The controller of the PlayStation 5 was specially developed by Sony for use on the new console. But that doesn't stop resourceful users from using the PS5 controller on other platforms – a practical gadget makes it possible!

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PS5 controller runs thanks to the adapter on the Nintendo Switch

In about two weeks the time has come: the PS5 will go on sale on November 19th. The press and influencers were able to take a look at the new Sony console in advance – GIGA has also tested the PlayStation 5. The YouTuber BrokenGamezHDR noticed something during his time with the PS5: With the help of an 8BitDo adapter, the console's controller can even be used on the Nintendo Switch – and wirelessly as the Content Creator impressively demonstrates:

Universally applicable PS5 controller: a real all-rounder?

Interestingly, the PS5 controller can even be connected to the PS3 via Bluetooth and used as an input device. The PS4, on the other hand, seems to recognize the new DualSense controller, but cannot process its inputs – in other words: The PS5 controller cannot be used on the PS4 without any problems. Only the integrated microphone is used by the PS4 as an audio source.

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PC gamers, on the other hand, can easily set up and use the PS5 controller, and the same applies to users of Android smartphones. In this way Xbox games can also be played with the PlayStation controller via xCloud. What does Sony think of it? However, it should be mentioned that the full range of functions of the controller is only available on the PlayStation 5. Special features such as the dynamic adjustment of the resistance of the shoulder buttons should be reserved for the Sony console.

Robert Kohlick
Robert Kohlick, GIGA expert for gaming hardware, PCs and laptops.

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