Does anyone use a DS3 with a PS4 / PS4 Pro ?

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RocketJoe1-61
My first thread here - not sure if this is the right place for it or if something similar already exists ?

Got me my PS4 Pro a few days ago and noticed that the DS4 is not very ergonomic to me to say the least.
It's a bit larger than the DS3 and the sticks are very short ( I use them for throttle / brakes and steering ).
I have some quite special handling of the DS3 which seems impossible with the DS4,
and since driving was always working fine for me, I think about porting the old controller to the PS4.

Does anyone have experiences here - what do you guys think ?
 
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RocketJoe1-61
AFAIK the only way to use a DS3 controller with PS4 is using a device like CronusMax which relays authentication to a DS4. :boggled:

Thanks for your answer 👍.
I've read and heard about CronusMax and other adapters of course. Would be great to know if this has already been tested.
The reason why I posted here in the GT Sport section was to find out, if the DS3 has enough basic functionality / reliability
to work with PS4 / GT Sport before I buy an USB adapter.
 
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Tired_Tyres
My first thread here - not sure if this is the right place for it or if something similar already exists ?

Got me my PS4 Pro a few days ago and noticed that the DS4 is not very ergonomic to me to say the least.
It's a bit larger than the DS3 and the sticks are very short ( I use them for throttle / brakes and steering ).
I have some quite special handling of the DS3 which seems impossible with the DS4,
and since driving was always working fine for me, I think about porting the old controller to the PS4.

Does anyone have experiences here - what do you guys think ?
You can get add on thumb grips to raise the height of the sticks. They cost about £5 in the UK. I'd provide a link but my phone isn't behaving itself at the moment.
 
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RocketJoe1-61
DS4>>>>>DS3

You say, the DS4 is way better than the DS3 in terms of technical quality, right ?

No reason here to doubt that.

What I'm talking about though is its ( physical ) dimensions :
The sticks are too small and the distance between them and the shoulder buttons is too long -
if I don't want to change habits and use it like the DS3.

You can get add on thumb grips to raise the height of the sticks. They cost about £5 in the UK. I'd provide a link but my phone isn't behaving itself at the moment.

Didn't know that ... great. That would probably solve one of my problems easily :).
 
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mokalovesoulmate
@privatejoker is right.

But dear OP I would suggest you to use DS4 more. For the first time you may need to adapt. Me playing with DS4 more I am feeling the DS3 strange, lol.
 
1,465
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RocketJoe1-61
@privatejoker is right.

But dear OP I would suggest you to use DS4 more. For the first time you may need to adapt. Me playing with DS4 more I am feeling the DS3 strange, lol.

Thanks for your impressions m8.
Meanwhile I found thumb grips @Tired Tyres recommended - will test these.
No idea what I will end up with though :confused:.
 

Corsa

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It took me a few weeks to adjust to the DS4 as well.
Unlike the Xbox 360 controller I just could never adjust to, it stills feels too wide and the offset sticks meh.
 
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RocketJoe1-61
XXI
It took me a few weeks to adjust to the DS4 as well.
Unlike the Xbox 360 controller I just could never adjust to, it stills feels too wide and the offset sticks meh.

I use the DS3 right like a remote of an RC model ... thumb and first finger at each stick ... very precise :D.
We got to be thankful that the Dualshocks don't have an Xbox-like offset :cheers:.
 

Corsa

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This thread will probably get moved to the console gaming area, but here's a few good side by sides.

I never really noticed the sticks being a bit shorter, just the DS4 being longer...
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But you're right it definitely beats offset sticks.
Xbox-One-vs-Xbox-360-controllers.jpg
 
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@XXI
Shorter sticks, longer DS4 ... that's my two problems.

I'm still quite new to posting here, so I hope the mods will leave this thread here -
I wouldn't find it again :lol:.
 
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RocketJoe1-61
But why would anyone do that? The DS4 is light years better then the DS3 :D The DS3 is so bad i started to buy 3rd party controllers for my ps3 :)

I just might be a noob when it comes to judging the quality of a controller - all I can say is
I always felt ok with the DS3.
Like I mentioned before it's the ergonomics of the DS4 that do not seem to fit.

PS Congrats, only 39 days left ...
 
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hypershock12
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This thread will probably get moved to the console gaming area, but here's a few good side by sides.

I never really noticed the sticks being a bit shorter, just the DS4 being longer...
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But you're right it definitely beats offset sticks.
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Yeah, I've compared the DS3 and DS4 in real life and the DS4 is huge in comparison. So much to the point that I can't use it because of my small hands.
 
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RocketJoe1-61
Yeah, I've compared the DS3 and DS4 in real life and the DS4 is huge in comparison. So much to the point that I can't use it because of my small hands.

Yes, I completely understand.
You either have Hulk hands to reach the shoulder unable to operate the tiny tiny sticks ...
or the opposite :banghead:.
 
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RocketJoe1-61
DS4 is a heavy cow, hands get tierd so fast. DS3 is nice and light could game for hours.

:lol: A couple of ways to describe it. Good to see that I'm not the only one.

I opened this thread to maybe find someone who has used the DS3 with the PS4 ( with devices like CronusMax ) for whatever reason -
and share his impressions.
I still have a little hope !
 
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Peasantslayer
I preferred the DS3 as well, the extra distance to the DS4's triggers makes racing games a little awkward for me but I've become more comfortable with it over time. Have you looked at extenders for the DS4's analog sticks?
 
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RocketJoe1-61
I have already ordered some ... as long as you're talking about thumb grips ( Is it what you call extender ? ).
Haven't mounted them yet though.
It's just like you say : Extra distance to the sticks ( which are very small if you want to operate them with two fingers ) +
extra distance to the shoulder buttons.