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The PS4 controller is now fully compatible with PS3

If you have problems with the Playstation 3 controller and prefer the much improved Dual Shock 4 then it might interest you to know that the gamepad is now fully compatible with Sony’s last gen console.

The latest PS3 firmware update will allow users to wirelessly connect their PS4 controllers. Reddit user, “shafiggy16” has posted a tutorial on how to get it all working but the process is relatively straight forward.


In order to connect a Dualshock 4 you just need to go in to your PS3’s settings and select “manage bluetooth devices”, while the PS3 console is scanning hold down the share button as well as the PS button on the PS4 controller and it will connect.

The Dualshock 4 will be able to power on the PS3 but you won’t be able to power it down from within a game.

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KitGuru Says: I wasn’t a fan of the Dualshock 3, if I still had any games left to play on the PS3 then I would probably opt to use a Dualshock 4 instead now that the option is available. This feature might not be useful to everyone but some of you guys might appreciate it. Have you guys tried out the Dualshock 4? 

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