Sony adds DualShock 3 support to Xperia smartphones

Sony is set to add native DualShock 3 controller support to their upcoming Xperia handsets The addition of this functionality will allow users to pair their PS3 controller via USB cable and then switch to wireless via Bluetooth. A similar process which takes place with PS3 and a new controller, once paired there will be no need to connect with USB again.

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Sony has long attempted to enter into the mobile phone gaming arena with the first step being Xperia Play. Its efforts with PlayStation Mobile have gotten off to a slow start, mainly because of the limited title library and small pool of supported devices. But adding things like DualShock 3 support go a long way towards making it a viable game platform from which to offer PlayStation content beyond Sony’s own hardware ecosystem.