How to Play Your PSP Go With a PS3 Controller

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Introduction: How to Play Your PSP Go With a PS3 Controller

About: Hello there, I'm Scott! I major in IT at George Mason University, and I'm interested in arcade and board games, especially rhythm games.

I was surprised there were NO Instructables on this, or anything about the PSP go at all, so I made this because it took me a little while to figure out how to do this, and I figured other people might benefit from it, so on with the instructable!
   You may be thinking "why do I need to use a controller on my portable game system? that doesn't make sense!" well there are a few ways you can use it for!  If your at your desk you can just prob your PSP Go against something and play with the PS3 controller if you don't want to be picking it up and putting it down, or if you have your PSP connected to your TV, you have the freedom of being farther away.  Or you could let your friend play and freak him out by hitting random buttons on the controller!  Any way it is a very simple process and costs nothing!

NOTE
This will ONLY work on the PSP Go because it has Bluetooth, unlike the other PSP Models.

Step 1: Get Your Matterials

 You will need:
-PSP Go
-PSP Go charging cable
-PS3 (temporarily, I'll explain later)
-PS3 Controller (Sixaxis or Dualshock, I recommend Sixaxis because it's lighter, and you can't you rumble anyway on the PSP [YET])

Step 2: Prep the PSP

   Go to Settings then go down to Bluetooth Device settings and click on it.  Click on Bluetooth connection and change it to ON.  Then click on Manage Bluetooth Devices, and click Register New Devices.  Then Click Register a PS3 System Controller.  Turn on your PS3 (or friends PS3, you only need to do this step once).

Step 3: Prep the Controller

Plug the PS3 Controller into the PS3.  Then remove when the PSP and Controller when it tells you to.

Step 4: Press the PS Button

This will connect the two, you will need to do this every time you turn the PSP on, it syncs very quickly, so this shouldn't be a big deal.

Step 5: Tips

 -Keeping Bluetooth on will run down your battery, so if you know you won't be using the controller for a while, turn Bluetooth off.
-Even when the PSP is closed, you can still play, and it won't go into the closed state (clock, calendar, etc)
-You can only have one controller synced at a time
-The Controller usually syncs with the PSP in about 5 seconds after just turning it on
-The L1 and L2/R1 and R2 both function as L/R respectively
-There is absolutely no lag, although this seems given, I just was surprised by it
-Be creative and leave comments on how you use this!

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    how about this?
    can you help me i was follow all instruction but this text was income like this

    AN ERROR OCCURRED DURING THE REGISTER OPERATION. TRY TO REGISTER AGAIN (80243007)

    but i used USB CABEL can charger and transfering data but can't detect the PSP GO on montion joy and PS3 System to

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    how about this?
    can you help me i was follow all instruction but this text was income like this

    AN ERROR OCCURRED DURING THE REGISTER OPERATION. TRY TO REGISTER AGAIN (80243007)

    but i used USB CABEL can charger and transfering data but can't detect the PSP GO on montion joy and PS3 System to

    IMG_0356.jpg

    How would L2 and R2 functions work? i understand from the psp that L/R would work as L1/R1 but i haven't figured out how to get by to manage to use those buttons.

    wiis use bluetooth... maybe.... nah.... oh wait! nunchucks!

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    Yeah, they do use bluetooth, I've connected in to my computer over bluetooth before

    Ba I wish this could work with a PSP 3000 :(

     Does a dualshock sixaxis work? You know, the ones with rumble and motion sensing?

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     Yes it will work, but you can't actually use the tilting, so I just use my extra sixaxis cause it's lighter, and I'd rather use the sixaxis on the PS3, where the rumble would actually work.

     what do you mean?

    wow this is great thanks 10/10,
    also love how the pics were took in 1999 lol

    Well done on the first PSPgo instructable!

    This is very clever and I'm really happy that you can do this, PSPs hurt after playing them for more than half an hour.

    5*

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     yeah I know what you mean, especially the new position of the analog stick