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Old 06-20-22, 05:08 AM
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If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

I know most of you are well beyond the PS2, but I'm sure there are die hards out there who still play PS2 games. If you needed a new dual shock PS2 controller, where would you go to buy one? I've been looking at the Suncala at Amazon, I'd rather have a genuine Sony PS2 dual shock controller but every one I've seen is grungy and has missing pads.

Anyway, this is the Suncala, if you know any better, please let me know...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094C9C4V2/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AW7VPGQEI1KA9&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B094C9C4V2/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AW7VPGQEI1KA9&psc=1


I'm mainly looking for sturdy and accurate with smooth movement of the posts, and doesn't cost a small fortune.

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Old 06-20-22, 07:31 AM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

If you want to pay for it, you can find them new on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/19511545832...YAAOSwgXZinpmT
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Old 06-20-22, 08:54 AM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Yeah I would say probably eBay or if you have one maybe a retro video game store. Possibly pawn shops or whatever too but you never know what condition theyíll be in.

The reviews for some of those third party controllers on Amazon seem pretty good for the price.
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Old 06-20-22, 09:44 AM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Donít know where you are but the used media stores around me all have vintage and new game accessories from third party manufacturers.
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Old 06-20-22, 11:47 AM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

It really depends on how much you use your Playstation 2.

There's always at least one Retro Video Game shop in the area of most cities but not all are created equal.

If you have a shop that goes farther than just spraying down any used controllers they get in, I would lean into those stores. Most stores don't do this and controllers are quite literally exactly the same as their previous owners had left them.

As Noonan mentioned, if you find yourself using your Playstation 2 a light to moderate amount, it might be worth it to invest in a new/sealed Dual Shock 2, which will last you quite a while. I did this a while back when replacing the Dual Shock 2 that originally came with my system.

If you don't want to go that route, used 1st Party Dual Shock 2's are usually in the $22-30 range on Ebay.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

I use my PS2 every day, when I get home from work and on my days off (my wife likes to watch and actually becomes involved in the game even though she won't play herself). So I would say more than moderate usage. I won't pay $80+ for a controller, although I wish I could afford it, I'd rather have a genuine Sony PS2 controller, but that's just WAY too much money for my tastes.

I'll have to look into used/retro video game stores in my area.

$8.99 for that Suncala sounds like my kind of price but I need to find out if it's durable or throwaway.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

I mean worst case scenario is you buy one of those third party controllers and itís like $10-$15. Not a huge loss necessarily. Iím sure the original is preferred but I donít think one of those is that bad for the price based on the reviews.

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Old 06-20-22, 04:29 PM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Any of you ever deal with Stone Age Gamer or dkoldies?

https://stoneagegamer.com/sony-plays...condition.html

https://www.dkoldies.com/dual-shock-...ontroller-ps2/

Also, is Gamestop worth dealing with?
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Old 06-20-22, 05:36 PM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

https://www.caligames.com/
This place is near the office. You could likely have them ship it.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Half-Price Books
GameXChange
Local vendors mall
Goodwill

A quick google shows a bunch of 'retro video game stores' around Ohio.
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Old 06-20-22, 07:40 PM
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Havenít bought anything from them but Iíve heard good things about DK Oldies.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

It seems like the more I look into buying a used Sony PS2 controller, the more I see controllers that are so fucking grungy I wouldn't trust them to work right even after it was cleaned up. And the ones that look like they've been cared for, how do I know they aren't as tired as mine. My controller looks great, but the right stick is kind of squeaky (for lack of a better word) and tends to stick a little sometimes causing the main character to walk until I bump the stick (doesn't happen often but it does happen). It still works, it's just worrying. If it stops working, I'm out of my game until I can get another controller, which is why I'd like to buy one in case that happens. I thought about disassembling it to get some lubricant on the stick mechanism, but I can't trust myself to get it apart and find the exact spot that needs the lubricant (plus I don't have any graphite), let alone get it back together right. And if I screw it up, I'm out of my game until I can get another controller. Damned if I do, damned if I don't.

Thinking more and more about that Suncala...

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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

What about knock-offs? There's plenty out there. Surely one has great reviews. That way you can get a new controller.

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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

^ That's why I said I'm thinking more and more about that Suncala.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

Decided to buy the Suncala. This is my experience (Amazon Review that I left):

Is 3rd time the charm?

Ordered my first Suncala PS2 wired controller on June 28th (2022), it shipped the same day. Item received, packaging was pristine, but the R2 button was jammed in on one side, could not work it loose, controller was useless (FFXII, continuous Flee anyone?). Returned for replacement, the 2nd controller shipped immediately, received in pristine condition, controller was functional this time. However, I noticed that when I accessed the menu and scrolled down the list, it would jump to another menu, and I'd have to physically go back to the menu I was in. That was an issue I felt I could deal with, it didn't happen all the time, so I did nothing. Besides that the controller was otherwise functional (nice controller by the way). Now, however, the left controller post is exhibiting weird behaviour. With me not even touching the post, the main character appears as if he/she has Tourette's Syndrome. They'll turn to the side, move forward minutely, start walking briefly, move minutely from side to side. I thought I could deal with that, it didn't happen all the time, and it seemed manageable. But it's gotten worse. Now, it happens regularly and I have to nudge the post for it to stop. So I've ordered a 3rd Suncala controller in hopes that these issues will not be present in a new one. 3rd time's a charm, right? My fingers are crossed.

Edit: Controller arrived yesterday (09-09-22), pressed it into service immediately. So far this controller is fully functional with no odd snafus. I like that it feels about as close to a Sony controller as you might hope. Buttons are kind of clicky, but for $10 what can you expect? I'll update this again if there are any issues.
Not a bad controller if you can get one that works right.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

i think i have an original PS2 controller if someone still needs. i had it to use to play with Playstation whatever on tv until they cancelled that service. but, it's wireless and i believe pristine condition. only used a few times. we can work out price. pm me if you need/want.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

After my 3rd Suncala controller started acting wonky (drift, tourette syndrome jerky movements), I finally decided to swap back to my original Sony controller while I waited on a used Sony Controller from DKOldies. Controller received, dirty as fuck, I wrote them and asked them why they would send me a controller in as horrible a condition as this was in (described it in great detail), they shipped out another controller, received it today. It's really clean and I'm cautiously optimistic that it will be a good controller for awhile, at least I hope. Grand total: $20 spent for the 2 failed Suncala experiments, and $43 for the DKOldies original Sony controller. Should have just bought a brand new controller on Ebay for $70.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

If the pic I posted is the one you’re looking for you can have it. Practically brand new as I used it less than a dozen times. Applicable fees apply.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

^ With a wireless controller I'm assuming you also need the USB/wireless dongle/adapter for it (like a wireless mouse/keyboard for PC), assuming also that the dongle/adapter is included?. I've never used a wireless controller. Is that a genuine Sony controller? I've about had it with knockoffs, my experience with them so far has been for shit.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

It’s genuine Sony. Bought to play games on my tv back when Sony TVs could play old PS2 or maybe PS3 games. Didn’t work out so well. The games not the controller. I might have a charger cable. I mean I had to charge it somehow. But, it’s yours if you want. Just a paperweight now.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

That's... A PS4 controller, isn't it? Like... That won't work with a PS2. Or am I nuts?
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

I never had a PS4 controller. I bought to play when PlayStation Now was around on Sony tv’s. I played older games for a bit, like one of the Uncharteds, like #1. PSN was out way before PS4, no?
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

PS4 came out a bit before the launch of PlayStation Now. I agree with Dan, thatís a PS4 controller.
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Re: If you used a PS2, where would you buy a controller?

There's something to be said for procrastination...

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