PS4 Controllers On PS3? Here’s How To Do It

Even if it got pretty old, PlayStation 3 is still an amazing console with stunning games that made people spend many hours playing them. Among them, we can mention Batman Arkham City, GTA V, Deus Ex: Human Evolution, Burnout Paradise, Resistance 3, Yakuza 5, and many others.

Therefore, even if you have a PS4 console, sometimes you might want to get back to the old days and pull your PS3 out of the closet to give it another shot. But what if you don’t have them, controllers, anymore? This is how PS4 controllers could get handy once again since there is a method you could use them on the older console.

No setup for the wired connection

That’s right, you can get rid of all that annoying setup process that nobody likes. It takes time and effort. All you have to do is connect the PS4 DualShock 4 controller to the PS3 console with the USB 2.0 or Micro USB cable, and you’re all set. Feel free to compete in those PS3 games!

However, keep in mind that you won’t have the possibility of enjoying all the PS4 controller features since you’ll plug it to the PS3 console.

Connect it wireless

This is a bit more complicated, but nothing is hard in life if you try enough, right? First, you have to connect the controller via the USB cable and then power it on along with the console itself. Then open the settings menu and go for the accessory settings option. Hit the Bluetooth devices option, hit “register new device” with the X button from the controller. Start the scanning and unplug the cable. The next step is to hold the “PS” and “Share” buttons, and when the lights on the controller start flashing, plug the cable back in it. Finally, a “Wireless controller” option will appear on the screen, and all you’ll have to do is to highlight it.

The last remaining option is to sit back and enjoy the world of PS3 games controlled by the PS4 controller.

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