Aug 9th, 2011

Everyone’s been wondering if we’d ever get the ability to use the SixAxis/Dual Shock 3 PS3 controllers via Bluetooth for Android gaming. While it took quite a while, we’re glad to see that a solution is finally here. It’s called SixAxis controller and it allows you to pair your PS3 controller with your rooted Android phone or tablet for gaming in emulators. Unfortunately, device support is a bit shallow for most HTC devices and some newer Samsung devices (due to changes made by the OEMs to the Bluetooth stack). Can’t hurt to try it on whatever phone you have, anyway, so be sure to give it a shot for $1.67. [Market, Thanks Dennis!]

[Update]: As our commenters below have suggested, SixAxis Compatibility Check will let you test compatibility before buying so you won’t risk losing out on $1.67 for an app that may be useless to you. Give it a whirl in the market here. [Thanks, all!]