We’re getting closer and closer to the launch of new consoles, and before long we’re going to get the most important details, namely the release dates and pricing on everything coming out. But while Microsoft and Sony play price chicken, we’re going to have to make due with what we can get until then. To its credit, Sony has given us a good first look at the initial accessories that will presumably launch with its next console, the PlayStation 5. So if you’re wondering what you might want to pick up alongside your new box, look no further than this PS5 accessories guide.
PS5 Accessories Guide
It goes without saying that you’ll undoubtedly be able to pick up new controllers alongside the one that comes with the console. Sony has dramatically changed the controllers for the PS5, even abandoning the DualShock name in favor of DualSense. We’ve seen the most of the DualSense so far, as Sony is really pushing it as more than the average controller with its haptic feedback, dynamic triggers, and features like a built-in microphone. Supposedly you’ll be able to “feel” the game you’re playing, but we won’t really know how that works out until we’re playing games.
DualSense Charging Station
If you have USB ports around your house, there’s a way to charge your controllers. But sometimes you want that aesthetic setup instead of cobbling together what you already have lying around. When it comes to controller charging devices, it’s also about that convenience factor. Sony’s DualSense charging station looks like it doesn’t take up too much space, but it also has a look that matches the PS5 itself.
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Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Once again, Sony is really pushing its immersive, senses-targeting technology for the PS5. That includes the PS5 accessories, including 3D Audio. That’s where the Pulse 3D headset comes in, which is built specifically to take advantage of the PS5’s feature set. It’s wireless, charges via USB-C, and sports “dual noise-cancelling” microphones. This probably won’t be cheap, but it will certainly look and feel fancy.
Everyone with a console uses it to stream media in addition to gaming. It’s practically written in law. It’s fine to use controllers to navigate your apps, but for those who prefer a more specialized device, there are always first and third-party options. Sony will offer its own PS5 Media Remote, which once again is designed to fit the mostly white PS5 aesthetic.
Finally, there’s the camera. The camera on the PS4 wasn’t really a big focus unless you were rolling with PlayStation VR, but the sharing and media creation functions on PS5 will be much more pronounced than before. The PS5 camera will likely see more of a push, and it already looks a lot more sturdy and flexible. No specs are available yet, but it certainly looks slick.
That’s what we know so far on the PS5 accessories guide front. Soon enough we’ll be able to revisit this topic with pricing and feature details, but for now we at least know what’s coming from Sony. In the meantime, you can check out some of our other PS5 guides for information as we head closer to the next generation:
- Xbox Series X and PS5 Spec Comparison Guide
- Tech Expert Dives Deep Into Recent PS5 Showcase And Which Games Featured Ray Tracing
- Sony's Jim Ryan Opens Up On Recent PS5 Reveal, Exclusives "Quality Over Quantity"
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