Dualshock 3 controllers to hit UK early?

Eagle-eyed US gamers have spotted a short string of words that gives a whopping big clue as to when the Dualshock 3 PS3 controller will hit American s

The tiny give-away points to ‘an early 2008’ release and was picked up on a website detailing the last firmware upgrade (2.01) for the mighty black slab of a console.

What does this mean for us? Well, on the one hand it could mean our pencilled-in Spring release date might be pulled back a bit – yay! On the other hand it means we could import US Dualshock 3 controllers – yay!

The Dualshock 3 controller stuffs motion-sensing controls – much like the Wii – and the ever-popular rumble feature into one pad. Something Sony originally said wasn't possible.

Since going on sale in Japan last month, the Dualshock 3 controller has been selling out faster than hot Wii-cakes. In fact, we think if shopkeepers slapped a Wii sticker on the Dualshock 3 and offered free packets of Money ‘n’ Power with it, it wouldn’t sell out any faster – it’s wanted that much.


Dualshock 3 PS3 controller

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Contact: PlayStation 3