PS3 Wireless Keypad Releases On November 28 In UK
Although we've heard that the PlayStation 3 wireless keypad was delayed until next month in North America, it appears it'll still make it to European store shelves in November.
According to Strategy Informer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the very cool wireless keypad will be available in the UK on November 28 for the price of £24.99. Initially unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention, this is the unit that clips onto either the Sixaxis or Dual Shock 3 controller and it allows you to use a keypad for message typing. This bypasses the need to utilize the on-screen keyboard on the PS3 - which is cumbersome - and the keypad even boasts a mouse input and a touch-pad. If you have one of these, you may be more inclined to browse the 'Net on Sony's machine, and it certainly makes online communication with other gamers a bit easier. Granted, most people are using headsets for in-game comms, but this keypad is more versatile; it's best used for other Internet-related activities. It could be a very nice gift for PS3 owners this holiday season, too.
U.S. gamers can expect this nifty accessory to hit store shelves during the first week of December, so either way, it'll be available in both regions within the next couple of weeks. For some, this is a must-have peripheral.
11/18/2008 Ben Dutka