As much as I love gaming on my iPad when I can’t be in front of a console, a lack of support for game controllers makes some titles — especially first-person shooters — a little less enjoyable than they could be for me. But that’s something that those with a Sony Tablet S will need to worry about, because the device’s latest software update introduces support for PlayStation 3 controllers.
That means you can now hook up your PS3 controller to your tablet to enjoy all your PlayStation certified titles the way they should be enjoyed — with a real control pad. There are a couple of downsides to this, however: You must connect the controller via USB — there’s no wireless support — which means purchasing an additional USB adapter cable for the Tablet S.
But for your troubles, Sony is throwing in a free Ape Escape-themed mini-game collection, according to Engadget.
The update is currently available only on Sony’s home turf in Japan, but it is expected to rollout to other territories in which the Tablet S is available shortly.
Unfortunately for Tablet P owners, Sony’s clamshell device doesn’t support PlayStation 3 controllers, so you’ll have to stick to on-screen controls for your gaming — at least for the time being.
Will you be hooking your PlayStation 3 controller up to your Tablet S?