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Not worth it...
on December 14, 2014
For a "Sony licensed" controller, the quality was extremely poor. The analog sticks made an awful sound when clicked (R3 and L3 buttons), the controller is rough compared to my other controller that's very smooth, the R1 and L1 buttons push down to far, and the R2 and L2 buttons lack the "trigger" effect in most games (in Hitman Absolution, you can't slowly pull the trigger for precise aiming, in GTA you can't adjust your speed while driving, etc.) On top of that, the charger is sold separately.
To be honest, Sony has become very greedy. After I got a refund on this controller, I bought a new one at Walmart for $60, and it was plain black coloured, and doesn't include a charger either! It is better quality than the Amazon one, but still not worthy of $60, let alone $30. I received a refund from Walmart, and I accidentally gave them my old controller. I don't feel bad though, my old controller was bought used and is probably better quality. After I got the Walmart refund, I purchased a new controller at Best Buy for $45 on sale. Still no charger, and it doesn't seem to be as good quality as the old one I had, but again better than the Amazon one.
I encourage everyone to complain to Sony. At most, it costs $10 for them to make their original good quality controllers. These new, "redesigned" controllers probably cost them $5 a pop. Yet, they expect us to pay $60 for the controller, then pay another $10 for a darn charger? You might as well buy generic brand controllers these days: get three or four for the same price as one "official" brand. Some generic controllers even have the Sixaxis motion sensors in them.