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Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller Coming to Europe July 4, 2008

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT

The Dualshock 3 wireless controller will be available at European retailers July 4, 2008 for £39.99. Incorporating both the rumble feature and motion sensing SIXAXIS technologies for a more realistic, interactive and intuitive gaming experience, the Dualshock 3 replaces the SIXAXIS controller as it's being phased out.

Dualshock 3 will enhance the gameplay experience on future PS3 titles, including the highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the next installment of the billion-dollar selling racing franchise, launching in two weeks in North America. Dualshock 3 will also bring the rumble feature to a lineup of nearly 30 PS3 titles as well as compatible PS one classics already available. Some titles may require a software update, and users will be prompted to download any updates upon starting the specific games

It’s not what you see – it’s what you feel that makes Dualshock 3 the first choice for all gamers. More than 28 million Dualshock controllers have been sold since the first Dualshock release for PlayStation in 1998. Now Dualshock 3 puts some serious power into existing and future PS3 titles, with its vibration function offering even more interactive play between gamers and the many games – past, present and future – which support the vibration functionality. Dualshock 3 also retains the high-precision, high-response motion-sensitive aspects that have made SIXAXIS so popular.

David Reeves, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, commented, "We are delighted to confirm that Dualshock 3 will be released in SCEE territories in early July. We hope this will add to the intense gaming experience for our fans, as we continue to evolve PS3, its software and its peripherals.”

Almost all future PS3 releases will support Dualshock 3, and the controller is already compatible with many existing PS3 titles (firmware upgrade 1.94 required). Face the heart-pounding fear of alien warfare in Resistance: Fall of Man, hold tight as you tear through the streets of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, or feel the thrill of treasure hunting in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – your favourite PS3 games like you’ve never experienced them before.

Making your gaming experience more immersive, more intuitive and more realistic, Dualshock 3 is the only Bluetooth® controller combining vibration function and SIXAXIS features, and the first choice for anyone wanting to get the most out of their PS3 gaming experience.

A list of current titles compatible with Dualshock 3:

  • 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
  • TimeShift
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2*
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Dynasty Warriors 6
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • DragonBall Z Burst Limit
  • Turok

*Titles will be given rumble functionality through an update.

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