i know if you want controllers that dont burn a whole in your wallet. but this controller sux. especially if your used to playing with the six axis controller. i recommend getting the six axis controller over this any day. it has a glow to it and it might sound cool to u but dont. its to bright. i swear to god i almost went blind from playing with it. oh and the center of the playstation controller. the button you press to show the options that say turn off system etc. etc. etc. its a sticker for pete's sake. and if it comes off the center button becomes very sticky. the R2 and L2 are freaking hard to push. and sometimes it doesnt even respond. i also recommend people that play call of duty, mag, and grand theft auto to not get this controller. especially if your going online to play deathmatches and matches like those. you will be the laughing stock of the game. and i know alot of those high top gamers high in ranks dont want that. well thats what i think so please take my advice an not get this controller.
THE PS3 CONTROLLER IS OK.
Hi my nickname is jeterthebeast.I bought this controller it is pretty good but it has some problems.When i first bought this controller it worked pretty good but when I started to play minecraft and started to aim with a bow it was not as good.The same for call of duty.This controller is also good especially for its price.FOR 20 dollars it is amazing.I have a normal ps3 dualshock controller and i also have this controller and my dualshock controller broke so quick but the controller above works perfect so today i want to buy another controller that is shown above.If you have call of duty or minecraft or more online games add me jeterthebeast for playstation 3.
Already own it
This was already at Gamestop, and since the normal PS3 controllers are a whopping 54 bucks, I decided to get this one. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this controller was. The USB port that you connect to the PS3 is very long, and it has built in lights that are a nice touch. The controller itself is very easy to use. The d-pad is a little sensitive, but the joysticks work fine. The buttons themselves are also great, however, the R2 and L2 buttons use a spring, so you might have to time your button presses with those. I found that it fit your hand better than a normal Dualshock controller, and might be better to look at. Overall, if you are looking for a WIRED controller for your PS3 (or another controller in general) you cannot go wrong with this one!
Worst controller ever.
I was wanting a cheap controller that I didn't have to worry about going dead from a battery. This worked fine for that but the buttons are very difficult to use such as the L2 and R2 buttons. The glow is actually annoying and the sticks feel really stiff. The D-pad wil not let me go to the left at all it feels stuck. The circle on the left side towards the bottom front of the controller broke away and is now bouncing around inside. The home button just has a sticker over it which fell off. This is after a week of use. My original PS3 controller lasted a lot longer and would still be working if the dog hadn't ate it. Over all don't waste your time or money.
Good...while it lasted
My last controller got old so i decided id get a cheap controller that will serve its purpose so i went to gamestop got this and it worked good sure R2 and L2 are in a weird position but i got used to it then after about 3 weeks on was at the main menu of my nhl ultimate team and i noticed the dpad was being weird then it stopped working then the x button wouldnt work by just tapping then the start button stopped working and now i have to get a new controller i dont recommend this if you need a long term controller
I know every 1 says its a bad controller but its a good cheap controller who wanna spend $50 on a sony controller down side is that the r2 and l2 r placed weird but if you have a big hand this is the controller but if you have a very strong grip then no or hard floors because if you drop it it will crack but I love it more than the sony controller I love you gamestop keep up the good work and plus it has a cord so if you playing call of duty your controller wont die it has a very long cord I play gta iv black ops etc with it and I have to say I love it please buy the buttons aren't that ugly black anymore
Dont Buy This If You Play COD
I Just Bought This Yesterday And I Don't Like It. My Other Controllers Broke So i Went To Go Get a New Controller And i Saw This On This On The Wall And I Thought This Would Be An Great Controller But Once I Got Home To Play Black Ops I Could Luckily Get a Single Kill And Don't Get Me Started With The Trigers. I Just Hate The R1 R2 L1 L2 The Controller Is Too Big In "MY" Hand So I Can Hardly Shoot. And When I Try To Snipe It Just Moves To The Side Or I Get a Another Hit Marker. The Only Thing Its Good For Is Browsing The Dash Board. So Over All I Do Not Recommend This To And That Plays Hard Core Games.
Save up for a DualShock 3.
This was the first controller I was able to buy for my PS3. I initially liked the clear, somewhat-lightweight design, but the buttons were aesthetically lacking (read: everything looks crooked except the GameStop logo on the faceplate), and the triggers are awkwardly pointed inward at 45 degree angles. Granted, that wasn't a problem for me the same way that it would be a -major- problem for COD players or fans of any other console shooter, but the triggers also have really awful, low-quality springs that you can see through the controller itself. The other buttons seemed sluggish, but solid. The bumpers were the primary offenders beyond the trigger buttons, but I had no noticeable issues with the analog sticks or D-pad.
After about 10 hours of use spaced out over a couple of days, the right trigger (R2) completely locked inward. By comparison, my GameStop-brand wired Xbox 360 controller (purchased in 2009) lasted me about 8 months of continuous play, and I'd usually log anywhere from 2-6 hours a day of playtime. Even then, its functionality had only ceased due to a wire shortage...not a broken button.
This could very well be the worst peripheral GameStop has directly attached their name to in the past decade, and it frustrates me that a company who has generally provided solid third-party peripheral solutions in the past has had such a dip in quality with this product.
Not good idea for a HardCore Gamer
Friend of mine bought this controller. It did not go so well. While he was playing a game he was gripping the end parts a bit hard like always and eventually in the game they broke.I would not suggest this for any hardcore gamers.Or use for any kind of racing game.Or for any who might throw or drop the controller if get angry at a game.It will break.I would suggest going for Either the Afterglow controller or perhaps any other of the controllers besides this one.Even a Pre-owned Dualshock Controller would work just fine.
Friend purchased this and...
A close friend of mine purchased this for his PS3 system and refuses to play with it. The glow in the controller is so bright that if you turn it the wrong way it will blind you for a quick second. It's very obnoxious. Also, The cord is very short. I'd say it's only about 5 feet long. You may think you're saving by purchasing this, but you really aren't. The R2 and L2 buttons are in very awkward positions, and sometimes unresponsive. All in all, just buy the controller for Sony until someone makes an off-brand that isn't terrible.