PSP-3000 Can Use PS3 Controller?
As most of you avid industry followers well know, the new PSP-3000 was unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention, much to the delight of soon-to-be handheld owners. The system provides an enhanced LCD screen among other significant additions, bu there's one feature we didn't hear about until now...
Of course, that's just because it's nothing more than a rumor, but it's an entertaining rumor at the very least. Evidently, this new model will supposedly allow you to play games on the PSP with a standard PS3 controller. This news comes from a MaxConsole reader and Best Buy insider, and this tipster also said we'll be able to use composite cables when hooking up the PSP to a TV; using component won't be a requirement. Obviously, as we heard no mention of this during the announcement, and the feature was not included in the official press release, we have to treat this as rumor and speculation. But it doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility, does it? Of all the crazy wild rumors circulating around out there (some people still believe Duke Nukem Forever is a real project! HAha!), this appears to be the least nutty.
We'll let you know if we hear anything more on using a PS3 controller - either the Sixaxis or Dual Shock 3 - with your PSP. We'll be looking for some sort of official denial or confirmation, just because there's no use proving a rumor with another rumor. That much, we know.
8/29/2008 Ben Dutka