Sony's Playstation 4 console has been the most successful console in the next-gen battle thus far although owners of the Playstation 3 were the ones who were able to benefit from a software update earlier today. The PS4's native DualShock 4 controller is now able to be used wirelessly with the older console.
The syncing process seems to be pretty straight forward and can be accessed via the ‘Settings' section of the PS3 menu bar. From there go to ‘Accessory Settings' ->' Manage Bluetooth Settings' -> ‘Register New Device'. Once it starts searching for new Bluetooth controllers, be sure to hold down the PS and Share button on your DualShock 4 controller (light bar will start flashing) to make it discoverable.
Joystiq pointed out a few things worth noting about using a DS4 controller on a PS3:
- Syncing your DualShock 4 controller to your PS3 will de-sync it from your PS4 although you can easily re-synced it in the future.
- PS3 game support for the DualShock 4 controller is still limited so you won't be able to enjoy all your favorite titles as of right now.
If you're having trouble using your DS4 controller with your PS3, I'd recommend checking this Reddit thread as there is a lot of great info.
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