How to tell if my Sony Dualshock 3 is genuine

Hello,
i have just bought a sony dualshock 3 from ebay for $65
and think its fake, i found that sony computer enertainment is printed like this, Sony ComputerEnter tainment inc. it has the space which must be fake what do you think?
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  1. Picture?
  2. here i have the back of it
  3. sorry i dont no how to attach a pic can u tell me how?
  4. I don't know why you went the ebay route for this one. It's only $39.99 at Amazon.com. Amazon has a lot of pics for comparison, but not the bottom.

    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-Dualshock-Wireless-Controller/dp/B0015AARJI/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1297085102&sr=1-1
  5. am im from australia, these dualshock 3''s cost $100 at the shops but i need to no if its genuine how can i send u pics to show u what it looks like?
  6. Sign up for a free account on flickr or some other free site and post your pictures there, then put a link to it in your post like I did with the amazon post above.
  7. heres the picture, if you want the front just ask!
    http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8426/img0373qu.jpg
  8. Well, doing a google search on "ps3 controller cechzc2h" shows this is a hong kong model and appearantly they have/had issues with firmware 3.5. i don't know if it has been resolved.

    "Complies with IDA standards" means it was probably built in singapore. In the USA it would have to comply with FCC standards.
  9. so is it genuine? and work with my australian ps3?
  10. It looks legitimate since it seems quite a few people have that controller. I don't know if controller works across different regions. Since they are all using bluetooth I would expect them to be the same, but I can't be 100% positive. Sorry. Hopefully someone else can provide an answer.
  11. ohk thanks, would sony really print, sony computerenter tainment inc. like that with the space missing? and a space in between entertainment?
  12. The font for Sony looks wrong too to me...

    http://www.reghardware.com/2007/12/10/ps3_dualshock_release_website/

    Best I can find.
  13. jacob1001 said:
    Hello,
    i have just bought a sony dualshock 3 from ebay for $65
    and think its fake, i found that sony computer enertainment is printed like this, Sony ComputerEnter tainment inc. it has the space which must be fake what do you think?



    Interesting. I am sitting here looking at two of them and neither one has a gap, but that doesn't mean it couldn't be a misprint. Okay, I just saw the pic and I can say that there is a lot more information on the label on the back of mine. As to whether or not it would work, the best way to find out would be to plug it in and try it.
  14. What do you mean plug in and try, how will that tell me if its real or fake? i have played GTA 4 with it and it works fine, but as to the fake it will work with games. so how do i tell?
  15. I really don't know in regards to a controller. I can say that I haven't heard of that kind of stuff being counterfeited though. I am assuming when you said you Paid $65, it was Australian Dollars, if so, I haven't done the math, but it would seem rather pricey still though. I bought my second one from Amazon.com for $39.95 USD which would still put it under $50 Australian Dollars I think. Did it come in the original Packaging?
  16. Yes came with all original packaging, in australia these controllers of the streets are $95.
  17. jacob1001 said:
    Yes came with all original packaging, in australia these controllers of the streets are $95.


    WOW !!!! that is high. I did find this, so guess things are a bit pricey down under: http://www.game-lane.com.au/ps3-accessoriess/1366-sony-official-dual-shock-3-blue-wireless-controller-ps3.html
  18. I have a random question, how much to Apple Macbook Pro 15inch 2011 model cost of the street? cause they are $2000 here? how much there?
  19. If it complies with Australian standards, it should be fine.
  20. Ohk, well it works very well on the ps3, the remote.
  21. The biggest issue would be that it complied with the Australian standards for radio Frequency Emmision. As long as it doesn't interfere with other devices, then in all likelyhood it is in compliance. That is pretty much the case with all wireless devices.
  22. Yeh right, $150 usd is not for real, it would we more like $1500, in aus it is $2000, please tell me the real price?
  23. Ignore dad, he's a buffoon...
  24. Have any of you seen these great deals with these dualshock 3? original sony, or do you think it may be a fake version? http://www.fyygame.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=dualshock+3&gclid=COCx-P7HsqcCFQTwbwodfxSf_Q
  25. jacob1001 said:
    Have any of you seen these great deals with these dualshock 3? original sony, or do you think it may be a fake version? http://www.fyygame.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=dualshock+3&gclid=COCx-P7HsqcCFQTwbwodfxSf_Q

    Probably Okay. I know this one is for real: http://www.fyygame.com/dual-shock-dualshock-3-wireless-controller-for-ps3.html as it is the same packaging as the one I got. That 80 GB PS3 was a bit pricey though. I got mine for $399.99 way back when.
  26. the ones with that number work, but on occasions when you hit R1 it will do R3 instead
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