The Essential PS4 Accessories For Every Gamer

PS4 AccessoriesThe PS4 comes with just about everything you need to get started. You get the system, power cable, HDMI cable, controller, and a charge cable. All you need is a game and you're good to go. Of course, once you unleash the beast that is the PS4, you'll quickly find out that what comes in the box just doesn't cut it.

That's where accessories come in. This massive industry brings tons of different companies together to bring you all of the extra bells and whistles you could every want or need. Today we'll take a look at the ones that are worth your time and give you some insight into just how spoiled we as gamers can be nowadays.

Do not be ashamed of your accessories my friends, they are the badges of honor upon your gaming haven's uniform. Everything from chargers, to camera, to wall mounts and steering wheels! It's all coming to you right now!

The Essential PS4 Accessories

Before we dive into our ultimate list, we first need to make sure you have the right TV for your gaming setup. We recommend something with full 1080p or 4K support (even though the PS4 doesn't support 4K). On top of this, you should look for something with burn-in protection, low input lag, and plenty of HDMI inputs.

Once you're setup with that, you can start thinking about accessories. Let's start with the basics, and then we'll move into the really specialized options.

These are the accessories that you can't do without. Even if you're budget it tight, make sure you have these present, or you're going to spend a lot of time waiting for things to charge or playing games alone.

1. DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers

I know it's kind of obvious, but the PS4 only comes with one controller. On top of this, it's just the standard black color. Come on, when there's options for red, blue, silver, camo, white, and even more colors, how can you just have one? Not to mention, how will you play local multiplayer games without at least another two or three controllers on hand? Yeah, looking pretty important now, isn't it?

2. PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station

Unless you want to sit there and plug in your controllers to charge with that tiny cable the PS4 comes with, you're going to want this ASAP. The battery life on the DualShock 4 isn't horrible, but it will disappear before you know it when you get into a good gaming marathon. Don't get caught with your controller's dead. Instead, plug this bad boy into the wall and charge them between sessions.

This is the one I use and it's a lifesaver, trust me.

3. 1-Year PlayStation Plus Membership - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]

PlayStation Plus is required to play games online, but not to use your apps like Netflix, which is nice. Instead of just stopping there though,Sony also thanks you for being a member with two free PS4 games each month! If you have a PS3 or PS Vita, you get free games on those consoles too! This thing pays for itself faster than you can say "download complete."

4. Dust-Off Compressed Gas Duster - 4 Pack - DPSXL4

I know what you're thinking. You think I've lost it, but hear me out on this. Your PS4 needs to be maintained, which means keeping dust and debris out of the immediate area and especially out of the system's fans and vents. Enter Dust-Off, my personal favorite solution. Basically it's just air in a can that sprays out really hard and fast. It has a little nozzle for you to blast out dust and anything else stuck in your PS4's vents (like pet hair in my case).

It's not expensive, but it is essential to keeping your PS4 happy and healthy.

It's Time to Treat Yourself

Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to have a little fun. These next items may not be absolutely required, but come on, you know you want them. Let's take a look.

1. PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset - Jet Black

I think we can all agree that there are some seriously awesome PS4 headsets out there, but this one is my favorite for the combination of price and fuctionality. This is a sleek and sexy wireless headset with virtual surround sound, and a cable to use them as headphones on your computer or Vita. At under $100, it's the perfect entry-level solution.

2. PlayStation 4 Camera

While it doesn't do much beyond The Playroom game and video chat, the PS4 Camera will be essential when the PlayStation VR headset releases, so get it while it's hot! I've used mine several times, and it works great for those live stream sessions on Twitch or YouTube.

3. Ortz PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan

There's vertical stands for the PS4, and then there's the the Ortz Gaming PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan. This beast of an accessory is a stand, cooling fan, and controller dock all in one! It's pretty sturdy, assuming you don't have kids or pets that may run into it. If you do, you may be better off keeping the PS4 in a more horizontal position.

4. Forza Designs - Best PS4 Wall Mount | Sony PlayStation 4 Wall Mount Bracket | Video Game Console WallMount

Here's an idea: get your PS4 off the ground and up on the wall, towering above the peasant consoles below it. You can make it happen with the Forza Designs PS4 Wall Mount. In my experience with this accessory, I found it to be very stable and well designed. Go on, treat yourself.

5. PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote

Tired of using your DualShock 4 for movies, Netflix, and streaming apps? Yeah, me too. Not only does it drain the battery but the light bar is so distracting! Worry no longer my friends, for the PS4 Media Remote is here! With the ability to turn all of your devices on and off, and control every aspect of your PS4, you'll never need to drain your DualShock ever again!

6. Samsung Seagate HN-M201RAD Momentus SpinPoint ST2000LM003 2TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Notebook Hard Drive 9.5MM

The PS4 only ships with a 500GB hard drive, and while there's plenty you can do to keep your PS4 hard drive clean there's also the option to just replace it entirely without voiding your warranty. This example is four times larger than the hard drive it comes with, which should help with any space issues.

Money is No Object, Bring it On!

So let's assume you are a gamer with a bit of a budget, and you really just want to bring the house down with the best possible options. You've got all the things above and you're ready to really just set yourself up for the foreseeable future. Alright, check these out.

1. Thrustmaster VG T300RS Officially Licensed PS4/PS3 Force Feedback Racing Wheel

Who uses a controller for racing games these days (I do sadly)? No, if you're going to boot up something as complex as Project Cars, then you need the real feel of the track. Enter the ultimate Force Feedback Racing Wheel from Thrustmaster. This bad boy will make you feel like you're cutting it on the tracks with pedals to boot!

2. HORI Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai for PlayStation 3/4

Who plays fighting games with a controller anymore (I do sadly)? This is where the true fighting game fans live, right in the arcade with a tournament fight stick. Here we have one of the best options on the market for all of your Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter fans.

What accessories do you use? Which ones are your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!

Article by - Bradley Ramsey
Insert date - 10/8/15

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i would like 4 the ps4 to play ps1 ps2 and ps3 games please do that thank you 4 reading this

i agree

i aggree

sony is awesome

have sony phone dvds surround sound pps1 2 3 and hope to get 4

previous games

If it doesn't play previous system games I probably wouldn't buy it no matter how great it is. I have some games I absolutely love from the other systems and am not willing to give them up or keep a million systems around just so I can play them.



Ya the ps3 could play ps1 ps2

Ya the ps3 could play ps1 ps2 and ps3 games and the ps2 could play ps2 and ps1 games so it is very likely that the ps4 will be able tp play games from all 4 systems


The ps3 could only play ps3 and ps1 games it didnt allow me to play ps2 games


So if that's true, does that mean all the remastered games are just (almost) the exact same thing, but are said to be able to be played on the ps4, when the original could too? Now that's just cheap.


should not be to bulky and should be able to play ps1 ps2 ps3 ps4 games to. maybe even wifi




The Playstation 4 should be more advanced with the latest technology built in! Not only compatible with previous games, But the whole era of sony's accomplishments! Bring back the past and add it in with the future consoles. Put the "Gamer into the Game"!


wat the heell is rong wit u bitch


it would b awesome if the PS4 could play all games,moves etc.


that would be sick


How much will it cost?

i dont think so

i dont think it will cause 1000 dollars


I bought 55" TV for $1000. I would rather to buy another TV for $1000 to watch two NFL games than waste $1000 on PS4


Mine was about $500 and had 1 terabyte of storage, came with a bo3 controller and the ps4 was bo3 styled, with bo3.

700 or 600

i think it will cost around 600 or 700




i love sony too


the ps4 will be awsome


ps4 will be awesome


3D will be Sony's focus. A year ago, I would have laughed at this concept, but then just last week I saw Panasonic's VT30 3D demonstration and, as far as I can tell, the 3D you would expect of the technology is all there now. It works. James Cameron's Avatar in 3D was on it and I have to say, I almost fell over; every caveat that I had with 3D, was gone. Next Generation Gaming Consoles that don't reach the capability to support 3D+1080P+60fps are going to suffer at the hands of Next Generation Game Consoles that do in a very acute way. 3D+Gaming+40-60" displays; that's where the future is. I doubt Microsoft nor Sony like the idea of "Toys" being in the same sentence as Next Generation Gaming Consoles - which is why Microsoft "appear" to be releasing two distinct technologies. Even kids don't like anyone calling their Xbox360 or their PS3, a "Toy".



when will it come out

When will the ps4 comes out cause I can't wait LOL!!! I


on october 14 2012 at acout 5:00 on sunday

Video cards is a different

Video cards is a different word the real word is graphic(s)

This user didn't mean GPU, they meant:

This user was talking about playing Vita games on the PS4. There's no way the Vita's GPU could be a viable piece of hardware to use in a HD games console, not when it is significantly weaker than the PS3's RSX and Cell combo. Several Vita graphics chips would be needed, probably stacked on a die to push the necessary performance to even meet low level 1080p PC equivalent settings. PS vita outputs low AA 720x408 resolutions max. Sony's probably going AMD HD 79**, to 8*** series, potentially with some 9*** series features as this would give them proper levels of AA, AF, particle and loads of other modern graphical effects at 720p+. With games probably looking more filmlike at lower resolutions than 1080p. The kind of hardware that's possible now in a PS3 sized package (or slightly larger, like an Alienware X51) can easily do the equivalent of ultra PC settings at 1080p 60FPS in a game like Crysis 3, Battlefield 3 or Black Ops 2, most console gamers would be pretty happy with that, but probably far more impressed by something that approaches Avatar levels of fidelity at 720p, which is what developers want to achieve.

Compatibility would be an issue.

Do you mean you want the PS4 to be able to play Vita games? If that's what you mean I hate to say that probably won't be a feature of PS4, mainly because compatibility in the hardware of PS4 won't allow for that too happen. Backwards compatibility with PS2 games will likely be limited if we get it. If the rumours of Sony making micro-cell modules (with 1 PPE and 3/4 SPEs) that can bolt onto an AMD APU (like Kaveri) are true then compatibility with PS3 games shouldn't be the issue alot of people think it will be. Another issue with Vita games would be the native resolutions being so far below HD that upscaling them would make them look dreadful on a 1080p screen. I could see Sony making a larger version of Vita, with a screen that's similar in size to a Wii U tablet and maybe enable more cross platform content, perhaps releasing versions of proper HD vita games on the PS4, possibly allowing users that own the Vita version to download or stream the PS4 version at a small charge from PSN to PS4, but actually plugging the video game cartridge into the PS4 and playing straight from the PS4 onto a large HD TV probably won't be possible. The idea would probably appeal to a lot of Vita owners that plan on getting a PS4, but it's a matter of how the Vita's CPU processes game code probably being vastly different from PS4's CPU. If it could work then it would be a good way to boost Vita game sales, giving sony another way to push their sales up and of course encourage the sales of Vita consoles to improve, so who knows. Another good idea IMO would be for Sony to release a dual play version of Vita titles, with the Bluray and cartridge coming in the same case at a slight additional charge over the Vita release. I'm sure devs would be happy to get a more cash from those sales, sony would have to be happy for the additional business.


so its time for us to give up our play station3s well lets do this 4 sony like they say out with the old and in with the new.

Not that much

That is too much you don't want it to cost a bazillion dollars do you?


im literallly turned on by this!

prepay ?

is it able to prepay Ps4 ? cuz i really want this one, i missed the PS3, so now its time to get the latest new ;) just like i got the IPhone 4, before 4s. but contact me at ; my E-mail adress : if i get hacked, i'll hack the hacker!!!

how much

Hopefuly this dosent cost a lot of money cause that would suck @.@

ps4 price

they have to put that price to at lease $250


it'll be at least $700 on release, hopefully no more than $750

Re: 250?

It's highly unlikely PS4 will be $750. Even high end CPUs and GPUs (or in the rumoured specs for PS4 an APU) cost a fraction of what they retail for. When hardware goes into a store, before the shop's or websites have tacked on their margins and when AMD or Intel makes a big profit these units cost a significant fraction of what the stores/sites sell them for. People on this site and in many other places on the net have been coming to the wrong conclusions over the cost of parts to Sony. Sony doesn't buy the parts for their consoles at retail price. They won't be paying $200 to $300 for their GPU, even if they used high end units, they'd likely pay half that, even a top end APU like the A8-3870k costs $109.99 on Amazon US right now, AMD probably sells them to Amazon for half that. If Sony wants to use the same quad core processor, tack on a better GPU component, they can probably make a console that costs them no more than about $470 and then either chose to make a loss on hardware to sell for a more reasonable cost to consumers (knock the price of the console down to $400, maybe $450) or start making a profit early of $30 per unit at retail cost of $500, they'd be making $300,000,000 on their first 10,000,000 units and that's on a console that could easily produce full native 1080p graphics, with high to ultra level PC graphics settings and frame rates above 30 FPS with a lot of action on screen. $700 is highly unlikely and if that does end up being the retail cost Sony will be making either a profit of about $200 or the console will be close to the best high end PC currently possible, it'd also have to be pretty massive as the thing would generate way too much heat otherwise.


Most people want the system $400-$500 many people won't buy it at all

I think 400-500 is a

I think 400-500 is a reasonable price with all these CPUs and things they are using being made cheaper these days. But you gotta remember sony have A LOT of losses to cover and we will see this in the PS4's final price. And for those of you who are all like "if its over 400 i aint buying it" well don't then. Sony deserves dedicated followers. I am so passionate about gaming and my ps consoles that ill gladly pay 899 for the console


I think that PS4 should be able to play PS3 Games

Make a power sute (like power

Make a power sute (like power glove) but u feel the game and so the 3D glasses can look at the suit as ur game that yiur playing . We be come the fighter or shooter ect. Just like the six aixx


Make a power sute (like power glove) but u feel the game and so the 3D glasses can look at the suit as ur game that yiur playing . We be come the fighter or shooter ect. Just like the six aixx

Would be funny

Have a FIFA edition ps4 build the ps4 inside a real soccer ball and kick it around the house while u play. Haha, now that's thinking outside the box.


Or a way that you can move the soccer ball, and it appears on the game, like the Kinect or whatever its called, that way you can also get exercise while playing.