Customer Reviews

75
3.8 out of 5 stars
Rock Candy PS3 Controller - Purple
Color: PurpleChange
Price:$14.38 - $33.44
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 18, 2013
I was a bit hesitant to order this after watching video reviews on YouTube. However, I took a chance anyway and I am SO happy that I did. I'm a big fan of RPG's like Skyrim and I had no issues with this controller. I will say that the joysticks are relatively touchy, but that wasn't really a problem for me. I'm thrilled with how pretty the controller is and would totally buy it again! I'm in love with my pretty purple controller :)
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Pros:
- Light indicators on the top of the controller (the "1, 2, 3, 4" lights) DO work, unlike some other 3rd party controllers like the TTX Tech Universal Controller.
- L2 and R2 buttons have a little hook at the bottom that contour to your fingers to keep them from slipping of while pressing or holding them down. While I might like it, it may come across as a con to those who dislike the deviation from the official sixaxis design.
- Buttons have good feedback.

Cons:
- After only about 1 month of using it, I think the X button is sticking a little--while watching Netflix, it occasionally pauses playback on its own even when I am not touching it.
- The left analog stick is in a different location than official sixaxis controllers. It and the d-pad have switched places, which makes initial handling a little awkward (at least in my own experience).
- It looks and feels kind of cheap. If I grip it tightly I can feel the plastic creak under my hands.
- Buttons click more loudly than other controllers, which is problematic if you want to game quietly (e.g. playing when your roommates are asleep). It may also be annoying for some people.
- Middle section is a little shorter compared to the sixaxis controller, which may make it seem small. I didn't really find an issue with it, but for people with larger hands this may be a problem.

Other notes:
- Analog sticks are concave (curved in) rather than convex, accommodating the curve of your thumb to keep it from sliding around during use. This is in contrast to other controllers that are usually rounded at the top and textured with a rubbery material to keep your thumbs from slipping off.
- Analog sticks are also slightly shorter than the ones on the sixaxis.

Verdict:
It's an OK alternative to official sixaxis controllers (I got my Rock Candy controller for about $10). It gets the job done and will do for a backup, especially if you don't want to put down too much money for one. However, I have some concerns about durability since I've had a bit of an issue with the X button sticking, especially when I'm watching Netflix--it pauses playback at least a few times within a half hour period.
review image review image review image review image
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 24, 2014
This is an extremely good controller but the only downside is that you might have to lower your look sensitivity because of the joystick format
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2014
THIS CONTROLLER IS STRONG AND WORKS GREAT. IM A PS3 FAN BUT I CAN PLAY THE XBOX 360 PRETTY GOOD , THIS CONTROLLER IS BASICALLY PART XBOX AND PS3 . THIS IS AMAZING I CAN PLAY THIS BETTER THAN ANY REMOTE , PLUS IF YOUR FRIENDS COME OVER AND THEY HAVE DIFFRENT CONSOLES THEY CAN DO A LOT BETTER WITH THIS REMOTE THAN THE OPPOSITE REMOTE YOU OR THEY HAVE. A TOTALLY MUST BUY REMOTE.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2013
The controller is smaller than other brands, but for some one with small hands like me that is a good thing. Even my husband likes the feel of the controller and how smooth it plays (even first person shooter games). Other than that, this product works perfectly and the long cord is also a plus (it is about 2 feet shorter than our Snake bite controllers cord, but still long)
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2013
While it doesn't have rumble and the cord is slightly shorter than some others; the cord is the same length as most off-brand controllers, the color and look are amazing. i like the white buttons and cord and the analogue sticks have the adjusted arrangements.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on March 13, 2015
I used this controller for maybe a month and a half. I quit using it because the R1 button does not work right. Also the x button is starting to get that way as well. I gave this 2 stars because the controller does feel great while playing and its cheap price compared to Dualshock. But, what good is that when it doesn't work right? My advice is go ahead and spend the extra cash on the Dualshock.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on April 7, 2015
Had it for less than a year and it is already falling apart. Had to take it apart to tape the cord back up so it would turn back on. Use it now only for netflix really. I guess you get what you pay for. Worked ok while it did, the thumb sticks were always a little tighter than the sony brand controllers. Good if you just need something cheap short-term, don't expect it to last.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on June 20, 2014
4 Months ago I bought this controller for my son and he has had no problems with it the cord is long and the controller works great. This is the perfect controller for if your other one broke or you want a second controller I would highly recommend purchasing this controller
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on June 19, 2014
The product was delivered fast and in perfect condition. It was exactly identical to another one I have and works the same. It's turned out to work very efficiently. I am well pleased!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you've entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway.
Please enter a question.
See 1 answered question

     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed
PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Blue - PlayStation 3
PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Blue - PlayStation 3 by Performance Designed Products (PlayStation 3)
$21.42

PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Red - PlayStation 3
PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Red - PlayStation 3 by Performance Designed Products (PlayStation 3)
$17.99

PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Pink - PlayStation 3
PDP Rock Candy Wireless Controller, Pink - PlayStation 3 by Performance Designed Products (PlayStation 3)
$17.86
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.