With all the gaming happening on tablets like the iPad these days, it’s no surprise more and more mobile games are supporting the use of actual gamepads. Now, Sony’s recent Android-based Tablet S is jumping in with support for Playstation 3 DualShock controllers.
According to Engadget, the added feature came by way of a firmware update and Tablet S owners in Japan are already getting down with DualShocks and Playstation games from the Android Playstation Store. Now that the Playstation Network has made its way to Android devices DualShock controller support seems like a no-brainer on Sony’s part and it’s nice to see it finally happening.
To get the tablet to recognize the controller you’ll have to physically connect it with an additional adapter. However, tablet gamers will only have to do this the first time they try to connect the controller with the tablet. After that you should be good to go.
Sadly, there’s no word on when or if DualShock support will ever make it to Tablet S units outside of Japan and Sony’s other tablet, the dual-screened Tablet P, doesn’t look like its getting DualShock support at all. When we hear more (which we hope happens soon) we’ll be sure to fill you in.