Sony Non-Shocker: Sixaxis Discontinued

SixaxisI 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...

dualshock3Official DualShock 3 compatability list from Sony:

Formula One Championship Edition*

MotorStorm™*

PAIN

High Velocity Bowling™

MLB®08: The Show™

Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune™

Resistance: Fall of Man®*

Ratchet & Clank®Future: Tools of Destruction™

Go! Sports Ski™*

Folklore™*

Heavenly Sword™*

Warhawk™*

Super Stardust™ HD*

Snakeball

Toy Home

PSOne Emulation

Piyotama™

PixelJunk™Monsters

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

Turok

*Titles will be given rumble functionality through an update.