Best accessories for PlayStation 4

If you received a new PlayStation 4 as a gift, or are giving one to someone else during the holidays, be sure to brush up on some of the best accessories to pair with the console!

When giving or receiving a PlayStation 4 during the holidays, you may find yourself wondering what the best accessories are for the console. While the best add-ons to pair with your new PlayStation 4 are going to be games like Spider-Man or Red Dead Redemption 2, there are other accessories to keep in mind.

For example, if you or your recipient plans on playing multiplayer titles, you may want to pick up a spare DualShock controller. Alternatively, if you got a PS4 Pro, a new 4K TV can really enhance your gaming experience. To help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier, we’ve put together a list of the best accessories for PlayStation 4!

Best Accessories for PlayStation 4

Controller and camera for PlayStation 4
Below, we've listed some of the best accessories to pair with your new PlayStation 4.
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PlayStation Plus Subscription

To make use of online features, you'll want to purchase a subscription to PlayStation Plus. If you want to give it a try, there are subscriptions as short as a month. To avoid thinking about it, you can also purchase subscriptions as long as a year, meaning you won't have to continue renewing your subscription every time it expires.

Below, we've included links to where you can buy different PlayStation Plus subscriptions based on duration. 

Alternatively, you can buy gift cards to the PlayStation Store to give your recipient the chance to purchase digital games, or a PlayStation Plus subscription themselves based on their personal preferences.

PlayStation VR Set

PlayStation VR
To get the full PlayStation 4 experience, you may want to purchase a PSVR set.
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In addition to the PlayStation 4 console, Sony sells PlayStation VR which offers gamers a unique virtual reality experience. There are a variety of PSVR bundles available on the market that include the PSVR headset, camera, and a selection of PSVR compatible titles like Moss. If you want to give someone the full PlayStation 4 experience, you really can’t go wrong with adding a PSVR set.

For an idea on the different options available for purchase, we’ve listed some of the best PSVR sets down below!

DualShock Controller

DualShock controller for PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4 console includes one DualShock controller, meaning you may want to purchase an additional controller.
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The PlayStation 4 console comes with one DualShock controller, and while this is fine if you plan on playing alone, we still recommend buying an additional controller. Why? Well, if you want to have friends over to play a multiplayer game and they don’t own a PS4, you’ll need a second controller.

Alternatively, if you plan on doing a gaming marathon where you play Spider-Man all night, you’ll eventually need to recharge your DualShock. If you have a second DualShock charged and ready to go, you can simply swap out controllers and keep playing without interruption. Lastly, the DualShock that comes bundled with the PlayStation 4 system is stock black.

With so many color variations to choose from, it can be fun to select a secondary controller that fits your style and personality. Below, we’ve listed a few different DualShock controller options in each color!

DualShock Charging Station

DualShock charging station for PlayStation 4
To make charging your DualShock controllers easier, you can purchase a DualShock Charging Station for your PlayStation 4.
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With the purchase of additional DualShock controllers comes the need to charge them quickly, as the PlayStation 4 only includes USB charging cables. To make the charging process easier, we recommend buying a DualShock charging station. There are a few different options available when it comes to charging your DualShock controllers.

Using these options, you can dock your controllers and set them all to charge simultaneously rather than needing to plug each one in using the USB cable setup. Wondering what charging stations are available? Below, we’ve included a few different charging station options for PlayStation 4!

Headphones

HyperX headphones for PlayStation 4
A nice pair of headphones can perfectly complement your new PlayStation 4.
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To immerse yourself in your PlayStation 4 games, you may want to add a quality gaming headset to your purchase. What’s nice about the PlayStation 4 is that, on the DualShock controllers, you’ll find a headphone jack. If you want to communicate with your friends, there are tons of headphone options for PS4 that include built-in mics as well.

With so many different headphone options out there, it can be hard to settle on the one that’s best for you or your gift recipient. To help, we’ve included a few recommended headphones to pair with your PlayStation 4!

External Drive for PS4

SeaGate external drive for PlayStation 4
To avoid running out of storage space, you can purchase an external drive for PlayStation 4.
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There are two stock storage options when buying a new PlayStation 4: 500GB and 1TB. Depending on the game, your storage can fill up rather quickly. For example, games like Red Dead Redemption 2 can take up to 90GB of storage space alone.

To avoid having to uninstall games you haven’t finished to make way for new ones, and to avoid running out of storage space in general, you may want to purchase an external drive for PS4. There are several storage options available, many offering 1TB or more of additional storage space. Wondering what external drive options to consider?

Below, we’ve included a list of recommended external drives for PlayStation 4!

4K TV

Samsung 4K TV for PS4 Pro
When gifting or receiving a PlayStation 4 Pro, you may want to upgrade to a 4K TV.
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Finally, if you purchased or are receiving a PlayStation 4 Pro, you may want to upgrade to a 4K compatible TV. During the holidays, retailers generally offer discounts on 4K TVs as an incentive to shop at their location. While Black Friday has come and gone, you can still pick up a 4K TV at a relatively decent price before the holidays conclude.

With so many different brands, styles, and sizes, it can be hard to find the best 4K TV to suit your needs. To help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier, we’ve included a list of recommended 4K TVs to pair with your PlayStation 4 Pro!

Again, one of the easiest things to add to your PlayStation 4 purchase is a game or two. On the cheaper end, an extra DualShock controller or headset can really round out a PlayStation 4 gift. If you’re the recipient of a new PlayStation 4, upgrading your TV or storage space can add to your gaming experience for years to come!

By reading through this guide, you should now know the best accessories for PlayStation 4.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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