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PS4 won't support DualShock 3 controllers

Unlike PS Move, standard PS3 controllers won't work on new console

The PS3's DualShock 3 controller will not work with PlayStation 4.

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Despite Sony showing the currently-available PS Move controller being used with PS4 during the console's unveiling event on Wednesday, the firm says the new console will not support the use of the standard DualShock 3 controller.

"No, [the PlayStation 4] doesn't support DualShock 3 but it does support PS Move," clarified Sony Shuhei Yoshida to Polygon.

The reasons are unclear since the DS3 controller uses the same industry-standard Bluetooth 2.0 tech as the Move controller to connect with PS3, which suggests PS4 will have Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities.

A Sony rep interrupted further questioning regarding the use of other PS3 peripherals with PS4, such as the wireless Bluetooth headset. "I don't think we're addressing additional peripheral support at this time," they said.

Yoshida added, "That doesn't necessarily mean it won't work."

Sony revealed the new DualShock 4 controller during yesterday's PS4 press conference, confirming features such as a 'Share' button, a two-point capacitive touchpad, an internal speaker, headphone jack, and a lightbar for Move controller-like functionality.

The firm also said it has refined its controller tech to reduce input latency.

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