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The best PS4 accessories: All the must-have extras for your favorite console

There are plenty of options to choose from.
May 1, 2022
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The Sony PlayStation 4 might be nearing the end of its run, with the PlayStation 5 taking its place, but it’s still one of the best consoles you can buy. It boasts an incredible library of games, and combined with some killer PS4 accessories like PlayStation VR, you can skip out on expensive next-gen hardware for years. Not to mention the console, games, and accessories can likely be had at a steep discount.

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We’ve put together a list of the best and most essential PS4 accessories below. Don’t have a PS4 yet? It’s never too late to get in on the party. Click the link below to see the current price and pick up a PS4 Pro of your own!

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
The most advanced PlayStation system ever. PS4 Pro is designed to take your favorite PS4 games and add to them with more power for graphics, performance, or features for your 4K HDR TV, or 1080p HD TV.

The best PS4 accessories:

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best PS4 accessories as new ones launch.

Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa

HORI Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa

If the PS4 Gamepad’s d-pad isn’t good enough for your fighting fanatic needs, you need the best PS4 fighting stick accessory from trusted arcade stick brand Hori. The Hori Real Arcade Pro N Hayabusa features Hori’s fantastic Hayabusa stick and buttons, which will instantly improve your performance in Street Fighter or Tekken.

This arcade stick also has a hidden panel on the side to adjust button mappings and turbo settings, as well as an integrated touchpad on the front for better compatibility. Speaking of compatibility, this PS4 accessory works also works with the PS3 and Windows PCs.

Kawaye PS4 Stand

Kawaye PS4 Stand

If there’s one thing that all PS4 users can attest to, it’s that the console runs hot and loud. Thankfully, there are some great PS4 accessories to address this problem, like the Kawaye PS4 Stand. The model fits all versions of the PS4 (standard, slim, and pro). Plus, it has two integrated fans for cooling, storage for 16 games, and two charging ports for controllers.

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For those of you who have invested in PSVR, the Kootek Charging Stand also fits all necessary PS4 accessories in a small footprint. The only catch to these stands is that they only work if you have space to set up your console vertically. If you don’t have the space but still want a charging station for controllers, the PowerA DualShock 4 Charging Station is a great alternative.

PDP PS4 Bluetooth Remote

PDP PS4 Bluetooth Remote

If you use your PS4 to watch movies or stream media, you know it can be frustrating to use a Dualshock 4 controller to navigate menus and control playback. That’s where this simple Bluetooth remote comes in. It has all the relevant buttons in a much more user-friendly format, and it can even wake your console at the press of a button.

What’s great about this PS4 accessory is just how simple it is. There’s no setup to go through, and when it shuts off, it doesn’t flash a “controller disconnected” message on screen to interrupt your watching. Without a doubt, this is one of the best and most useful PS4 accessories anyone can buy.

Sony DualShock 4 Controller

DualShock 4 on PlayStation

The final controller on our list of the best PS4 accessories is the standard DualShock 4 controller. While the iconic design isn’t the best controller around, it’s much more affordable than other options and is perfect for the occasional player two. It even has its own accessories, like the back button attachment that adds two remappable buttons to the back of any DualShock 4 controller.

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Perhaps the best thing about the official Sony DualShock 4 controllers is the wide variety of color options. There are plenty of options available, from the classic Jet Black to flashy two-toned and camouflage schemes. If you don’t already have two controllers, this should be one of the very first PS4 accessories you buy!

HyperX Cloud Alpha

A picture of the HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset on a wooden table.
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While there are plenty of great gaming headsets to choose from, one of our favorites is the HyperX Cloud Alpha. With lossless 2.4GHz ultra-low latency connections with the PS4 and PC, there truly is no better headset under $100.

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What’s great about this headset is how versatile it is. It works with just about any device in your house — gaming or otherwise. It has no battery or wireless functions, but you get plenty of quality for your money. The aluminum design is as premium as you can get, has accurate audio quality, and offers great isolation.

Logitech G Dual-Motor Feedback Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel

Logitech G Dual Motor Feedback Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel

The PlayStation 4 is home to many great racing games, and if you want to get the most out of them, you’ll need to invest in a racing wheel. This one from Logitech is among the best racing wheels for the console, and it’s just what you need to feel like you’re really behind the wheel of a rally car or street racer.

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For starters, the build quality is excellent. The unit comes with steel ball bearings, stainless steel shifter and pedals, and a hand-stitched leather wheel grip. The dual-motor force feedback makes driving more realistic, and you get a bevy of helpful controls to keep your game fun.

WD 4TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive

WD elements external hard drive

The last entry in our list of the best PS4 accessories is actually two items from the same category. As your collection of PS4 games grows, you will inevitably run into problems with storage space. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to expand your storage with the help of additional hard drives.

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The simplest solution is to pick up an external hard drive, like this 4TB option from WD. This is a full four times the capacity of the PS4 Pro’s internal storage, and eight times the capacity of the standard PS4. If you want to increase your storage capacity and improve performance, you can also get an internal SSD to replace the stock HDD, although you should only do this if you’re confident tinkering with your system. If you are, we recommend the Samsung 860 EVO, which boasts the fastest speeds to cut down on load times across the board.

Nyko Type Pad

Nyko Type Pad

Are you commonly needing to input text while gaming? Without a keyboard, this can be a hassle, but you might not want a full-on keyboard either. A small keyboard that mounts to the controller can be a great alternative, and the Nyko Type Pad is our favorite.

This PS4 accessory offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a directional analog nub. It even comes with a speaker for you to listen to chats.

That’s it for our list of must-have PlayStation 4 accessories! We’ll update this post with new ones once they launch. In the meantime, you should also look at our lists of the best gaming routers and speakers to further improve your experience.