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.

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Kingthrash3601594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

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 bringing a x1 controller to ps4 means buying thanks.

mikeslemonade1594d ago

Because it's sometimes refreshing to use a different controller.

Kingthrash3601594d ago (Edited 1594d 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 on.

crxss1594d ago

NICE! What about rumble for the other controllers? Also what about the xbox one controller?

mewhy321594d ago

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.

ImG2theB1594d ago

Disagree, the position of the thumb sticks is horrible on the DS4. I'll take an Xbox controller for sure.

guitarded771594d 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.

Highlife1594d ago

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.

qu1ckset1594d 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

thehitman1594d 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.

0ut1awed1594d ago (Edited 1594d 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.

UltimateMaster1594d ago

So this device does pretty much all wireless controllers to adapt to almost all consoles 7th/8th gen.

badz1491594d ago FPS is gonna be terrible for those who don't have this. controllers against kb+m? how is that even fair?

eclectified1594d 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-Bandit1594d ago (Edited 1594d 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.

VforVideogames1593d ago

now its fun to play FPS and racing games on ps4!!!!!!

Sano641593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Sony will just releases a system update that disables it. Don't go throwing your money away just yet.

AliTheSnake11593d ago

"shelling out $60+ dollas for a controller you cant fully use is just a waste of money"
Unless you already own it.

SecondSon1593d ago

You will need a lot of controllers if you already need a refreshment.

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GSKerns1594d ago

Currently the PS4 has no support for any fightsticks... so you want to play Injustice you are stuck on pad.

malokevi1594d 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.

PurpHerbison1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

I am going to absolutely love the DS4 for literally everything except shooters.

JamieL1593d 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.


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.

PurpHerbison1594d 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.

AlexanderNevermind1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

Your kidding right?...Their like night and day...

Steven211594d 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

PurpHerbison1594d 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.

ShinMaster1594d ago (Edited 1594d ago )

No, they give you more control.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II1594d 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

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koolaid2511594d ago

Every ps4 game doesn't use the touch pad it's kind of like a gimmick right now especially for sports games.

jacksjus1593d 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.

Phene1594d 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)

BallsEye1594d ago

I wonder why such assumes this thing only works on ps4 but once you read the article you learn it's same with XO. Ahh the n4g bias...

Snookies121594d ago (Edited 1594d 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.

saint_seya1594d 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...

BallsEye1593d 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.

BattleTorn1594d 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.

Callediceman1593d ago

hey dude, i believe you meant to say moot instead of mute. not tryin to be a tool, just an fyi :)

Thomaticus1594d ago

Great for arcade sticks!

Mkai281593d ago

Agreed, I'm not shelling out 300 bucks for a new fight stick when one is already sitting here.

Shake_Zula1594d 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

Thomaticus1593d ago

It's good for people to have the option. Use what you want!

Blackdeath_6631594d 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

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1594d ago

cuz steam controller will own ds4?

3-4-51594d 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.

oldskoolgamer7021593d ago

i hate that the controller only last 4 hours

Kingthrash3601593d ago

mine lasts longer than 4 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...

nukeitall1593d 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!

Madderz1591d ago

What annoying flash?

Mine just comes up with a notification saying battery low....

hellvaguy1593d ago (Edited 1593d ago )

Very cool to have options

DOOMZ1593d ago

Because I like the XBOX ONE controller better!

neogeo1593d 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.

combatcash1593d 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

Demster1593d ago

"plus bringing a x1 controller to ps4 means buying thanks."

Dazel1593d 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.

C4BL31593d ago

Everyone knows you turn off rumble for FPS anyway. A Xbox controller on PS4 sounds so nice.

r1sh121593d ago (Edited 1593d 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?

TAURUS-5551593d ago

the DS4 is the best controller ever ¡¡¡

Blaze9291593d ago

lol at you all telling people what controller they should be using. I guess personal preferences don't exist anymore.

TRGMatt1593d ago

Yeah most people said the Xbox 360 controller was better than the Dual Shock 3 too and I never agreed with that.

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Transporter471594d ago

If the PS4 controller wasn't good this would be great, but no need, but guess its cool for those who want it.

LOGICWINS1594d 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.

PurpHerbison1594d ago

And not everybody wants to upgrade either. PS4 needs about 1-2 years before the library starts getting respectable.

irepbtown1593d 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).


meanwhile, thosands of ps3/360 fightstick users just added one more product to their amazon shopping cart.

GSKerns1594d 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

ninjagoat1594d 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.

grassyknoll1594d ago

Is there any lag on arcade sticks using this method?

PurpHerbison1594d 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.