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The best PS5 accessories to buy right now

Best PS5 accessories
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The best PS5 accessories are absolute must buys for those of you that have been lucky enough to get yourself one of the next-gen consoles. The PS5 itself is a fantastic and fun piece of kit, but having some extra peripherals can make a massive improvement on your gaming experience. Even if you do get all the essentials in the box.

Whether you're more into games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, or the likes of Astro's Playroom, the PS5's core hardware only scratches the surface of what your console can do. It may be a major upgrade, but if you want to get yourself the ultimate console experience then you're going to need to open up your wallet for some extras. Especially once the new influx of exclusive titles arrives.

Our list of the best PS5 accessories runs the line between controllers, cameras, and the external storage you'll want to take advantage of. There aren't a great many out there yet, but we've selected everything you can buy to make your console the perfect gaming and media experience. Whether that means listening to your favorite game in the peace of a reliable headset, grabbing additional controllers for multiplayer, there's something out there to match your needs.

Just remember that while the PS5 is in it infancy there aren't as many peripherals as there are for something like the PS4. But a lot of licensed accessories still work on both consoles, including flight sticks, steering wheels, and the DualShock 4 controller. But only for PS4 games, naturally.

What are the best PS5 accessories? 

Most PS5 owners could certainly benefit from another DualSense controller, especially for multiplayer. That’s why another DualSense gamepad may be exactly what you need to pick up next, as is the charging station to go with it. That way, you can always have two DualSense controllers on hand at once, with one juiced up and ready to go whenever the battery runs out on the other. With its adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, it's integral to the entire PlayStation 5 experience, especially when played with showcase titles like Astro's Playroom.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is a must-have to experience the PS5's 3D Audio capabilities. With plush earpads and a sturdy headband strap, it not only complements the PS5's body, but also offers a great way to enjoy your game in peace as well as become further immersed in whatever title you're playing.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless headset is a great alternative if you're not as concerned with matching your console or going with the officially licensed product. It's every bit as capable of delivering a high-quality aural experience, however, and offers a great alternative to anyone looking for a headset they can also use on PlayStation 4. If you want to use your new console as a media center, the new PS5 Media Remote is also worth looking into.

The best PS5 accessories you can buy today 

best PS5 accessories: PS5 DualSense controller

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1. PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller

The best PS5 controller

Size: 6.3 x 2.6 x 4.2 inches | Weight: 9.9 ounces | Connectivity: USB-C

Adaptive triggers
Motion and touch controls
Quite bulky
Drift issues

The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller is absolutely integral to the PS5 experience, and improves upon the previous DualShock 4 model in nearly every single way. The DualSense utilizes haptic feedback in a bid to offer physical sensations that correspond with what you're doing in-game, with dual actuators instead of rumble motors. 

These can simulate a variety of actions and feel unique in comparison to what the DualShock 4 offered. Similarly, the controller's adaptive triggers offer varying levels of tension when pressed down. It can feel like drawing a bowstring back or shooting a particularly powerful gun. Plus, there's a built-in microphone and headset jack as well as a grippy texture that should feel good in any hands. While you'll get a DualSense out of the box when you buy a PS5, it's always good to have an extra controller handy for multiplayer games. 

Best PS5 accessories: Playstation hd camera

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2. PlayStation HD Camera

The best PS5 webcam

Resolution: 1080p | Key features: Automatic background removal, built-in stand

Background removal tools
Built-in stand
Clear HD image
Not compatible with PSVR

If you plan on streaming to Twitch or YouTube directly from your PS5, this HD Camera is a must-have. This more than capable camera comes with a built-in stand that makes it look just like the PlayStation 5, with the same monochromatic color scheme, and a suite of tools that mean it's immediately compatible with the system as a piece of streaming equipment. 

It comes with special background removal tools to ensure you can cut out what's around you when you stream as well, in addition to the option to broadcast via picture-in-picture with your game or to crop out or replace your background. This is the best camera prospective streamers can add to their PS5 arsenal, and makes getting set up to share gameplay a total breeze.

Best PS5 accessories: pulse 3d wireless headset

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3. Pulse 3D Wireless headset

The best PS5 headset for 3D audio

Key features: 3D Audio | Battery life: 12 hours | Microphones: Dual hidden mics | Compatibility: PS5, PS4, PC, Mac

12 hour battery life
Compatible with PS5's 3D audio
PSVR compatible
Often out of stock

A headset can be an instrumental part of any gaming setup, and the PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is looking like Sony's best one yet. This is the official PlayStation headset from Sony, which is engineered to work with the PlayStation 5's 3D Audio capabilities. Like the rest of the first crop of PS5 accessories, it looks just like the actual system. 

With plush earcups and an adjustable headstrap, it's designed for long gaming sessions, equipped with hidden noise-cancelling microphones. You can adjust audio and chat settings straight from the headset, and use this attractive headset for up to 12 hours wirelessly with its rechargeable battery, and even take it to your PS4 should you need a headset that makes sense on that system as well. It can even be used with PSVR, if you so desire.

Best PS5 accessories: DualSense charging station

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4. DualSense Charging Station

The best PS5 accessory for DualSense

Charging capacity: 2 DualSense controllers

Frees up PS5 USB ports
Room for two controllers

3 hour recharge time

The DualSense Controller's battery lasts quite a long while as it is, but it's always good to have a way to charge up another one to have for backup, just in case. The DualSense Charging Station lets you charge up to two DualSense wireless controllers at the same time, all without having to keep them connected to the PlayStation 5. 

This helps you free up USB ports from the PS5, and holds your controllers securely in one place. When you've exhausted one controller's battery, drop it into the dock, hear the click to know it's properly positioned, and then pick up the other controller for a freshly-charged controller so you can jump into your favorite game that much quicker. It's also a great option for families who need multiple controllers charged at once for multiplayer sessions.

Best PS5 accessories: PS5 media remote

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5. PS5 Media Remote

Dedicated app buttons: Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube | IR transmitter: Yes

Sleek design
Replaces controller when you're not gaming
Dedicated buttons are glorified ads

The PlayStation 5 can be used as much more than a gaming console, and that makes the Media Remote an invaluable accessory. This diminutive streaming remote comes with built-in play and pause, fast forward, and reverse buttons as well as dedicated streaming service buttons for Netflix, Spotify, Disney+, and YouTube. It's small, sleek, and matches your console just like the rest of Sony's PS5 accessories. Plus, you can use it to both turn on your PS5 and then navigate through menus without even having to connect a controller so you can get right down to enjoying your favorite shows, movies, or music right away.

best PS5 accessories: SteelSeries Arctis 7P/7X review

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6. SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless

The best gaming headset you can buy

Compatibility: PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, Android | Drivers: 40mm | Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz | Wireless: Yes

Works with just about every system
Great gaming sound
Comfortable fit
Music quality could be better

For those who prefer to pick up a different type of headset than what Sony has with the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, SteelSeries has a fantastic alternative with the Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation. Designed for PS5, this headset is also compatible with PS4, Switch, PC, and Android. 

It offers lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio that provides low-latency audio while gaming. In addition, it features a Discord-certified ClearCast bidirectional microphone so all communications that go through the headset are crystal clear as possible. They also come packing a 24-hour battery life that can keep you going all the way from one gaming session to the next. Plus, with an attractive form factor, this pair of headphones looks nice next to the PlayStation 5.

Check out our full SteelSeries Arctis 7P wireless review.

Best PS5 accessories: WD 4TB Game Drive

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7. WD 4TB Game Drive

The best PS5 external hard drive

Capacity: 4TB | Connectivity: USB 3.0

Frees up valuable storage space
USB 3.0 for faster speeds
Only plays PS4 games

Though Sony has noted that you can't currently move PS5 games to an external hard drive, you can use the WD 4TB Game Drive to store all the PS4 games you want to use instead. Downloadable games are quite large on PS5, so having an extra place to store PS4 titles (of which there are many to still sift through) is a great idea. It's compact, supports USB 3.0,  and you can use it with PS4 as well, depending on what you need to store in terms of games or save content. 

How to choose the best PS5 accessories for you  

Right now, since the PS5 is essentially still in its infancy, there isn't a lot to choose from. You could pick up only what you need, however, out of what is available, and that might mean only going for a DualSense Controller and its accompanying Charging Station if you're not planning on doing any live-streaming. 

If you need a way to experience what the PlayStation 5 has to offer in terms of audio, you can opt for products like the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, which has a variety of uses. 

The biggest recommendation for anyone looking to purchase any PS5 accessories at the moment is an additional DualSense Controller. Anyone can add this to their PS5 collection and benefit from it. 

It's also worth noting that the PS5 works with most major PS4 accessories, such as the DualShock 4 controller and a variety of headsets, specialty controllers and storage drives. Just note that PS4 controllers only work with PS4 games on PS5.