PS3 Wireless Controller (GS)
Don't Buy This Controller...
Useless. Analog Sticks Glitch. Buttons Get STUCK. Requires x2 AAA batteries that last all of 5 minutes. AND... NO SIX AXIS.
I bought two of these when my official controller died - a red one and a black one. Well, for starters, the buttons are far less sensitive than the official controllers. This is fine for casual gaming, adventure games and the sort, but handicaps those playing competitive shooters. I found myself mashing down the firing trigger because my character would stop shooting for seemingly no reason amidst a fire fight. I often miss or skip jumps as well because you have to press so hard. The joysticks, in addition, feel gritty. Games with assisted aim make this passable, but precision aiming won't come easy.
This is the least of the controller's issues. For no reason whatsoever, my red controller stopped working. Doesn't turn on and isn't read by the receiver even with fresh batteries. After two to three weeks of use, it's literally nonfunctional.
The black controller still turns on but no longer syncs to my fat PS3. At all. The receiver stops flashing when I turn the controller on but it refuses to assign a slot no matter how much trial and error I go through.
If you play competitively, enjoy smooth and responsive controls, or demand long-term dependability, then you won't buy these.
So we all know 3rd party controllers suck. Esspecialy for ps3. But i needed a 2nd controller and i saw this one at gamestop. So i bought it and i'm happy to say that it actuly works well. The build of it is good and it feels good in your hands. Rumble is a little weak but hey at least it has rumble at all. Only complain is that the buttons need to be pressed a little harder then you might be used to. So overall, a nice suprise for ps3 owners on a tight budget.
for casual gamers...
not for an fps freak but if you like casual games this controller is good but the buttons are stiff and your better off getting the original sony controller
This controller is very good! It feels comfortable and works great. The only problems I have is it's not USB chargeable and that the vibration is not as strong as the original Playstation 3 controller. Other than those two things it's a great controller!
WOW!!! it does work
can't believe it does work perfectly and a nice price to.
a good buy....for now.
overall this is a good controller. everything functions the way it should and i havent had any real problems yet. it stinks hat it needs the batteries though. the biggest concern is, that its still a 3rd party controller, and in spite of the fact that pdp has improved over the years, these kinds of remotes have a history of breaking/ not responding/ just randomly spazzing out whenever they want to. if something like this happens i'll write another review, but its doing me well so far.
nice try, PDP
i purhcased this controller, then returned it, so, probably going to be a bad review. PDP(maker of this controller) did some things right on this controller, but not for professional gamers. PROS- bulkier shape than dualshock3 controllers, analog sticks are good, responsive buttons, wireless, curved shape at the top(where R1 and L1 buttons are). CONS- takes batteries, d pad is almost as bad as an xbox 360 d pad, has a weird texture/feel to it, loses conncection with your ps3 often. This third party controller did about 1/3 of things that a proper controller needs, but needs to be looked at and given some major improvements.
I really hate to say this, but I have NEVER been satisified with a gamestop brand controller... while this looks good, the quality of their controllers usually arent discovered untill it is being used. Like the gamestop controllers for xbox 360 where the thumbsticks become stiff and unresponsive and the headset port makes it staticy rendering it useless and making everyone angry.
If someone can prove me wrong after this is released, then I would be sure to change my mind.
Good controller for the PS3.
This is is a good controller for the playstation 3. It is also a comfortable controller to use. But even though it's a good controller I would recommend the PS3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller.