I have a European PS3 but I'm going to Canada in a couple days and wanted to know if the motion controllers from US will work on my PS3. They are A LOT cheaper there and in Portugal is nowhere easy to find them available to buy used...

  • The technology for controllers should be the same regardless of region. I wouldn't see why not.
    – Frank
    Jul 3, 2012 at 13:54
  • I don't really know how the controller communicates with the console to detect the button presses. The frequencies could be different... Jul 3, 2012 at 14:04
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    They use bluetooth. That's a universal standard.
    – Frank
    Jul 3, 2012 at 14:06

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Based on my knowledge there is no difference in hardware devices, since we're not talking about the power supply or different tech standards like in mobile phones/networks. Therefore I guess you won't have any problem to get your PS3 to work with this device.

If you buy a new one from a shop keep in mind that you may have some trouble with the sending in for repair.

  • and what about the communication frequencies? It could be different, no? Jul 3, 2012 at 14:05
  • I thought that the regular gamepads communicate via bluetooth and so should the move-pad. Why should sony change this and further more, why should sony produce so many different devices for each country? You can change the powersupply easily, but the technology inside a gamepad? I don't think so, but I'm not that into sonys hardwareconcept :)
    – Streuner
    Jul 3, 2012 at 14:10

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