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Stop Complaining: PlayStation 4 Doesn’t Need DualShock 3 Support

In this article Jon Ireson of RealGamerNewz takes up the discussion of DualShock 3 support for the PlayStation 4 and goes over the many technical as well as logical reasons why it is not necessary and if anything, would only hold innovation back for the gamer.

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PhiMattic1223d ago

I agree! I welcome a new controller. The dualshock has been around since Playstation 1. I think it is time for Sony to try something new.

Just_The_Truth1223d ago (Edited 1223d ago )

It makes sense seeing how different the new controller is and the extra features so I don't mind that the DS3 won't work. The only thing that gets me is what is that light bar for. Is it just 6axis? And if so why could they just but it in the controller like the DS3?

FunAndGun1223d ago

From Shuhei Yoshida on the PSBlog:

"On the front side of DUALSHOCK 4 is a light bar with LED that illuminate in various colors to match the color of the character in a game as a simple way to identify players. The colors can also provide useful information to players, such as when their character has taken damage during a game. DUALSHOCK 4 was developed alongside a second peripheral, a dual camera which can sense the depth of the environment in front of it and also track the 3D location of the controller via its light bar. The new camera incorporates four microphones capable of accurate sound detection and source origination, and it will support the PlayStation Move motion controller with more precision than ever before."

aCasualGamer1223d ago

I don't understand why people would complain. It's basically a DS3 but upgraded and better. It hasn't changed that much so fans won't recognize the controller. The buttons are all there, the analogue sticks are there in the same place. They've just refined it and made it better:

-Reduced latency
-Better rumble
-Speaker integrated
-Lightbar LED (enables Move support of some sort)
-Touchpad for (additional input)
-Headphone jack
-Better triggers for shooters
-More ergonomic
-More texture on the device for better grip
-Share and options button

All that, while still keeping the traditional DS3 design which is familiar to millions of gamers. The only thing they removed was start and select buttons, which honestly were a bit unnecessary to begin with. I haven't pressed Start and Select to get out of a Tekken game in ages, nor have i pressed Select to trigger a taunt since Devil May Cry. These can all be integrated with touchpad.

JRivera921223d ago

Oh the smell of butthurt fan in the morning lol... It was announced like TWO months ago that the DS3 wasn't gunna work on the PS4, I don't know why everyone seems so surprised now...

Ikkrt1223d ago

for a while I was interested in the PS system because you could use it to play older games... but I agree now that newer systems will have updated/ altered functions so backwards compatability is not always going to be viable...if the new controller is going to have more options on it then using an older one does not make sense to me... as the article stated if you buy the newer system it does not mean you have to discard the older one if I had access to a working PS1 I would still use it today even if I had the newer systems too.

NYC_Gamer1223d ago (Edited 1223d ago )

It would be useless for DS3 support since PS4 was built with the new controller features in mind

kingPoS1223d ago

It'd be nice if the DS4 worked on the ps3... I'd by it just for that.

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