Submitted by GSKerns 264d ago | news

Playstation 4 Users Can Now Use Controllers From Practically Any Console

An incorrect report on N4G yesterday claimed that a new Xbox One mod would allow gamers to use controllers from other consoles on that system.

Gameskinny has properly researched the device, and it is an adapter that requires no hardware modification to use. The device is also compatible on any console that supports USB controllers. 360 pad on the PS4? yes. WiiU classic controller on Xbox One? absolutely. There's even support for Keyboard and Mouse.

A proof of concept video can be found embedded below, contradicting the previous report this was a Xbox One mod. (PC, PS3, PS4, Tag Invalid, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Credit url: n4g.com
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Kingthrash360  +   264d ago | Well said
nice! but why? ps4 controller is awsome. no need to switch it out.
well i dont own a x1 to judge that controller, and the reviews are mixed.. most say the ps4 controller is better but still you wont use the touch pad on the x1 and u wont ust trigger rumbles on ps4...plus bringing a x1 controller to ps4 means buying batteries...no thanks.
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mikeslemonade  +   264d ago
Because it's sometimes refreshing to use a different controller.
Kingthrash360  +   264d ago
agreed it is refreshing... but these controllers have different features. so not only do you lose the touchpad on the ds4 it dosent have rumble trigger so basically you have a "naked" controller. shelling out $60+ dollas for a controller you cant fully use is just a waste of money...especially it you dont own both consoles.
not to say dont do this..i mean by all means if you dont mind it, go on and enjoy gaming any way you like...this is just my veiw of this....game on.
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crxss  +   264d ago
NICE! What about rumble for the other controllers? Also what about the xbox one controller?
mewhy32  +   264d ago | Well said
There's no need to use other controllers unless your ds4 is malfunctioning. the DS4 is the best controller that I've ever used. I wouldn't want to use another controller.
ImG2theB  +   264d ago | Well said
Disagree, the position of the thumb sticks is horrible on the DS4. I'll take an Xbox controller for sure.
guitarded77  +   264d ago
I just want the HORI Fighting Edge to work on all fighting games on the PS4. Then I'll be shooting sunshine out my butthole happy.
Highlife  +   264d ago | Well said
Makes no sense unLess your left hand is bigger than your right. My hands and arms are of the same shape and size so I prefer a controller to be that way.
qu1ckset  +   264d ago

I said the same thing , I lived my xbox and xbox360 controller over DS2 and DS3 escpcially do to the stick placement but if you actually use the DS4 that argument is nothing now , the ergonomics of the dualshock4 make the stick placement feel no different then that of the xbox and that's someone from someone who was pro xbox
thehitman  +   264d ago
My purpose for this is I have like 3 DS3 and only one DS4. If I want to play with other people on my PS4 I am forced to buy a new DS4. The DS3 should be compatible with the ps4 out the box not sure why its not so this is a huge plus for me. People with no friends or family and socially inept probably wont care about this but I will.
0ut1awed  +   264d ago
You know some PC gamers like consoles too right?

As comfy as the DS4 is, when it comes to precision the mouse and keyboard still has no substitute.

That's why I'm personally stoked about this. When I play BF4 with my PS4 buddies I can still have my mouse and keyboard. Freaking tits.
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UltimateMaster  +   264d ago
So this device does pretty much all wireless controllers to adapt to almost all consoles 7th/8th gen.
badz149  +   264d ago
wow...online FPS is gonna be terrible for those who don't have this. controllers against kb+m? how is that even fair?
eclectified  +   264d ago
My question is, can I use the xb1 or ps4 controller for chat alongside a keyboard/mouse for fps? I tried and returned a device last year because it had no jack for my 360 headset.
Boody-Bandit  +   264d ago
Keyboard already works on the browser. I haven't tried it in a game yet. I'm going to right now for the hell of it.

I'm definitely picking one of these devices up. I don't want to have to purchase fight sticks all over again. This way I can use the ones I have for the PS3 and 360 on the PS4.
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VforVideogames  +   264d ago
now its fun to play FPS and racing games on ps4!!!!!!
Sano64  +   263d ago
Sony will just releases a system update that disables it. Don't go throwing your money away just yet.
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AliTheSnake1  +   263d ago
"shelling out $60+ dollas for a controller you cant fully use is just a waste of money"
Unless you already own it.
SecondSon  +   263d ago
You will need a lot of controllers if you already need a refreshment.
GSKerns  +   264d ago
Currently the PS4 has no support for any fightsticks... so you want to play Injustice you are stuck on pad.
malokevi  +   264d ago
This sort of thing is for people who are into this sort of things. Hardcore gamers with an overwhelmingly strong preference.

Personally, I'm loving both the DS4 and the X1 controllers. More hassle than it's worth, for me. But I can see why this might appeal to some folks.
PurpHerbison  +   264d ago
I am going to absolutely love the DS4 for literally everything except shooters.
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JamieL  +   263d ago
To me it's just what I've been waiting for. I have a custom built 360 controller that enables me to play with 1 hand (and a foot technically), due to the fact I lost complete use of my right arm (dominate arm of course) in a motorcycle accident. I thought I would have to wait until Evil Controllers started modding XB1 controllers, but this lets me play whatever now. It's awesome I can get a new console now. I am super psyched.
DARK WITNESS  +   263d ago
this is perfect for me too. i do like the ds4 it's much better then the past ps pads especially for shooters, but for me i still like the offset sticks of the xbox.

I don't understand how some people find it so hard to understand why some people prefer them.

yes our hands are the same size on both hands and the same shape, but for most people they do very different things with the two different hands. even though our hands are both the same, some people hold a pen better in one hand then the other. if you ask them to write something, it's easy with one hand yet you it's hard with the other.

for whatever reason, for some people, it's just easier to aim and move with the stick placement of the xbox sticks.

anyway, the more choice the better. I do wish Sony would bring out an official pad with the offset sticks, but it won't happen so this is a welcome option for people like me.
PurpHerbison  +   264d ago
I was extremely disappointed in the DS4 triggers. They feel exactly the same as the DS3, they are just shaped differently. So this is good news for me.
AlexanderNevermind  +   264d ago
Your kidding right?...Their like night and day...
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Steven21  +   264d ago
if they're differently shaped then they feel different because it's a different design. Don't be a knob, they fell completely different. Your fingers don't slip like they used to. It's a huge difference
PurpHerbison  +   264d ago
The natural thing is to assume that I am a troll or something right? Cause I don't have a positive thing to say about something Sony made? How about you don't be a knob. That was my opinion and I will stand by it. The "triggers" are STILL squishy as hell and remind me of marshmallows. Just like the PS3 I will continue to use R1/L1 for shooters.
ShinMaster  +   264d ago
No, they give you more control.
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Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   264d ago
PurpHerbison + 3h ago
I was extremely disappointed in the DS4 triggers. They feel exactly the same as the DS3, they are just shaped differently. So this is good news for me.

You cant be serious O.o
koolaid251  +   264d ago
Every ps4 game doesn't use the touch pad it's kind of like a gimmick right now especially for sports games.
jacksjus  +   263d ago
It's only a gimmick when it cost extra. The price of the controller is the same as always so take it as a bonus.
Phene  +   264d ago
This device will be used more so for kb/mouse support ...or as an adapter for the XIM 3 or XIM Edge (which were super awesome last gen)
BallsEye  +   264d ago
I wonder why such title....it assumes this thing only works on ps4 but once you read the article you learn it's same with XO. Ahh the n4g bias...
Snookies12  +   264d ago
The first line in the summary says it was originally reported as an Xbox One mod. This is a new article saying that it works for PS4 as well.

Though I'm honestly not sure how this got approved. This isn't the original title of the article... Which you're 'supposed' to use.
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saint_seya  +   264d ago
I remember those days when people used to read before saying something. Then again, that's an x-box fanboy for you.. Reading comprehension it's a gift that not everyone gets it seems..

It said on the headline "An incorrect report on N4G yesterday claimed that a new Xbox One mod would allow gamers to use controllers from other consoles on that system"
Then explains that can be used with almost any console with an usb port...
BallsEye  +   263d ago

Yes I remember that times when people knew how to read with understanding. You obviously are too young to remember. I was clearly writing that the title does not point out what the article is really about, and takes a biased approach.
BattleTorn  +   264d ago
Honestly the best argument pro X1 is that it has really cool rumble triggers that give all sorts of varying feedback while you fight, shoot, drive, ect.

This feature would not be present using that controller on PS4. So it's mute.
Callediceman  +   263d ago
hey dude, i believe you meant to say moot instead of mute. not tryin to be a tool, just an fyi :)
Thomaticus  +   264d ago
Great for arcade sticks!
Mkai28  +   264d ago
Agreed, I'm not shelling out 300 bucks for a new fight stick when one is already sitting here.
Shake_Zula  +   264d ago
I could see some people using the 360 controller on the PS4 if they want offset sticks. I'll stick with my DS4 for my PS4. The X1 controller is also pretty darn cool too with the rumble triggers, but the quality isn't there in my opinion. One of my friends' controller actually doesn't vibrate anymore. His girlfriend is pissed! lol
Thomaticus  +   264d ago
It's good for people to have the option. Use what you want!
Blackdeath_663  +   264d ago
the option is there for people who want to use it. i'm all for keyboard and mouse support on consoles playing war-thunder with mouse&keyboard on PS$ will be a blast
cuz steam controller will own ds4?
3-4-5  +   264d ago
I can use any of my 7 360 controllers on PS4, plus use the new DS4 ?

The only way that could be made better is with the inclusion of Gamecube controller.
oldskoolgamer702  +   264d ago
i hate that the controller only last 4 hours
Kingthrash360  +   263d ago
mine lasts longer than 4 hours...like 5 or six.
i did find a remedy that works tho...i charge it with my laptop while i play...same for my phone charger i use them and sit where ever i want if i wane to disconnect i can and move freely but when im sitting and playing i and its low i just slap it in my laptop and continue...
nukeitall  +   264d ago
my store bought batteries for xbox one controller will outlast your puny battery on the ps4 controller several times over and it won't have an annoying flash.

heck, I just bought the play and charge kit, works great!
Madderz  +   261d ago
What annoying flash?

Mine just comes up with a notification saying battery low....
hellvaguy  +   264d ago
Very cool to have options
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DOOMZ  +   264d ago
Because I like the XBOX ONE controller better!
neogeo  +   264d ago
It's good because my broke as can only afford 1 controller so my friend gets some old dusty controller I pull out my closet lol.
combatcash  +   264d ago
That's great as much as the ps4 control improved over the ps3 version I still prefer the xbox 360 for shooters will definitely try this
Demster  +   264d ago
"plus bringing a x1 controller to ps4 means buying batteries...no thanks."
Dazel  +   264d ago
Finally I can use a proper controller on a playstation, I haven't used the ps4 on but always hated the ps3 one. Xbox360 is by far the best Imo.
C4BL3  +   263d ago
Everyone knows you turn off rumble for FPS anyway. A Xbox controller on PS4 sounds so nice.
crazyclown  +   263d ago
Can this be patched?
r1sh12  +   263d ago
i personally prefer the xbox controller..
So I would get the xbone controller and stick it into a ps4.

Edit: What if Sony find a way to block this peripheral?
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TAURUS-555  +   263d ago
the DS4 is the best controller ever ¡¡¡
Blaze929  +   263d ago
lol at you all telling people what controller they should be using. I guess personal preferences don't exist anymore.
TRGMatt  +   263d ago
Yeah most people said the Xbox 360 controller was better than the Dual Shock 3 too and I never agreed with that.
Transporter47  +   264d ago
If the PS4 controller wasn't good this would be great, but no need, but guess its cool for those who want it.
LOGICWINS  +   264d ago
Not everyone can afford to upgrade now. When my friends come over, they can bring their PS3 controllers and game with me on the PS4.
PurpHerbison  +   264d ago
And not everybody wants to upgrade either. PS4 needs about 1-2 years before the library starts getting respectable.
irepbtown  +   263d ago
LOGICWINS that's the reason why I've been hoping to be able to use other controllers. Another reason (fairly similar) is I don't need to buy 3-4 DS4 controllers I just need 2, when friends and family come around I have an extra 2 DS3 controllers (I still use my PS3) and BAM, we can do some 4 player (whatever game).
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   264d ago
meanwhile, thosands of ps3/360 fightstick users just added one more product to their amazon shopping cart.
GSKerns  +   264d ago
it's already sold out in a lot of retailers... I hope to get one soon to do a review on if there's any significant input lag
ninjagoat  +   264d ago
Only thing I'm interested in is the keyboard and if they get the mouse running apart from that the PS4 DS4 is the best Pad on the market atm.

As far as keyboard and mouse goes on console I've paid my way threw quite a few off the devices that allows for them now on console and the responsiveness is poor. Hoping this time round 1080p 60fps will help on that front.

I wish PS4 and X1 would just make official addons for there consoles to support this.Instead of always having to rely on third party.
grassyknoll  +   264d ago
Is there any lag on arcade sticks using this method?
PurpHerbison  +   264d ago
Fighting games should just support fight sticks from last gen. Accordingly to Capcom, whether or not a game supports a PS3 fightstick is completely up to the devs and not Sony.
beakeroo1  +   264d ago
I want to see somebody test a Logitech wheel with this.
XiSasukeUchiha  +   264d ago
Nice the perfect console awaits
Phoenix76  +   264d ago
Where do I buy one of those wonderful toys?
GSKerns  +   264d ago
I have a link to the list of retailers in the article... a lot of them are already sold out though.
itspeaks  +   264d ago
Plot twist, it's Cerny in the video. I would lul if it were true, just saying because of the long sleeve blue shirt.
ErryK  +   264d ago
Does it work the other way 'round? DS4 on PS3?
Obamanationn  +   264d ago
you can do that already w/o any mods
ErryK  +   264d ago
Just realized that as I posted it.
Kane22  +   264d ago
he needs to show these other controllers and keyboard working in-game as well. don't go out and just buy it until you know it fully works
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Thepcz  +   264d ago
i want to play GTAV with
a NES controller
kingPoS  +   264d ago
Ohhh... that pic almost had me giggling. lol

Gateway MT6706 2008
solar  +   264d ago
TristanPR77  +   264d ago
Why would I? The PS4 controller is the best right now.
hellvaguy  +   264d ago
6 hour batt charge is far from the best.
SlapHappyJesus  +   264d ago
Will probably grab this for shooters on the PS3 and 360. Will also help when I eventually grab a One or PS4.
Sarobi  +   264d ago
Keyboard and mouse support?!?! I'm in
cheameup  +   264d ago
so my 360 TE fight stick will wokr on my ps4. awesome news if true
Vicx  +   264d ago
DS3 with Avenger controller on PS4 is my reason, plus the analog sticks on DS4 have a little too much tension so my aiming is jerky compared to the smooth motion on DS3.
ufo8mycat  +   264d ago

Great so those people who have no skill in aiming will just opt to use a kb+mouse instead.
Shnooze  +   263d ago
I really don't see the logic here.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   263d ago
aiming using a thumbstick takes more skill than aiming using a mouse, got it genius??
Shnooze  +   263d ago

Hardly, both are equally as difficult, since both have their own learning curves.
Akira2020  +   263d ago
It has nothing to do about "no skill." It's about working smart over working hard. People who use a K/M work smart....people who choose to use analog controllers (or thumbsticks) work hard.

Both do the job, but one is greatly more efficient.
Marc20110  +   264d ago
Awesome I plan to use the xbox one controller on my PS4.
RackLug  +   264d ago
Yes here comes the Wiiu Gamepad on the ps4, blank screen in the middle i dont care its just more comfortable having you hands spread apart slightly, and the wiiu analog sticks are better, more comfortable
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ScamperCamper  +   264d ago
For competitive reasons, I hope the PS4 or XB1 consoles can detect and boot. Reason? Pretty simple. I don't want to playing people using key/mouse when I'm using a controller. Not fair, not fun, and the game goes out the window. Ruins it online.
crazyclown  +   264d ago
Agree 100%
DiLeCtioN  +   264d ago
My ears oh she!t!! Dam intro :'(
Crazay  +   264d ago
And that right there is where Hackers and coders come in and help the community out so very nicely.
Djinn  +   264d ago
Awesome. I hate the DS4 so I'll just keep on using the DS3.
1nsomniac  +   264d ago
Not only is my DS4 left thumstick falling to bits but also L1 (arguably the least used button)is sticking after its pressed aswell.

I've had it since launch day, so its not even 2 weeks old & the things falling apart piece by piece so I'm glad I can use different controllers.

Going to get in touch with the retailer on the weekend & get it replaced. It's the worst quality controller ive ever used in almost 30 years of gaming.
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oldskoolgamer702  +   264d ago
I love ps4 but the controller only last about four hours and its dead
Immorals  +   264d ago
If I can use an xb1/360 controller on ps4,might have to get one.
The ds4 is a big improvement on the ds3, but still isn't right for me. The grips are too small for my hands, the thumbsticks are a nightmare and the grip on the back.. I hate it on my nexus too. It's not like something that size is just gonna slip out?
RE_L_MAYER  +   264d ago
dualshock 4 is good but im disliking the thumb pads...it might be better for games or im just so used to the other design after all these years
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