DualShock 3 to get wireless keypad

In what seems like a sequel to one of the worst ideas of this generation, Microsoft’s ChatPad, Sony has announced that the PS3 will be getting a similar add-on for its controllers. This move is even more perplexing when you consider that the PS3 already supports USB keyboards, which can be picked up for next to nothing these days.

The wireless keypad will sit on the top of the controller as opposed to the bottom as with the ChatPad’s design and will come in eight flavors to suit all your foreign language needs. The only feature that really sticks out as anywhere near “convenient” would be the two shortcut buttons that lead directly to either your PS3 message box or your friends list, for super-fast navigation. The keypad is set to hit stores this November, no price has yet been announced.