Joystiq gets some hands-on time with the “new” PS3 controller

May 9th, 2006 at 11:53 am

At E3 yesterday Sony tossed aside the boomerang controller shown at last years E3 and introduced their new… well… updated controller, which can be described as:

PS3 Controller = PS2 Dualshock Controller + Axis-tilt Sensing gyros – Dualshock

The Joystiq guys rushed from the Sony announcement yesterday to the sony Booth and managed to get some hands-on time with the new controller:

Immediately following the Sony keynote, we pushed and shoved our way to a quick and dirty session with the new PS3 controller. Warhawk was the only playable demo touting six-axis sensing functionality; so naturally, our destination was the setup featuring that game.

So what did they think? Basically:

  • It’s very light, to the point of feeling cheap
  • The tilt sensing felt very unrefined
  • The analog sticks positions made their thumbs feel weird

Read the full review [joystiq.com].