Reviews and Problems with Sony SIXAXIS PlayStation3 Wireless Controller PS398040
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Sony Sixaxis: The basic PS3 controller
31 December 2012
Summary: This is the PS3s basic official controller. There is this, the SIXAXIS, and there is the Dualshock 3. The only difference between the two devices is that the Dualshock has a rumble effect whereas the SIXAXIS does not. By removing a rumble effect in this controller, the device is cheaper and lighter than its counterpart. Some people prefer the extra weight of the Dualshock but if, like me, you prefer it light, this is the one for you.
Pros: Great power conservation, lightweight, great responsiveness
Summary: The Sixaxis is a Ps3 controller. Back at the release of the first ps3's they were the controllers you tended to get free with the console. For a start they are decent and really i would much rather pay around £15-£20 for one of those than £30-£50 for a dual shock 3 controller. The dual shock 3 controller is actually much heavier than the Sixaxis for whatever reason and has the "vibrate" ability.
Cons: Does break easier than other controllers, no vibrate ability, buttons/analogue sticks wear down fast
Summary: The Sony Sixaxis controller is the next controller from sony up from the dualshock 2 controller, and is for the playstation 3. The main changes from the sixaxis to the dualshock 2 are that; one, it is wireless so there is no annoying wire getting in your way anymore, and two, there is no dualshock in the control so it doesn't vibrate anymore. So one good point na done bad so far.
Summary: The Sixasis is the controller that came packaged with the original PS3 console. When sony brought out the PS3 console they had issues with the licensing if vibration support within controllers. Even without the Dualshock support this is still an extremely good option. The first thing you notice is that it is very light indeed. Its comfortable to hold and well made. All the seams are perfect and all buttons are easily within reach when playing.
Summary: At £30 these controllers are in my opinion, a bit expensive. I guess they are wireless and have an accelerometer over the old PS2 controllers but still :/ That being said I only have one niggle with the PS3 controller - which is it's size - evidently it was designed for Japanese hands; it's a little on the small size and hence it doesn't 'sit' in the hands as comfortably as it could. Apart from this the controller works like it should.
Pros: Good battery life, reasonably durable
Cons: Pricey, could fit the hands more comfortably, creeks if squeezed
Summary: When the playstation 3 was released the control pads had been redeveloped too. The shape was the same,the buttons were the same. The size of the pad was the same, it had two analogue sticks still. So what had Sony actually done to improve the pad. Well visually nothing really, instead there was a deeper development going on inside the pad. Say hello to and welcome the Sony six axis Playstation 3 pad.
Pros: Same Sony pad, just better. Wireless and motion sensors, oooooh.
Summary: an upgrade to the PS2 controller and new features include the sixaixs (motion senser - a bit like the wii controller) - its much lighter than its predecessor - it has a mini-USB port for charging anytime - its wireless (bluetooth) - the R2 and L2 have become trigger buttons - easy to setup. there are now many accessories for this joypad i.e. mini keyboard, extension triggers for the back buttons and even cahrging stands.
If the Playstation 2 and Wii controllers had a baby ..
5 August 2009
Summary: This would be it! Sonys Sixaxis controller is the earlier model bundled with the 60GB and 40GB PS3s. The controller itself is finished in black like the console and its look is much the same as the old Playstation 2 controller. Upon closer inspection you will see a few new buttons like the home button and the triggers on the back of the controller have been made bigger along with the absence of any wire!
Summary: These controleers are super reliable and I have had mine for over 2 years since the release day of the PS3. It suprises me that they have never had any problems, especially with the abuse they go through. The charge is still really good on them, and I'm always using my PS3. The controller is brilliantwith connectivity and everythinhg else there have never been any problems and these are so simple to set up, just plug in via the USB to charge and the PS3 you plug them...
Summary: I've been using my six axis controllers for two years now and I have not needed to replace them, as yet. They were part of a bundle with my console and are the original six axis format without the dual shock. The advantages of the six axis controller are:- The controllers are very light and atleast half the weight of the XBox controller. They have the tried and tested Playstation controller layout, similar to the PS2 and PS1 design.
Pros: Lightweight, Six axis function, Long battery life