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DualShock 3 gets approval from FCC

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2007 17:48 User comments (2)

DualShock 3 gets approval from FCC Sony's upcoming "DualShock 3" controller, which brings the rumble technology to the PlayStation 3 (PS3) console, has been approved for use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. The PS3's SIXAXIS controller lacked the rumble technology from the beginning, a fact that wasn't welcomed by gamers or game developers.
While the company kept quiet about the reasons in the beginning, it became obvious that it was due to the unsettled dispute with Immersion Corp., which had sued Sony over the DualShock technology. However, when the legal battle between the two companies ended, Sony revealed it would consider changing the SIXAXIS controller to offer rumble.

When rumors of the PS3 rumble controller emerged, Microsoft Corp. sued Immersion for breach of contract for allowing Sony to use the technology. Sony made the official announcement about the controller on September 20th, and a recent firmware update for the PS3 console added support for it.

The model number is CECHZC2U and operates at a clock frequency of 26MHz and 4MHz. It measures in at 93.7 x 157 x 62.3 mm and weighs 193 grams. Sony has not indicated when the controller will become available.


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2 user comments

120.12.2007 4:57

I just hope it all works out for the playstation because the dual shock is one of the major features that draw people or myself in accquiring one.

227.12.2007 3:21

the lack of rumble never bothered me considering i usually have it turned off (when available).

but, from complaints filled in many forums, the generally consensus was that people do want it, and it's good to see Sony listen to it's audience for a change.

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