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Pro EX Controller for PS3

by BD&A
PlayStation 3
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews) 10 answered questions

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  • Pro Series ergonomic controller with attached 10-ft/3-m cord for extended reach.
  • Reverse analog sticks for precision game control; custom designed R2 and L2 buttons for improved comfort and gameplay.
  • Dual rumble motors for an enhanced gaming experience.
  • Glowing action buttons can be switched off.
  • Custom textured grips and full body soft-touch surface.

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Pro EX Controller for PS3 + Pro Elite Wireless Controller for PS3
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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003VWXV50
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 3.2 x 6.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: August 31, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The Pro Elite Wireless Controller gives PS3 gamers the controller performance they’ve been looking for! Part of the POWER A Pro Series and designed to give gamers an edge, the Pro Elite is the first PS3 controller with reverse analog sticks, which makes it more ergonomic. It has all the features gamers demand, like motion sensing technology that works with SIXAXIS compatible games, dual rumble motors for a more immersive gaming experience, and LED illuminated action buttons. The Pro Elite Wireless Controller also has a custom dual-purpose USB Controller Adaptor/Receiver that allows you to play and charge at the same time while keeping your USB ports open for use! Also includes a built-in rechargeable battery, custom textured grips and full body soft-touch surface, and custom designed concave L2 and R2 buttons for improved comfort and gameplay. Includes: 1 Pro Elite Wireless Controller, 1 USB Controller Adaptor/Receiver, and a 6ft/1.8m USB Charging Cable (Mini-B). Developed by POWER A.

From the Manufacturer

Offering premier gaming performance at an affordable price, the POWER A Pro EX is a PS3 controller that will appeal to even the most hardcore gamers. This wired controller has a unique control layout and ergonomic design that will keep you comfortable for hours of gaming. The Pro EX Controller's responsive buttons and precise analog sticks will give you a competitive edge, and its dual rumble motors will give you a truly immersive gaming experience.

POWER A Pro EX for PS3
At a Glance:
  • PS3 controller (wired) with unique control layout
  • Intuitive, responsive controls
  • Asymmetrically placed analog sticks prevent cramping
  • Dual-rumble motors for immersive gaming
  • Contoured shape with ergonomic grips
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The unique control layout gives PS3 gamers a competitive edge. View larger.
Intuitive, Inspired Control Layout
In designing the Pro EX Controller, POWER A has taken what's best about other controllers--like the Xbox 360 controller--and recombined these features to give a competitive edge to PS3 users. The Pro EX Controller positions its analog sticks asymmetrically, with left analog stick up and the right analog stick down. This design helps prevent cramping during extended gaming sessions and is especially ideal for first-person shooters. The R2 buttons have also been repositioned for greater accessibility while gaming. Additionally, all of the buttons are backlit, so you'll still be able to game in the dark.

Ergonomic, Natural Design
Ergonomically designed, the Pro EX Controller provides optimal comfort for all hand sizes. Its textured rubber grips are soft and breathable, so your gaming won't be ruined by sweaty palms. The palm handles have been expanded to provide a more generous area for gripping the controller. And with its gently contoured edges, the Pro EX Controller helps alleviate pressure on your hands to ensure comfort.

Rumble Feedback for Immersive Gameplay
Fully supporting rumble feedback, the Pro EX Controller uses two vibrating motors on either side of the controller to create a rumbling sensation at certain moments during the game. This makes your gaming experience even more immersive, as you're able to feel every gunshot and explosion in visceral detail.

The Pro EX Controller is backed by a two-year warranty. Visit POWER A's website for details.

About POWER A
POWER A is dedicated to creating high-quality, innovative products that allow consumers to engage with their entertainment on a whole new level. Based in Seattle, the company holds partnerships with some of the most popular consumer electronics and video game companies in the world, including Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Apple. POWER A specializes in video game controllers, kits, chargers, accessories, and more, and the company is committed to preserving the highest standards of safety and energy efficiency across all of its product lines.

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An alternative great controller July 22, 2012
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
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I was curious about this controller so I bought me one. Not that I have a problem with the Sony DS3 controller but wanted to check out what the whole fuzz about the XBOX360 buttons layout has a better feel. First thing you will notice it is huge making the thumbsticks feel tall. So the thumbstick throw from one end to the other (left to right/down to up etc.) feels long and slow. Not a bad thing just a different feel to it. The D-pad/X/O/TRIANGLE/SQUARE/L1/R1 has a tiny stiff feel to it but perform well with games where you are required to press a buttons repeatedly. L2 & R2 trigger design are comfortable with the pressure sensitive feeling somewhat twitchy. In other words not as smooth as the DS3. For example, In a racing game like GT5 it is a lot harder to maintain the accelerator at low rpms. To find out if this is a problem or not I loaded up GT5 (L2 braking/R2 acceleration). After setting lap times and switching controllers between dS3 & Power A, turns out both controllers set similar times. Just a different feel to it. The L3/R3 buttons do need to be push a little harder than the DS3. I did not find any deadzones in this controller as some say there is. The controller housing has a smooth grip feel to it. Games I tested with are GT5, GTA IV, GOW3, RDR, Dead Space 2, RE5, Skyrim, TR:Underworld, inFamous, Birds of Steel(works great with this game) and many more. All perform well but with one slight problem with the left thumbstick. It seems like it is registering as if the thumbstick is pressing to the right while the thumbstick is in neutral position. Only seen this happen in Uncharted 1 & 2. When the player character is hanging from a ledge. This does not really affect gameplay but it is there. I posted a video to show what I mean. All other games I tested does not have this problem. Will this controller replace my DS3? No, but I have not being able to put it down either. In conclusion it is a great controller with room for improvement. 4 out of 5 stars.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Solid Overall March 8, 2011
By MIkeH
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As people have already noted, the dead zone is huge. I totally agree with this statement. I see this as a huge problem for serious gamers or for even the casual FPS fan. I am not one of these people. I enjoy adventure, action and sports titles. So the dead zone, while still large and quite noticeable, doesn't have a drastic/negative effect for me. Overall I like how the controller is laid out, the comfort of the grips and mimicked XBox design. I used to get thumb fatigue when playing a couple straight hours of games. Not anymore.

Pros
Overall design and layout = great comfort
I chose the cord version due my concerns with the wireless lag. The cord is very long and provides plenty of range.

Cons
D-pad is quite horrible. In sports game it's used to adjust and call plays. It seems far too sensitive. You have to tap it ever so slightly or it'll scroll through all the menus and options. Quite annoying.
Dead zone - while I noted it wasn't a big factor to me, it's still large and noticeable while I play. The controller stick just doesn't have the same response as the DS3 and will take an adjustment period.

Overall I think it's a great controller at the price. I have broken 2 of my old DS3 controllers and don't think they're worthy of spending $45-$55 for a new one, when I know it's going to break again and I have this controller as an option.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Transforms the PS3 June 9, 2012
By Arioch
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This controller has completely transformed the way I play the PS3. The standard controllers are pretty lame since they're holdovers from the 1995 Playstation 1 !!!
The Pro Ex makes games where response time and precision a lot more fun to play. They feel a lot like 360 controllers and as a result I jump on the PS3 a lot more often for games that I have on both platforms. My kill ratio in MW3 has gone up considerably, I can now get a ratio of close to 2:1 on a regular basis. I used to get more like 1.1:1.
I am now a total believer in this controller.
I'm going to buy a couple of spares right now.
PS3 is now my go to platform. Now if Sony could only publish more 1080p games...
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great controller so far September 17, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Been using this controller for about a week now and so far its been functioning well, Its light even with the rumble but not too light like the sixaxis. The feel of the controller is smooth like matte or suede. The grips are a nice touch and help if you get sweaty palms and in those cases where that leads to dropping your controller; with the grips this most likely will never happen. I've been mostly playing FPS games with this controller and its been excellent it feels like your playing on xbox 360, the whole controller is mapped like the 360 controller down to the shoulder buttons which look and feel like the xbox controller.
The controller is good for fps games mostly as I tried playing fighting games (MKvsDC,SSF4 etc and it did'nt fair to good thanks to the d pad which is better then 360s but not by a lot.

The only small problem I have with this controller is that you can't turn on your ps3 with it by pressing the home button on the controller instead you'll have to manually do it. Which is not huge negative, you can just turn on your ps3 while your plugging in your controller. But that added convenience would of been nice but its a 3rd party controller so I understand some features would be missing like motion controls; which I didn't care one bit because the ps3's motion controls is a joke and most people forget that it even has that function

There is a wireless version but it costs a little more. All in all I'd recommend this to any ps3 owner whose looking for a great alternate ps3 controller, its the best one out in the market from my use with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good controller for a low price.
Published 3 days ago by chris w
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good alternative to a ps3 controller without having to pay extra for a wireless function.
Published 4 days ago by JW
4.0 out of 5 stars This works for my old beat up hands more room
it's all I wanted a xbox controller for my PS3 I'm old and have worked with my hands all my life and the ps3 controller cramps my thumbs and made it painful to play the xbox... Read more
Published 9 days ago by minetwo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best cheap controller you can get
Published 10 days ago by TAE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Received quickly, thanks.
Published 11 days ago by R. Herron
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love this control
I Love this control, I used with the last of us, Fifa, plants vs zombies. Excellent quality, I have it almost 6 months ago and no problems.
Published 11 days ago by Graciela
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Awesome Contoller very comfortable
Published 11 days ago by housekeeper
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a better version then the wireless one because I get better...
This is a better version then the wireless one because I get better response time but the down side is that I can't put on kontrol freeks like I did on the wireless ones
Published 19 days ago by Abraham Rumondor
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product Overall
My hands tend to get sweaty when the going gets intense, the rubber grip on the sides of the controller solves this problem. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Jessy Eklund
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good controller
Published 20 days ago by ABADY
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