When you want to play a game with a friend, it helps to have multiple controllers on your console rather than handing one back and forth. Multiple games on the PlayStation 5 allow for cooperative play, allowing you and your friends to compete against one another or work together. You’ll only be able to do that if you have multiple controllers synced to your console, and it’s not entirely apparent how you do that.
How many controllers can connect to ps5; to add multiple, when you have a controller attached to your PS5, you want to go to the settings menu and then go through accessories, general, and Bluetooth. Then there should be another accessories option under the BlueTooth menu.
The first thing you want to do is turn the controller you want to sync, turn your PS5 on, and make sure it already has a controller attuned to it. If your PS5 console does not already have a controller operating on it, you need first to grab the USB cable it came with and connect. That’s how you sync a controller, and it works differently when you want to add multiple.
Now, right now, there should be nothing. But when you turn the new PS5 controller on, it’ll be searching for a PS5 signal, and it will pop up on this menu. You can then click on it to choose to pair it to that console.
You should now have both controllers enabled on the console. You can do this for up to four PlayStation 5 controllers on the console. You’ll have to follow this process each time you want to add a new one.
Please note, that your controller can pair with only one PS5 console at a time. When you want to use your controller on another console, you’ll need to pair it with that console. You can use up to four controllers at the same time.
How To Pair A DualSense Wireless Controller With PS5 Consoles
The first time you use a controller, you’ll need to pair it with your console.
- Make sure that your PS5 console is on.
- Connect the controller to your console using the included USB cable.
If your controller is turned off, press the PS button. After the light bar blinks, the player indicator lights up.
When your controller has enough battery life, you can disconnect the USB cable and use your controller wirelessly.
Please note, that your Dual Sense controller can pair with only one PS5 console at a time. When you want to use your controller on another console, you’ll need to pair it with that console.
You can use up to four controllers at the same time.
How To Pair Additional Controllers Wirelessly
Once you have a controller paired with your PS5 console, you can pair an additional controller wirelessly.
- Make sure that the additional controller’s light bar is off before you start pairing. If the light bar is on, press and hold the PS button until the light turns off.
- Using the paired controller, go to Settings > Accessories > General > Bluetooth Accessories.
- Using the additional controller that you want to pair, press and hold the create button and the PS button at the same time.
- Using the controller that’s already paired, select the additional controller listed on your screen.
Can You Use 4 Controllers On PS5?
To use your PS4 controller on a PS5, connect it to the PS5 with a USB cable and press the PlayStation button on the controller to pair it. The DualShock 4, one dual sense controller, or a supported third-party PS4 controller can be connected to work with a PS5 console.
Can 3 Players Play On PS5?
Rocket League or Play Split Screen on Fortnite is another 3 player game that has been around for some time now, and it’s a great multiplayer game to play on PS5.
And if you’re looking to play a fighting game in a team of three, it’s perfect. There are plenty of options for trios, including a dedicated ranked mode for teams of that size.
Can Other Controllers Be Used With The PS5 Console?
You can connect as many as four controllers to your PS5 at a time and enjoy local multiplayer games with your friends.
You can buy yourself, additional PS5 alternative controllers, for just $70 from any good electronics retailer.
But what if you don’t have that kind of a budget? I have the perfect solution for you;
You must have heard about backward-compatible games, but have you ever heard of backward-compatible controllers? If you haven’t guessed it already, let me make it clearer.
Can you connect an old PS4 DualShock controller to your PS5 to get an additional controller? Yes, you can! Connect your PS4 controller with the PS5 with a Micro-USB to USB-A cable.
Your controller will be paired and now you can use it wirelessly! But there’s a catch; Your PS4 DualShock controller will only work with PS4-compatible games.
Why Did Sony Only Include One Controller In The Box?
There are a couple of reasons:
1: A second controller would cost too much
Sony was desperate for the PS5 to fall under the $500 price point. To hit this price point sacrifices needed to be made with the hardware.
However, to meet that sub-$500 price, there was no way Sony could have squeezed a second DualSense controller into the PlayStation 5 box. Not without completely obliterating their budget.
Think about it, these controllers retail for 70 dollars each. Sony can probably make a single DualSense for $30. So, if Sony added an extra controller into the retail PS5 console package, that’s $30 extra dollars of cost added to every single PlayStation 5 Sony sells. That would equal billions of dollars of extra costs over the PS5’s lifetime.
Sony has invested a lot of money this time around to create one of the best controllers to ever hit the market. So, to keep things under budget, they chose to include only a single controller.
2: Most gamers don’t need a second controller
Another reason why only 1 controller comes with the console is that the majority of game developers focus on online multiplayer games as opposed to local split-screen multiplayer modes.
This means that you don’t really need more than 1 controller, per console, per house. Think about it, most of us play Warzone and the likes online, we’re never actually sitting next to our friends when we’re battling away! So, that’s why the box didn’t need to have 2 controllers in it.
3: Sony wants you to buy high margin accessories
Big companies like Sony want you to keep coming back to them to buy high-margin (large profit) accessories after they’ve sold you a PS5 console.
By getting you to go back and buy other gadgets they’re keeping you as a returning customer and increasing your life worth to Sony.
Think about how many extra goodies here and there you’ve bought from Sony over the years, just because it’s from Sony!
So, what’s so special about this PS5 controller to warrant only having 1 of them in the console’s box? Keep on reading to find out.
Features Of The PS5 Controller
Xbox has always dominated the controller market with its amazing ergonomic designs, and people always opted for Xbox controllers rather than uncomfortable PlayStation controllers – until recently…
The all-new DualSense controller from Sony has given the good ol’ Xbox controller a run for its money!
Instead of transforming their PS controller’s design, Sony just made their controller bigger, so that it fits more comfortably in users’ hands and it doesn’t cause discomfort after long gaming sessions.
But the real highlight of the PS5 controller is the adaptive haptic feedback.
This is a feature that makes the controller vibration function far more detailed and nuanced. It works best in the game Astro’s Playroom and the Free-to-download, talk of the town, FPS-shooter; Call Of Duty: Warzone.
Many PC gamers have also opted to buy the DualSense controller to play games on their PCs.
They would’ve used an Xbox controller before this.
PS5 operating system has kept the function that allows users to connect up to 4 wireless controllers. That is, three additional controls to the main command that can be used in local split-screen multiplayer games, either in competitive mode or cooperative mode.
The PS5 controller now includes a number of mics built directly into the controller’s body. The reason why there are multiple mics, and not just a single mic, on the PS5 Dualsense controller, is to enhance the sound capture quality and to eliminate noise.
With multiple mics built-in at different points of the PS5 controller, there is unbelievable noise cancellation.
So, you can basically chat with your friends without worrying about the noise in your background.