Sony Confirms The PS4 Controller Will Work With PS5, But Only For PS4 Games

Sony today confirmed that people will be able to use their old PS4 controllers with their new PS5 when it launches this holiday season, but there’s one important caveat that we should note – they’ll only work when playing PS4 games.

If you want to play PS5 games, you’re going to need PS5 controllers. However, Sony did also note that not all licensed or third-party PS4 accessories will work with the PS5, so that’s something to keep in mind before making any purchase decisions.

The news came in a blog post that outlined the answers to some other frequently asked questions.

Which existing PS4 peripherals/accessories will work on PS5?

  • Specialty peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.
  • The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).
  • The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
  • Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.

It turns out you can use your old PlayStation Camera, too. But you’re going to need an adapter/

  • Yes, PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games. It will require a PlayStation Camera adaptor that will be provided at no additional cost to PS VR users. More details on how to get the adaptor will be announced at a later date.


Sony hasn’t confirmed when the PS5 will actually go on sale or how much it will cost, unfortunately. Tell us that, Sony, and we’ll be happy bunnies!

(Source: Sony)

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