Sony Computer Entertainment is offering up some new accessories for the PS3 in Japan that gamers will appreciate. One of the most unsightly things about the PS3 console today is the fact that you have to plug your controllers into a USB port to charge. That means that you have wires running all over the place. You can go with an aftermarket charging station, but some folks like Sony gear.
If you are one of the folks that likes to stick to official Sony products, these new accessories from Japan might be just what you need. Sony has unveiled a new charging station that is called the Dualshock 3 Charging Station and has ports for plugging on two PS3 controllers to charge. The station looks nice and has the same black color as the standard PS3 controllers. The Charging Station will charge both the Dualshock 3 and Sixaxis controllers from an AC outlet leaving those USB ports on your console free for other things.
The charge dock comes with little adapters that are plugged into the USB port on the controllers and left there. Once the user is done with the controllers all they have to do is set the controllers in the dock to charge. The Charging Station will sell for 2,480 yen and a new Dualshock 3 controller in Candy Blue is offered as well that will sell for 5,500 yen. Both new accessories will ship in Japan on April 21. There is no word on availability in other countries at this time.