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Can you hook up a PS2 controller to a PS3 system?


As of today is it possible? I already have one PS2 controller and am getting a PS3 tomorrow with a Dualshock 3 wireless controller included. I was wondering should I buy another Dualshock 3 wireless controller for multiplayer or will I be able to connect my old PS2 controller to the PS3? Also is the new ps3 controller any good? as in reception (wireless) battery life, rumble etc?

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  1. No you can not use a ps2 controller because there is no place to plug it into. Well unless you want to pay for an adapter.

    The ps3 controller pretty much is the best controller ever. It is similar to the sony controller we all know and love but yet, it’s so much better. Wireless is awesome but the battery wares out fast. But that’s okay because it also charges very fast. It takes 30 minutes for my ps3 controller to get charged. SixAxis is amazing and improved L2 and R2 buttons. And yes it does come wth a charger

  2. absolutely. I am using my logitech wireless PS2 controller as my second controller for my PS3. But you would need to buy an adapter which is so much cheaper ($15) than an extra DS3 controllers. The vibrates in DS2 lso works like the DS3.You can get the adapter anywhere. Just ask for it.

    And yeah, the DS3 comes with USB charger which you could also charge on your PC.

  3. If you buy a special adaptor you can use PS2 controllers on PS3. Not sure how much they cost, though.

    Yes, the Dualshock 3 is very good. Good reception, about 20-30 hours of play time on a full charge (without rumble). Very reliable.

  4. lol yes but it’s needy of a adapter my ps3 controller NOW in 2013 is $h!t i got conned, a white fake controller n the left analog is messed

  5. Yes you can connect the PS2 controller but you need to buy a adapter which is about $15(AUD)

    The Dualshock 3 has 30hrs of battery life and works from upto 50 metres, it comes with a USB charger cable that you can use to charge it from your PS3 or your computer.

    The Dualshock 3 is also motion and pressure censored, it is a really good controller

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