New Sixaxis Models?
Maybe I just missed something a little while back, but I've noticed some changes in the Sixaxis contollers.
Okay, so I went to bestbuy eariler today to exchange one of my controllers (dog bit off the rubber parts of the analog sticks). So I just got around to opening it just about 5 minutes ago, an I immideatly noticed some differences to it.
1st. The handels on it weren't as "slippery" as the original Sixaxis, it had more of a grip to it.
2nd. It feels A LOT more durable and not as cheap, it doesn't have that cheap plastic feel to it.
3rd. It's a little heavier (probably because of the new material being used), but not as much of a weight diff. as if it were a DS3.
4th. It's not translusent, at all.
5th. Analog movement is a lot better, actually, it's as good as the DS3's
Good to see Sony made some kind of effort to make this sixaxis a little more comfortable.
you're right, but theres actually been 4 revisions since release, the first was mundane things like changing the thickness of the springs in the shoulder buttons, optimizing the pcb, etc, second was a change in the analog sticks themselves (the mechanical part not the thumb part), third was plastics change (this came about with the production of the ds3's, because they could use the same half-sections as the ds3's in the sixaxis (saves ALOT of money), this is also where they switched the thumbsticks to the ones on the ds3 also (again, saving money), and revision 4 is a non-visual change in the electronics in an attempt to fix the bluetooth stack problems of the originals.
original - japanese launch
rev 1 - american launch
rev 2 - 80gb launch
rev 3 - 40gb launch
rev 4 - Feb 2008