updated 09:40 am EDT, Tue October 3, 2006
PS3 controller unveiled
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has made public some of the final information on the PS3's controller. Dubbed "SIXAXIS," the gamepad will be bundled with the console or sold separately for 5,000 yen ($43 US) as of November 11th. It will default as wireless, but it can be made wired through a USB connection. A fully-charged wireless pad will supposedly last 30 hours. Kotaku mentions that the USB Memory Card Adapter will also be out on the same day, retailing for 1,500 yen ($13 US). The adapter will be mandatory for transferring info from the PS1 and PS2. A PS3 remote will go on sale December 7th for 3,600 yen ($31 US).