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.
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!
i wanted to get 1 other ps3 controller for my friends to play with. when i plugged it in it look pretty cool, it was fine till we started to play mw2. that first mach is how i gave it the name twichy. i couldn't aim because it would shake like a old man with Parkinson's diseases. i tried unplugging it and it did nothing it was a waist of money and dont waist you money on it
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.
It's not a good controller...Any alternatives???
I got this controller a while back so I could play co-op games with my brother, which is the aspect of gaming that appeals most to me. I had it for about a year and never liked it. Performance in-game wasn't too bad, but aiming with the right analog stick in shooters like Army of Two: The 40th Day and Borderlands was definitely not as smooth as with the DualShock3 that came with the system. Also, I never liked the feel of the controller in my hand. It seemed too narrow and brought my hands too close together. The buttons were small and the triggers were offset, so design gets really low marks from me. Maybe the design is good for a kid's smaller hands, but that would be a major problem given the next problem I have with it: the durability. My brother and I are not the type of players who abuse controllers, so I was disappointed with the rate this controller fell apart. All the buttons got sticky within about 6 months. The spring back in the L2 button actually stopped working and we had to pop the button off and operate the arm inside the controller manually via a twist tie. Also, using fairly reasonable grip pressure, the controller seemed to always have new hair-line cracks in the plastic. The cracking eventually led to the controller literally breaking open my brothers hand while he was playing. We taped it back together and did so again every time a new break occurred. Eventually the handles were terribly out of form and we had to trash the thing.
Now on to the worst aspect of the controller: I have to recommend it by default because there aren't any viable alternates short of the DualShock3 for $20+ more dollars. Ideally I'd like a more durable and wireless controller for $20 - $30 but that's not going to happen. Other cheaper controllers will likely have similar durability issues and the wireless ones are total battery hogs. On a positive note, this controller seems slightly better than the knock-offs from the DualShock2 era. When I go in to replace the one I just trashed, I can either shell out the money for a DualShock3, or get another one of these and hope to get more than a year out of it.
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
It's not a dual shock...
And that's what I like about it. The L2 and R2 took a little getting used to but once you do it's gravy. A lot of people I see don't like the design but I do. With the dual shock my pinkies always fall asleep-The problem has been resolved. And though its wired the cable has more than adequate length. The only thing I miss is turning on The PS3 with my home button. You can't beat it for $20...
It is a good low price controller but..
its a good price but the design is terrible. if your fast action game relies on r2 and l2 dont expect this controller to help. the buttons for l2 and r2 are kinda stuck out so you have to push it in aways just to hit the button, but other than that its pretty decent
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.
Anything> THIS THING
L2 and R2 buttons at a 45° angle, the LEDs are terrible. The controller is made from cheap plastic. The home button is glued on there ( the piece fell off after a month or so). I deem this the worst PS3 controller available.