Dualshock 4 on PS3

ds4_on_ps3Ever dream of using your sweet Dualshock 4 controller while playing your PS3? Then… good news! Dreams do come true!

Thanks to a recent system update to the PS3, you can now use the Dualshock 4 wirelessly with your PS3. Mind you, the solution is not perfect since some functions like sixaxis and rumble may not work. Plus some games are still incompatible with the controller and console combination, but the overwhelming functionality is there.

Follow these instructions from Joystiq to make your controller dreams come true:

“First, head to Settings on the PS3 media bar, then Accessory Settings and Manage Bluetooth Devices and finally Register New Device. After that the PS3 will scan for Bluetooth controllers, so to make your DualShock 4 show up hold the PS and Share button at the same time. After a few seconds the controller’s light bar will start blinking, and then it’ll show up on the PS3 screen ready to be connected.”

Feel better? Or do you have a sense of confusion not knowing which system you are playing?

Bio Card PaulPaul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!


  1. This is awesome news, and a big improvement over the wired limitation it had before. I guess I’ll be getting a DualShock 4 soon!

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