I did price comparisons with here, Walmart and Bestbuy, Buy.com had it on sale with free shipping, got it for my girlfriend, we play Mod Nation Racing every now and then and it was an excellent investment.The bestbuy and walmart here in my town didnt even have them in stock and would have charged me full price plus shipping.
Get ready to rumble, even with PS 2 games!6/7/2011
I was already extremely happy with the Sixaxis controller, but I could not resist getting the DualShock 3. Not only do you get the rumble, but also, it feels much better in your hands, even for those games that do not use this feature. The rumble function is fun, but on top of that, it helps with gameplay, because "feeling" what is happening provides a lot more feedback than just watching how your character or car reacts to the environment. The biggest surprise of all was that the rumble works with PS 2 games in the PS 3 system. I am currently playing through "God of War", a game which had the rumble capability in PS 2. I thought that it was unlikely that I was going to get this feature with this new controller in the PS 3, but it worked perfectly. I know that having to buy a new controller and basically discard the one that came with the system is not the ideal situation, but I have to say this product is really worth shedding the extra bucks.