SNK releases Neo Geo pad for PS3

Just in time for the arrival of Neo Geo games on PSN, SNK Playmore and peripheral company Exar have released the ideal controller for PS3. The Neo Geo Pad USB is a replica of the pad included with the Neo Geo CD system, with two important differences: it ends in a USB connector, so it will work with the PS3 or PC; and it has a PS button and two extra face buttons for L1 and R1 -- laid out in a nice, Street Fighter-friendly manner.

The pad is currently on backorder at both NCSX and Play-Asia, but it'll cost in the neighborhood of $50 when it's in stock. If you'd prefer, you can get a PS3 version of the Neo Geo arcade stick from NCSX right now for $39.90.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.