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3.0 out of 5 stars Too expensive for what you get, December 7, 2010
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This was originally titled the "sub-controller" and that was much more fitting. Sony is somehow getting away with charging $30 for half a dual-shock. Only, it's not really half a dual-shock as it features NO RUMBLE. So, you're getting half a six-axis, right? NO. There is NO motion control feature included for your $30. This, to me, is the most disgusting thing about the Move setup, especially considering you REALLY DO need the navigational controller for games like RE5 and Heavy Rain (you can play with half a dual-shock, but it gets to be very uncomfortable very fast).

I can almost guarantee Sony will add rumble to the navigational controller within the next 6 months (probably prior to the release of Killzone 3). So, if you're not a hardcore gamer, I'd wait. If you ARE and you REALLY want to use motion control on RE5 and Heavy Rain, I would recommend this, albeit reluctantly at this price.

Is there anything wrong with the controller? Not really. It's well designed and mostly comfortable. The bumper button is too close to the thumbstick, which can lead to numb fingers and a sore wrist, but if you don't have large hands, this may not be a problem. Sony just needed to add either motion or rumble or both to justify this price. Nintendo charges $19.99 for their sub-controller (IE - "nunchuck") and it has motion control.

The navigational controller would be priced right at $19.99 with rumble. Or at $9.99 as it currently is. Better yet, Sony could have included it in the starter pack and made everyone happy.
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Initial post: Apr 1, 2011, 11:50:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2011, 11:50:28 AM PDT
Albatross says:
I like the idea of the addition of rumble, but wouldn't Sony add rumble to the Move controller? Sword fights, gun shots, etc. would be improved if the Move controller had rumble, not the Navigation controller.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2011, 12:18:29 AM PDT
Sloopydrew says:
There is already rumble on the Move controller.

Posted on Jan 2, 2017, 6:14:10 PM PST
bt says:
As a controller for a PS3 or PS4, I won't argue. However, it turns out that this controller is also ideal for using as a Navigation controller when paired with a Mouse. If you are using a PC or a device such as the XIM4 for consoles, this is a real bargain at $20 to $25.
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