For now, we'll just be all optimistic and assume this news will soon apply to North America.
According to Andriasang , Sony has revealed a couple new peripherals for the PlayStation 3 today. The first is a new color for the Dual Shock 3; it's the Candy Blue controller, and it'll hold the standard retail price tag for a DS3. The other accessory is the Dual Shock 3 Charging Stand, which can charge two DS3 or Sixaxis controllers; the kit includes the stand, an AC adapter, power cord, and two charging attachments. This will go for ¥2,480 in Japan, which is approximately $30. For my part, I figure that even if you never play with another person, you still need two controllers; one to charge while the other is in use. This way, you can just keep switching off and you never have to wait (provided you remember to have one always plugged into the system). A charge stand is a great option for anybody with two or more controllers. And as for Candy Blue, that's a cool color…even if it'd look weird next to my silver and black ones.
We'll let you know if Sony announces both new peripherals for the US. I don't see why we'd have to go without this time.