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How to use a PlayStation 3 Sixaxis controller with your Android smartphone or tablet

0. phoneArena 05 Jul 2012, 05:57 posted on

This how-to guide will teach you how you can use a PlayStation 3 controller with your Android smartphone or tablet. The controller should work with games that let you define your own keys. The magic happens wirelessly over Bluetooth...

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 06:08 5

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)


This has been posted elsewhere ever since before the Sixaxis Controller app went live...

That being said, I went on Craigslist and paid $20 for a PS3 Controller so I can play my games with it back when the app was "officially" released (I have always loved the PS controllers, especially over the fat XBOX remotes... bleh...)

Great tidbit however, GTA3 is nothing without a mouse and keyboard or the PS3 controller!

On a side note, yes, I bought a PS3 controller off craigslist just for gaming on my Android device's. No I will not buy a PS3, when I had the money to, the new revision they had out did not have PS1 OR PS2 FULL Compatibility, my Cash, my choice, I stand firm in my decision unlike others who whine bitch complain moan and groan but go out and gobble up whatever they are fed like good little piggy's.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:56 1

3. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


someone's mad lol, if u really have that many ps1 and ps2 games why not just go to gamestop and buy a used one for like 40.00? and on top of that if u have that many games ur obviously a sony fan, go buy a ps3. lol

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 08:31 1

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Every PS3 can play PS1 games, I haven't heard of any PS3 not being able to play a certain ps1 game. I have the original 60gb PS3, sorry you missed out but if your only reason you won't buy a PS3 because it doesn't play PS2 games then you should just hang yourself. PS2 systems are dirt cheap online if you want to buy one, also Sony just purchased a big cloud company so they will be bringing their whole PS1/2 catalog to Ps3.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 08:46 2

5. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Ps3 does not play ps2 or ps1 games unless you buy a downloaded version from the ps store... Only the original 60gb ps3 was backward compatible

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 09:23

7. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Unless you *cough* jailbreak your Ps3 *cough*

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 10:16

10. gk100 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Any PS3 will play PS1 games, buy only the original 20 and 60 GB versions played PS2 games.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 12:12

12. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Also the 80G Metal Gear bundle PS3...that was the last backwards compatible PS3 released

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 15:03

14. theBankRobber (Posts: 649; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


My brother has a slim PS3 and I JUST let him hold Resident Evil directors cut. He's been playing non stop so sounds like your facts are a lil off.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 07:53 2

2. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


this has actually been out for a while, only really works for emulators

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 09:21 2

6. Fuego84 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 May 2012)


Why would anyone make up that excuse, its doesn't plays ps1 or ps2 games, not to buy a ps3. It really stupid like saying I won't buy a 3d blue-ray player because it won't play my VHS cassettes. Ps1 and ps2 are history its time to move on.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 09:23

8. GuiltyBystander (Posts: 199; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


This is awesome for playing my favorite old Psone games :)

Spyro.. Here I come!

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 09:29 4

9. zheking (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I have an Xbox

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 11:23

11. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


get outta here! lol jp

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 14:55

15. shotine (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


I have had this set up on my thunderblolt running cm7 and on my transformer prime for well over 6 months now. LOVE IT, just wish more games were set up to use it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:14

16. sherifm118 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


does it need otg support ???

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:20

17. sherifm118 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


does it work with alcatel ot-997d???

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