XCM Cross Battle adapter plus RUMBLE
- Rapid fire built-in
- Use your XBOX 360 wired controller on PS3
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Three important things to know. First, you cannot use a wireless controller with a charge cable to connect. The charge cable simply charges the wireless controller, it doesn't establish a connection between the wireless controller and the XCM. In short, you need a WIRED controller. Second, you cannot use an XBox headset that connects to your Xbox controller - the XCM doesn't handle that (not that I expected it to.) Third, if you find that you lose your connection frequently, turn OFF the Controller Auto-Off power saving option on your PS3. It's in the XMB (Cross Media Bar) under Settings > Power Save Settings > Controller Auto-Off.
This product is easy to use. Turn on your PS3, plug this device into the PS3, plug a wired 360 controller into the device and you're ready to go. It's that simple. If you love the 360 design, this is a wonderful thing.
There are a few drawbacks, however.
One is that you actually need the wired 360 controller.
Another is that while in use the green LEDs (that signal what player you are) all flash while in use.
Also, there is no motion sensing for any game that may require it (I recommend the Nyko Zero to solve this).
Next, this adapter will not work with PS2 games played on the PS3 (if you have a BC model of PS3).
Finally, this item would have really benefited from a way to assign controller functions. As is, you are still forced to use the bumpers for firing in some games such as first person shooters. I see this as a design flaw in the dualshock 3 design where even devlopers have tried to accomodate for the less-than-adequate, and slippage-prone L2/R2 "trigger." Unfortunately, the Cross Battle adapter cannot compensate for this unless the options are available in-game.
So, long story short the product works in that you can get your 360 controller/joystick to work on the PS3, but it is far from lag free input. Maybe it works well with shooting games but for a fighting game like SSFIV it is absolutely worthless. It makes a $125 joystick feel like you are using a $39 joystick.
The product I received differed from the one shown in the picture. It is not labeled as "plus" and the plastic used on it is transparent. However, it is functionally the same as the "plus" version (transmits rumble).
Things to be aware of:
1. You need a wired controller. A play and charge kit is not a wired controller.
2. Rumble functionality is included.
3. The Xbox Guide button serves as the PS Home button, and the lights on it still indicate which player you are.
4. The turbo functionality works and is simple to use. When activated, holding down the button is equivalent to rapidly pressing it.
5. The adapter includes plenty of cord length, so combined with the 360 controller's cable there should be more than enough length.
6. Most shooter games on the PS3 have firing your weapon set to R1, which translates to RB on the 360 controller. It is best to make sure that there is an in-game option to switch weapon firing to R2, which translates to RT on the 360 controller (This option is included for Modern Warfare 2).
7. Obviously, motion sensing controls don't work.
After playing MW2 on my 360, and then playing MW2 on the PS3 with this adapter I didn't notice any sort of controller lag.
Overall, this is a great product that is quick and easy to use and provides all the functionality I expected with no lag at a good price. The only thing I cannot rate is durability, as I have only had mine for 4 months.
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Does exactly what I wanted it to do. I had an xbox 360 arcade stick that I wanted to use on my PS3. Worked fine for what I was trying to do.Published 10 months ago by jpaugh78
There is a slight lag. It works well if you don't mind that, but according to my husband, "Any lag time is bad lag time." Especially during a competition.Published 13 months ago by jessibelle
Not worth spending money on it hopefully the newest model is worth the 99 dollar's price tag but don't buy this one.Published 20 months ago by markdub
did its job, was able to connect a 360 controller to the ps3( controller must be the wired kind) and there was no lag... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by ec
Mine stopped working after about a month or so. I thought that due to the higher cost of this item vs the other ones which are cheaper, that it would pay off. I was wrong. Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by TIM BROOKS
if the controller is the only thing holding you back from PS3 gaming , this works great.
No lag at all .. Read more
Your Xbox 360 controller cord doesn't fit snugly and easily pops out. What more can i say in the middle of a game if you get frustrated or move it to get more comfortable the usb... Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by David