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    Arrow PS3 Controller Pad Alternatives?

    I was just wondering, what's the alternative to getting a dual shock 3 pad, is there any decent 3rd party pads out there???

    All I've heard about is this hori pad, is it any good?

    If there isnt one, then where is the best/cheapest place to get a dual shock 3 pad from, preferably new?

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    Re: PS3 Controller Pad Alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Sights View Post
    I was just wondering, what's the alternative to getting a dual shock 3 pad, is there any decent 3rd party pads out there???

    All I've heard about is this hori pad, is it any good?

    If there isnt one, then where is the best/cheapest place to get a dual shock 3 pad from, preferably new?
    You can buy a street fighter 4 pad for around £25.

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    Re: PS3 Controller Pad Alternatives?

    Do not buy a third party pad. I have bought 3 in the past 6 months and none of them work now and I do not abuse my controllers. Well worth paying the £30 or whatever for a DS3. I got one on ebay for £27 not new but mint condition. You could probably pick one up a little bit cheaper if you have the patience to search for a few weeks.

    There are a few that sell them for £25 or so from China and the like with high feedback but I would not personally go there.
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    Re: PS3 Controller Pad Alternatives?

    Definitely do not get a non-official ones. Well worth paying the extra few quid for something that you know is solid.

    Saying that tho, Im in HK atm and I just bought 1 white and 2 silver ones for around 22 quid each XD.

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    Re: PS3 Controller Pad Alternatives?

    Buying a third-party pad is false economy - just get the official one - they aren't even that expensive anyway (at least comparing to nintendo's offerings).

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