The new controller has two analog sticks, the usual four-button complement on the right side, and four top-side trigger buttons.
Also, you will be able to recharge the controller by connecting it to the PlayStation 3 with a USB cable.
The controller will be functional while tethered to the system and will also be hot pluggable, which means you can plug and unplug controllers while the system is on.
The L2 and R2 shoulder buttons located on the top of the controller have also been enlarged, with increased depth in stroke for more subtle game control.
Sony has also enlarged the tilting angle of the analog joysticks to enable more delicate manipulation and a wider range of motion. With 10-bit motion detection for superb control.
# Pressure-sensitive buttons
Feel the controller vibrate with each hit, crash or explosion.
# SIXAXIS™ highly sensitive motion technology
Your natural movements become part of the action. And the controller becomes a natural extension of your body. The SIXAXIS™ motion-sensing system allows users to maneuver the controller itself. With this system, sensors read when a player angles, tilts, thrusts, or pulls the controller, all in real-time and with high precision. And it's available in both the SIXAXIS™ wireless controller and the DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller.
# Bluetooth® technology
No wires. With the DUALSHOCK®3's Bluetooth® technology you can play completely untethered.
# Multiplayer gaming
Connect up to seven wireless controllers at one once for serious multiplayer gaming.
Charge the DUALSHOCK®3 with the PLAYSTATION®3 system using the controller's USB cable. And you can even plug it in during gameplay, so you'll never miss a beat.