More PS3 woes? Sixaxis controller not well-received

The folks over at IGN got their hands on the Playstation 3 and came away with this impression:

Compared to Microsoft’s uber-comfortable Xbox 360 pad, the SIXAXIS feels cheap, plasticky, uncomfortable and disconcertingly light – almost as if it’s going to fly out of your hands during those more extreme gaming moments.

More worrying still, the newly-designed lower L and R shoulder triggers feel more like they belong on an early controller prototype than the near-final model. Replicating the 360 pad, rather than being simple shoulder-mounted buttons, the triggers are now hinged horizontally along the controller, with pressure forcing them inward along the bottom – like triggers then, really.

So given the troubles we’ve heard about all year with the PlayStation 3 – the pricing issues, the Blu-Ray delays, the early inventory shortcomings, and so on – does Sony really need more negative press on this console? I’m still hoping for a sudden burst of awesome for something PS3 related. The more competitors in the console arena, the better the systems and games for us gamers. I suppose we’ll see come November when these start selling for real. (via Kotaku)

[tags]PlayStation 3 controller woes, A hands-on impression of the PS3 controller, Sixaxis controller worries[/tags]