Pros Good battery life. Good button layout.
Cons The springs in the sticks cause lack of precision.
Summary The problem with the Sony controllers is the springs in the sticks.
I have TWO original Sony Playstation controllers, and what they do (my friends have the same issues with THEIR controllers as well) is make your character move when you don?t want.
This prevents you from stopping where you want, shooting where you want, etc?????. because they stick is stuck to the right or left, because of the springs inside.
I?ve tried using an oil lubricant, and everything else I can think of, to try to fix the issue.
I think many people are just ?playing through? the problem, but if you realize it, it?s quite a big issue.
I think the reason it?s not mentioned more, is because people just haven?t realized, why their character isn?t as precise as the way you are trying to move them.
Pros it rumbles, thats the whole point. lets you know when you get shot or are shooting.
Cons THE PRICE!! no usb cord, THE PRICE!!
Summary its great, all i can really say is it's better then the regular Sixaxis that comes with the ps3, but the f'ing price, gimme a break.
Pros Heavier than the too light Sixaxis, and more comfortable than too heavy 360 controller.
Cons little expensive
Pros Better Feel. Directional Vibration.
Cons Absolutely None.
Summary This was worth the wait. It feels more realistic than ever before. The directional vibration doesn't allow you to get hit on the battlefield and then directly hit your opponents. You have to re-aim and such. It is a shame that Microsoft help to patent block Sony from getting this out sooner. Microsoft really needs to focus its efforts on the Red Ring of Death (RRoD) not what Sony is doing.
Pros Improved Rumble, Weight, 2 Year Battery Life, No battery memory from being charged too often or run down too low, Fastest controller sync, 30 hours gaming per charge
Cons Minor: Lacks a USB Type-A to Type-B cable for charging
Summary This Cnet review was AWEFUL! The reviewer call Sony "Being Cheap" and was insulting in tone. Lacked any knowledge that might come from reading the owners manual about changing the battery. Horribly done.
Just wanted to clarify something. Sony did not make the decision to drop dual shock on the PS3. Immersion sued Microsoft and Sony. Microsoft settled. In the settlement they agreed loan Immersion money, buy a lump 10% share, and continue to buy stock to keep them in business until the lawsuit against Sony was settled. Immersion was granted a court ordered injunction against Sony. This made using Dual Shock on the PS3 illegal. Sony then politely said it was last generation, rather than point out they were being handicapped by Immersion. Immersion had been losing moeny long before suing Sony. And hasn't had a single profitable year in 10 years. They sued in order to keep their head above water, Sony was using Dual shock before they were granted their Haptic Patent. Immersion is a poorly managed, brash, dishonest company. Microsoft had to sue them in order to collect money they had loaned Immersion to help them fight Sony.
In regards to the PS3 Controller. It has a lithium Ion Battery, which means longer charges without recharge "memory" ruining the battery. Xbox 360 has a NiMH, which suffers from reduced capacity and recharge â€œmemoryâ€� resulting in a shorter lifecycle. Microsoft needs the battery to be external because of its shorter life. The PS3's Li-Ion Battery has about a 2-3 year life. And despite forum prattlers it is not like the iPod. The PS3 ownerâ€™s manual points out the five screws on the under-side that need to unscrew. The just unplug change and plug in, perhaps once every two years. On the Xbox 360 wireless controller costs around $50 but does not come with a rechargeable battery or recharge cable. That kit costs an additional $20. So a wireless rechargeable Xbox 360 controller retails for $70, $15 more than the $55 PS3. Which has a superior battery, life, and charge duration.
The news story that got people excited about the PS3 having the shortest battery life was authored by an ignorant idiot. Single use alkaline batteries always last longer than rechargeable batteries. They never bothered to compare the charge life of rechargeable batteries in the controllers. Anyone long time read of Consumer Reports would know how batteries really compare. Rechargeable have short lives on each charge but recharge 10's to 100's of times.