TL;DR – These are the Best PS5 Accessories:
DualSense PS5 Controller
Best PS5 Controller
While you won’t be able to play PlayStation 5 games with all the DualShock 4 and other PS4 controllers you’ve been collecting over the years, the DualSense sounds like one of the coolest peripherals to come out in recent years with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Easily its most significant feature is its adaptive triggers that will add resistance to the L2 and R2 buttons. Games like the upcoming Deathloop are already thinking of cool ways of implementing this feature like locking up the triggers when your gun jams.
Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Best PS5 Gaming Headset
Sony has promised the PS5 will deliver 3D audio for enhanced surround sound to make games more realistic. While that sounds great for those of us who have multichannel speaker systems, others using just their television speakers probably won’t be able to get the same effect. If you’re not ready to throw down the money for multiple speakers or a fancy soundbar and AV receiver, the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset might be just what you need.
The PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is an official PlayStation headset designed specifically to deliver 3D Audio from the PS5. The headset comes with connects to Sony’s console with a wireless USB adapter so you’ll also be able to use this headset with your computer. You can also expect to get up to 12 hours of wireless play and it comes with integrated rechargeable batteries.
PS5 DualSense Controller Charging Station
Best PS5 Controller Charger
If you’re tired of plugging in controllers to recharge them, definitely think about getting the PS5 DualSense Controller Charging Station. This charging dock lets you just set the controller in place instead of having to fiddle around with USB C-cables.
This is an even more crucial accessory if you ended up picking a second, third, or even fourth DualSense controller. Another bonus of this charging station is it’s a great way of showing off your controllers.
WD Black P10 Game Drive 5TB
Best PS5 External Hard Drive
The PS5 comes with a hearty amount of storage, but you should definitely games will balloon in size as 4K gaming truly becomes the standard in the coming year. As such we’ve picked out the WD Black P10 5TB Game Drive as the best external hard drive to pair with your new Sony console
It comes packing 5TB of storage space, so you shouldn’t run out of room for games any time soon. The USB 3.0 connection and 140MB/s read speed will pale in comparison to the internal SSD and custom controller Sony has developed, so it’s probably best to leave RPGs, indie games, and other less demanding games on your external drive.
PS5 Media Remote
Best PS5 Remote Control
Most modern consoles double as streaming devices so why not get a PS5 Media Controller when you’re using the PS5 to stream or play your Blu-Ray discs.
Sure you could use a DualSense controller to get the same job done, but you’ll have to keep referring to the on-screen button guide to know whether hitting the cross button pauses or plays. Meanwhile, on the PS5 Media Remote is clearly labeled and you’ve got customizable shortcut keys to launch your favorite apps like Netflix and Disney+.
Best PS5 Racing Wheel
Gran Turismo 7 is easily one of the most anticipated games for next-gen and if you want to play it right on the PS5 you’re going to need a racing wheel for it. The Logitech G923 is one of the newest racing wheels to come to market and it’s a solid option with great ergonomics and 900-degrees of rotation.
Although it only offers an okay amount of force feedback compared to belt-driven and direct drive wheels, it also costs half as much as more complex racing wheels at $400. If you’re looking for that bit of extra realism and precision this is the best racing wheel to get for the PS5 right now.
PS5 HD Camera
Best PS5 Camera
The PS5 is shaping up to be a solid console for streaming and recording gameplay, but if you want to record yourself and take your content to the next level you’re going to want the PS5 HD Camera. While this peripheral might just look like a more compact version of the PS4’s Camera V2, this one was made primarily for broadcasting yourself.
Firstly it captures video at 1080p with a pair of wide-angle lenses to capture a wide range of shots. It also comes with built-in background removal tools so you can easily add yourself to your gameplay videos without having to buy and set up a giant green screen.
Kevin Lee is IGN’s Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam