At the time when the PlayStation 4 launched, Sony made the Dualshock 4 controller well-matched with PlayStation 3 via USB cable.
With a recent update of Sony?s older generation console PS3 to 4.60, you can now use DualShock 4 controller wirelessly to control your PS3 games.
The system update 4.60 took off June 23 to “improve system software stability during use of some features,” and PS4 had the same update with version 1.72.
Shaffiggy16?posted on Reddit that a new feature can now be used by PS3 and DualShock 4 users, in which they can now pair their DualShock 4 and PS3 via bluetooth. However, vibration, Sixaxis tilt controls and PlayStation button still don’t work. But at least, now you can turn your PS3 on using your DS4 PS button which wasn?t possible before.
The DualShock 4 controller is registered on PS3 as a generic or non-exclusive controller, so only basic inputs are compatible with it. And this doesn?t work in certain games like Gran Turismo 6, but works fine with Dark Souls 2.
Below?is your guide in pairing your DualShock 4 controller to your PS3.
- Select “Manage Bluetooth Devices” under “Accessory Settings” in the PS3 settings menu.
- Select “Register New Device,” then start the PS3’s bluetooth scanning.
- While it’s scanning, press and hold the share and PS buttons on the DualShock 4 at the same time until the light bar starts blinking.
- The PS3 should then detect the controller, which will appear as “Wireless Controller.’
- Select the controller and complete the pairing.
If both consoles are close together, the controller will not turn on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 simultaneously.
Will you utilize the Dualshock 4, for your old Ps3??Or?will you remain faithful to the Dualshock 3 for all your Ps3 gameplay?