PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles out of the box come with one DualShock wireless controller, few cables, manual and that’s probably it unless you have bought a special PS4 bundle. But many PS4 accessories can improve your gaming experience by a lot. Some of them are almost must-have if you’re serious about gaming. Take a look at our Top 9 list:
1. DualShock 4 Dual Charger
POWER A DualShock 4 Dual Charger is the number 1 PS4 accessory on this list because we feel like everyone who has PS4 should get it. With DualShock 4 Dual Charger you can charge two controllers at the same time. This is a way better solution than a conventional USB cable that is running from your PS4 console to controller.
DualShock 4 Dual Charger ensures that your controller is always fully charged. If you have two controllers, you can charge one while you play with another one and when you’re done with gaming, just let them both charge. It is also a great way how to manage your controllers and prevent them from getting lost as you always will know where they are. We have also created a more detailed guide on how to choose The Best PS4 Controller Charging Stations.
2. Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB
A 2.5-inch internal hard drive from Seagate is our number 2. pick. Standard PS4 or PS4 Pro comes with an internal hard drive that has a capacity of 500GB or 1TB. That’s not too large considering some games can take up to 60GB of memory! Meaning you can have only about eight games installed onto your 500GB PS4. Fortunately, there is a solution – Seagate FireCuda Gaming SSHD 2TB. This internal hard drive is compatible with PS4 and is faster than standard drive as it is SSHD or a hybrid drive. That means performance increase and whopping 2TB of capacity.
An easier solution to increase the storage capacity of your system is to get an external hard drive for PS4.
The standard Thumb Grips on your DualShock controller doesn’t offer you quite a control that you would want to? If so, you can get thumb grips with added friction and larger surface area. KontrolFreek offers thumb grips that are very easy to install – just pull them over stock thumbsticks. Not only you get increased control, but you also protect the controllers stock thumbsticks.
KontrolFreek claims that you get 53% more surface area on your thumbsticks. It’s also worth mentioning that KontrolFreek Alpha Thumb Grips are resistant to oils and greases.
PlayStation Camera is one of the optional accessories that you can live without, but it adds some cool extra features. First, you can play games that require Playstation Camera. Now you can emerge into gaming more than ever. Although there is not a single game in which Playstation Camera is essential and very few games use it at all. We find Playstation Camera more like a navigation tool through PS4 than a gaming accessory. There are such features as face recognition and voice command recognition.
Love racing games like DiRT Rally or Need for Speed series? DualShock controller isn’t too enjoyable when it comes to racing games. Serious games who want to feel their virtual vehicle should consider getting a racing wheel for PS4, and Logitech Driving Force G29 is one of the best choices. This wheel features Dual-motor force feedback. This means you can feel how car slides in corners and is beeing pulled from one place to another. In hands, it feels very nice and well build with soft touches like a leather wrapped steering wheel and metal touches. You also get floor pedal unit that has gas, brake and clutch pedals. If you pay a bit extra, you can also get the shifter for changing gears manually.
Most Playstation 4 layouts feature horizontal position and don’t stand well on their own vertically. With Kootek Vertical Stand you can place it however you like. For example, if you want to fit in in places where you can’t do it in landscape position.
Not only you get a vertical stand but also a cooling fan, that reduces heat and increases performance, two controller charging and USB hub. Three accessories in one. And the best thing is that you can get Kootek Vertical Stand under 20$!
Playstation 4 console out of the box comes with a headset. However, it’s rubbish for serious gamers. You can’t use it for long gaming sessions. That’s why Sony have created an upgrade PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset. This headset feels way better, features 7.1 surround sound and many other features that change your gaming experience for 360 degrees. Good audio quality is one of the key factors for competitive gaming. 7.1 surround sound allows you to feel like your in the game and hear 3D sounds, not only stereo. If you want to see other great headsets, see our article about The Best PS4 Headsets.
A very pricey yet astounding PS4 accessory is PlayStation VR. In the box, you get PlayStation VR headset and bunch of cables and power adapters. This opens a new world to gaming. Now you can be apart from your game. With 5.7” OLED 1080p display and games running up to 120 frames per second this is a very sleek device. It’s totally worth trying. Best the thing is that you get to move around not only lay on your sofa where all you move is your fingers.
At least but not the least – the second DualShock 4 Wireless Controller. Two controllers give you a lot more freedom. Now you can play games with one controller while another one is charging and play games with your friends on the same monitor or TV. The cool thing is that now you can choose your PS4 controller in any color you want.