Problems Reported with Sixaxis Wireless Function

Many PlayStation 3 owners will tell you this same horror story. In the middle of a serious battle of Resistance: Fall of Man (or any game), suddenly–without reason or explanation–the Sixaxis controller stops responding. This sometimes causes the game’s camera to spin in circles or a car to be driven off the road. After a few seconds control is returned, leaving players to scratch their heads and wonder what the heck happened.

It seems that this situation is more widespread of an issue than first thought, as posters in the CVG forums and others have reported this same malfunction. CVG contacted Sony UK and asked what was going on. Sony’s response was that it was unaware of any such faults. "That’s the first I’ve heard of it. We’ve been playing the PS3 here since November and haven’t experienced any problems."

The Sixaxis controller operates on Bluetooth, and this may be the cause of the problem–conflicting frequencies with other electronics equipment. While the exact cause is uncertain, the situation does exist, and we at GamerNode can attest to that.

If you have had any similar experiences with the PS3 Sixaxis controller failing to work, we’d like to hear your comments on the situation.


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