Sony Tablet S update introduces wireless PS3 controller action

Sony Tablet S update introduces wireless PS3 controller actionWe’re admittedly quite fond of the Sony Tablet S and Sony Tablet P, if only because they dare to differ from the traditional tablet mould. The Sony Tablet S is weighted to make it easier to hold, while the Sony Tablet P has a dual-screen set up.

Owners of the former – the magazine-style Sony Tablet S – are in for a treat, as Japanese users have recently been served an update that introduces the ability to connect your PS3 controller wirelessly.

A USB adapter cable thingy is required to pair the PS3 controller with the Sony Tablet S initially, but once you’re paired you’re free to dance around like a maniac unhindered as you play.

A vague translation of the accompanying press release explains: “For this update, you will ask a series of operations required to perform the update for you.” Er, ok.

In conjunction with the update, Sony has released an Ape Escape mini-game collection, available to download for free. Bonus.

Unfortunately the update only applies to the Sony Tablet S, and not the clamshell Sony Tablet P.

The update is expected to hit the rest of the globe shortly.

via: Engadget

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:10

Not bad! The S Pad is a nice device, and playing GTA III on it with a proper PS controller? Yummy.

mrew42  Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:18

Did I enter a parallel universe where Jan likes a Tablet?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2011 at 12:42

hahaha... would I pay 500 Euro to play GTA III on an S? No way.
But of the Android breed the Sony tab is one of the nicer efforts.

Stelph  Dec. 19, 2011 at 13:38

Meh, the PS3 controller is increadily badly designed, Sony missed a trick by not re-designing it when they released the PS3 instead they rather lazily released the same controller as the PS2.

Would be more impressed if it supported the 360 controller, tho think theres not much chance of Sony officially supporting that! :)

MDrX  Dec. 20, 2011 at 11:11

There is an app in the market to do this for pretty much any Android device. It is a faff to set up but it works. Got mine connected to the Touchpad for some emulator fun.

If the 360 controller used a sensible technology like Bluetooth it would have been possible one way or another but they used some proprietary crap.


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