The Sixaxis controller seems to have finally overstayed its welcome as it appears the controller will be discontinued with the release of the DualShock 3. It won’t come as a surprise to most of us that Sony will decide to no longer manufacture this product in light of the mass production of their new rumble-enhanced version that is set to release in North America shortly.
A Sony representative shared the following:
“Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it’s completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe).”
Once the DualShock 3 becomes the standard, we could assume that the Sixaxis would then become a really cheap alternative in order to add a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th controller to your setup. Chances are as gamers replace theirs with the DS3, you’ll likely be able to find the old and tired Sixaxis available on eBay for a bargain price.