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How to Use a USB Controller With My PS2

Convert PS2 to USB
Tastatur und USB / Keyboard and USB image by Nazar Chabara from Fotolia.com

Although the new PlayStation 3 uses a USB connection to attach gaming controllers and other devices, the Sony PlayStation 2 does not offer the same features. If you want to use the USB PS3 controller on the PS2 you do need to use a controller adapter. However, once the adapter is installed on your PlayStation 2 you don't need any additional software or hardware.

Things You'll Need:

  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Usb Playstation 3 Controller
  • Usb Adapter

Remove the PlayStation 2 controller from the PS2 gaming port.

Plug the PS2 end of the adapter into the open PS2 port.

Attach the USB cable running from the PlayStation 3 controller. Although the PS3 controller is Bluetooth ready you need to leave the cable plugged into the controller. The PS2 does not support Bluetooth wireless controllers.

Power on the PlayStation 2 and begin playing any of your games with the USB controller.

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