So you've got your PS4 or PS4 Pro. That's all you need, right? Nope. Of course not. It turns out that there's a slew of PS4 accessories to make your gaming life that little bit easier. From external hard drives to headsets that mean you literally feel like you have to dodge bullets in your living room, there's a magical array of add on items for you and your PS4.
It's important to make sure you get the best possible PlayStation accessories though and aren't wasting any time on unnecessary items. We've gathered together the cream of the accessory crop to make sure that you don't make any (dual)shocking decisions and even popped in the best possible prices to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck. Happy shopping.
Dive into your PlayStation games
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and PS4 | Includes: PSVR headset, processor unit, stereo earbuds, HDMI cable, USB cable, AC adaptor and power cord, headset adaptor
Want to know what all the virtual reality fuss is about? Well, the PlayStation VR headset is the most affordable way to find out, and the selection of experiences available is getting better and better with every release. Whether you want to pet Trico in The Last Guardian VR, fly an X-Wing in Star Wars: Battlefront or blast a load of aliens back to hell in DOOM VFR there are plenty of ways to get deeper into your PlayStation games. Just remember you’ll also need to buy the PlayStation Camera to play any PSVR games and if you want to really feel like you’re inside the game, you should treat yourself to a pair of Move Controllers too.
PlayStation Move Controllers
Get your hands in the game
Compatible with: PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and PS4 | Battery life: Maximum 10 hours
If you’re going to go full VR, you’re going to need a pair of PlayStation Move controllers. They might have been released back in the PS3 era, but they’re Sony’s way of getting your hands in the game. With one of these glowing bad boys in your paws, you’ll be able to pick up and interact with objects and items in VR games, which might sound silly but totally changes the game. Take Batman Arkham VR for example, there’s nothing quite like pulling on the Bat gloves and pulling down the cowl over your face in the game using what feels like your real hands - and then doing a little dance in the mirror. You are the night, after all.
A VR must have
Compatible with: PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and PS4 | Recommended room size: 3m (9.8 feet) by 1.9m (6.2 feet)
It’s a shame that you have to buy the PlayStation Camera separately if you want to do the whole VR thing, but the PS Camera isn’t just about virtual reality. This nifty bit of kit will let you unlock your PS4 using just your face, launch games and apps with quick and easy voice commands and even let you see yourself in game with titles like Tearaway Unfolded, The Playroom and Just Dance. Who wouldn’t want to see themselves strutting their stuff to the latest Justin Bieber track after all? And don't worry, you only have to see yourself looking silly in the middle of the room for a few seconds during VR set up.
Sony PlayStation DualShock 4 Charging Station
Keep on charging forward
Compatible with: All official PS4 DualShock 4 controllers | Power: AC Adaptor
The battery life on the PS4’s DualShock 4 pad isn’t bad, but there’s bound to be a crucial point mid-game where you get booted out with that infuriating “controller disconnected” prompt flashing up on screen. Make sure you don’t get scuppered at the final blow in a long boss fight by getting yourself the DualShock 4 Charging Station. This dinky little gadget will charge two controllers at once in a nicely designed cradle, meaning you’re always ready to get back into the game. Charge one and play with the other, and chuck your pads into it overnight to make sure you’re fully juiced for the next time you play.
PlayStation 4 Platinum headset
Hear your audio like the devs intended
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Weight: 272g | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS4, PSVR
Despite that handy headset connector sitting on your DualShock 4, there’s nothing quite like going truly wireless and Sony’s official offering is a delightfully noisy option. The Platinum headset delivers seriously punchy audio with virtual 7.1 surround sound, as well as 3D Audio with compatible games. This sounds like a gimmick until the first time you fire up Uncharted 4, get a ridiculous grin on your face and then wonder why all games don’t sound like this with bullets zinging past your ears. With an impressive price tag compared to other surround sound headsets, the Platinum delivers great sound, holds charge for around 10 hours and is seriously comfortable for long hours of play.
4TB Seagate Game Drive
All the storage you could wish for
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and PS4 | Power: USB | Size options: 2TB, 4TB | Transfer Speed: 110MB per second
Once you start splashing out on some of the best PS4 games you can play, you’ll soon find your internal hard drive getting fuller and fuller. But fear not, the PS4 now supports external hard drives for storage of all your games. Plug in any USB 3.0 hard drive and boom. More storage for MOAR GAMES. Our favourite is this 4TB Seagate Game Drive, because it looks great and has more than enough storage for all the games we’re going to buy over the next few years. If for some reason you wanted to fill your new 4TB hard drive just with the 42.3GB Assassin’s Creed Origins, you could install it 94 times and still have space to spare. Nice.
Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
Behind the wheel of your supercar fantasies
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS4 and PS3 | Force feedback: Dual-motor force feedback with helical gearing | Wheel rotation: 2TB, 4TB | In the box: Logitech G29 racing wheel, wired 3-pedal base
Whether you’re racing around in Gran Turismo Sport in the latest supercar, or wiping the digital mud from your face in Dirt Rally, there’s nothing quite like doing all that from behind a real wheel. Even if you’re sitting on your sofa, there’s something about feeling the leather under your fingers and the cool metal under your feet as you wrestle all four wheels around the next corner and scream into first place. The PS4 is pad is good, but it’s not quite the Logitech G29, which happens to be our pick for the best racing wheel available for PS4 (and PS3 too if you’re still dabbling in last-gen tech).
Universal Media Remote
Making the PS4 the centre of your entertainment
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS4 and a wide range of TV sets
The DualShock 4 is built for gaming from the way it nestles into your palms to the asymmetrical analogue sticks. It’s therefore not the optimal device for controlling other content with, especially streaming services. Pick up the PS4 Universal Media Remote though and this little beauty will have you zipping around menus and apps in no time. It can also turn on your PS4 and TV simultaneously with the touch of a button. Who has time to press two, really?
20th Anniversary DualShock 4
Going back to basics
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim and PS4
Although there are plenty of DualShock options available, from gold to camo, there’s something wonderful about the 20th Anniversary pad. With its old-school grey hue and classic colour scheme, it harks back to the PSOne days regardless of how super shiny Horizon Zero Dawn looks running in 4K. Pair it with a free anniversary theme for your PS4 and you’ll be heading down nostalgia road in no time.
Razer Raiju Controller
Time to go elite
Compatible with: PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS4, PS3
Ok, it might be more than twice the price of a regular DualShock but hear us out, there’s something pretty special about the Razer Raiju. First off, it’s official which means an excellent touch pad and your PS button is still there in the middle so you don’t get too lost and confused and two, if you’re looking for an Xbox Elite controller equivalent with customisable extra buttons, you’ve found it. The wired Raiju comes with two extra bumpers and two removable triggers underneath that are fully customisable. Plus, if you’re the kind of gamer that needs every millisecond or bust, esports research means there isn’t a single lag second wasted. And yes, it’s expensive but the weight and comfort here is evident from the second you pick it up.
Turtle Beach Elite 800
The ultimate PS4 gaming headset
Acoustic design: Closed Back | Wireless range: 30ft | Drivers: 50mm | Compatibility: PS4, PSVR
The Turtle Beach Elite 800 is a fantastic wireless headset for PS4. Made specifically for the console, it comes with a neat magnetic charging stand that will hold your headset aloft for all to see. Inside the headset itself, you’ve got DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound with customisable sound modes to make sure you can always hear the action in 360-degrees. Separate chat and game volume controls are a real boon too, as you’ll feel like a DJ mixing those sounds. Oh and did we mention that they’re ridiculously comfortable?
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