Posted by Chuck Corbin on Feb 22, 2013

PS4 Won’t Support The DualShock 3 Controller

For those folks who are hoping that they’ll be able to use some of their old peripherals with the PS4, don’t get your hopes up. According to Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s worldwide studios president, the DualShock 3 will not be supported on the PS4. Considering how the the DualShock 4 will be coming with a touchpad, share button, and LED bar at the top, I can’t exactly say I’m surprised.

The current PS Move controllers, however, will work for the PS4. That’s not exactly surprising, considering how there was probably a good 10 minutes or so devoted solely to the PS Move. However, the DualShock 4 will have Move technology built into it, in conjunction with the PS4 Eye, the little bar that’s slightly reminiscent to the Xbox Kinect.

Of course, it doesn’t exactly matter why the DualShock 3 won’t work with the PS4. After all, while the new console will be able to play old games, it’s only going to be able to play them via streaming, after you presumably buy those games from the PSN Store. You won’t be able to pop in your disc of God of War and get to playing it on the PS4, so before any of you get any ideas of chucking your PS3 in the dumpster once the PS4 comes out, you better think again.


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