Tag Archives: dualshock 3
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 | 12:28 BST
This Gamespot report confirms that DualShock 3 will be released in Australia on April 24 for A$99.95 (£47 or $92) and in New Zealand on May 9 for NZ$109.95 (£44 or $86).
In the US, the controller retails for $54.99.
No announcement’s been made for Europe yet, but you can expect one imminently. We’re just checking with SCEE now.
Tue, Apr 15, 2008 | 07:40 BST
That was the news – Week 15, 2008: Announce the 80Gb PS3 SKU and DualShock 3 for Europe, SCEE, or risk damage later this year
The Americans were pulling little colon-”o” emoticons, but the news was greeted with surly derision in Europe. SCEA announced last week that the MGS4 gunmetal PS3 was to launch in America in limited quantities, the pack to include a 40Gb PS3, a DualShock 3 and the game itself.
America, it seems, is blessed by Sony. The region now has confirmation of the highly desirable gunmetal machine and an 80Gb MGS4 bundle, which will replace the current 80Gb Motorstorm pack in June when the latest Metal Gear launches.
Europe, however, still has no kind of special promotion announced for the launch of MGS4 (although SCEE did tell us this morning that it’s waiting to hear on whether or not we’re going to receive the MGS4 special edition).
Worse, there is still absolutely no official indication that an 80Gb SKU is heading this way and there’s no news on when we’re going to get DualShock 3. The weary hope is starting to turn sour: savvy European punters are simply getting tired of waiting.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 21:33 BST
A supposed PS3 schedule from Dutch retailer Bartsmit has shown what appears to be dates for DualShock 3 and a Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 pack for Europe.
DualShock 3 is dated at May 2 on the list, the the MGS4 pack apparently launching on June 12, the same day as the game itself launches in Europe.
You can see the image of the schedule here.
The picture was sent in to videogaming247 by a reader from the Netherlands. So many thanks for that. And thanks to Blerk.
Thu, Apr 03, 2008 | 08:59 BST
“Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it’s completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe),” said a SCEA rep.
Can we have it in Europe now, please?
Wed, Apr 02, 2008 | 16:05 BST
Here Sony’s last generation rumbling controller releases next week in America, so now’s probably a good time for US people to find out what it actually works with. Still no European date for this.
Fri, Mar 28, 2008 | 20:11 GMT
According to this Dutch PlayStation site, DualShock 3 will be released in Europe on May 2.
The site references “a reliable source” but no more information is given.
As rumours go, this one’s plausible due to the fact that MGS4 is released a month later and uses the new pad’s funtionality, but don’t go holding your breath just yet.
By Mike Bowden
Thu, Mar 13, 2008 | 21:40 GMT
DualShock 3 has gone to second place in the Amazon.com charts prior to is release on April 15. There’s still no date for the rumbling controller in Europe, and there’s unlikely to be one particularly soon considering the upcoming GT5: Prologue bundle – dated March 28 – comes with a Sixaxis. So, logic dictates, if you had half a brain you’d probably wait for the new controller and something like MGS4 to launch in Europe before shelling out £300 or whatever it is on a games console that comes with a controller that’s going to be superseded before you can say “£50″ because that’s what it’ll probably cost even though the Americans get them for $50, especially when you already have some many games things you have to put them in the loft. That given, it’s unlikely SCEE’s silly enough to announce a date for it just yet. Just thinking, like.
Fri, Mar 07, 2008 | 09:07 GMT
Wed, Feb 27, 2008 | 22:27 GMT
Following the announcement last night that DualShock 3 is to be released in America on April 15 – alongside GT5 Prologue – for $55, SCEE has said that the controller’s passage to Europe is still out there in Q-something.
“Release date and price for the DS3 in Europe is still to be confirmed,” said a SCEE spokesperson this morning. “I’m not sure when the announcement will be made either.”
All we want is Metal Gear, a price cut and a spanky new rumbly controller, SCEE. Sort it out.
Wed, Feb 06, 2008 | 17:22 GMT
SCEE has just confirmed to VG247 that European gamers aren’t going to be seeing that lovely satin silver PS3 any time soon.
“SCEE currently has no plans to release a satin silver PS3 in Europe,” said a spokesperson.
The machine is launching in Japan next month for the equivalent of £189, with a Sixaxis controller, not a Dualshock 3 as some people who can’t read press releases properly previously reported.
Tue, Feb 05, 2008 | 15:52 GMT
And eagle eye award of the day goes to Blerk, for spotting that the “satin” silver Japanese PS3 bundle announced this morning doesn’t, in fact, come bundled with a Dualshock 3 controller. It’s got a Sixaxis in it, so it says here. If Japanese people want a Dualshock 3 they have to buy it separately for ¥5500 (£26). Which, frankly, is rubbish. This also means that Sony has yet to bundle a Dualshock 3 with the machine.
Wed, Jan 30, 2008 | 09:10 GMT
SCEE has no plans to release a rumoured 120-160Gb PS3 SKU, GI’s reporting, reponding to persistent rumours that the (maybe) ditched 80Gb US SKU is to be replaced by a package with a bigger hard drive.
“We do not currently have any plans to release a 120GB PlayStation 3 in the UK,” said a SCEE spokesperson.
No official comment has yet been released by SCEA on the situation, so whether or not the 80Gb SKU is even to be discontinued is still unclarified.