The Best PS5 Accessories You Can Get Right Now

From headsets to steering wheels and (almost) everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

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With Sony’s recent announcement that the PlayStation 5 has entered the latter stage of its lifecycle, there’s no better time to start getting the most out of your console. Whether you’re looking to gain an advantage with genre-specific controllers, want ways to play on-the-go, or just feel like a cosmetic refresh, the PS5 has a wide range of accessories to help customize and improve your gaming experience.

Hypebeast has put together a list of some of the best PS5 peripherals available now, check them out below and let us know if there are any we’ve missed.

dbrand Darkplates 2.0

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Darkplates 2.0
Starts at $89 USD
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dbrand’s PS5 faceplates were such a huge hit that Sony – which makes its own – supposedly sued them, forcing the tiny-in-comparison Canadian company to redesign its product. Enter ‘Darkplates 2.0’, dbrand’s redesigned faceplates that come in six different colors including our favorites the ‘Retro Darkplates’. These semi-transparent faceplates let you see into your PS5, exposing some of its inner workings, with the N64-inspired colors adding a nice touch. dbrand also has the added options of a middle skin with 31 different designs to choose from, as well as an LED lightstrip that’s available in 11 color combinations (Sony doesn’t offer either of these). Interestingly, the dbrand faceplates feature a ventilated cut-out for “improved thermals”, though we’re going to say that Sony probably knew what it was doing when it designed the system’s thermal dynamics – still, it looks cool at least. Darkplates for the new PS5 Slim are listed as “coming soon” on the brand’s website.

PlayStation Portal™ Remote Player

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Sony PlayStation Portal™ Remote Player
$199 USD
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If you can get your hands on one (they’re often sold out), the PlayStation Portal might be one of the best things you buy for your PlayStation 5. The dedicated remote play device lets you play your PS5 wherever you have internet, but how successful you are at this depends entirely on how strong your connection is both on your PS5 (a wired ethernet connection is highly recommended) and on the Portal. It’s a beautifully designed piece of hardware with a large, crisp LCD screen, very good battery life, seamless integration with your console, and its controller has all of the benefits that comes with the DualSense controller (like haptic feedback). On the other hand, it’s worth noting that there’s no Bluetooth (you’ll need to buy Sony’s Pulse Explore earbuds, made especially for the Portal, if you want to use wireless headphones), it has no built-in apps (even simple things like a web browser), and you really do need a strong internet connection to make the most of it. The Portal is a pretty linear experience, but it does its one job very well. It has actually recently been hacked to play PSP games, so perhaps its future has more to offer.

Backbone One – PlayStation® Edition

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Backbone One – PlayStation® Edition
$99 USD
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The next best thing to a PlayStation Portal is something we’ve all got in our pockets already: a phone. Paired with a mobile controller like the Backbone One, playing your PS5 remotely on a smartphone is very fun – and, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably always got your phone on you so you’re never far from a gaming session. The Backbone One PlayStation® Edition is an officially licensed controller (hence the PS5 colorway) that’s available in both lightning and USB-C versions, and compatible with iOS and Android. The buttons are responsive and the analog sticks feel solid, and you can even use the controller wired with your computer. The controller is telescopic and extends to fit different devices, but doesn’t fold like some others out there – still, it falls into the medium-sized controller category, so the lack of folding doesn’t impact portability too much. There is no rumble or haptic feedback (like a regular DualSense controller), but the Backbone One does make good of use a phone’s built-in vibration to achieve a similar effect.

DualSense Edge™ Wireless Controller

Backbone
DualSense Edge™ Wireless Controller
$199 USD
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A $200 controller isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got the money there’s no better option out there for your PlayStation 5 than the DualSense Edge™ – Sony’s first “pro” controller for the PS5. At first glance the controller feels familiar as its design has borrowed heavily from the standard DualSense, but the similarities end there. For starters, the controller features additional buttons with two function buttons under each analog stick on the front, allowing users to shift between saved custom controller profiles; on the back you’ll find two new triggers (RB and LB) and users have the option of levers or half-dome buttons, both of which are included in the box. There are also sliders on the back that let you customize how much travel your analog triggers have, offering three settings to pick from. Perhaps best of all, though, is that the front-facing analog triggers are swappable, meaning you only need to replace them (not the whole controller) should they fail, which – thanks to stick drift – might mean this ends up paying for itself in the long run. It comes with a nice carry case, too.

Victrix PRO FS Arcade Fight Stick

Victrix
Victrix PRO FS Arcade Fight Stick
$399 USD
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There are a surprising number of fight sticks available for the PS5, but the Victrix PRO FS Arcade Fight Stick is one of the very best. It’s well built with a solid aluminum body, making it lighter than some others, even though it’s actually a little larger in comparison. It makes good use of its size and includes a six-inch wrist slope that users can rest their arms on, a nice touch that adds to its overall comfort. It comes in two color options including white (pictured here) and the brand’s signature purple, but it’s not just aesthetics that set this stick apart; inside you’ll find components made by Sanwa, the legendary Japanese electronics manufacturer that fight stick enthusiasts regard as the very best at making arcade stick parts. The Victrix PRO FS Arcade Fight Stick also opens up allowing users to switch and change components to their heart’s content.

INZONE Gaming Buds

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Sony INZONE Gaming Buds
$199 USD
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Sony’s gaming INZONE Buds pair perfectly with the PS5 and provide up to 24 hours of battery life off a single charge (with the case holding a full charge, doubling the total number of hours available before recharging). They are Bluetooth compatible but also include a dongle in the box to allow them to be used over a 2.4GHz connection (though, it’s good to note that using them this way cuts the total battery life in half). At $200 they don’t come cheap, competing with some of the best earbuds on the market, but they do use the same drivers found in Sony‘s flagship WF-1000XM5 earbuds which should give you an idea of how good they sound. They feature active noise canceling (for gaming without distractions), have simple and intuitive gesture controls, are IPX4 rated (sweaty gamers, fear not), come in two colors, and can also be connected to your PC and other devices. Plus there’s an INZONE app that allows users to customize certain things, including their spatial sound preferences and sound profiles via an equalizer.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless
$349 USD
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Although it’s been available for a couple years now, SteelSeries’ Arctis Nova Pro remains one of the best wireless gaming headsets you can buy. The headphones pack a serious punch and provide a crystal clear, immersive sound experience that can be customized to a user’s liking with the (free and included) SteelSeries GG software. The headset comes with a wireless base station that support dual connections via USB, allowing you to connect your headphones to two devices at once, without any compromise on sound quality; there’s also a 3.5mm stereo option and, of course, Bluetooth, providing users with pretty much all the possible connectivity options. The headset had a boom mic that picks up on vocals well, physical buttons on its earcups for adjustments that are textured differently for easy identification, and its batteries are swappable to keep gaming sessions interruption-free (unless you’ve forgotten to charge your spare). There’s a very effective noise canceling mode, as well as support for 3D audio. The PlayStation version also works with PC, Mac and Nintendo Switch for those with multiple platforms. 

PlayStation VR2

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Sony PlayStation VR2
$549 USD
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If you’re bored of couch and controller sessions and want to truly experience what this generation of gaming can offer, Sony’s PlayStation VR2 virtual reality headset should be on your wishlist. (And, while you’re at it, make sure you add Resident Evil Village Gold Edition and some spare underwear, trust us.) The PSVR2 is the best virtual reality device for consoles available today, featuring a crystal clear 4K, HDR-ready display that’s four times better than its predecessor (there are four times as many pixels as 2016’s PSVR1). The OLED screen inside the PSVR2 has a 120Hz refresh rate and this, coupled with the 110 degree field of view, makes for a super immersive experience. The device features on-board cameras that scan your surroundings (another improvement from the original’s requirement for an external camera), as well as an eye-tracking system that performs very well. It comes with two controllers that have great haptic feedback and a long 4.5m USB-C cable is included in the box.

Logitech G29 Steering Wheels & Pedals

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Logitech G29 Steering Wheels & Pedals
$299 USD
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Logitech’s G29 is a solid entry option for those into racers. Both the wheel and the pedals feel great to use and elevate the experience of racing around on screen, providing good feedback that feels realistic. Considering die-hard fans can end up spending thousands on “pro” setups, the G29’s price point is very fair for what you get, and it provides a fun experience overall. In fact, if you combine the G29 with the PlayStation VR2 (like this guy) it’s a bit of a game changer.

Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 SSD

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Seagate FireCuda 530 M.2 SSD
Starts at $99 USD
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Upgrading your PS5’s storage is inevitable for anyone with more than a handful of games – both digital and physical, owing to game file sizes. Unless you want to keep on deleting files to make space for new ones, you’re going to need to invest in a larger internal SSD. There are many options out there, but one of our favorites is Seagate’s FireCuda 530 M.2 SSD that comes in sizes up to 4TB. It’s a blisteringly fast M.2 drive with speeds up to 7300MB/s. It’s easy to fit and PS5-ready with a heatsink already installed. Seagate also offers a five-year limited warranty and three years of its Rescue Data Recovery Services (hopefully you never need this bit), making the FireCuda 530 a very worthy investment indeed.

PSPlay: Remote Play app (aka MirrorPlay)

PSPlay
PSplay app
$6.49 USD
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PSPlay – known as MirrorPlay on iOS – is an unofficial app created by a developer known as grill2010 that let’s you access and play your PS5 remotely. But, wait, “doesn’t Sony have its own remote play app?” we hear you ask. Sure. But this one’s better. It’s more stable and consistent than the official Sony app and provides a smoother experience with considerably less latency. It also allows the use of third party controllers (whereas Sony’s app restricts you to official Sony controllers only), as well as control over button mapping, bitrate, codecs, and gives you the ability to play in full screen.  To quote Reddit user Cyber2k88: “Remote Play [the official app] feels like it’s a demo. PSPlay is the full featured app that Sony failed to deliver [and] gives you full control over your experience.”

 

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