Purchased for my son-in-law. He loves it, says it works great, and he has been using it non-stop since he got it. Also, it arrived quicker than I thought and was superbly packaged in new container. Son-in-law says it is definitely Sony and not ripoff. I personally don't know how to tell for sure, but he should know as he has been using Sony controllers for years and is pretty knowledgeable about electronics.