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5 Must-Have PS3 Peripherals |

This week I’ve been doing a series of “list of 5” posts. It started with connecting your PS3, continued with 5 PS3 must-have games, and yesterday was 5 reasons to buy a PS3. Today I’m talking about peripherals! Yay! No really. Peripherals are your physical connection to the game, so they’re important. Here’s a list of 5 for the PS3.

  1. Extra Controller(s)
    I’m crossing my fingers that when I buy 3 extra controllers for my PS3, that there will be 4-player games to use them all with. Multiplayer is the way to go, in my mind. Already we have games like Resistance: Fall of Man with two-player co-op support, and most likely 4-player split screen (from what I can gather). But will other software developers follow suit? I remember going to play PGR3 on the Xbox 360 at my friend’s house, and two of us contemplated our navels while the other two got to play PGR3. We’d take turns of course, but PGR3 had a fun quotient of, like, six out of ten compared to PGR2’s nine. Hear that developers? We want our four-player support!
  2. Remote Control
    You’re getting a brand-spanking new BD player in that PS3 of yours! So don’t bother using a joystick to control a movie player, use a remote! It’s actually a BlueTooth remote, which is cool for those without line of sight, but I kinda wish it was infrared so that I could program my other remote with the codes. Ah well.
  3. Memory Card Adapter
    Pretty easy to see why this is needed. Bring all those PS1 and PS2 savegames over to the PS3!
  4. EyeToy and/or USB mic
    Eye of Judgement looks like it’ll be a really cool game, but other games are sure to make use of this interesting peripheral. Like SingStar perhaps? I’m looking at SingStar to finally bring my wife into video games. Is SingStar coming to North America? Anybody?
  5. Guitar Hero Mini-Guitar
    Activision has said that it is bringing Guitar Hero to all the major next-gen platforms. I’d consider the PS3 to be major, wouldn’t you? If you don’t have a PS2, then you have to get Guitar Hero when it comes out on the PS3. But if you do have a PS2 and haven’t played Guitar Hero, what are you waiting for? Guitar Hero 2 is coming November 7th! Gotta master the first game before playing the sequel!

Did I miss anything good?

  • Pc

    The only thing you missed was hdmi cable……if you can call that a peripheral…its not in the box when you buy the system…it might not even come with component, but i would hope so

  • whatever

    ??? how about a ps3 to start with…gonna be a while for us europeans …sob 🙁

  • Well that’s not a peripheral!

  • I agree with all the above. But there needs to be one more …. I want a usb to PS2 adapter, I want to use my DDR pads & Tekken Arcade Controller on my PS3 🙂 So I can pack my PS2 away or sell it maybe.

  • The only thing of that list that I will buy is at least an extra controller.

    Not bothered about watching movies (especially BD movies) but if I did I would just use the pad like I do with my PS2.

    The memory card adapter would depend on how many PS2 games I had left when I bought my PS3. If it’s one or two I would just play them again from scratch but if it’s a few then I would buy it to transfer the saves over.

    Hmm not sure about the EyeToy at the minute. Probably will get it eventually.

  • Matt

    How about a headset to talk to friends online? I haven’t heard of it coming in the box.

    Henning, you are seriously going to buy 3 controllers at launch? That makes no sense to me, especially when you say you “hope” they make 4 player games. If all of your friends have PS3s and can hook up online, just play them online. Buy 1 extra controller (so many games with 2 player, like sports games) and get a headset and a few more games!

  • Matt Matt Matt! You just haven’t read enough about me on this site to realize who I am as a person! Deep inside!


    Seriously, I don’t like playing online much. I’ve tried it. (And I’ll try it again with the PS3.) But it’s too impersonal for me. Last night I got together with some friends. We played GRAW, PGR3, and DOA4 on an Xbox 360 my friend Mike just got. We had snacks and talked about work and families and stuff. We played the card game “San Juan” as well.

    To me, there’s nothing online that can come even close to an experience like that. For me, gaming is a social experience. A headset just isn’t enough.