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New PS3 Accessories Priced, Dated

Some of you are already aware of the new PlayStation 3 peripherals headed your way this holiday season, but if not, here's all the information you'll need.

According to NextGen Player, both the Wireless Keypad (formerly announced at E3) and the AC adapter that can charge the Dual Shock 3, Sixaxis, Bluetooth Headset, and the aformentioned Keypad are primed and ready for release. The Keypad, which handily attaches to the front of your controller, will retail for $49.99 and should first start appearing at retail locations next week. The AC adapter, which can simultaneously charge "any two compatible devices through the USB connector and without having to turn on the PS3," will go for $24.99 and should show up in the second week of December. Yes, it will also charge a PSP as well. We're also aware that this is a Canadian source, but as Canada is part of North America - and Sony often refers to North America instead of the U.S. in their announcements - we'll assume these details are valid for gamers in this country. There may be a few small discrepancies, but the bottom line is that both of these very useful accessories can be on your holiday wish list.

Just don't expect the Sixense to be under the tree this year; that one is probably still a ways off. Still relatively big news, though.

11/26/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (12 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:19:17 PM
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25$? u can get a USB hub that charges 4 devices for 10$. imo sony accesories are very overpriced.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:32:53 PM
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The prices are hefty. I am assuming Sony are being quite clever by charging more than their "true value" so that they can ween a few extra dollars off this hardware to help with the overall costs of producing loss making hardware. So when you start to add up the Sony toys you can buy for the PS3, the games, the movies and PSN services such as purchasing DLC content... slowly but surely they build many alternative revenue streams that help them make more profit by offsetting the cost of manufacturing the PS3.

Not just that, but to permit additional monies to be channeled into R&D projects surrounding the PS4. Basically the more they can get away with the better. It is not a bad thing, we will get better stuff, you just have to, as an individual, decide do you want to spend so much or only pick the things you really need. At the moment my choices are the actual console itself, one controller, a PSP and related games I want (3-4 AAA games per year). That is it for me...

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:47:40 AM
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Haha, that controller with the keypad looks like it's got a tumor. Sony I love ya, but ain't nobody gonna buy this stuff. Scratch that, I need bluetooth, damn!

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:50:00 AM

Itsnot a tumah!!!
-Schwarznegger in Kindergarden Cop

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:48:56 AM
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I hope Sony concentrates more so on the needs of devs, next time around. And the sooner, the better. Richard Branson, from Virgin if I spelled his name correctly, said something along the lines of: "A company's first concern should not be the shareholders, nor even the customers, but the employees. Because if the employees are happy and productive, then the customers will be satisfied. And if the customers are satisfied, so will be the shareholders."

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ImBack
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 1:28:04 AM
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weeell for one i already bought the keypad this morning and im using it right now and its amazing. my local ebgames got em this morning and it has the actualy drag screen like on any laptop. its simply amazing. i love this thing. well worth the money. getting the Adapter tomorrow. this shit is sick. sony rocks! definately go out and buy u one. gonna go pick up the AdaPter tomorow

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LightShow
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:01:57 AM
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This is strange...

The UK price for the keypad was 25 pounds, and the NA price is $50, but at today's conversion rates 25 pounds is actually $38.58...

XD someone didn't do the math when they decided either price. They must have just been thinking "$2=1 pound", when it's a lot closer to $1.50...

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:58:22 AM
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Sony stuff has always been a higher price then the Aftermarket stuff. You pay for the name. And some people will pay for it because they want the original gear and now a knockoff. Although I can't even begin to count how many Mad Catz controllers I went through on my PS2 while my original Sony Controller never died. Sony seems to last longer so you can pay for the reliability as well.

One of the Aftermarket controllers I liked was the one that had the 3 pound dualshock weights in them..when you got shot in a game you felt it...lol, except sometimes the controller shook so hard that it would trigger the pause buttons in the middle of a game. And it was about 10 bucks cheaper than a PS2 controller.

As for the keypad, I still don't see it doing that well, especially with everyone starting to use headsets in games more..The new Sony Headset is amazing why would I want to type when I can talk? Although I notice not too many people in the Home Beta are using Mic's, so I could be wrong...







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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 9:50:34 AM
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Hey guys, Radio Shack is currently selling the Dual Shock 3 at its black friday price of 29.99, free shipping. go to their site if you need or want an extra one, this is an awesome deal and you don't have to get up at 5 am.

P.S. sorry for being kinda off topic.

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ImBack
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 2:24:37 PM
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when is that adapter comming out? i dont see it on any website but here...

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Robochic
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:16:08 PM
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I'm looking forward to the having the headset and the keypad, other maynot but i do alot of texting on my ps3 to friends and hate having a keyboard and having to use the coffee table as a desk so this will handy plus the headset i want just cause i have tried so many bluetooth headsets and had problems with all of them staying connected my friend got this one and says he loves it way better than his Metal Gear headset. the cord is good to have so u're only using one port to charge i like that idea. can't wait.

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ImBack
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:11:59 PM
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the adaptor is comming out in 2 weeks. god i love this keypad its the most innovative gadget ever so cool. i think it was a dumb idea takingout the usb ports in new ps3 models cuz now i only got 2 and i definitely need the adaptor cuz i got the controllers thesony keypad sony bluetooth and a sony webcam. shit! i need more usb ports!

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