On November 11th, Sony will release their new Dual-Shock 3 controller in Japan. Apparently, the demand in the States for the reworked PS3 controller is so great that import retailers have already sold out of their expected supply. When the controllers are released in the western market next spring, they should retail at around $40-$50, but American gamers are lining up to buy them early at an $80 price point.
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Evidently, we just aren’t getting it. C’mon people, don’t you remember when Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide president Phil Harrison was nice enough to tell us that “Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature; it's not the next-generation feature.” Maybe folks are buying the controller for nostalgia. Regardless, it seems just a bit on the foolish side to pay a premium to become an early adopter when there is really only one PS3 game (Resistance: Fall of Man was recently patched in anticipation of the rumble feature) that will support it.