DualShock 4 now works wirelessly with your PlayStation 3

DualShock4zoomThat’s right, PlayStation fans, those you who have both a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will now be able to use your DualShock 4 with your PlayStation 3. However, up until now you had to use a USB cable between the gamepad and the console. With Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update, you can finally go wireless via Bluetooth.

The setup is pretty easy. Power on your PS3, go to Settings > Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices > Register New Device > Start Scanning. Once the PS3 starts scanning power on your DualShock 4, hold down the PS button and Share button at the same time. After a few seconds the controller light bar will start blinking, and the PS3 should show that it’s found a “Wireless Controller.” That’s it, you’re ready to start gaming.

While I think it’s great that Sony has allowed gamers to not be tethered to the console by wires, it should be noted that not all your PS3 games will play nice with the DualShock 4. So while it’s a nice feature to have, it’s not really perfect. I’m still waiting for the “crystal” colored DualShock 3 to come Stateside.

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