Sony’s DualShock 4 controller apparently works when plugged into a Mac OS machine, as Vine user Chris Gallizzi learned, and then shared with the Internet (via Polygon). In the video, Gallizzi demos a bit of Hotline Miami on a Mac with the PlayStation 4’s primary input device plugged into it. This lines up with previous statements from Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirming that the DualShock 4 supports “basic functions” on a Windows PC.
Although the PS4 doesn’t arrive in stores until November 15, the DualShock 4 is currently shipping from multiple retailers including Amazon and GameStop. Best Buy’s website still lists any purchase of the controller as a “pre-order,” however. We were told by a customer service rep at GameStop’s flagship store in New York City that there’s no formal street date listed for the controller, which means that the store faces no penalty for selling a DualShock 4 right now. For the record, that doesn’t mean they’re required to sell the DualShock 4 right now either.
November is a big month for the video games world, what with the PS4 set to arrive on 11/15 and Microsoft’s Xbox One following on 11/22. We’ll have reviews and launch impressions for both consoles and their launch lineups, so stay tuned for ongoing coverage of what easily promises to be one of the most exciting months in gaming in years.