DualShock 3 Controllers Ship to Retail

The PlayStation 3's redesigned DualShock 3 controllers are currently shipping to North American retailers, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced.

According to SCEA's press alert, the DualShock 3 should be available at retailers this week, though the official PlayStation blog provides an estimated arrival of next week. nope

Priced at $54.99, the Sony-produced wireless controller brings rumble functionality to the PlayStation 3. Announced last fall, they debuted in Japan late last year. The absence of rumble in the PlayStation 3's motion-sensitive Sixaxis controllers was the source of much criticism upon the system's debut. At the the time, Sony attributed the PS3's lack of rumble to difficulties with the Sixaxis' motion sensing technology.

Then-SCE Worldwide Studios head Phil Harrison even went so far as to claim rumble was "a last generation feature," though conspiracy theorists believed the exclusion to be the result of a now-settled lawsuit.

A list of released PS3 titles that support the vibration functionality follows, though some require an online update to enable rumble.

  • Formula One Championship Edition
  • MotorStorm
  • PAIN
  • High Velocity Bowling
  • MLB 08: The Show
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
  • Resistance: Fall of Man
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
  • Go! Sports Ski
  • Folklore
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Warhawk
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Snakeball
  • Toy Home
  • PSOne Emulation
  • Piyotama
  • PixelJunk Monsters
  • Blast Factor
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Lost: Via Domus
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Dynasty Warriors 6
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit
  • Turok