Controllers, Headsets, Cameras, Chargers and more
Most gamers don’t realize just how big the accessory business is. It’s a far more lucrative section of the industry than most gamers give it credit for. Accessories encompass anything unrelated to games, be it extra controllers, steering wheels, memory cards, dance pads, and much more. In a broader sense, accessories could also include anything gaming related, such as gaming chairs and routers.
With every new console, the old accessories for the most part won't work on the newer hardware and this is true of the PlayStation 4. Fear not, as PS4 Experts is here to provide you with an up-to-date list of all the awesome accessories you'll be able to use on your brand new system.
Even though the announced accessory list is slim at the current time, we'll be sure to update this list with each new announcement!
While the PlayStation 4 includes one DualShock 4 controller, the system supports up to four controllers which you'll need if you're looking to play some local multiplayer. Extra DualShock 4 controllers will run you $59.99 per controller and are available from a variety of retailers such as Amazon.
Currently, no third-party controllers have been announced for the PlayStation 4. However, as we get closer to release it's a given that we'll see quite a few unofficial PlayStation 4 controllers!
Fighting Game Controllers
Mad Catz PlayStation 4 fighting game controllers
Mad Catz has announced that all PlayStation 3 arcade sticks will not work on the PlayStation 4. The company has announced no plans for PlayStation 4 fighting game controllers at this time, though this is likely due to the PlayStation 4 currently not having any announced fighting games.
PlayStation 4 Camera
If you're looking to take advantage of the full potential of the PlayStation 4, you will definitely need the PlayStation 4 Camera. Check out PS4 Expert's coverage on this amazing device and preorder the camera at Amazon today! Like the DualShock 4, the PlayStation 4 Eye will set you back $59.99.
Nyko Charge Base
Nyko has announced the Charge Base for the PlayStation 4, a stand that holds the controller while it charges. The Charge Base will retail for $29.99 and will be available this holiday season.
The PowerA Charging Station charges two controllers at one time using an innovative arm system and retails for $29.99.
Red Samurai Player Charge & Grip Kit
This charging cable from Red Samurai also comes with a pair of grips to slip over your DualShock 4, letting you hold the controller firmly for those long gaming sessions.
Astro Gaming has announced its intentions to bring its line of headsets to the PlayStation 4 but has currently not shown any products.
Much like Astro, Turtle Beach has announced PlayStation 4 headsets but has currently not shown anything. However, the company confirmed that PlayStation 3 Turtle Beach headsets will be compatible with the PlayStation 4.
DLink GamerLounge Wireless Router
Clocking in at a whopping $199.99, the GamerLounge Wireless Router by DLink touts that it gives you the best possible Wi-Fi connection thanks to StreamBoost technology. In a nutshell, StreamBoost controls the Wi-Fi connection tightly to ensure your online gaming experience is the smoothest it can possibly be. The GamerLounge Wireless Router is available now and not only works with the current generation of consoles but is confirmed to work for the PS4 as well.
Red Samurai Vertical Stand
This stand retails for $17.99 and enables you to place the PS4 in a vertical position.
What accessories are you most looking forward to? Know of any additional PS4 accessories not covered here? Let us know in the comments!
Update by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 8/8/2013
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