Sony Non-Shocker: Sixaxis Discontinued

I got my DualShock 3 controller from Sony today. The new controller, which goes on sale in North America this week, will make my Sony games start rumbling ASAP.

But unboxing my DualShock 3 made me wonder about my PS3’s Sixaxis controllers. Are they the old hotness?

A Sony rep tells me that the Sixaxis is indeed on the way out: “Sixaxis will no longer be offered after it’s completely sold through at retail (likely by the summer timeframe).”

The original rumble-free motion-controller won’t make it out of 2008. So seeya, Sixaxis. Hello, motion-sensitive, rumbling Dualshock 3.

Want to know which PS3 games are compatible with the new $55 controller? See below…

Official DualShock 3 compatability list from Sony:

Formula One Championship Edition*
High Velocity Bowling™
MLB®08: The Show™
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune™
Resistance: Fall of Man®*
Ratchet & Clank®Future: Tools of Destruction™
Go! Sports Ski™*
Heavenly Sword™*
Super Stardust™ HD*
Toy Home
PSOne Emulation
Blast Factor™*
Condemned 2: Bloodshot™
Lost: Via Domus
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2*
Burnout Paradise™
Dynasty Warriors®6
Devil May Cry 4
DragonBall Z Burst Limit

*Titles will be given rumble functionality through an update.