Should i upgrade to Dualshock?

#1 Posted by NukeGoBoom (492 posts) -

Im still a Sixaxis owner and i think i want to upgrade it.Opinions if its worth the money of actual game instead.

#2 Posted by raven_squad (438 posts) -

I upgraded, and despite the nicer feel of the controller with the added bulk, I really don't think its worth it... Enough money for a new game, just for some rumbling? Meh... 

#3 Posted by FLStyle (4579 posts) -

I don't like the added weight of the DS3, I'll stick with my Sixaxis.

#4 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -

If you only have one controller, yeah go for it. Beyond the nicer feel it's not much, very few games ever use rumble in a meaningful way anyway, but it's always a good idea to own two controllers at the very least for any system.

#5 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

Get a new game, or better yet get 2 old games or put that money in your PSN account for when fat princess and other stuff comes out

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

I prefer my controllers to have weight to them. Do PS3's currently on the shelf come stock with Dualshocks now?

#7 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

MGS 4 uses rumble in a good way tho

#8 Posted by WreckinRodRumbler (121 posts) -

Yes, do it. It'll feel much better and it has rumble!

#9 Posted by FCKSNAP (2299 posts) -
TooWalrus said:
I prefer my controllers to have weight to them. Do PS3's currently on the shelf come stock with Dualshocks now? [more]
Yes, since early '08

ShaneDev said:
MGS 4 uses rumble in a good way tho [more]
Many don't though, so it's very hard to say that rumble is necessary when most of the time it's just an extension or replacement for a sub woofer.
#10 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

Meh   its worth it for newer games

#11 Posted by Qorious (847 posts) -

Yes! Upgrading from the SIXAXIS to the Dualshock 3 is like night and day! You will tell a difference and the controller just feels so much better. 

#12 Posted by shrig32 (151 posts) -

If you need two controllers, sure =) The only reason I finally made the move was to play local two-player games.

#13 Posted by artofwar420 (6251 posts) -

Only if you want vibrating stuff. I did, games feel more awesome. Up to you dawg.

#14 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

100% worth it.

#15 Posted by MrPerfect (436 posts) -

I would say upgrade, I love my dual shock 2 and I can not wait to get a PS3 and play with the dual shock 3 controller.

#16 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

I still use my Sixaxis, works the same, it's just lighter.

#17 Posted by Player1 (3852 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I prefer my controllers to have weight to them. Do PS3's currently on the shelf come stock with Dualshocks now? "
Yes. At least my 80 gig did. That was almost a year ago I got it too. 
#18 Posted by TheEnd (87 posts) -

I don't know...reading from this forum, people's opinions are very mixed. I say the more solid feel and the rumble is worth it. The Sixaxis made it feel like I was holding a very delicate china dish or some shit like that. Added weight from the rumble feels very nice.

#19 Posted by thegriefer (71 posts) -

yes they are so much better

#20 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1913 posts) -
@ShaneDev said:
" MGS 4 uses rumble in a good way tho "
It also uses the lack of rumble in a good way too.
#21 Posted by Shayo (55 posts) -

I too am in a position where I'm deciding whether I should upgrade or not. The basic line is, that this is a decision between money and vibration. I've gotten pretty used to playing games without vibration and I honestly think that vibration isn't such a thing that would shape a definitive upper edge with general game experiences. As already pointed out in this topic, instead of getting another controller, there's the option of rather getting a game for the same price. Since these clear facts have been placed out, I've decided to find an alternative, and that's an USB converter for the DualShock 2. If I really wanted vibration that bad, and ignoring the motion sensor, this would be the cheapest way to go.

#22 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Rumble isn't that a huge of a deal for me, but feeling some weight to the controller makes it tons more comfortable to play.
I'm afraid the SIXAXIS might start floating if I don't grip it tight enough

#23 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2102 posts) -
@raven_squad said:
" I upgraded, and despite the nicer feel of the controller with the added bulk, I really don't think its worth it... Enough money for a new game, just for some rumbling? Meh...  "
I am going to say that it should have been there in the first place.  I say that you should at least get one DS3 controller just so you can play, but otherwise keep the rest of the Sixaxis' around for friends and such.
#24 Posted by angelkanarias (1440 posts) -
@NukeGoBoom: I had two sixaxis controllers, and I bought a dualshock 3 one. vibration is pretty important for me.
#25 Posted by regularassmilk (1380 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" I prefer my controllers to have weight to them. Do PS3's currently on the shelf come stock with Dualshocks now? "
Maybe.
But not sure.
#26 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -
@regularassmilk said:
" @TooWalrus said:
" I prefer my controllers to have weight to them. Do PS3's currently on the shelf come stock with Dualshocks now? "
Maybe.But not sure. "
Yes they do
#27 Posted by Kiemoe (1055 posts) -

Yes.

#28 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

It isn't a big deal, but I have problems with the motion stuff with the Dualshock. Weight throws me off while trying to barely lean it. Like the falling scenes in Ratchet and Clank.

#29 Posted by 6n00bkilla9 (149 posts) -

you tol should i mean rumble just like star fox 64 man!

#30 Posted by Box3ru13 (702 posts) -
Once I upgraded (from Japan btw) and I love the feel of them the added bulk makes it feel like I'm not going to break it after I rage quit. 

Rumble is nice and really after you've experienced it for a while and then go without you definitely notice it. 
#31 Posted by BlazBleu (108 posts) -

It is absolutely worth the money. Amazon has them on sale for around $43 right now. The rumble makes it worth it already and it's nice to have some more heft on the DS3. It doesn't make it feel fragile like the original SIXAXIS controller. 

#32 Posted by lantus (143 posts) -

I'd say go for it. The added weight was enough for me really to plop down my money for one, but the rumble does make me happy to have again.

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