European DualShock 3 launch is “imminent”, says SCEE president

Wednesday, 7th May 2008 10:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves confirmed that DualShock 3 will be launching in Europe very soon.

“The DualShock 3 launch is imminent,” he told us in answer to a remark we made on the fact a Sixaxis is included in the newly-announced European MGS4 bundle.

The Euro boss gave no other hint as to when we’re specifically going to see the controller over here, or whether or not we’ve going to see it release before Metal Gear’s launch on June 12.

DualShock 3 has already launched in both America and Japan.



  1. Blerk

    I really don’t understand why they’re dragging their heels on announcing a date. It’s not like it’s some big secret that there’s an improved controller on the way. The continual dithering and refusal to even talk about it is just alienating the chunk of their potential consumer base which is adamantly waiting for a bundled DS3 before they’ll buy.

    For my money, the DS3 is *the* PS3 sticking point. A larger HDD, the price, a return of PS2 BC – they’re all ‘nice to haves’, but the controller is non-negotiable.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    I think they’re really about to announce it. I don’t know why it wasn’t announced last night, but they must have their reasons.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. gaz

    They have a huge amount of surplus stock of the non vibrating variety to get rid of and hope that the public will buy them up first…

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Shatner

    I really want to get a DS3 before MGS4 hits in mid-June.

    Playing MGS without vibration is unthinkable.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Chinster

    I’d also like one of these new fangled not as light as air models.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Blerk

    If you already have PS3s then why don’t you just import one? Plenty of people on the EG forums importing them for less money than you’d pay for a European Sixaxis.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Chinster

    Interesting. Do you know where they are importing them from?

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Play-Asia appears to be a fan favourite, as does VideoGamesPlus. Or there’s always eBay – loads of ‘em on there.

    Edit: Oh… Play-Asia say they won’t ship ‘em to Europe. I wonder how people are getting around that?

    #8 7 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Here you go:

    £25 plus £3.50 shipping.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Chinster

    Cheers, that’s not a bad price at all.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Import! Get DS3 *and* stick it to the man!

    #11 7 years ago
  12. whoelse

    I wanted this before GTA and im still waiting… And for GTA (YAY Amazon have it back in stock!! Waiting for pre-order to dispatch!!)

    #12 7 years ago
  13. patlike

    Just replied to your mail, dude.

    #13 7 years ago

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