Posted By: bandit
Warning: Counterfeit and Unlicensed PlayStation®3 Wireless Controller (Recommendation: use only genuine PlayStation®3 Wireless Controller)
Counterfeit PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers, which are practically identical in appearance to genuine PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers, have been discovered in the market. SCEA advises consumers to be cautious when buying PlayStation®3 Wireless Controllers from uncertain sources as the quality, reliability and safety of counterfeit products is uncertain, and in some cases, may be dangerous. It is possible that some counterfeit product may ignite or explode, resulting in injury or damage to the user, your PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, or other property. Moreover, SCEA does not support continued functionality of counterfeit or unlicensed controllers in system software updates and these devices may cease to function in the future because of system software updates.
SCE and its affiliated companies disclaim all liability for any loss or damage suffered by you or any third party through the use of counterfeit or unlicensed products.
We appreciate your understanding and continued support.
In addition to counterfeit controllers, if you have upgraded to the new 3.50 firmware to get the 3D Blu-Ray playback, don't be surprised if your unofficial USB devices no longer work. Sony failed to mention that they also prevented majority of 3rd party peripherals to not work unless its licensed Sony products.
Members from the Official PlayStation forum have started a list of what USB devices do not work. I've heard Bannco's FRAGnStein was also one of them that did not work but Bannco released a new firmware update for the controller to make it work again. But not all 3rd party devices are upgradeable with a simple flash of a firmware.
What's next Sony? You're going to remove online play so people can't cheat or trash talk? I hope this wasnt intentional as 3rd party manufacturers will be very upset about this.
We've been informed by XCM that their PS3 products such as their XCM XFPS Fire Light Gun, Cross Battle Adapter 2.0, RateUp Adapter and XFPS Force 4.0, all work on 3.50 firmware.