trading in a ps3 controller

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by issy12, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. issy12

    issy12 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 30, 2008
    UK Birmingham
    Hi there,
    so i went to trade in my ps3 sixaxis controller today so i could get a dual shock and they wouldn't accept it because the serial (barcode) at the back had faded away.
    just wanted to ask that will ask game shops refuse the controller, and why is the serial so important?
  2. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    It's probably to confirm it's an official ps3 controller. I have seen fakes that's really hard to tell the difference.
  3. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    It depends on the game shops policy for trade-ins. I can think of two reasons why they may not accept a controller without a clear barcode - either in case it's one of those cheap knockoffs, or in case they need the unique number for the purpose of their systems.

    Try another place, like CEX, GameStation or some HMV stores.

    EDIT: @thegame, you might want to check your title: "Did you relise that you where a champion? Yes I did". I've emboldened the mistakes.