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DualShock 4 now works wirelessly with PS3, sort of

The PS4's DualShock 4 controller can now be used wirelessly with the PS3, after Sony added support in the recent 4.60 PS3 firmware update.

Unfortunately, the PS4 controller is still listed as a generic controller device, so while basic functions work, rumble force and motion control remain unusable. It is also not 100 percent compatible with all games.

To connect a DS4 you should:

- Go to 'Accessory Settings' on the PS3 system menu
- Select 'Manage Bluetooth Devices'
- 'Register New Device' to begin scanning for a new device
- Press and hold both the Share Button and PS button on the DS4 until the light starts blinking
- The controller will be detected by the PS3 as a 'Wireless controller'
- Select it to complete registration

You could stick to your DualShock 3 of course, but if you fancy using the DS4 then at least there's nothing to stop you.

Edited On 02 Jul, 2014

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jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
that may be a problem as I love the controller but as soon as I press the ps button the ps4 will turn on
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Mashakosha 2 years ago
Now it'd be nice if they did it the other way, made DS3s usable with a PS4.
Beazi's avatar
Beazi 2 years ago
Can't see why you'd do this unless your playing Fifa 14 in which case why would you play it on PS3 and not PS4
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Akemi no Zero 2 years ago
I don't mind this but i don't know if they would do the same for duelshock 3 pads for the ps4 to many issues no doubt.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
I would use it to get through my backlog of ps3 games as I prefer the ds4, providing it works on the game im playing, will just annoy me it turning my ps4 on too
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JoeToots 2 years ago
I must say the DS4 is the best controller i've used closely followed by the xb1 controller.
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jay.hamilton 2 years ago
the ds4 thumsticks are a bit small and fiddly but ive put the inverted thumbgrips on and its awesome, gonna pick up some sharpshooters soon too
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ShoryukenToTheChin 2 years ago
Its great, but the Battery Life makes me prefer just to use the Dualshock 3.

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