Sony is now offering the Dual Shock 3 controller for $55, it has compatibility with a few games like High Velocity Bowling now, and will have compatibility with “real” games like Rainbow Six Vegas 2 in the coming months.
Formula One Championship Edition*
High Velocity Bowling™
MLB®08: The Show™
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune™
Resistance: Fall of Man®*
Ratchet & Clank®Future: Tools of Destruction™
Go! Sports Ski™*
Super Stardust™ HD*
Condemned 2: Bloodshot™
Lost: Via Domus
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2*
Devil May Cry 4
DragonBall Z Burst Limit
*Titles will be given rumble functionality through an update.
Unlike the Rumble on Xbox that I think makes you feel like you hit the wall, or slid through a curve the PS3’s rumble is more like Vibrate on your cell phone, it lets you know it’s there, and might let you play games with the volume lower since you can tell you are being shot, but it lacks the “This is part of the game” feel that Xbox 360 offers.
Still something is better than nothing.