In February, Sony's PlayStation Destination retailer conference had two bits of exciting news for PlayStation 3 owners: Konami and Kojima Productions' long-awaited Metal Gear Solid 4 would arrive June 12, and gamers would have two months in advance to break in their shiny new Dual Shock 3s. Today, Sony narrowed down its broad April release for the PS3's newest peripheral, saying the controller will arrive at retail this week for $54.99.
Following a lawsuit settlement with Immersion Corporation in March 2007, Sony officially unveiled its newly redesigned controller later that year at the Tokyo Game Show. The oft-requested force-feedback technology will augment the Sixaxis' motion-sensing capabilities, and it will also have a heft along the lines of Sony's Emmy-award winning DualShock controller, according to GameSpot's hands-on with the peripheral.
[UPDATE] Gamers who prefer the light-weight Sixaxis best not tarry if they have a mind to pick up new controllers. GameSpot has confirmed with Sony that the current PlayStation 3 controller has been discontinued, and will no longer be available at retail once current supplies have sold through.
Sony promises a full list of titles capable of utilizing the new tech will be available on its official Web site later today, and updated regularly as new games are added. In the meantime, titles compatible with Sony's DualShock 3 when it launches is listed below.
DualShock 3 Compatibility List
Formula One Championship Edition
High Velocity Bowling
MLB 08: The Show
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Resistance: Fall of Man*
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Go! Sports Ski*
Super Stardust HD*
Condemned 2: Bloodshot
Lost: Via Domus
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2*
Dynasty Warriors 6
Devil May Cry 4
DragonBall Z Burst Limit
*Titles will be given rumble functionality through an update