PS3 Controller ClarificationGeneral


  1. Phoenix111

    Phoenix111 Well-Known Member

    I just want to make sure I am understanding everything I have read before I make any additional purchases. I want to be able to play games/ nesoid, snesoid roms on my Nexus 7 with a controller. To my understanding, I can buy a wireless PS3 controller and a mini usb to otg cable, connect the two, then to the Nexus 7, and everything should work. I have read that I do not have to root for this to work.

    The one remaining question I have is that I read I need an additional cable that comes with the PS3 (some kind of usb cable.) What kind of cable is it that I need, and where can I get it as I don't own a PS3 already? Thanks for any help.

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  2. perfectstranger

    perfectstranger Well-Known Member

    The controller charge cable may come with the controller. I never purchased one but the controller that came with my PS3 had the cable. It's just a USB to miniB-USB cable. You may already have a few laying around! You'd still need the microUSB OTG cable to plug into, though.

    MiniB is the connector on the right:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ad/Mini_usb_AB.jpg
  3. Phoenix111

    Phoenix111 Well-Known Member

    So then I will need the PS3 wireless controller, a mini usb to otg cable, and a usb to mini usb cable, right?
  4. damiencannell

    damiencannell Active Member

    Hi Phoenix, Any PS3 controller will come with a usb to mini as it requires this for charging/pairing. If your purchasing one new you wont need to buy this separately.

    Cheers D.
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  5. perfectstranger

    perfectstranger Well-Known Member

    ...and I think the receptacle on the N7 is microUSB. Be sure to clarify that before ordering the OTG cable.
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  6. Phoenix111

    Phoenix111 Well-Known Member

    Great, thanks for the replies guys. So the usb to mini usb cable for the PS3 will come with the controller. Then, the only cable that I need to purchase separately is that mini usb to otg cable, right?
  7. perfectstranger

    perfectstranger Well-Known Member

    MICRO usb to otg cable
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  8. Phoenix111

    Phoenix111 Well-Known Member

    You guys are the best, great community here. Thanks all around.
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