Ridiculous DualShock 3 deals arise from importers
- Posted November 1st, 2007 at 05:14 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 24 Comments
Want to experience rumble with your PlayStation 3 games? It's simple, just find an appropriate website and import yourself a DualShock 3 controller from the Land of the Rising Sun.
In reality, it's not so simple. Importers aren't importing the controllers because they care about you, but because they want to make a quick buck (insert surprised gasps). National Console Support, an importer based in New York, warns consumers of ridiculous deals regarding the fancy new PS3 controllers. Our personal favorite: In order to obtain one DualShock 3, it is necessary to purchase PlayStation 3 40GB console.
We know that people with any common sense can avoid that blunder, but it might be wise to wait until demand subsides and the DualShock 3 actually comes out to make sure you can keep some extra dough in your wallet.
- 1:28am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Okay.. i didnt really get this article to be honest.. so what are they saying, what price are we talkin here? Expensive or... I mean who cares, a DuelShock3 would be cool to have - but geez its only got rumble. I'll stick with my regular Sixaxis until i can get a cool white one in 6-8 months time. who cares.
- 1:45am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Yes but Sony is well known and disliked for shutting down importers...so now they are trying to leverage them? Sure thing. Sony just release it in the US, EU, and Australia already - what a bunch of twits.
- 1:45am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Im from the UK, and I've just bought my DuelShock3 off ebay from a guy in France who had 10 for sale. It cost me £10 extra than a Six-axis Contorller but that was a small price to pay, I'm wasn't prepared to wait several months for it to appear over here, I wanted it now. :) ....(Oh and not at all 'richkaos' my Six-axis Contoller had broke and I need a new one. I didnt really want to buy another Six-axis knowing the DuelShock 3 was going to be released in a few months)
- 1:51am EDT - November 1st, 2007
well if people are desperate or daft enough to hand over loads of their cash just to get one of these controlers a few months before everyone else then good luck to them. Sad'os
- 1:58am EDT - November 1st, 2007
There are lots of places to get the Dual shock 3 for good prices....... not all are rip offs... I ordered 2 of them, 1 white and 1 black......for very good prices.
- 2:30am EDT - November 1st, 2007
I'm getting two Dualshock3 controllers...but not Imported one's...
- 3:10am EDT - November 1st, 2007
@ The Cleaner
Hmmm... Dual Shock 3 will come when it come. Patience. And by the way, I'm really interested in what you do for a living?
smiiter | smiiter
- 3:20am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Well if you can afford a DS3 and do require a new controller or just another one then why not? theres nothing stopping someone, as long as its low quantity and OK by local customs.
i'm after a 2nd controller for multiplayer
- 4:35am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Are you offering me a job?
- 4:57am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Either you go to work with a mop or you're some kind of contract killer
- 5:03am EDT - November 1st, 2007
yo i'm not trying to wait plus i have officially worn my controllers out. They are working but barely. I need that DUALSHOCK 3 joint yesterday!
- 5:13am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Its a stupid article...PSU c'mon!
- 5:50am EDT - November 1st, 2007
I'll just pick mine up from playasia then
- 6:11am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Meh...i've got 2 sixaxis controllers...but lets face it...how many people still play multiplayer games on the same screen...I only play like that if my girlfriend wants to play a game with me...other than that all my mates play online...that way you get the whole screen to yourself...
- 8:22am EDT - November 1st, 2007
i got a DUal Shock 3 from www.japanvideogames.com
Its costing me total $73 with shipping
Oh well i get it half a year earlier, and i love the rumble feature, but anyways
i told people about it, and those that waited are now facing a $10 price increase in the controller (i got it $59.99 and now its $69.99)
but hey, if you have the extra money, i say get it.
Also if you dont want to pay shipping, just walk into the store, they have a walk-in store in california
- 8:36am EDT - November 1st, 2007
why didn't i think of that lol
- 8:38am EDT - November 1st, 2007
Prolly get one begining of December instead of right when they're available.
- 9:02am EDT - November 1st, 2007
What's the point of getting one when only 1 Game Works with it at the moment??????? Or iam wrong? Iam talking about the one game!!!
- 9:22am EDT - November 1st, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i think i can wait till next spring to get one of these while rumble is cool and all i havn't really missed that much except in heavenly sword so i think i can wait to get it at a normal price
- 10:20am EDT - November 1st, 2007
I agree that it's silly to pay a high premium for something like this. On the other hand, according to some of the posters here you can get one for $10-$15 mark up then what the heck?
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