Sony Warns of Fake, Exploding PS3 Controllers

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  1. prowler
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    Sony issued a consumer alert earlier this week advising all PlayStation 3 owners to only use first-party, genuine PS3 wireless controllers. The company says counterfeit controllers, which look identical in appearance, have been introduced into the market and could explode.

    "SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation 3 wireless controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous," Sony warns.

    "It is possible that some counterfeit product may ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, or other property."

    Sony also said it plans to introduce software updates to disable these counterfeit and unlicensed controllers.[/p]Source

    Sony does it again.
     
  2. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    As long as they only block counterfeit hardware, I can live with that. After all, consumers get hurt by those too. However, if there's blocking everything from third parties, it would remove one of the pros of the PS3. I love using my good old Logitech Dual Action on my PS3.
     
  3. _Chaz_

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    If this is true, good job Sony [​IMG]

    If this is just a way to make people buy only Sony products, shame Sony [​IMG]
     
  4. tijntje_7

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    How's this sony's fault.
    I think it's good that they block them :/
    They can save people...

    Apple's iPhones tend to be slightly explosive (read, explodes really fast for a mobile phone) too, nobody bitches about that.
     
  5. Ritsuki

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    I don't want an exploding controller, kthx. If, like it's said in the news, they only block unlicenced controller, that's fine.
     
  6. Joe88

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    basically the knockoff controllers at DX and such will be disabled and possible third part ones from madcatz and such
     
  7. raulpica

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    Pfft exploding controllers? Just seems a move to sell more of their official (and overpriced) controllers.
     
  8. Nobunaga

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    stupid move from sony once again why they can t make a system update to disable all the hacks :/
     
  9. CJL18

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    fuk sony
     
  10. nando

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    as opposed to genuine sony products that do explode?
     
  11. SifJar

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    Would blocking unlicensed controllers not be breaking the laws allowing interoperability? Or does that just apply to software?
     
  12. prowler
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    This is Sony trying to get more money.
     
  13. jalaneme

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    plain and simple, this is the last sony console i buy, i won't put up with this crap anymore.
     
  14. BobTheJoeBob

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    Because that depends on the Developers of the games, not sony. If your talking about PS3 hacking, then sony have already attempted to stop it.

    I have a 3rd party controller. :/
     
  15. Lushay

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    Damn. Sony you are really fucking with your consumers. Maybe it's just to scare everyone away from using 3rd party ones. Exploding controllers sounds like the video game apocalypse.
     
  16. kamins

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    Every wireless controller's battery can explode even the genuine ones, stop making shit up Sony.
     
  17. nando

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    that's what i meant, but i wanted to point out that sony actually has a history of exploding batteries.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sony-Explod...les-37848.shtml


    if anything, i wouldn't trust the first party equipment from sony.
     
  18. Neko

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    Guys, this is just about conterfeits, as in clones. Controllers that look exactly the same but didn't come out of sony's factory. Third-Party Controllers will still work fine.
     
  19. Overlord Nadrian

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    I'd like to see one of these in action.

    Wait a minute...
     
  20. raulpica

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    Hm, actually I expect Sony to block everything 3rd Party (maybe except brands like Logitech or others who have probably paid them monies) controller just like Microsoft did with the 3rd Party Memory Cards on the 360 [​IMG]