Sony Xperia devices get native DualShock 3 support

April 9, 2013
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We have seen various game controllers for Android handsets, one of which is the MOGA. Moving forward though, those rocking an Xperia branded device will not need to look towards third party controllers as Sony has announced DualShock 3 support. Basically, this means you will be able to play games on your Xperia device using your DualShock 3 controller.

Better yet, this includes navigating the menu as well as the actual game play. The one catch we can see is that you will need to purchase the USB on-the-go adapter in order to pair your controller with your smartphone. Or alternatively, we suppose you could also borrow one from a friend or family member and save a few bucks. After all, you will only need the adapter during that initial set-up process.

In terms of setting things up, it seems fairly easy. The video in this post does a walkthrough, however it really comes down to nothing more than navigating to the Xperia option in the settings and choosing the DualShock 3 wireless controller setup wizard. From here, just follow the prompts.

After the initial setup and pairing is done, you will then connect the controller over Bluetooth. A few other tidbits include turning the controller off from the notifications drop down and looking for compatible games by checking the game descriptions for references to game controller or game pad support. And for those with an HDMI out on their handset, this can turn your smartphone into a nice game system when plugged into your HDTV.

[via VentureBeat]


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