video game controller brand for PlayStation

The DualShock is a video game controller made by Sony for the PlayStation line of game consoles. It was first released in Japan in 1997, and was later released in North America in 1998. It is a vibration-feedback controller, meaning that it shakes in appropriate situations during a game. The name comes from the fact that it has two vibration motors. The motors are in the handles of the controller.

Original grey version of the DualShock controller
DeveloperSony Computer Entertainment
ManufacturerSony Corporation
TypeVideo game controller
GenerationFifth generation
LifespanNovember 20, 1997[1]
InputController Port
ConnectivityPlayStation (2) controller port
  • 157 mm × 95 mm × 55 mm
  • 6.18 in × 3.74 in × 2.16 in


  • 2 m
  • 6.56 ft
PredecessorDual Analog
SuccessorDualShock 2


  1. "SCPH". maru-chang.org.