to our entertainment centers.

Hmm...maybe they'll offer the PS3 Slim in Deep Red or Metallic Blue. Maybe we'll get that announcement at the Tokyo Game Show. ...maybe we're all on pins and needles awaiting that announcement.

7/29/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (37 posts)

dlte
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 10:49:08 AM
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I want that red one.

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:00:57 AM
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Its about time we got some extra colors I'm interested in both the blue and red.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:08:36 AM
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I'm kinda conservative, I like the original black ones. I feel these would stick out like a sore thumb next to the black PS3. But variety isn't a bad thing.

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:05:47 PM

and your black TV and your black remotes... and some people's black leather couches.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:16:37 PM

Agree, the little dusty Wii that sits in our living room looks so out of place from everything else....

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:14:05 AM
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I WANT THEM BOTH!!!!

THANK YOU SONY!!!!
(pardon the caps :D )

I'm such a sucker for colored controllers

By the way can they give us an option for no triggers? Freaking triggers are garbage and die out in a matter of months

That's why I still (kinda) prefer the Dualshock2

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:32:32 AM

i sorta agree with you on the triggers

i mean they aren't such a bad thing, but they aren't stellar either

that's why i think the triggers are here to stay, at least until ps4 comes out

Last edited by Qwarktast1c on 7/29/2009 11:32:45 AM

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:28:18 AM
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Maybe Americans don't get color controllers because whenever they DO release colors they're stupid metallic blue and red that no one wants! Where's the white, yellow or hot pink?

Last edited by Alienange on 7/29/2009 11:28:45 AM

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:15:30 PM

Thumbs down for sarcasm? Harsh.

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convergecrew
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:30:47 PM

I think hes serious! I want custom ones--like an MGS or Killzone controller also.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:22:14 PM

I want one that's so cool it looks like it came out of a Terminator's butt.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:59:30 PM

Now you're talking, Carbon fiber ones anyone? Or wasn't there rumours once of a gun metal PS3? What happened to that?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:23:24 PM

The Gun-metal Grey did come out. See MGS4 Limited Edition.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:55:32 PM

Anyone remember the semi-transparent Dualshock(1)'s? I still have one of those! A green one

And yes, the Japanese get the best colors for everything

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Alienange
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 7:52:38 PM

Pink DS. Remember that? Nearly every girl on the planet got one. Can't we have a pink Dualshock3 ? I'm just saying... maybe my wife would actually pick up the controller if there were choices other than blue and red. What? Blue and red have to sell well before they bring other colors? Who decided that?

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:55:25 AM
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That blue one looks nice.

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nath08
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:10:12 PM
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im fairley sure that these wont come to europe, nothing ever does (ok, say maybe what i said there was wrong.... only the standard stuff does) we have still not seen the white controller! and i'd love a white slimline ps3

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nath08
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:12:11 PM
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i have just had what i think is a good thaught.... changable parts for ps3, like faceplates and stuff, anyways... what im getting at is that in the end there is different plastics with different colours, different pictures... whatver you want. why not?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:16:47 PM

Have you seen how cheap a faceplate looks? Like "hang on" parts on a rice rocket. And we know they wouldn't sell the body of the controller because opening them up is an automatic void of the warranty.

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:15:05 PM
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Wow. I wish they would do this stuff earlier for the people that already have PS3s. I've got plenty of DS3s because of the kids and would like to get these but there's no point, other than the color. I may just have to break down and get the blue one and just have yet another extra. I like assorted colors.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 12:41:49 PM
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is it just me or do "Deep Red" and "Metalic blue" just look like....red and blue.

anyways, they're a bit too bright for me, I'd go for a bit darker versions of both though

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tlpn99
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 1:10:56 PM
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While the colours are great and all that I wont be buying one as I have got the black PS3 and it would look rather odd. lol

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 1:27:48 PM
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Nice! Now we need colored consoles!

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 6:57:18 PM

Would have the Wii effect on little kids (maybe)

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SirGameOver
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:11:49 PM
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Kinda reminds me of the good ole days... Ah the many colors of the N64 controllers... I had like all of them at one point or another... I would totally have more controllers if there were different colors... i just feel like it makes them more unique to me and its cooler that way...

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LightShow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:38:27 PM

see-thru purple FTW!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:18:31 PM
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Lego colors... makes me feel young.

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LightShow
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 2:38:05 PM
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while i dont think its bad to offer more choice, i couldnt stand having a bright blue machine sitting smack in the middle of my entertainment system. black works perfect for me.

as far as controllers go, my brother and i are STILL arguing over which controller is actually better, so having bright red and blue controllers will at least help settle that... =D

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:25:05 PM
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I'd be cool if they made a clear one but painted the inside black, and had blue border like the blue light from WipEout HD. Almost glowing blue. Mmm.

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Titch1794
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 3:55:42 PM
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yeh!
I'm all for these new colours but could'nt they make a yellow one :-)

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tes37
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:39:47 PM

Yellow would be awesome, especially along side a yellow ps3 with black highlights.

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 4:04:33 PM
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buying one of each color, for sure. Got Black and White controllers already, so mix more colors in will be nice. Plus blue is my favourite color.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 @ 11:04:58 PM
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dang, i should have waited =\ i just bought another black dualshock 3 since my old one's triggers get stuck and such.

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onsiterecording
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 1:35:31 AM
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Thats great news and I really am happy because I too dislike it when other regions get things that others don't. However I'm from Australia, any news on whether they'll spread down under? Plus I've had my ps3 for nearly 2 years now, I already have 3 controllers, but I guess one more wouldn't hurt, for the right price that is, none of this current $95 crap!

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JMO_INDY
Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 5:01:22 AM

$95 !? Holy s%$#@ ! ours is only $50 here

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KuNI
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 7:46:00 AM

Yes the 95$ for a controller is horrible, i still just have the two sixaxis bundled with my ps3.

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furbiesmustdie
Saturday, August 01, 2009 @ 1:19:01 AM
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the white controllers... now they look beautiful.

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