DualShock 4 controllers work with PS3

Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 01:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4 controllers are backwards-compatible with the PS3, according to a video which you can check out through the break. It won’t work wirelessly, and the PS button is missing, but it’s still kind of interesting. DualShock 4 is also compatible with PC.

The PlayStation 4 launches in North America on November 15 in Europe and selected other territories on November 29.

Thanks, AllGamesBeta.



  1. Keivz

    Headline is somewhat misleading. As said in the article, it won’t work wirelessly and per the video it doesn’t work in all games. Still, an interesting find. It’d be nice to see a list of compatible games.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. fengato

    “PS button is missing”

    Is it?

    Speaking of PS4 controllers – wonder why they dropped the Vita style (godly) d-pad for the production version of the controller. I can’t stand segmented d-pads.

    Here’s the pre-proddy”

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Francis O

    Why don’t PS3 controllers work with the PS4

    #3 1 year ago
  4. tezzer1985

    @4 because then people will not buy the DS4

    #4 1 year ago
  5. nikk900

    Pretty sure the DS4 has a PS button.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. stx

    Of course the DS4 has a PS button.

    It’s visible on the picture.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. gameoholic007

    Intresting, but pretty pointless.
    @4- That’s not the reason why, the reason is because the PS3 supports bluetooth versions 1.1, 1.2, and 2.0. The PS4 supports bluetooth ver 2.1. The PS3 and the DS3 do not recognize bluetooth ver 2.1, thus is the reason why you have to use a usb cable at all times to use the DS4 on the PS3, but can’t use the DS3 on the PS4. Now I don’t know if you can connect the usb cable to the DS3, then plug it into the PS4 if it would work, they never said anything about it, but it’s worth a try though since there was some success with the DS4/PS3. When you connect a controller to a console by usb, your deactivating the bluetooth in it, and are getting direct feed through the usb cord, thats why you have functionality with DS4 and the PS3, so I can’t see why it couldn’t work the other way around.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Fin

    It has a PS button, but presumably it’s not functional.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. noamlol2

    but not vise versa

    which makes this ridiculess…

    #9 1 year ago

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