Sony Adds A Splash Of Color And Style To The Dual Shock 3
For whatever reason, Japan seems to get all the nifty colors for both video game hardware and accessories (do you know how many different PSP colors there are over there?!), and we always wondered why North American gamers don't get the same treatment. What, we don't like color?
We're perfectly happy with classic black, but we'd like to see Sony expand their color palette here in the US. The good news is that it all starts with what is pictured here, the new silver Dual Shock 3. We got our sleek new controller a few days ago and although it goes better with our silver PS2 than our black PS3, it's just the kind of cosmetic makeover we enjoy every now and then. As of right now you can only pick up the "Satin Silver" Dual Shock 3 at GameStop - it will be there exclusively through September - but starting in October, it will pop up at "all retail partners." They're also going to toss in "Deep Red" and "Metallic Blue" at that time, so you'll suddenly have multiple color options for your primary PlayStation accessory. There's really nothing different about these controllers; they still have motion sensing, they still have the rumble, they still can be charged via the USB cable and PS3, and they still have the Bluetooth technology for wireless gameplay. But the point is, we kinda like to have the cosmetic option every now and then, you know?
Now, all we need is a silver PS3 Slim to go with our new controller, and we'll be all set...
8/15/2009 Ben Dutka