DualShock 4 Controllers Updated to Work Wirelessly with PS3

By Ryan Meitzler

July 2, 2014

One of the many most-acclaimed new features with the arrival of the PS4 has been the DualShock 4, as the controller showed a pretty major overhaul with its latest iteration from the previous DualShock 3 – luckily, for those that want to use the new DualShock 4 on PS3, your time has come.

A new update released for PS3 has now been released to allow wireless DualShock 4 support on PS3, which can be found and enabled under the “Accessory Settings” menu with the “Manage Bluetooth Devices” option. The DualShock 4 controller was previously enabled to work with PS3s, but only through connecting to a console through USB.

While reports detail that the controller does function normally on PS3, there are a few minor caveats with the DualShock 4 on PS3, as certain buttons/features do not work due to the controller’s registration as a “generic controller” through the PS3. Specifically, the “PS Home” button on the controller has been reported to not function while playing games, along with the lack of motion control support and vibration.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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