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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:31 AM

USB cable not included with retail SIXAXIS
Posted by XanTium | 16-11-2006 18:31 EST

 
From ps3land.com:


In a surprising move, Sony has opted not to include a USB cable with their retail SIXAXIS controllers. A USB cable is required to charge the controller's integrated battery, otherwise, the controller is rendered useless.


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#2 sirjonesalot

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:07 AM

that sucks......wait i couldn't even get a ps3 mad.gif

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:09 AM

thats just ridiculous how can you sell a product that requires another item to even work out of the box....will they even have a charge from packaging?? guess everyone better hope their digi camera cable is the same type usb

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:14 AM

i picked up an extra sixaxis yesterday and noticed that it did not have a usb cable. oh well, i have a few laying around.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 03:42 AM

This would be even worse it USB cables weren't so common. I guess Sony assumed that people would already have them. Great way to keep down the cost!! tongue.gif

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:28 PM

Yeah, my brother just took the one he uses for his camera to charge the second controller. What do retail 360 controllers come with, the play and recharge kit?

To answer yourMOM, yes they have a charge out of the package. To give you an idea we charged the sixaxis for maybe 30 minutes and 6 hours later, always on, it is still showing full strength.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:02 PM

That's one gay ass response. Companies should be shot for not including cables that are vital for the product to effectively function.

play and recharge kit isn't vital for 360.

Edited by dvsone, 17 November 2006 - 04:03 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE(silentbob343 @ Nov 17 2006, 12:35 PM) View Post

Yeah, my brother just took the one he uses for his camera to charge the second controller. What do retail 360 controllers come with, the play and recharge kit?

To answer yourMOM, yes they have a charge out of the package. To give you an idea we charged the sixaxis for maybe 30 minutes and 6 hours later, always on, it is still showing full strength.


360 controllers use regular batteries so it doesn't matter

This is kinda retarded...like the psp, where that doesn't come with a usb cable either.

Edited by incognegro, 17 November 2006 - 04:17 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 04:39 PM

QUOTE(incognegro @ Nov 17 2006, 11:22 AM) View Post

360 controllers use regular batteries so it doesn't matter

This is kinda retarded...like the psp, where that doesn't come with a usb cable either.

hmm I thought the 360 used those rechargable packs that clip in to the back.

Edited by silentbob343, 17 November 2006 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE(silentbob343 @ Nov 17 2006, 04:46 PM) View Post

hmm I thought the 360 used those rechargable packs that clip in to the back.


Those packs that clip on the back just hold 2 AA batteries (Regular batteries of rechargeable if you wish)

As for no cable being included with a PS3 to charge your controller (A obviously essential part of your $600 purchase....controllers usually help last i knew) I think thats crazy...I mean come on we already know your loosing 200+ on the expensive bundles and and more than that on your cheaper bundle but a mini USB cable? you cant include that when people pay THAT MUCH for a console

EDIT: Whoops misread that....either way w/ a $40 or $50 dollar controller a USB cable should be included...im sure Sony's gonna do plenty of things like that though in the coming months to recoup their losses.....sometime next year or 2008 i would like to get my hands on a PS3 though....theres just no way in hell id spend $600+ on one

Edited by crasher0255, 17 November 2006 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:58 PM

So what! Sony didnt include a $2 USB cable with a controller. Big deal. Im mean, yeh i was a bit of a surprise when i opened up my second sixaxis to find there wasnt a cable, so i went and found my cameras USB cable.

Its just a USB cable. No point whinging about it....The controllers only take about an hour to charge...

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 01:48 AM

its not a big deal. you can get a usb cable for less than a two pack of aa battries. Also the ps3 comes with a usb cable which you can use to charge it. I wish 360 came with a play n charge kit.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 03:27 AM

QUOTE(bigjimmy @ Nov 17 2006, 06:05 PM) View Post

So what! Sony didnt include a $2 USB cable with a controller. Big deal. Im mean, yeh i was a bit of a surprise when i opened up my second sixaxis to find there wasnt a cable, so i went and found my cameras USB cable.

Its just a USB cable. No point whinging about it....The controllers only take about an hour to charge...

lol I didn't expect to agree with Bigjimmy.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

QUOTE(bigjimmy @ Nov 17 2006, 02:05 PM) View Post

So what! Sony didnt include a $2 USB cable with a controller. Big deal. Im mean, yeh i was a bit of a surprise when i opened up my second sixaxis to find there wasnt a cable, so i went and found my cameras USB cable.

Its just a USB cable. No point whinging about it....The controllers only take about an hour to charge...



w0rd up man, 90% of digital cameras use the same 5 pin usb cable. no need to have even more, shit might have costed 59.99...same price as a freaking game if it included a usb cable. lol plus what's the big deal of using the original one in the ps3 box already? you only need to charge it for a little bit and get 10+ hours of play time. lol not even a huge deal. i have a 10' usb cord from a digi camera and it supplies enough power to charge it. LEET!




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