This guide will tell you about the genuine PS3 controller, and the clone controllers out there, and how to spot a clone controller.
This guide was made since MotioninJoy 9 times out of 10 will not accept and use a PS3 clone controller, due to clone controller hardware differences.
The genuine Sony Sixaxis or DualShock 3 controller features:
If your controller is missing any of these features, you may have a well-made clone.
Common features of PS3 clone controllers include (but aren't limited to):
Some controllers, especially ones that look like the real thing may not include these features, but read on!
(Thanks to forum member Sandu_mig92 for submitting this clone's pics!)
|Clone controller||Model||MiJ version(s) tested||USB Works?||Bluetooth Works?|
|Dealextreme Designer's DualShock 3 Bluetooth Wireless SIXAXIS Controller for PS3||0.6.005 x64||No||Yes|
This clone looks like the genuine DS3 controller, but “closer inspection” reveals that it has a few differences that distinguish it as a clone.
Here are some pics:
This shows the front of this clone. You can see that the “SONY” marking above the Select and Start buttons is missing, and the PS button does not feature the PlayStation logo, but instead “P 3”.
A side view of the controller shows that the “DualShock 3” and “Sixaxis” markings next to the USB port is missing.
Back sticker say : 300mA and also DUALSHOCH III
MiJ does support a few select clone controllers, if you have one that works please post its model, pics of it, and what driver version(s) it works with.
If you have a clone controller and would like to post its pics here, post it in the forums!