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Kristin Neirinckx's Avatar Posted by on Apr 02, 2008 // Marketing Manager, PSP


Rumble is back with the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for PLAYSTATION 3. These are shipping to store shelves as we speak, so be on the lookout for them next week. Now I know that the list of compatible games is the most important thing to you, so we’re including that at the bottom of this post. The titles with an asterisk in the list below will require a patch in order to activate the rumble feature. The patch will automatically download to your PS3 if your console is connected online. If you are not connected online, check our PlayStation Knowledge Center for more information.

We will be launching have launched a web page on the PlayStation website later this morning dedicated to informing you of what titles use force feedback. This list will be expanding as new titles become compatible, so be sure to be sure to check back. You can also keep an eye out for this icon:

DUALSHOCK 3 compatible

This will be located on all new software releases that are DUALSHOCK 3 compatible.

Just to give you a small refresher course, the DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller includes pressure sensors that rumble with each action. SIXAXIS technology is also included, so you can still use motion control, and the controller features Bluetooth technology for wireless gameplay. You can pick it up at any of the major retailers and at a cost $54.99 MSRP.

Here’s the complete list of titles supporting the DUALSHOCK 3 at launch:

  • SCEA – Formula One Championship Edition* (PS3)
  • SCEA – MotorStorm* (PS3)
  • SCEA – Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
  • SCEA – High Velocity Bowling (PSN)
  • SCEA – MLB 08: The Show (PS3)
  • SCEA – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (PS3)
  • SCEA – Resistance: Fall of Man* (PS3)
  • SCEA – Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
  • SCEA – Go! Sports Ski* (PSN)
  • SCEA – Folklore* (PS3)
  • SCEA – Heavenly Sword* (PS3)
  • SCEA – Warhawk* (PSN / PS3)
  • SCEA – Super Stardust HD* (PSN)
  • SCEA – Snakeball (PSN)
  • SCEA – Toy Home (PSN)
  • SCEA – PSOne Emulation (PSN)
  • SCEA – Piyotama (PSN)
  • SCEA – PixelJunk Monsters (PSN)
  • SCEA – Blast Factor* (PSN)
  • Sega – Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3)
  • Ubisoft – Lost: Via Domus (PS3)
  • Ubisoft – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2* (PS3)
  • EA – Burnout Paradise (PS3)
  • KOEI – Dynasty Warriors 6 (PS3)
  • Capcom – Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
  • Atari – Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit (PS3)
  • Disney Interactive – Turok (PS3)
  • Sierra Games – TimeShift (PS3)


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+ WHAT on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:05 am said:

Cool, I have all those games but 4 of them. I will have to play them all over again. :)


+ moog on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:07 am said:

How does the battery life compare to the regular controller?

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    + kneirinckx on April 2nd, 2008 at 9:29 am said:

    It has the same battery as the SIXAXIS wireless controller so any change in battery life will depend on your use of the rumble feature. From what I\’ve heard from those who have tested it and from the respondents here on the blog, the change is minimal.


+ SPARDA on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:09 am said:

Imported mine already but I will be picking up a second DS3 as soon as those bad boys hit the stores.

Thanks for the update



+ blahblahbloo on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:13 am said:

What about PS2 emulation? Is that coming later?


+ SPARDA on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:15 am said:

Answer to post # 2

from my experiance, it last as long as the SIXAXIS even with the rumble on

PS: Sony, get with Infinity Ward and help them integrate rumble in COD4 …ASAP.


+ Draicus on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:17 am said:

Time to replace my other two SIXAXIS controllers. :)


+ Ghostm on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 am said:

What’s the specific date will it show up in stores?
Will there be any other colors aside from the normal black?

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    + kneirinckx on April 2nd, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

    No specific date, as soon as the retailers get them they can put them on shelf. Although I can\’t say for sure, my guess is that by early next week, you should be able to pick one up. Black is the only color available.


+ Johnbot5k on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 am said:


Where’s my $600 bucks GW…? I’ve got some spending to do!


+ Daver on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 am said:

I oredered mine a while ago (the white one) and it works perfectly… for those who worries about the battery life.. it is as long as the Sixaxis controller


+ StalkingSilence on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 am said:

I have 3 SIXAXES, but everyone raves about the Dual Shock 3. I guess I’ll try to track one down – maybe Amazon will run another special (plz?). Without any marketing spin, is there any new rumble feature (added intensity levels, unique implementations in ps3 games) that wasn’t in the PS2 version?
Also, how have you other owners found the SIXAXIS motion controls have been affected by the addition of rumble? Games like Go! Sports Ski already feel a bit “wonky” with just SIXAXIS, I’d imagine with rumble it gets worse?


+ deadxbabiesxinc on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:29 am said:

For us impatient folks, Playasia rules :-P

Btw, is there EVER going to be a firmware update where we don’t have to have the PS3 ON to charge our controllers?!? Thats a huge pain in the butt


+ moog on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:32 am said:

@11, why don’t you plug the controller into another USB device that is already on? A computer, DVR etc.


+ SolidusDave on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:34 am said:

This List ist not really complete ;)
for example Games like Assassin’s Creed or UT3 also support it out of the box.


+ chasegamez on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 am said:

i had my january


+ SPARDA on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 am said: post #13 said the list is not complete.

AC, UT3, and…. Army of Two also make that baby rumble.

There is probably even more, but I can only speak for those last two I mentioned games since I own them

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    + kneirinckx on April 2nd, 2008 at 9:23 am said:

    Admittedly, this is a conservative list. I\’m sure there are games that are compatible that aren\’t listed. I\’m working fast and furiously to make sure it\’s as accurate and up to date as possible. I appreciate you letting me know though…I\’ll be sure to include them. :)


+ moog on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:40 am said:

@SPARDA, thanks for the info :D


+ chasegamez on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 am said:

i had my DUALSHOCK 3 since january


+ Ramage on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 am said:


But why no call of duty? Any idea when?


+ preciousdeath on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 am said:

How ’bout some Ninja Gaiden Sigma? They could coordinate rumble to Rachel’s juggies.


+ REZBLUE on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:42 am said:

I could have sworn that I was playing with someone on Unreal that said he had rumble. I got this list of wiki

* Assassins Creed – Ubisoft
* Beowulf – Ubisoft
* BlackSite: Area 51 – Midway
* Blast Factor – Sony CE
* Burnout Paradise – Electronic Arts
* Chronicles of Riddick – Sierra
* The Club – SEGA
* Condemned 2 – SEGA
* Cops – Pyro
* The Crucible – SEGA
* Dark Sector – D3 Publisher
* The Darkness – 2K Games
* Devil May Cry 4 – Capcom
* Echochrome – Sony CE
* Elefunk – Sony CE
* Enemy Territory: Quake Wars – Activision
* Destroy All Humans! 3 – THQ
* Dynasty Warriors 6 – KOEI
* Fatal Inertia – KOEI
* FIFA Football [untitled] – Electronic Arts
* Folklore – Sony CE
* Formula One Championship Edition – Sony CE
* Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 – Ubisoft
* Go! Sports Ski] – Sony CE
* GripShift DLX – Sony Online
* Haze – Ubisoft
* Heavenly Sword – Sony CE
* Heroes Over Europe – Red Mile
* High Velocity Bowling – Sony CE
* Highlander – Eidos
* The Incredible Hulk – SEGA
* Iron Man – SEGA
* Kane & Lynch – Eidos
* Legendary: The Box – Gamecock
* Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Capcom
* Metal Gear Solid 4 – Konami
* MLB ‘08: The Show – Sony CE
* MotorStorm – Sony CE
* N-Cube – Creat Studios
* NBA ‘08 – Sony CE
* NBA 2K8 – 2K Sports
* Pain – Sony CE
* Planet One – Pyro
* Prototype – Sierra
* Soldier of Fortune – Activision
* Rainbow Six: Vegas – Ubisoft
* Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 – Ubisoft
* Rage – id Software
* Rat Race – Sony CE
* Ratchet & Clank Future – Sony CE
* Resident Evil 5 – Capcom
* Resistance: Fall of Man – Sony CE
* SOCOM: Confrontation – Sony CE
* Snakeball – Sony CE
* Stuntman: Ignition – THQ
* Super Stardust HD – Sony CE
* TNA iMPACT – Midway
* To End All Wars – Ghostlight
* Toy Home – Sony CE
* Turok – Disney Interactive
* Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune – Sony CE
* Unreal Tournament 3 – Midway
* Warbit – Creat Studios
* WarDevil – Ignition
* Warhawk – Sony CE
* The Wheelman – Midway
* WipEout HD – Sony CE


+ Seanscythe2 on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:49 am said:

I wish COD4 would add this, sony is there anyway to get this added to the game? I mean it’s a great game and even though IW hates PS3. You guys should encourage them to get rumble added.


+ yxxxx on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:50 am said:

Im reckoning that the list they have put up is a copy and paste job as there are little * on some of the titles but no explanation of what its there for.

Im wondering when they will finally make there way to europe.


+ stefen on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 am said:

All I can say is, it’s about time! =)


+ ionwaffle on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:53 am said:

how about the EU?


+ -viper- on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:55 am said:

Yeah, how about the EU?

And why did it take it THIS long to be released? If the ‘japenese’ controllers work with US/EU machines, why did they take so long to get released?

It just makes NO sense to do that.


+ dan5000 on April 2nd, 2008 at 6:58 am said:

woo hoo, about bloody time sony :)


+ markstew on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:00 am said:

hmm pretty cheap 55$ knowing the dollar is almost worth half of what it was in 2002, in euro’s that is 35Euro’s which is close to what the dollar used to be worth in 2002..

i estimate it will cost around 42.99Euro’s including VAT ;)


+ madness23 on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:03 am said:

And once again, everything is right in the world of Playstation. Thank you.


+ AwRy108 on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:05 am said:

Yay, rumble is back! Now all we need is a set of 21st century online features, and the PS3 will be ready for launch; oh, wait–it already DID launch…


+ thefjk on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:09 am said:

I’ll only get them once my current controllers are broken or something.

I don’t want a total of 4 controllers while I’m the only one playing on my PS3. Kinda silly!


+ thingg on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:10 am said:

be happy they listened to you at all


+ cyclone87 on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:10 am said:

Any word on when Europe can expect the DS3’s? Also these have been out in Japan for awhile now, why has it taken so long to launch it into other regions?


+ reson8er on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:12 am said:


IW does NOT hate PS3.

They are one of the only 3rd party devs out there that gave us an on par (better in some ways) version of their game.

Their mistakes are not testing the online component completley, and lagging behind in their PS3 support.

Back to the Topic:

I’ve had my DS3 for a while now, and love every shakin’, quakin’ minute of it.

Even though rumble is not essential, its really nice to have for some games. (Uncharted comes to mind)


+ balliinn on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 am said:

I already got the DS3, japanese version. I wanted the white color and it was the same price as this anyway.


+ Vengie on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:20 am said:

Please don’t forget Europe. I really need one.


+ davivman on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 am said:

Fantastic, I’ve been waiting for this so I could pick up a second controller!


+ I_Love_New_York on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:22 am said:

Yes I can’t wait to try out the rumble controllers. I’ll probably sell my two sixaxis controllers and buy two dualshocks


+ r-nice on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 am said:

$55 is a bit steep…


+ markstew on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:29 am said:

38: r-nice | April 2nd, 2008 at 7:23 am

55$ would be steep if the dollar had the same value it had in 2002, but right now 55$ is almost half the price of the 2002 dollar so around 34$.


+ Uraeus on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:29 am said:

Got mine from some time ago, but nice to see them officially out now (in the US at least). Hopefully this will prompt Codemasters to produce a DiRT patch which adds rumble support like they promised before DS3 was announced in various interviews to do.

I guess this also increase the pressure on Infinity Ward to add rumble support for COD4.


+ Scodo_Thope on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:32 am said:

Oh yea! I can’t wait!


+ Gunwing on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:36 am said:

Hay can you get on the line and get Activison to add Rumble support for COD4, and Epic as well to UT3?

Also dose it rumble with PS2 games? I heard it did, but I can’t find an official statement about it.


+ Stoffinator on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:43 am said:

Damn, I was hoping this was out on Friday. :-[ But glad to hear they are on the way, I pre ordered mine yesterday. I HOPE they aren’t as cheap as the SixAxis. I had to buy three of those since the PS3 came out and the sad part is, I am not even rough on my stuff. The left analog stick just keeps sticking on them.

Is there any improvement on the sticks?


+ ISEMAN on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:50 am said:

Sweet, I’m definitely replaying all my PS3 games…..not to mention God of War 2 and Shadow of the Colossus again on my PS3. I packed up the PS2 already for our upcoming move, but have a hankerin to play Shadow again. You need rumble to get the complete feel of that game.


+ I_Love_New_York on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:50 am said:

When your using sixaxis, does the rumble interfere with the motion or no?


+ Davitr0n on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:52 am said:

I imported a DS3, and I it is the only controller I ever use now. Definitely worth picking one up. Rumble in my games makes me happy, and I wish I didn’t have 2 Sixaxis controllers now.


+ Chrisrahosiris on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:55 am said:

I’ll be picking one up. Might as well. I need a new controller anyway


+ Enforcer_X on April 2nd, 2008 at 7:56 am said:

Should have been in the box from day one!

At least we have it though!

Warhawk rocks with the DS3



+ SPARDA on April 2nd, 2008 at 8:07 am said:

@ 43

read the post on the first page. Epic’s UT3 always suppored rumble from day one

Also, it works great on PS2 games.


+ deadxbabiesxinc on April 2nd, 2008 at 8:08 am said:

@ 12 aka Moog…is that possible? I always have it plugged into my PS3 and I tried to use a USB hub but that doesn’t work…atleast not the one I have. I guess I could give it a shot and plug it into my laptop

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