This is a new sixaxis dual shock wireless controller for PS3, it is a third party product, not made by Sony. Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack built-in. DUALSHOCK wireless controller utilizes Bluetooth technology for wireless game play. Can be charged at any time through the PLAYSTATION system using the mini USB cable (cable NOT included). It can even detect natural movements for real-time and high precision interactive play, acting as a natural extension of the user's body. Play & Charge Technology: Recharge battery pack when connecting via USB. Perfect for racing, sports and action games.