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Nyko Core Controller for PS3 (Color may Vary)

by Nyko
PlayStation 3
Everyone
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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  • Ergonmic design with improved trigger buttons
  • Nine foot 9 feet cord with velcro tie
  • Built-in vibration feedback
  • Compatible with most PlayStation 3 games (SIXAXIS required games not supported)
  • Ergonomic Design with improved trigger buttons
  • 9 foot cord with Velcro tie
  • Fully analog sticks, triggers and face buttons

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003G2Z4FK
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 5 x 3 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: May 27, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,074 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Nyko Core Controller for the PlayStation 3.

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An odd feel September 30, 2010
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
A Nyko Core Playstation 3 controller is much like a Sony Playstation 3 controller. There are no extra buttons, no odd button placement, and its black. The controller is tightly sealed: no sounds appear when shaking it. And it feels durable; as if someone could toss it around the room multiple times and the it would only get scuffed.

Based on my experience with the Nyko controller for 6 days,it definitely feels new. The analog sticks are different compared to what I'm used to: it feels like something is hindering my movement for a second and then gives me full control of the stick. In an FPS, this slight resistance causes me to oftentimes overshoot my intended target, forcing me to readjust multiple times before I can get a bead on my enemy. Now I don't remember if my original ps3 controller did the same thing when first used and the resistance slowly deteriorated over time, but after using my ps3 controller and then using the Nyko Core controller the same day it just feels... weird. My solution to this would be to lower the sensitivity for any games when using this controller. At least until the analog stick resistance wanes over use -if it even does at all.

The buttons are responsive and have a nice popping feel to them. Shoulder buttons might also have more resistance compared to the face buttons, but hopefully that shouldn't deter you from purchasing this controller.

The Nyko controller is crafted from coarser material compared to the Sony controller, making it slightly easier to grip.

I believe that was everything I was able to deduce from use for 6 days. Until I have more time, I won't be able to determine if there are any design detours used that will eventually crop up and make this controller worthless. I'm hoping there aren't.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By Goomon
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I am feeling a little disappointed for choosing this controller, after a quick glance at the customers feedback rating for this product- 85% of the reviews rated this 5 to 4 stars. I was expecting good things from this controller, but I had other thoughts in mind after playing with this controller. To be honest, the only drawback for this controller is the anolog stick. The x & Y axis movement command feels very clunky. If you are playing competitive FPS games like call of duty, you are at a big disadvantage because the anolog only has like 6 movements set for the axis, making it hard to aim accurately. If you are into shooter type games that require precision aiming from anolog sticks, then this is not a very good controller. but for 15$, I wouldn't complain' i can still use this to play racing games & a lot of other games fine. A Sony sixaxis or dualshock 3 replacement? no, a backup controller, yes
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, cheap PS3 controller. January 16, 2011
Product Packaging:Standard Packaging|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is surprisingly one of the most usable third party controllers I've ever seen. I've used a lot of Mad Catz and Nyko-like junk since Genesis and N64, but this one actually holds up. The biggest shortcomings are the d-pad and L3/R3 buttons. The d-pad is a little stiff, but usable. Still, I wouldn't expect to play Street Fighter or anything on it. For 2D games I might suggest looking elsewhere. The L3/R3 buttons are also nearly impossible to click. It requires too much pressure.

Other than that, this controller is great. You can't see it in the pic, but the triggers are similar to Xbox 360 triggers and have a very good feel. The face and shoulder buttons have slightly bigger throws than a Dual Shock 3, but still feel solid. The analog sticks are a little stiffer than a DS3, but also completely usable.

It's also worth mentioning that this controller is bigger than a dual shock 3. It fills my hands completely, which I don't really like, but it's a matter of taste.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A controller that competes with the big boys June 27, 2010
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I picked up this controller the other day while looking for a cheap second player solution. What I found was a controller that may be good enough to overtake the sixaxis as my main gamepad. I love the trigger style L2 and R2 buttons way more than the standard ps3 style, and the analog sticks have the correct "resistance" so that they feel just right.

There are a few slight negatives which bring this controller down however:

1.) The controller is wired.
2.) There is no sixaxis support built into the controller.

If you can look past these two oversights, you may just find that the core controller is a rare third party gamepad that provides an experience akin to the real deal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Looking, but High Quality!! July 14, 2010
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You don't always get what you pay for. Cheap doesn't always mean bad, and expensive doesn't always mean good.

In this case cheap was the way to go. The Nyko Core controller for $19.99 is one of the best purchases I have made for my PS3 in quite a while. From the moment I turned on my PS3 and started playing Resident Evil 5 I knew I had made a good choice in controller.

(Design) Designed very similar to that of the Sony brand controller. The controller is a little bit bigger than the Sony brand controller which was a huge plus to people like me who have big hands. It's not so big that people with smaller hands will be unable to use it. It is only slightly bigger than the Sony controller. The analog sticks have a great resistance level. The buttons are very responsive. The D-pad may look cheap, but works great. Also the controller doesn't have that glossy look to it like the Sony brand does. Honestly I felt as if I had a better grip on it due to being slightly bigger and not being glossy. It's not a pretty controller, but is a well functioning one.

(Features) It comes equipped with trigger style L2 and R2 buttons similar to the Xbox360 controller. It has vibration feedback which works great. Plus the vibration motors add a little extra weight to the controller that some will like. You don't feel like your going to crush it in your hands. It has a 9 foot cord that some will like and some will hate.

(Negatives)
1. Looks cheap (but functions great)
2. Corded (negative to some, but not to me personally)
3. No Sixaxis functionality.

All in all this is a great controller. I am very pleased that I picked it up despite the fact that it looks cheap. The controller works great and if you can live without wireless capability and sixaxis functionality then pick it up. When you see Sony's controller priced at $54.99 and Nyko's controller priced at $19.99, rest assured that the $19.99 will work just as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars this controller works its just like Name brand plus the cord is so...
this controller works its just like Name brand plus the cord is so long I can play the game while sitting on the couch
Published 1 day ago by cecily foster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What's not to like. This works great and it holds up to rowdy boy use.
Published 3 days ago by J.G.C.
5.0 out of 5 stars So far pretty good controller
So far pretty good controller. I have had all the other wired brands and they don't last more then six months.
Published 5 days ago by cheryl
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine for occasional use.
Its an OK controller. I used it right after using the real deal and the buttons stick a bit and are no where near as smooth. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Billy
3.0 out of 5 stars PS3 controller nice while it worked
It was nice, while it lasted. It lasted only about 2 months until buttons started becoming unresponsive. Lesson learned, pay more and just buy the official Sony ones!
Published 16 days ago by LJ
2.0 out of 5 stars at one point it seemed like a button was stuck
It worked reasonably well as a controller (keep in mind no motion sensors) Till recently. Now it keeps turning itself off and perhaps other problems as well, at one point it... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mervin
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent controller for a good price.
The controller works and it's a good alternative if you don't want to pay the idiotic prices for a Sony controller.
Published 26 days ago by Flamingtable
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for casual FPS gameplay.
Bad for playing FIFA due to deadzones being too big; okay for COD splitscreen. Buttons and triggers feel cheap. I would go for a dualshock 3.
Published 29 days ago by Ausaf Ahmed
1.0 out of 5 stars Pc gamers beware
Pc gamers beware
This piece of s*** didn't work correctly at all for pc. It is plug and play but the right analog does button controls while the actual face buttons are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by john d blair
4.0 out of 5 stars Great controller, perfect to borrow to friends when multiplaying.
Not Sony, as you may know. It feels pretty strong and not cheap at all. I have 2, after 2 years and a half, both of them work perfectly. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eduardo Asturias
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