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Best PS5 accessories in 2023

Best PS5 accessories

Accessori PS5(Image credit: Sony)

The best PS5 accessories are guaranteed to take your current gaming experience with Sony’s flagship console one step further. There are several ways you can upgrade your gaming space, be it through increase comfort, creating a more immersive atmosphere, or making things more convenient for yourself, and fortunately there are various products available to suit all your budgets and preferences.

But, the sheer volume of PS5 accessories on the market can make the shopping process slightly daunting if you’re not sure what to look out for, but the vast majority of PS5 accessories won’t break the bank, especially in comparison to some of the best PS5 controllers which will set you back a pretty penny.

We’ve compiled a collection of functional gear that’s also as affordable as it can be, but if you’re looking for something slightly more specific, we’ve pulled together the best PS5 headsets alongside the best monitors for PS5 too so you can upgrade your entire gaming space rather than just your experience with the console.

Great accessories exist for other major consoles, too. If you’re looking for alternative accessories, it might be worth checking out the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Series S, alongside the best accessories for Nintendo Switch.

The best PS5 accessories in 2023

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Close up of the PS5 DualSense controller's microphone

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The best PS5 accessory

Reasons to buy


Excellent haptic feedback


Leading ergonomics


Adaptive triggers are amazing

Reasons to avoid

Expensive when bought separately

Not great battery life

The DualSense controller can easily be considered one of the most essential PS5 accessories as it’s highly likely you’re going to want to play with friends. Moreover, the rather limited battery life on the latest PlayStation pad can leave a little to be desired. You can expect between four and eight hours depending on your usage, which means you may need to reach for the charging cable on longer play sessions.

The DualSense is an absolute joy to use

DualSense review

Personally, we keep several DualSense controllers to hand with our PS5 console to swap them out to prevent this issue. It’s not ideal, but it keeps you wires-free for the time being. In terms of what makes this particular controller so special, the proof is in the ergonomics. It’s an incredibly comfortable gamepad to use and features some incredible haptic feedback as well as adaptive triggers which no other company right now is doing, which goes a long way to take the sting out of the less-than-exceptional playtime.

If you’re not a fan of the standard white colorway which came with your PS5 console then there are plenty of new and exciting options to choose from. Some of our favorite variations include Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Starlight Blue, and Nova Pink to scratch the surface. Should you want to play video games with your friends and family, another official controller could be just the ticket to making the most of the PS5’s extended library.

Pulse 3D headset

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The best PS5 accessory for immersive sound

Reasons to buy


Stellar 3D audio


Solid microphone


Comfortable over time

Reasons to avoid

Build quality isn’t amazing

We’ve been continuously impressed by what the Pulse 3D wireless headset is able to do for a very competitive price point even over two years after it was introduced to the market. That’s because it walks the fine line between affordable and powerful, and while you’re ultimately seeing a reduction in that premium feeling build quality here compared to some others, the set makes up for it with the introduction of 3D audio tech.

As the de facto PS5 headset, the Pulse 3D Wireless should be one of the first accessories you buy for the new console

PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset review

As the PS5 lacks the Dolby Atmos support of the Xbox Series X, Sony’s answer to more immersive sound was through the Tempest 3D AudioTech. There’s a growing list of titles that support this software as well, with over 20 first-party games and counting. If you want to hear what current-gen audio’s all about then the Pulse 3D impresses with its relatively humble MSRP of $99.99 / £89.99, however, we’ve seen this model considerably cheaper this year, so you may get it at a discount, too.

Sony PS5 DualSense charging station

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3. DualSense Charging Station

The best cheap PS5 accessory

Reasons to buy


Supports two DualSense controllers


Small form factor and footprint


Officially verified by Sony

Reasons to avoid

Takes roughly three hours to charge

We’ve already identified that the only real weakness to the DualSense controller is less-than-stellar battery life, and you can get around this issue with the DualSense Charging station. This power cradle has support for two controllers at once, which also gives you a good place to store them when not in use, too. It takes around three hours for controllers to reach full charge, so this PS5 accessory is best utilized when the system, and you, are in rest mode.

The DualSense Charging Station is pretty inexpensive as well. It currently retails for around $29.99 / £19.99 but has been spotted at cheaper rates than this throughout the year. If you can spare an extra outlet, we think that keeping this accessory handy and getting into the routine or storing your controllers here could be the difference between gaming for a couple of hours and going all night.

PS5 Media Remote

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4. PS5 Media Remote

The best PS5 accessory for streaming services

Reasons to buy


Better for streaming apps


Inexpensive price point


Converses power in your DualSense

Reasons to avoid

Not technically necessary

It isn’t rechargeable

While the PS5 Media Remote isn’t strictly necessary, we think it’s definitely worth considering for anyone who uses their PS5 console as their main multimedia machine. As people who spend just as much time watching the likes of Netflix and Disney Plus on their machine as they do gaming, this inexpensive item could conserve crucial juice in your DualSense while having a few tricks of its own, too.

For a start, the PS5 Media Remote uses standard AA batteries just as you would find with a conventional TV clicker. That means you can keep a draw stacked with cheap lithium batteries, and you won’t be struggling to reach for the controller just to stick something on the TV. You can expect around 12 hours of playback out of this accessory as well, which is much longer than The DualSense by comparison.

PS5 HD Camera

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5. PS5 HD Camera

The best PS5 accessory for streamers

Reasons to buy


Great for streaming


Sharp image quality


Works natively with the system

Reasons to avoid

Limited functionality

On the basic side of things

If you’ve been wanting to stream your PS5 gameplay to the wider world of YouTube and Twitch then the PS5 HD Camera’s sole goal is to make that as painless as possible. That’s because this webcam, which is built specifically with Sony’s latest console in mind, allows you to stream or record videos with your face in them all with minimal fuss.

There’s no need to reach for specific software here. However, you won’t be getting the absolute pinnacle of image quality, but for a standard streaming setup, this option is well worth taking a punt on. That’s because it currently sells for $59 / £39.99 which is much cheaper than your run-of-the-mill HD shooter and comes from an established brand.

Best PS5 Accessories – Frequently Asked Questions

Should I get a headset for my PS5?

Although a headset isn’t necessary to enjoy gaming with the PS5, it can help massively enhance the experience and add a level of immersion you might miss otherwise. The PS5 has impressive 3D audio capabilities too, which are only encouraged through the use of a headset, so even though its not essential it can still be a valuable addition to your setup.

Do I need an SSD for my PS5?

The PS5 doesn’t ship with much storage, so investing in an SSD can save you a lot of hassle when it comes to having space for all the best titles on the console. Once you start downloading content, the base storage of 667GB will rapidly start to fill, so getting an SSD before any other accessory might be worthwhile if you have a pretty extensive gaming library ready to be played.

Can I use PS4 Controllers on PS5?

If you have a DualShock 4 controller, you can connect it to a PS5 to play PS4 games, but you won’t be able to play any PS5 titles with it. Additionally, third-party controllers will not connect to the PS5, which is why having a DualSense 5 is so important. PS5 games are designed to be played with a DualSense 5 controller to optimize the new features it boasts, such as immersive haptic feedback, which is a feature the DualShock 4 didn’t have.

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