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PlayStation 4 Adapter To Work With PS3 Wireless Headset, Xbox One Not So Lucky

PlayStation 4 adapter to work with PS3 wireless headset, Xbox One not so lucky

The PlayStation 4 will have an adapter to work with the PS3 wireless headset!

If Microsoft executives aren’t head-desking over this news, it could be that they realized their mistake and are planning to follow suit, but they aren’t telling anybody about it. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Xbox One had been said to include a headset in the packaging, only to have Microsoft deny it later and say it will not be included.

Score another one for Sony, as the PlayStation 4 will now be getting an adapter which will allow integration with the PS3 wireless headset. Sony knows that in crowded situations you can’t depend on a piece of technology over five feet away to not only recognize your voice but also allow you to hear what others are saying in the game. Not every household is a quiet one, and headsets are the most practical way to deal with that.

This isn’t to say the PlayStation 4 won’t come with a bundled solution, as it takes a queue from Apple’s iPod and includes a mono headset in earbud form in the box.

Xbox One does not yet have a headset solution in the package, and Microsoft has not confirmed or denied an adapter in the works to allow the console to be compatible with the Xbox 360 headset. Apparently despite the Xbox One being $100 more than the PlayStation 4, Microsoft wants you to buy the headset separately.

Scumbag Xbox One headset meme

Scumbag Xbox One headset meme

According to Gameranx, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will both be available for the public to play at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, giving gamers first-hand experience with both consoles before they launch. However, if Xbox One continues in the direction Microsoft is taking it, the PlayStation 4 will most likely win this console war by default.

The headset issue is only one more win for the PlayStation 4 as the console launches close in, as it launches at a lower price and includes an earbud headset in the box, with an optional adapter to work with the PS3 wireless headset.

Are you excited to be able to use the PS3 wireless headset on your PlayStation 4?

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13 Responses to “PlayStation 4 Adapter To Work With PS3 Wireless Headset, Xbox One Not So Lucky”

  1. Kevin Manson

    How much is the adapter going to cost? Also remember that the kinect can be set up as a microphone for game chat. included in the box. I use the Kinect way mic more often then my constantly charging wireless headset.

  2. Allen Heffley

    It doesn't matter. Xbox is still a POS.

    Paywall basic features like browsing & streaming. Worthless forced subscription service, far lower power capabilities, no streaming capabilities, no spectate mode or take over controls, $100 more, no free exclusive content like that confirmed PS4 in Destiny & Watchdogs, still has an ugly external power supply, best rated game is on PC as well.

    I'm happy that I get to use my Playstation Pulse headset on my PS4. I'll never be without a bad ass 7.1 virtual surround sound wireless headset again.

  3. Allen Heffley

    Kinect sucks and is directly responsible for no good games on 360 for the last 3 years in a row. Or you can say M$ was stingy and took that 2.75 billion in xbox live revenue every year + money from ads on your home page + overpriced console & accessories and still didn't put money into the 360.

    The end of the console gen is supposed to be the best, with Xbox it went out with a wimper while PS3 still has loads of big games coming and just released the best rated game of the generation – the last of us.

    Plus all the free PS+ games coming on PS4, PS3 & PS vita.

    Xbox will continue to suck in every measurable way. Cost the most and give the least.

  4. Jourdain Grech

    Allen Heffley not really, it may be £100 more, but thats including kinect, the PS4 doesnt include PlayStation Eye, you have to buy it seperately for £50, meaning that the xbox one would actually be just £29 more. Not only that, but Kinect is so much more better than the Playstation Eye, it offers vioce recognition and hand gestures, and includes an infrared sensor for the nighttime, the playstation eye is awful and doesnt even get up to a 720pHD quality, compared to the Kinect's 1020pHD. And Sony are making it so that you have to buy online now, just like Xbo Live, it's called Playstation Plus. It's a new system, whereas Xbox live members on the Xbox 360 can transfer all of their data onto the Xbox one. Their gamertags and gamerscore. So no, it doesn't really give the least does it.

  5. Dock Herman Munnster

    I wonder just how big the systems will be. The XB 1 does look kinda like an old school VCR. I can't wait to see the systems in action.

  6. Dock Herman Munnster

    @ Grech, you don't have to buy online with the PS4 that's an option. To get the extra games it'll cost, but we don't pay for internet twice. Once for online, one to play. PS+ is extra.

  7. Nathan Ottenson

    Allen Heffley Its pretty obvious you've made up your mind already but I gather that happened before these consoles were even announced. I don't understand what you find so appealing about the PS4. Through a couple more processors and some more RAM into a box, stapled to webcams together and called it a day.

  8. Jason George

    why is an adaptor needed for the PS4? The PS4 has bluetooth, the PS3 wireless headsets connected via bluetooth…. So the headsets should connect via bluetooth as they do now…