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PS3 Fighting Commander 3 Pro Controller

by Paul Strauss

Into fighting games, but don’t think the PS3’s DualShock controller is right for dealing out the ultimate beat-down? Don’t want to have a giant arcade stick on your lap either? Then you might want to check out this controller, optimized for fighting games, but that still fits in the palm of your hand.


Hori’s Fighting Commander 3 Pro controller for the PlayStation 3 starts out looking like just another retro gamepad, but this special controller has a few tricks up its sleeves. For starters, it does away with the DualShock’s analog sticks, making way for just a D-Pad, six oversize buttons and shoulder controls.


The D-Pad offers an adjustable angle from 0° to 20°, and you can also adjust how sensitive the diagonal inputs are on the D-Pad, choosing from three levels of sensitivity. You can also flip-flop the left and right shoulder buttons if  you so desire. The controller also offers an asymmetrical left-hand grip, which is said to give you better stability. In addition, the controller offers adjustable turbo modes, but you’d never use those, would you?

You can grab the Fighting Commander 3 Pro controller for the PS3 over at Amazon for about $35 (USD). No word on an Xbox 360 version at this time.

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Comments (2):

  1. Decepticon says:

    This controller looks amazing. Some guy reviewed it on YouTube and claims his game has got SO much better with this thing. Anyway since the Super Nintendo d-pad, the Dreamcast d-pad was the next best thing for me, built well but raised a little too high so I had to use a shirt, but it worked flawlessly. I ordered one of these. Waiting to see how it goes!

  2. Decepticon says:

    Taking a look at horrible and good d-pads, I realise that the good ones have something in common. See where the up, down, left and right join in the middle? It’s lower than the rest of the d-pad. I tried a Mad-Katz Xbox 360 controller, which was the opposite, the middle of the d-pad was higher than the fringes, and when I tried to duck in Super Contra, it kept running forward and looking down. There is a Nintendo Classic Controller Pro reviewed on this website as well. Look at the d-pad. It looks legit!

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