DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller (2000)

The name Playstation® instantly recalls an easy-to-use controller with prominent grips. Playstation® was the first system to offer a controller with grips, making it easier to hold and use. It was embraced by many users and its impact on the design of other controllers is significant. The shape of the controller has become an icon, symbolizing home game consoles. It’s rare for the basic form of a design to remain the same over so many years, as it has with Playstation®. With Playstation®3, the task was to take the controller to the next level while keeping these assets. The most noticeable distinction is that it's wireless. The cord was eliminated by adding Bluetooth technology and making the battery smaller and lighter, so that the controller was no bigger or heavier, and just as easy to use.