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All Confirmed PlayStation 5 Accessories So Far

The countdown to next-gen is ticking away. With every passing day, we get closer to the launch of the fifth iteration of Sony’s PlayStation, a console that will likely dominate the free time of many a gamer throughout the next decade. 

While 2020 has been a rough year, to say the least, looking forward to unboxing a shiny new PS5 and its accessories by the end of it has given us something to look forward to.

With that in mind, let’s anticipate said unboxing and breakdown the PS5 accessories we can expect to find:

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PS5 DualSense Controller

The PS5 DualSense replaces DualShock 4 and will be the PS5’s primary controller. We got our first look at this slick and radically redesigned controller back in April, two months before we got a good look at the PS5 console itself. 

Sony has added some new features to DualSense in an effort to make playing games more immersive. For example; the shoulder buttons L2 and R2 will now utilize ‘adaptive triggers.’ Meaning in-game actions (such as pulling the trigger in a first-person shooter) will be mimicked by the controller, adding to the sense of realism.

The controller will also replace the traditional vibration function with a new haptic feedback system. The general idea is to for the haptic vibration to imitate certain sensations and textures, providing a deeper level of immersion while playing than before.

While the Nintendo Switch was the first games console to make use of haptic technology, we imagine Sony’s PS5 will really push the envelope and show us what it can do. The function is also used by smart watches to alert the wearer to certain notifications on their phone with a range of different kinetic responses. 

What Does The PS5 Controller Look Like?

The PS5 DualSense features all the traditional iconography players have come to associate with a PlayStation console over the years. The triangle, circle, square and X buttons, along with a traditional d-pad are exactly where you’d expect them to be. As are the symmetrical analogue sticks.

R1 and L1 have been made to appear more prominent, although why is yet to be revealed. The start button returns, although now it’s the ‘menu’ button. 

The share button from the PS4 has now been replaced by a ‘create’ button. We expect this will serve a similar purpose. Rebranding the button may be a sensible way to reminding players it exists. When did you last use the PS4’s share feature using that button?

The large central panel also returns, this team featuring a futuristic looking blue backlight. So far Sony has only showed us the PS5 controller in white, but we expect more colours to be available in time – and we wouldn’t be surprised if the backlight colour will also be changeable. 

Like the DualShock 4; the DualSense will once again feature a built-in microphone, although this time it will also allow players to talk into it as well as receive audio from it. Those who ever played online using the Wii U gamepad will already be familiar with this style, this addition also means a headset won’t be mandatory – a headphone port will still be included too. 

Finally, let’s address the overall design of the PS5 controller; the shape of the device has more in common with an Xbox controller or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. It’s quite a departure from what we’re used to getting from Sony, it’s larger, more rounded, and yet still looks distinctively PlayStation.

PS5 DualSense Controller Both Sides
PS5 DualSense Controller

DualSense Charging Station

Charging stations aren’t new and like the PlayStation’s of yesteryear, the PS5 will also have its own. The official charging station is sleek and practical, allowing for two controllers to be charged at once and matches the console and control pad in it’s aesthetic. 

The charging station should make a nice alternative to plugging the controller into the console via micro USB. The device can be set up anywhere and need not be plugged into the PS5 console itself. 

The charging station should make a nice alternative to plugging the controller into the console via micro USB. The device can be set up anywhere and need not be plugged into the PS5 console itself. 

PS5 DualSense Charging Station
PS5 Charging Station (Controllers not included)

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

Sony is no stranger to developing state of the art headphones and these PS5 branded Pulse 3D ones may be the sexiest yet. They are also likely to be high quality and carry a high price tag. 

They offer dual noise-canceling microphones as well as PSVR functionality too. The question is; will this be enough to sway gamers away from the third-party headphone providers who dominate the market?

PS5 3D Pulse Wireless Headset
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

Media Remote

Previous PlayStation media remotes have been optional extras, only worth buying if you watch a lot of DVDs or BluRays on your PlayStation – and to save your controller some wear and tear. But the PS5 media remote seems to be something Sony want to push as essential.

Games consoles today are complete multimedia entertainment hubs, offering a range of streaming services; which the console may be used for as often as actual gaming. This makes the media remote more desirable, as it may offer a useful alternative to the core controller – allowing them to remain fully charged for gaming sessions!

Media Remote for the New PS5
PS5 Media Remote

HD Camera

Console cameras have never truly felt essential, but 2020 is the era of the YouTube influencer, streaming and TikTok. Due to this we feel like the PS5 camera will be in heavy demand.

The camera matches the console in terms of design, emulating its two-tone black on white aesthetic. However, it may face stiff competition from third parties offering a similar product – that’s unless its design wins the hearts of PS5 fans. 

PS5 HD Camera
PS5 HD Camera

PlayStation 5 Accessories FAQs

Let’s address some of the most frequently asked questions associated with the PS5’s accessories:

Will PS4 Accessories Work on PS5?

Yes, Sony has confirmed that many PS4 accessories will work on the PS5. While questions still remain about the PS5’s backwards compatibility, it’s expected that the console will – in theory – support full PS4 emulation.

However, this does not mean every game or accessory will be compatible.

What PlayStation 4 Accessories Work on PS5?

VR headsets will be compatible with both consoles, also many third-party headsets will continue to be supported. In addition, ‘speciality peripherals’ such as driving wheels and joysticks will also continue to be supported, although it may be dependant on the device or the game it’s used for. 

The PS4 controller can be used on PS5, but only with PS4 games. For PS5 titles, the DualSense will be required. 

How Much Will The PS5 Accessories Cost?

DualSense Controller – DualShock 4 controllers currently retail at $46.99 (£33.99) brand new. Once the market stabilises, and PS5 becomes the standard instead of PS4, we believe this will be the average price for a PlayStation 5 controller. 

However, during the first few years of the PS5’s life; expect to see DualSense controller prices being closer to $79.99 (£59.99).

DualSense Charging Station – Sony has remained tight-lipped on the price of this so far. However, we expect it to be around $39.99 (£29.99).

Pulse 3d Headphones – We predict these will be expensive and in line with Sony’s premium branded headphones that aren’t connected to their PlayStation brand. Comparable Sony headphones retail around $99.99, while they could cost around £79.99 in the UK.

Media Remote – We expect this will cost around $49 (£29.99) at launch but will be cheaper within 12 months. 

Does The PS5 Come With All The Accessories?

No. While the above accessories will be launched alongside the PS5, it’s highly unlikely they will be included in the box. However, it’s likely that some will be included as part of package ‘bundle’ deals. 

What Accessories Will Come With The PS5?

We expect the PlayStation 5 box to include a single DualSense controller and a micro USB in order to charge it. Sony will likely sell every other PS5 accessory separately; this way customers can cherry-pick what they want – and Sony can charge an additional premium. 

This is what has happened with previous PlayStation launches, although we feel like this time Sony should probably include the Media Remote. But that’s not very likely.

Video Showcase for all announced PS5 Accessories

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