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Clear Makes a Comeback with This Throwback DualShock 3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Showing its circuits

You can forget your customised PlayStation 4 controllers – this ace crystal DualShock 3 is taking us back to a time when everything from Tamagotchis to floppy disks shipped in see-through shells. Coupled with today’s strange PocketStation trailer, it’s clear that SCEJ is feeling a spot of 90s nostalgia – and it’s hoping to counter that with the release of this peripheral on 19th December in Japan.

The input device will set local players back ¥5,500 ($55), and will be compatible with the PlayStation 3 and the upcoming PS Vita TV. With the manufacturer’s next generation system right around the corner, we’re probably going to pass on importing one of these – but it does further the rule that all electronics look better in transparent plastic.

[via siliconera.com, vg247.com]

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User Comments (9)

LDXD

#2

LDXD said:

Did they ever fix this controller ? I know after a while it has a defect in it that can be fixed with tape the little sponge wears out I had to fix mine its about 3 years old and was randomly making the buttons register

LDXD

#5

LDXD said:

@get2sammyb no they do have some issues l love the controller but when diablo 3 came out as I was playing it would randomly press buttons I thought it was the game glitching out on me until it started with gta5 looked it up and lots of people were having this same issue
only happened so far with my original controller that came with the system I got like 3 years ago, maybe we got a bad batch but if you do start having issues they have a video on YouTube an easy fix with some electrical tape they have a small spunge under the button layout that goes flat and messes with the button inputs
I was thinking maybe Sony has fixed the issue or maybe it was a bad batch or something

charlesnarles

#7

charlesnarles said:

@get2sammyb @LDXD it's true. The quality is good, but we definitely have an insulation issue. BF3 is impossible, and you jump out of cars a lot in gta5. It's a really big problem which only seems to effect the later batches of ds3s, not the first. My oldest one is still fine, but my newer red one is garbage.

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