It's official, Sony has decided not to use our clever "Dual Shake" moniker. Instead, they've announced the final name of their (somewhat) new PS3 controller today: Sixaxis, in light of the interface's "six degrees of freedom" initiative. The dual-shock-less controller supports both wireless and USB wired connectivity, Bluetooth capabilities, and will sell in Japan for ¥5,000 ($42) on its November 11 launch.
Two additional accessories were also priced: A memory card adapter used to upload PS and PS2 data to PS3's hard drive (as expected) for ¥1,500 ($13) and a state-of-the-art Blu-ray/DVD controller for ¥3,600 ($31) for would be movie watchers. Both will be available at launch.
(Courtesy Sony of Japan)
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25