Now that you can actually buy a PS5 and even get some sweet game deals, it's time to pair your console with the best PS5 accessories. You've hopefully got a 4K TV or monitor with support for HDMI 2.1 and a 120Hz refresh rate, especially as the latter feature delivers a whole new experience compared to previous console generations. But video is only part of the experience, so you'll want to be sure your hands are on the best controllers, your ears are tuned in to the best headphones, and your other accessories work seamlessly with the PS5.
We've rounded up the best options to deck out your system for a compelling and convenient experience. Whether you need a controller, a fight stick, a gaming headset, or extra storage for more games, you'll be able to find high-quality PS5 accessories among our picks – and click here to see them in the UK.
TL;DR – These are the Best PS5 Accessories:
- DualSense PS5 Controller
- DualSense Edge
- HexGaming Rival
- Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
- Corsair MP600 Pro LPX
- WD Black P50 Game Drive 1TB
- PowerA Twin Charging Station
- PS5 Media Remote
- Thrustmaster T248
- PS5 HD Camera
- Victrix Pro FS
- KontrolFreek Battle Royale Nightfall Performance Kit
DualSense PS5 Controller
Best PS5 Controller
There is no better controller than the Sony DualSense , with its wallet-friendly price and game-changing technology, tuned and ready for the latest generation of games. It totes a familiar design while taking things up a notch by delivering advanced haptics with enough nuance to simulate the action.
It doesn’t stop with haptics, as there are adaptive triggers that can adjust resistance on the fly, making it harder to pull the trigger if you’re wielding a heavy bow or even locking up the trigger if your gun jams. Thus the controller is more a part of the gameplay rather than just an input method, while the rest of the buttons are also super responsive. The only real place we can fault the Dual Sense is its less-than-stellar battery life of 10 to 13 hours.
Best Custom PS5 Controller
The DualSense Edge has a similar design to the original DualSense with loads of additional customization and features that may be worth the $200 splurge. To start, you get interchangeable back buttons featuring a traditional lever or unique half-dome shape that feel like a natural extension of the controller. And if you’re not a fan of the default sticks, there are two other convex stick heights to help with performance in certain games, while the whole analog stick module is easily replaceable when drifting becomes an issue.
Other features on the DualSense Edge include handy Function buttons just below the analog sticks to swap profiles or adjust audio on the fly, so you miss barely a moment of the action. You create these profiles using intuitive software where every single button is remappable. But it doesn’t stop there, as you can adjust the sensitivity and dead zones of analog sticks, the dead zones of analog triggers, along with adaptive trigger intensity, and a whole lot more.
Best PS5 Controller for Shooters
The HexGaming Rival is basically a highly customized version of the Dual Sense, letting you not only control the look of your controller but how it feels and behaves. For starters, you’ll be the first to shoot in competitive gaming when you install trigger locks to the triggers and bumpers, which actuate with the slightest touch. It even includes a pair of remappable rear paddles you can assign any other standard control, giving you easy access to whichever button you need without moving your thumbs off the sticks.
It doesn’t stop with those controls, as the HexGaming Rival has aesthetic reskin options with a more pronounced rubberized grip for easier holding. You’ll also get magnetically swappable thumbsticks with different heights and concave or convex tops, so you can easily change them based on the feel you’re going for. The final product exudes quality, but with that greatness comes a high cost, so be prepared to shell out a good chunk of change for these mods.
Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Best PS5 Gaming Headset
The PS5 delivers 3D audio for enhanced surround sound to make games more realistic, letting you place where your enemies are lurking to take them out. 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.
Sony’s officially licensed PlayStation headset delivers crisp and clear sound whether or not you take advantage of the next-level positional audio. It easily connects to your console with a wireless USB adapter, and you’ll be good to game for about 12 hours before recharging. Once you’ve got the Pulse 3D headset on, there’s plenty to enjoy, from the lightweight, comfortable design to the on-ear controls and dual noise-canceling mics.
Corsair MP600 Pro LPX
Best PS5 SSD
The PS5 only comes with a small amount of storage space, but luckily it has included a secondary M.2 SSD slot for a compatible SSD. Our favorite is the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX, which offers a 1TB capacity that essentially doubles the storage that comes with the PS5. Once you simply slot it into its new home in the console, you’ll be able to pack in a sizable library of PS5 games for quick and easy access.
This speedy drive hits 7,100 MB/s read speeds, far exceeding Sony’s second drive requirements to ensure you’re never slowed by load times. And with 5,800MB/s write speeds, you’ll find your games save fast too. Heatsinks are essential for drives using Sony’s secondary slot, and the Corsair MP600 Pro LPX comes with a heatsink onboard guaranteed to fit and keep all your precious data safe.
WD Black P50 Game Drive 1TB
Best PS5 External Hard Drive
If you're looking to add more storage to your PS5, using the console's additional M.2 slot for an internal SSD is the best option, but an external drive like the WD Black P50 Game Drive is your second best alternative. With it, you can store some of your older PS4 games. And while you won't be able to play PS5 games on the drive, it’ll save you the trouble of redownloading 100GB of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare all over again.
Now, the WD Black P50 Game Drive isn't some slow-poke hard drive but a high-speed SSD that can hit transfer speeds up to 2,000MB/s. So, it’ll quickly transfer your library between the internal and external storage or help speed up transferring your data from the PS4 to PS5. This drive comes in a few different capacities, from 500GB to 4TB, though the 1TB and 2TB should be plenty.
PowerA Twin Charging Station
Best PS5 Controller Charger
As great as the DualSense controller is, it can run out of juice if you’re playing a lot throughout the week. Remembering to charge it frequently isn’t always the easiest thing to do either, and you never want to start a game session just to find out you’re going to need to plug in the whole time. The officially licensed PowerA Twin Charging Station solves this problem, and on the cheap, too, as it costs under $20.
Using the charging station is as simple as sliding the controller into the stand and snapping it down. So, instead of fussing with a USB-C cable after every play session, you can set your controller down at the end of the day with the knowledge that it’ll be charged and ready for you the next time you’re ready to game. And the PowerA Twin Charging Station is weighted, preventing it from toppling over, while the design matches the PS5 and DualSense controllers to keep a uniform gaming setup.
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, the PS5 Media Remote has clearly labeled media playback controls, making it much easier to pause or play what you’re watching. And this remote does something your Dual Sense cannot, as it adjusts the volume of your TV thanks to a built-in IR transmitter. There are also customizable shortcut keys to launch your favorite apps like Netflix and Disney+, or even Spotify when you want to zen out to some music.
Best PS5 Racing Wheel
You’ve gifted yourself Gran Turismo 7, but your DualSense controller just isn’t cutting it, and that’s where a solid racing wheel, like the Thrustmaster T248, comes into play, literally. It offers full support for the PS5 and provides all the handy controls that line up with those displayed in the game. So after a relatively painless setup, you’ll be immersed in the action, feeling the twists and turns of the virtual road thanks to the three modes of belt and gear-driven dynamic force feedback.
The Thrustmaster T248 includes a realistic, leather-wrapped wheel alongside a magnetic three-pedal set with high sensitivity and four different pressure modes for the brake pedal. On the wheel, you’ll get a variety of easy-to-reach buttons and magnetic paddle shifters for quick gear changes to stay in control of your car. There’s even a built-in display at the center of the wheel that contains useful game data from your engine’s RPM to your best lap time.
PS5 HD Camera
Best PS5 Camera
The PS5 is a solid console for streaming and recording gameplay, but if you want to record yourself and take your content to the next level, you need the PS5 HD Camera. While this peripheral might look like a compact version of the PS4’s Camera V2, it’s primarily for broadcasting yourself on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms.
After you attach it to your TV or monitor using the included stand and hook it up to your console—which is simple thanks to its plug-and-play nature—you can start reaping its benefits. It captures video at 1080p with a pair of wide-angle lenses to see more of your space, that’s quite an improvement from the 800p resolution of the PS4 camera. You’ll also be able to zoom in and out, while an integrated mic comes in handy when you’re not wearing a headset. A built-in background removal tool even lets you add yourself to gameplay videos without a giant green screen.
Victrix Pro FS
Best PS5 Fight Stick
Games with a ton of taps and ultimate combos, like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, can really benefit from a fight stick. And the Victrix Pro FS continues to prove it’s the best option for PS5 with each iteration released. This controller is incredibly premium and stylish as hell with highly responsive components, so you shouldn’t notice any delay in the heat of a tense battle round.
The Victrix Pro is crafted all the way around with sturdy brushed aluminum and includes a Sanwa joystick and Sanwa buttons, ensuring the controller can hold up against all your wild button mashing. The joystick is also simple to detach when you want to store the fight stick or take it on the go. And with an easy-open back panel, you can open the case up and customize the components to your liking.
KontrolFreek Battle Royale Nightfall Performance Kit
Best PS5 Performance Thumbstick Add-on
Want to enhance your DualSense without spending a fortune? The KontrolFreek Battle Royale Nightfall Performance Kit lets you do that for just $25. In the kit, you’ll get two thumbstick attachments and an extra grip delivering a whole new feel to your controller.
Those thumbstick attachments come in handy as they extend the height of your analog sticks and have added grip, giving you finer control. Then there’s the rubberized wrap that goes onto the palm grips of the controller so you can have a better hold on your DualSense. It’s also designed to wick moisture and improve airflow, which can be helpful if your hands get hot during intense action, and it won’t leave a sticky residue if you remove or reposition it.
Where to Get the Best PS5 Accessories in the UK
Best PS5 ControllerPlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller £56.99Best PS5 HeadsetSony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset £79.04Best PS5 SSDWD Black SN850 £139.98Best PS5 External Hard DriveWD Black P50 Game Drive 1TB £189.99Best PS5 Controller ChargerPlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station £24.99Best PS5 Remote ControlPS5 Media Remote £24.99Best PS5 Racing WheelLogitech G923 £299.00Best PS5 CameraPS5 HD Camera £38.20
Kevin Lee is IGN's Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam
Danielle Abraham is a freelance writer and unpaid music historian.