PS4 will support wireless PS3 headsets - Report

Sony says next-generation console will work with headsets from current-generation system.

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The PlayStation 4 will support wireless PlayStation 3 headsets, a Sony representative told Polygon at San Diego Comic-Con this week.

As previously announced, the PS4 will ship with a mono earbud headset. By comparison, Microsoft confirmed last month that the Xbox One will not include a headset.

The PS4 ($400) and Xbox One ($500) launch this holiday season. Both next-generation consoles will be playable at Comic-Con this week in San Diego.

GameSpot's Comic-Con video programming begins later today. For more, check out GameSpot's special landing page for the annual show.

Discussion

589 comments
Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

Another epic win addition for PS4, I actually bought a brand new Pulse headset in anticipation for the PS4 without foreknowledge of support. But now that it has been confirmed, I'm VERY happy, cuz my ears HATE "earbud" headphones/headsets (which will be the standard ver. that comes with the PS4). The Pulse headsets are truly ahead of the rest. +1 for Sony again.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

and third party licensed headsets? 

do they support that?

frogfromarz
frogfromarz

who cares!!!!!!! sony sux..go head ps chumps talk trash!!!

etryus
etryus

Again Sony scores +1: good job!

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

Why changing a headset that already works fine (aside from stealing your money shamelessly)? This is good news indeed Sony.

nima_metal90
nima_metal90

I'm ps3 fan myself but thank god they arent gonna milk us by headsets too

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Thank goodness! Cause that mono headset is ass!

Blue-Diamond
Blue-Diamond

Cool because I have a couple of the PS3 wireless stereo headsets Model: 98085 ($99.99). They are so cool and sound great. Great battery life, I've had one for over a  year and still going strong. Love them. I also use a wireless PC keyboard and mouse with the PS3, works fine, just plug into USB port.

llsinister84ll
llsinister84ll

screeeeeeeeew headsets my Bluetooth is all I need I just wanna know if I can use my ps3 controllers I got like 3 lol would suck if I had to buy more controllers an as of right now not plan in on usin move lol

Killer_73
Killer_73

you don't need a new one good job sony

majere613
majere613

Good news. Now tell me I can use my Ps3 Arcade Stick and I will perform the Dance of Joy.

frylock1987
frylock1987

awesome, I can just mute people from the start. =-D

onixevil
onixevil

PS4 will support wireless PS3 ______ (O) _ (O) .

Virgin101
Virgin101

Wow. Not onlydso these guys give you a free headset with a ps4. But they let you use your old one if it breaks etc. I can't stop loving Sony.

Trendkill518
Trendkill518

Sweet!! The best of the best Sony. I have the pulse headset paid $145.00 with that for mines at the beginning of the year and was hoping they would hook it up... As always.

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

oh thank god! lol after paying $80 for a headset i didnt want to have it not be usable on the next system

steelmouth
steelmouth

another below the belt punch at MS by Sony, lol will it ever end

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

oh thats cool. maybe i can buy a pulse headset then

Stavrami
Stavrami

will ps4 support a2dp ?? 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Don't care.  After the total waste of money that was the XBox 360 wireless headset, that never synced up right, I am never buying a wireless headset again.

My wired Logitech headset works JUST FINE.  And it works on PC. 

Setzera
Setzera

I've owned 2 headsets my life, both from this gen.  One was Bluetooth that worked on my PS3 and my cell phone, and once I tired of recharging it, I ended up with a wired one that works on PS3, PC, and anything with a USB port.  For $15, people can't believe how good the quality is.  Hurray Red Samurai.

In short, good work Sony.

sagejonathan
sagejonathan

But will it support ps3 arcade sticks? Now that is the real question.

Don_Mattrick
Don_Mattrick

                                                   >>>> Buy a PS4, it doesn't rape you.<<<.

I'm Don Mattrick , and i approve this message.

Agame914
Agame914

I have my afterglow headset setup where the sound comes from the TV to my headphones. Sucks I won't be able to do that with the ps4

Agame914
Agame914

That's stupid if ps4 want support afterglow head sets

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

As I expected and kept saying. But lots of people seem to like rumors. They are wireless headsets (PS Pulse) so there isn't a reason they wouldn't work.

tom2750
tom2750

@Virgin101 they only give you a shitty 2 dollar headset tho but im glad I can use my surround sound headset I bought

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@DrKill09 that is because it was probably from M$ or you just probably got a faulty one in that case you should have taken it back and got a new one or your money back it is your fault for not doing so

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

@DrKill09 Mine works great, i got the first PULSE headset, it works great and never have any trouble with it

MKrutko
MKrutko

@DrKill09 

My PS3 wireless stereo headset works fine and also works on PC without needing to install additional software.

horizonwriter
horizonwriter

@sagejonathan Seeing as how they're just USB devices I don't see how they wouldn't.  I can't imagine Sony being stupid enough to not include those drivers in the OS of the PS4, especially since arcade sticks can be pretty expensive (but definitely worth it) and I know there are players out there that have modded the hell out of their's and would throw an absolute tantrum if they couldn't use it.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@FrankFoxYaeger then enjoyed be spied on while playing games on the xbone where all the good games announced for it so far are also on something else