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.
KELUX Thumb Grips 8 Pack for PS4 Controllers
These thumb grips come at a great price and fit over the analog sticks of your controller. The pack comes with two sets of concave and two sets of convex grips. It also comes with four high thumb grips which, while looking a little odd, they do add more precision and control over the analog sticks. The set also includes a one year warranty from the manufacturer
RDS Industries Inc Game System Case for PlayStation 4
For those times when you need to bring your console with you, a carrying case like this one is ideal for transporting your PS4 in safety and comfort. There is a main pocket for the console, a front pocket that holds 2 DualShock 4 controllers, the PlayStation Camera, the AC power cable, an HDMI cable, and USB cables. With an adjustable strap and fully padded casing, this is the way to keep your PS4 safe during travel.
GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment
Don’t worry, this personal gaming environment won’t turn into Skynet and kill you in your sleep, but it may result in lack of sleep overall. You see, this bad boy can not only transport your PS4, but it also has a screen in the case, allowing you to play anywhere you go, provided there’s an outlet nearby. It has a shoulder strap, interior LED lighting, and storage bags for your cords and controllers. Now all it needs is a cooler and you’re set for life.
Nyko Power Pack
I can’t stand it when my Dualshock 4 dies on me. Even with the option to turn down the brightness on the light bar, the battery life can be a little disconcerting. No worries, the Nyko Power Pack allows you to increase the battery life of your controller with ease. It attaches right to the back without the need for any weird installation. It keeps the controller’s shape intact, and it works with the Nyko Charge Base and standard Micro-USB cables.
Superspeed 1TB 2.5 Inch Internal Hybrid Hard Drive
The PS4 may come with a 500 gigabyte hard drive, but the active gamer is going to fill that pretty fast. This 1TB internal hard drive will double your storage space, and make sure you never have to delete an old game just to play a new one. This particular drive combines the benefits of solid state drives (SSD) with the speed of a laptop hard drive, making it super fast, and extremely efficient in handling your data.
The PlayStation TV is coming out October of 2014 and provides a number of benefits to PS4 owners. The device can be used like a second console, streaming games from your PS4 via remote play to other areas of the house. It can also stream games from PlayStation Now. It has access to the PlayStation store as well, meaning you can download, rent, or stream video as well with your entertainment apps.
Nyko Dualshock 4 Controller Smart Clip
This is one of those things where you see it and all you think is “huh, I never would have thought of that.” The Nyko Smart Clip is an ingenious little invention that allows you to attach your smartphone to your controller. Seems pointless, until you think about it. Having your smartphone handy means you can use second screen apps, look up walkthroughs, and never miss a call or text again!
T80 RS PS4 Officially Licensed Racing Wheel
Now that Drive Club officially has a release date, you’re going to need a good racing wheel, and the the T80 RS is here to answer the call! A fully adjustable racing wheel and matching pedals allow you to customize the experience to your liking. Nothing says awesome like a full racing setup when you’re ready to burn rubber.
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.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
Oh baby, this thing is oh so nice. I own one myself, and for less than a hundred dollars, you can too. It’s a Sony made wireless headset with virtual surround sound, a simple USB receiver interface, and comfort that makes you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all! It comes in both black and white, plus it works on your PS4, PS3, and your Vita! I love this thing, I even use it on the PC as well!
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.
PlayStation 4 Wall Mount by Forza Designs
The PlayStation 4 wall mount by Forza Designs represents a high quality solution that’s manufactured in the USA. This wall mount will keep your PS4 safe and secure, reigning high over the other consoles which it has utterly destroyed. With a secure design, compatibility with a number of different screws, full ventilation, and access to all the ports, this is how you keep your PS4 safe and happy. Oh, and don’t forget, they also sell TV Mounts on the website too!
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 - Bradley Ramsey
Insert Date: 9/18/2014
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