PlayStation 4 will support wireless PS3 headsets

Wireless headsets designed for PS3 will continue to work with PS4.

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Wireless headsets designed for PS3 will continue to work with PS4, Polygon has discovered. This should be a relief for owners of Sony's official wireless stereo headsets. With the headsets retailing from $100 to $150, losing compatibility with PS4 would have been a rather bitter pill to swallow.

With PS4, Sony has embraced open formats for audio communication. PS4 consoles include a mono headset in the box. DualShock 4 controllers are all equipped with a standard headset jack that allows most headsets to work with the system.

Microsoft, on the other hand, has stated that Xbox 360 peripherals will not work with Xbox One. In addition, the company isn't including a headset in the box, relegating chatting features to the bundled Kinect camera.

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    July 18, 2013 1:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, PlayStation 4 will support wireless PS3 headsets.

    Wireless headsets designed for PS3 will continue to work with PS4.

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      July 18, 2013 2:42 PM

      do these also work with the vita?

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      July 18, 2013 2:42 PM

      doesn't that mean basically any bluetooth headset will?

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        July 18, 2013 2:51 PM

        I wonder if this means you can plug in regular headphones (i.e., the type that come with iPhones) into the controller. that would be sweet.

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        July 18, 2013 3:16 PM

        i know the one i have has a dongle... but you can use it with your PC.
        it lets you do some 5.1 wannabe surround sound with games

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      July 18, 2013 2:47 PM

      This "battle" between MS and Sony is fantastic. It's a win win for the consumer.

      MS "360 headsets will not work with the Xbox one"

      Sony "hey everyone the ps3 headsets will work with the ps4!"

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        July 18, 2013 3:07 PM

        It just underscores how douchey these companies are(any large company for that matter) when they feel they have something approaching a monopoly or at least a heavy advantage. There's zero reason why they can't use controllers and headphones from the previous generation except for b.s. excuses they pull out of their asses.

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        July 18, 2013 3:18 PM

        so far the battle has been comprised of sony waiting to hear what incendiary policy MS rolls out and then doing the exact opposite thing. for which i applaud them.

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      July 18, 2013 2:48 PM

      I use my PS3 headset for my phone sometimes.

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      July 18, 2013 3:27 PM

      Meanwhile, Microsoft announces that existing Ethernet connections used for the 360 will not work for the One, citing fuck you, that's why.

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        July 18, 2013 3:36 PM

        TV's either. I hear that the XBONER can detect if a 360 was hooked up to your TV, and if it has it wont work. Also you cant just use a regular TV, it has to be a "MS Certified" TV. You can identify these special TV's by the new MS Seal of Approval badge, which is a giant green cock that is flaccid and has a frowny face drawn on it.

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        July 18, 2013 3:45 PM

        And the X-Bone has limited functionality on Sony TVs.

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        July 18, 2013 3:55 PM

        Update: Microsoft reverses it's position on Ethernet connections, citing you look nice today.

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      July 18, 2013 4:00 PM

      Jokes on you, no one has a PS3 headset because no one plays PS3 multiplayer!

      I kid, I kid

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