PS3 peripherals priced

Sony of Japan has announced prices for PS3 peripherals, including the SIXAXIS controller - the new name for Sony's wireless, rumble-less DualShock replacement - as well as the USB Memory Card adapter (used for transferring PS2 or PSone saved games to PS3's hard drive) and the console's remote control.

A new SIXAXIS controller - which can be used as either a wireless or a USB-connected controller - will set you back 5,000 yen (roughly $42). Sony states that the wireless controller will operate up to 30 hours on a full charge, a similar length of time to Xbox 360's wireless pad.

The USB Memory Card adapter, meanwhile, will be priced at 1,500 yen (about $13), and the PS3 remote will run for 3,600 yen (or $31). No details on US prices have yet been announced, although a source at SCEA has told us the company is considering releasing information in response to the Japanese announcement. With the November launch of the PS3 looming large, we expect to hear more real soon.

October 3, 2006