The new Dualshock 3 Candy Blue Controller will retail for 5,500 Yen, which works out at about $67 and the new Dualshock 3 Charging station will retail for $2,480 Yen which works out at about $30.
I'm a sucker for clear electronics. I love seeing what's inside. You know, the innards. Sony's new DualShock 3 controller almost lets me do just that.
On the Playstation blog earlier, Sony announced a new contest starting today, August 1st, and ending August 15th. This contest centers around creating a new Dualshock 3 design with the community's input. Unfortunately this doesn't mean creating an entirely new controller, but instead you are allowed to design color schemes and add decals. Though, you can go so far as to propose adding additional elemenst such as additional materials, lights, etc. After submission users then vote on the designs they would most like to see become a reality. Though there is no guarantee that the winning selection will be implemented as proposed, most likely the winner be used as inspiration for the new design.
As well as the new Sony Dualshock 3 Charging Station, Sony has also launched a new Dualshock 3 controller in Candy Blue, which you can see in the photos below.
At , Sony announced that the boomerang design had been replaced by the Sixaxis; a wireless, motion sensitive controller, similar in overall design to the earlier PlayStation controllers. The controller was bundled with all new systems from launch, until the introduction of the , which substituted the Sixaxis with the new DualShock 3 which added to a vibration feature while retaining the design, features and functionality of the Sixaxis. The Sixaxis controller was later phased out and replaced by the DualShock 3 controller completely and is no longer being produced in any region. The Sixaxis survived longest in Europe, where the PlayStation 3 bundle, released in summer of 2008, included a Sixaxis.
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