Sony took a step toward making HD gaming more affordable by dropping the PlayStation 3's cheapest entry point to $249 in August. It is now extending this initiative to essential accessories with a package to help new owners access the box's full potential.
Priced at $69, the New Owner's Kit will include a DualShock 3 wireless controller, in addition to HDMI and USB cables. The inclusion of an HDMI cable in this bundle fills a gap left by the SD cable included with PS3 system purchases, while the USB cable will let players charge the controller during play.
A DualShock 3 controller by itself retails for $54, so the $69 New Owner's Kit provides two types of cables at a $15 premium. The packaging touts the kit as featuring "over $24 in savings."