Looks like Sony Xperia smartphones will get support for the DUALSHOCK 3 PlayStation 3 controller. Note the question mark at the end of the title – this isn’t yet official, but we tend to believe that will change soon.
The capability was spied in the upcoming Sony Xperia SP (C530X) settings menu (Settings > Xperia) from where we find the “DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller” menu option. It is said that in order to connect the controller to a smartphone, users will have to use an USB-OTG cable. Once this one-time step is done, the cable can be removed and the two will communicate via Bluetooth, automatically re-connecting on the click of the PlayStation button.
Pretty powerful stuff and something that could help the Japanese company get back to the mobile game. That said, we would expect this capability to be rolled out across Sony’s portfolio to include the hot-new Xperia Z and Xperia ZL models…