As part of its participation in the Gamers’ Day event being held in San Francisco, Sony finally revealed the first accessories that will be made available for the PlayStation 3. The first batch of add ons for the console, which will be launched in the US on November 17, will be relatively modest and would consist of only four devices.The first accessory announced is the PS3 HDMI cable, an accessory that will be needed to get the vaunted 1080p resolution in high definition televisions. The cable was removed from the basic PS3 package much to the consternation of many gamers. The cable will be selling for $49.99, which is so much higher than the price of HDMI cables available in audio/video stores.
Another accessory is the PS3 Memory Card Adapter that will retail $14.99. The adaptor is not needed for saving PS3 games but it is required for loading saved games from PS2 and PlayStation memory cards.
The PS3’s Sixaxis controller will also be selling for $49.99 each. It has a built in Bluetooth wireless connectivity to the PS3 and can support up to seven controllers at once.
The most significant part of the announcement though is that Sony is planning to bundle a single Blu-ray movie with each PS3 for a limited time, much like what it did with PSP when it was released in 2005.
[tags]PS3, HDMI, PS2, PlayStation, Sixaxis[/tags]