While the PS5 alone comes with everything you need to enjoy the latest and greatest games, the console is capable of so much more.
With a little bit of extra kit, you can make your PS5 experience significantly better by taking advantage of all the features your console has to offer.
Whether that means listening to your favorite game with a reliable headset, grabbing additional controllers for multiplayer, or adding a simple media remote, there’s something out there to match all your needs.
The best accessories you can buy for the PlayStation 5 are listed below.
PS5 DualSense controller — R1,499
Most PS5 gamers will certainly benefit from another DualSense controller, especially if they want to play with their friends.
While the official controller offers adaptive triggers, motion and touch control, and a built-in microphone and headset jack, the most important feature is its haptic feedback technology.
This offers physical sensations that correspond with what you’re doing in-game and uses dual actuators rather than rumble motors.
Additionally, when you don’t have mates around to play with, having two DualSense controllers is ideal for those long gaming sessions, as you can have one juiced up and ready to go whenever the battery runs out on the other.
DualSense controller charging station — R739
If you’re going to get another controller, you might as well get the DualSense controller charging station, too.
This will allow you to charge your controllers without having them wired to your console.
The charging station also shares the glacier white color scheme of the PS5 and will provide you with a place to neatly store your controllers when you’re not playing.
PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset — R1,699
A quality headset is essential for any gaming setup, and the PS5 Pulse 3D wireless headset is the perfect choice for PS5 gamers.
This headset is designed for long gaming sessions with comfortable ear cups and an adjustable head strap.
It is engineered to work with the PlayStation 5’s 3D Audio capabilities, lasts up to 12 hours on one charge, and can be used with PSVR.
Much like the other accessories, it looks just like the console and is also compatible with Windows and macOS.
PS5 media remote — R599
The PS5 can be used for much more than just gaming, and this little remote is a must-have for any PS5 owner.
The PS5 media remote comes with built-in play, pause, fast forward, and rewind buttons as well as dedicated buttons for streaming services such as YouTube, Netflix, Spotify and Disney+.
It also matches the glacier white color scheme of the console and can be used for other tasks like turning the system on and off and navigating through the main menu and game library.
This sleek remote is the perfect addition for any PS5 owner who wants to leverage the console’s full capabilities.
Samsung T5 1TB portable SSD — R2,459
While it’s currently not possible to play PS5 games directly from an external drive, you can transfer them to one to free up some space on your console — which is faster than downloading and reinstalling them.
You can, however, play PS4 games straight from an external drive and, according to Tom’s Guidethe Samsung T5 portable SSD is the best and fastest option.
copying returnal to the drive took 7 minutes and Mass Effect: Andromeda it took only 2.5 minutes. Loading up Mass Effect Andromeda from the SSD T5 took just 35 seconds — which is actually four seconds faster than the PS5’s internal SSD.
The Samsung T5 offers 1TB of storage space and has a sleek and compact design.
If you want to get the most value out of your PS5, you should consider subscribing to PS Plus.
The service offers three tiers in South Africa, which include the Essential, Extra, and Deluxe plans.
The Essential plan is the lowest tier and costs R119 per month or R749 a year, and gives you online multiplayer access, two PS4 games and one PS5 game to download each month, and exclusive discounts on the PlayStation Store.
The other two plans offer the same as above but also include access to the Game Catalog which features hundreds of downloadable PS4 and PS5 games and more.
For more details on the subscription prices and what each tier offers in South Africa, click here.