291w ago - Speaking 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.
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I also bought 2 DS3 through eBay (import). Payed about 45€ for each. I do not understand the reason for the delay the DS3 are having to reach the European market.
I do agree that the DS3 feels better overall compared to the Sixaxis. The Sixaxis for me feels kinda "cheap" compared to it, due to its lightness. Not even going to mention the difference in the Rumble, that is obviously the reason why everyone buys it in the first place.
Sony should have bundled these directly with the release of the PS3. They should have just paid off the royalties for the rumble and settled their dispute at the time.
I remember hearing that the release would be soon around the time when they were released in the US. A shame we don't have a global launch, as I doubt they are any different.
I was playing on the PS2 yesterday, on a Dualshock 2 controller, and was taken back by the rumble feature, something that I've long since forgotten when using my PS3. I'll be picking up at least one of these when they come out.
I imported one a couple of months ago from RenChi (based in Hong Kong).. I did get smacked for import duty, but even taking that into account the price wasn't so bad. Wouldn't surprise me if it were close to the price that SCEE put on it when it (eventually) comes out here.
I should have sold my old sixaxis controllers on, but they'll do as spares for when I've got mates round for a games session.