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3rd party PS3 controllers?

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Basically, my Dualshock(s) just broke (the thumbsticks can swivel, which makes some games near impossibke to play, as my finger slips off.). Yes, I broke both of them, don't comment.

 

And I've been looking at purchasing a 3rd party controller for some time now, as I play FPS and Racing games besides FIFA, I figured it might be better off, giving a bit extra for something better (maybe).

 

The problem is, the only 3rd Party PS3 manufacturor I know is Power A, the rest are only X360. And Power A takes extra for shipping internationally (plus the actual shipping fee), so it's rather expensive, even though I like their stuff.

 

So any suggestions? I like the way the DS3 is shaped, so all the ones who are shaped like X360's aren't neccesary, although I can play with both, so it doesn't really matter.

 

I live in Denmark, so international shipping is a must.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: 3rd party PS3 controllers?

Sep 8, 2012

Scuf

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I get you so horked up


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Re: 3rd party PS3 controllers?

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GfxJG wrote:

Basically, my Dualshock(s) just broke (the thumbsticks can swivel, which makes some games near impossibke to play, as my finger slips off.). Yes, I broke both of them, don't comment.

 

And I've been looking at purchasing a 3rd party controller for some time now, as I play FPS and Racing games besides FIFA, I figured it might be better off, giving a bit extra for something better (maybe).

 

The problem is, the only 3rd Party PS3 manufacturor I know is Power A, the rest are only X360. And Power A takes extra for shipping internationally (plus the actual shipping fee), so it's rather expensive, even though I like their stuff.

 

So any suggestions? I like the way the DS3 is shaped, so all the ones who are shaped like X360's aren't neccesary, although I can play with both, so it doesn't really matter.

 

I live in Denmark, so international shipping is a must.

 

Thanks in advance.


Welcome to the PlayStation Community.

 

I'd suggest staying with the Sony DS3, it's made by Sony specifically for the PS3, also some 3rd party controllers can be a little "finnicky" sometimes with certain games.

 

gR3y ?

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Sep 8, 2012
buy a new controller sixaxis + dualshock 3 out now.
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GfxJG wrote:

Basically, my Dualshock(s) just broke (the thumbsticks can swivel, which makes some games near impossibke to play, as my finger slips off.). Yes, I broke both of them, don't comment.

 

And I've been looking at purchasing a 3rd party controller for some time now, as I play FPS and Racing games besides FIFA, I figured it might be better off, giving a bit extra for something better (maybe).

 

The problem is, the only 3rd Party PS3 manufacturor I know is Power A, the rest are only X360. And Power A takes extra for shipping internationally (plus the actual shipping fee), so it's rather expensive, even though I like their stuff.

 

So any suggestions? I like the way the DS3 is shaped, so all the ones who are shaped like X360's aren't neccesary, although I can play with both, so it doesn't really matter.

 

I live in Denmark, so international shipping is a must.

 

Thanks in advance.


Logitech makes some good controllers. 

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Sep 8, 2012
Not exactly a controller, but I recently reviewed a cheap ($4-$5 + ships) USB Adaptor that takes PS1 and PS2 controllers and adapts them to the PS3. I personally use the DualShock 2 (PS2) with it on some games because I feel the D-Pad of it is better than the PS3's.

And with Dualshock 2 and other third party PS2 controllers being sold for cheap, it may be a good alternative to PS3 controllers if you keep breaking them.

You do lose the PSButton, motion sensor, rumble and Analog L2/R2s so you still have to keep at least 1 DS3 controller.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xH753hRTI
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GfxJG wrote:

Basically, my Dualshock(s) just broke (the thumbsticks can swivel, which makes some games near impossibke to play, as my finger slips off.). Yes, I broke both of them, don't comment.

 

And I've been looking at purchasing a 3rd party controller for some time now, as I play FPS and Racing games besides FIFA, I figured it might be better off, giving a bit extra for something better (maybe).

 

The problem is, the only 3rd Party PS3 manufacturor I know is Power A, the rest are only X360. And Power A takes extra for shipping internationally (plus the actual shipping fee), so it's rather expensive, even though I like their stuff.

 

So any suggestions? I like the way the DS3 is shaped, so all the ones who are shaped like X360's aren't neccesary, although I can play with both, so it doesn't really matter.

 

I live in Denmark, so international shipping is a must.

 

Thanks in advance.


Logitech makes some good controllers. 


Logitech does make good controllers, but they currently don't make any PS3 ones. The ones that they did make are long discontinued...

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Sep 8, 2012
Every 3rd party controller i've tried for the ps3 have sucked. Stick with the Ds3.
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Sep 8, 2012
Sony has granted few official licences to official controllers this generation, the few that I have seen were usually fighting game pads...
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I dunno, I think if you're willing to pay, then Scuf is probably your best choice, because Scuf's are pretty durable, but you can expect to pay around $130^ with shipping
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