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Mr Shine 01-10-2019 01:26 PM

Will a generic USB 2.0 PC controller work on a PS3?
 
I've just got a PS3 and before even setting it up I lost the controller:eek:. I have no idea where it is but after hours of fruitless searching I have to assume the controller gnomes have nicked it. Looking on ebay I can see generic PC controllers that are cheaper than knock-off PS3 controllers, which are in turn cheaper than Sony branded controllers. I've tried searching to see if the PS3 can accept a PC controller, but the answers are unclear. So, does anybody know if I plug in a generic PC controller, will the PS3 accept it?

Asuka 01-10-2019 07:30 PM

No.

In fact older model generic PS3 controllers were also made incompatible via an update.

If you don't mind it being wired you can get a good PowerA wired PS3 controller off Amazon prime at GameStop for $12.


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