Sony Xperia Z3+ and Z4 Tablet drop support for DualShock 3 PlayStation controllers

Sony Xperia Z3+ and Z4 Tablet drop support for DualShock 3 PlayStation controllers
With its latest flagship devices, the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Sony has dropped support for the PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 controller. The only controller that the two latest devices from Sony support is the DualShock 4, which is the controller that debuted on the PlayStation 4.

At the moment, older Xperia devices such as the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact still support the DualShock 3 controller.

However, as the Sony Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet are the only two Sony devices currently running Android 5.1 Lollipop, some are worrying that support for the DS3 controller will be dropped when Sony updates older devices to the latest Android version. Even if this doesn't turn out to be the case, it looks like Sony is now forcing Xperia owners to update to the newer PlayStation controller. Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comment section below!

Note that this does not affect PS4 Remote Play functionality, as the feature only works with the PlayStation 4, and you can't get a PS4 without a DualShock 4 controller.


source: XperiaBlog

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10 Comments

1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

"Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter in the comment section below!" Don't we always. Lol (: But it does seem a bit upsetting, people who actually use it know it's a great experience.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The dualshock 3 is easily my least favorite controller of all time. Worst part of using my PS3. Wish I could use a dualshock 4 with it.

3. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

You can use Dual Shock 4's on a PS4 officially. I'm not sure if it's universal for all games as I've never tried it, but there's an unofficial way to do it too. Buy a chronusmax, it let's you use any controler on PS3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One.

4. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I meant PS3 in the first line.

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think I will just buy one of those things that lets you use whatever controller I want. Probably the Xbox one controller.

5. romeo1

Posts: 824; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I like the ps3 controller more than the ps4 but i guess it could be a mattervof getting used to it

6. Jorgemerino97

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I hope no...

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I wanna get a PS 4 :C

9. gaming64 unregistered

Awww. That's bad news for gamers who are still playing the best games like God of War, Ratchet and Clank, etc.

10. imparanoic

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

ps3 dual shock ( real one) joypad as cheap as US$15/HK$100/gbp8 second hand, ideal for emulators, even better using a spare one at home, I have amazing 6 dual shock 3 ( 3 for ps3 - but one don't connect wireless, 1 for psp go via upscaler to tv, 1 for my xperia z2 and 1 for z tablet), one was recently purchase as it was really cheap and I authenticated to see if they are real, sold seen as, just need a quick reset and hey presto it was working

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