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What is the difference between Dual Shock 3 and Sixaxis?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Jan 20, 2021

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T. Perez

T. Perez

T. Perez
T. Perez

Answered Apr 21, 2020

Between the two, Sixaxis came first. It became available to the masses in November 2006. Back then, it was PlayStation 3’s central controller. Dual Shock 3 came one year after Sixaxis is released. Dual Shock 3 had been issued for retail by Japan. Within a few months later, it was made available in other countries, including the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The two controllers look the same, except the label on top of the gamepad, which indicates what type of controller you are using. Dual shock 3 is a bit stronger than the Sixaxis. Dual Shock has all the capabilities that Sixaxis has and one more. Dual shock 3 has a feature called rumble. It gives off vibration when the game allows for it. However, Sixaxis lacks this entertaining feature.

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich
J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Apr 08, 2020

Dual shock 3 and Sixaxis are the two most popular types of PS3 gamepads. They are very similar and have only a few key differences. Sixaxis came out first in 2006, and the dual shock came out shortly after. It has more features, such as the Rumble feature, which possesses the element of vibration when the game allows for it.

It is an entertaining feature for players because it has multiple motors, capable of giving more advanced sensations. Joycons have motion-sensing capabilities. Once Dual Shock 3 came out, predictably, Six-axis was no longer produced, and they had been dropped from stock by most retailers.

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