Sony Computer Entertainment Interactive announced today the first official set of PlayStation 3 peripherals for Japan.The company has three PS3 accessories planned for Japanese release in the near future: a remote control, a wireless controller and a memory card reader.
We already gave details on the so-called "Six Axis" controller in an earlier article. Separate controllers, model number CECHZC1J, will be available on 11/11 for 5,000 yen.
The remote's official name is BD Remote Controller, apparently to indicate the device's convenience for Blu-Ray disk playback. Model number CECHZR1J, the remote control will cost 3,600 yen, but it won't be available until 12/7. The device will use Bluetooth to interact with the PS3.
Finally, the memory card reader, which will help you maintain your PS2 save game collection. Officially called the Memory Card Adapter, this device, model CECHZM1J, will retail for 1,500 yen when it sees release on 11/11. It connects to the PS3 via USB and accepts memory cards for both the PS2 and PlayStation. Once you've connected the device, you'll be able to transfer your save games to the PS3 hard disk, so you'll presumably only have to use this once.
US and European pricing for these devices have yet to be announced.