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PS4 DualShock 4 controller and Camera shipping already

The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller is reportedly shipping to lucky pre-orderers already -- weeks ahead of the console's launch.

Let's get ready to rumble! The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller is reportedly providing fans with vibrating good times already -- weeks before the new console goes on sale.

Lucky pre-orderers in the US apparently received their PS4 controllers and PlayStation Eye cameras ahead of schedule from online retailers GameStop and Amazon, Engadget reports.

Some of them have posted unboxing videos online, such as this:

American gamers will get to grips with Sony's new machine two weeks ahead of us slovenly Brits, on 15 November, while we have to wait until 29 November. That's when the DualShock 4 and Eye are also due to ship here in the UK, according to Amazon.

They're not cheap, with the camera setting you back £55 and the controller, which is available in black, red and blue, costing the same amount.

The dashing new gamepad adds some innovative new features, including a touch panel in the middle and a Share button to let you easily post brag clips online. There's also a speaker, like on the original Wiimote, and the glowing light on the back lets the Eye camera track you round the room, automagically switching screen sides for local multiplayer.

Here's a video from Sony showing it all off:

When you finally get your loving hands on the next generation of gaming goodness, you'll have to wait while it installs a 300MB update -- so it can play DVDs and Blu-rays. Let's hope Sony's servers are up to more than Rockstar's.

Have you got your hands on the new DualShock yet? What do you make of it? How do you think it compares with the new Xbox controller? Have a play around in the comments, or over on our Facebook page.