The key to a good PS4 experience is the right accessories

Everybody always says that the key to any good outfit is the right accessories (technically nobody has said that to me, but it does sound like the sort of thing someone somewhere would say), and the same is certainly true for gaming setups. The right accessories can spell the difference between just playing a video game and having a gaming experience. Ready to take your PS4 experience to the next level?

No matter what extras and accessories you’re looking for, Black Friday is the best time of the year to grab things at a discount. PlayStation 4 accessories — from controllers to headsets — are often discounted at this time of year. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the best deals and will update this post with what we find.

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DualShock SoftTouch

Staff pick


Sure, the PlayStation 4 comes right out of the box with at least one DualShock controller, but it’s never a bad idea to have a backup. Make that backup your own with one of the many variations of DualShock controllers available. You can pick up a special color, or you can get yourself one of the Soft Touch models. Prices can vary depending on what you’re after, but it will stand out.

$70 at Amazon

Clean Sound

SteelSeries Arctis 7


The kids or roommates are sound asleep, but you’re in the mood to blast some baddies with a rocket launcher. The solution to your woes is a great set of headphones. With an Arctis 7 SteelSeries headset, you’ll never have to worry about waking people up again (unless you yell in victory). It has excellent sound, good comfort level, lag-free wireless audio, and a killer battery life.

$179 at Amazon

Electric Style

PS4 Controller Charger, Y Team


I know what you’re thinking, and yes there is a way to charge your PS4 controllers and display them stylishly. When you’re kicking back on the couch with your feet up, you can look over and rest easy knowing that your controllers are charging and looking sweet when you see the soft blue glow of this dual controller charging stand.

$14 at Amazon

Really Reality



Are you ready to take PlayStation 4 gaming to the next level? If the answer is yes, then you might consider the accessory to beat all accessories. The PlayStation VR (PSVR) will afford you the opportunity to at last take the helm of a Starfleet ship, climb the mountains of Skyrim, or get the pants scared off of you in Resident Evil. The world of VR is yours for the taking.

$277 at Amazon

Quarter saves next

Mayflash F300


Or perhaps you like your gaming experience to feel more like an afternoon playing Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting at the local pizza place. The problem is that you’ll never come close to that experience with the standard PlayStation 4 controller. What you need is a real deal fighting stick. Pick up this Mayflash F300 fighting stick, and you will be ready to take on all challengers, sans the quarters.

$53 at Amazon

Need for speed

Logitech Dual-motor Feedback Driving Force G29


If you’re more of a pedal to the metal, rubber meets the road sort of gamer, much like your fighting game-loving cousins, it’s all about the controller. If you’re going to go all-in with racing games, you might as well go all-in with your controller and pick up a Driving Force G29 racing wheel. At last, you’ll be able to brake and hit the gas with your feet the way good ol’ Hank Ford intended.

$199 at Amazon

Your feature presentation

PDP Bluetooth Remote Control for Playstation 4


It’s movie night! Grab a blanket, pop some popcorn, and settle in. Sure you could use your controller, but they were designed for gaming, and the PDP Remote was designed for menus. Click through quickly with precision as you look for that perfect title to watch. Plus, you won’t get butterfingers all over your controller when you need to pause for a bathroom break!

$18 at Amazon

Gaming Selfie?

Sony – PlayStation®Camera for PlayStation 4


The PlayStation camera does have other uses aside from just VR tracking. If you are a Twitch streamer or planning on becoming one, then you might want people to see your beautiful face while you no scope noobz. As it stands right now, if you intend on streaming directly from your PS4, then you are going to need to pick up a PlayStation camera.

$41 at Amazon

The great game expansion

Seagate 2TB PS4 External Hard Drive


Just about every avid gamer reaches a point in the life of a console when they start to run out of storage space. You could spend a ton of time trying to decide which games you are going to delete or you could expand your storage space. Fortunately, we can now use external hard drives with our PS4s. You can pick up a 2TB Seagate drive which is officially licensed by Sony, so you know it will work.

$80 at Amazon

Accessorize in style

The best part about accessories is that they allow you to make the game experience unique to you. If you’re looking for something more, then you don’t have to live with what comes out of the box. Add your personality with your favorite color DualShock Soft Touch controller. Little else can make your gaming experience feel more personal than having your controller.

Make it all about you. Slip on the PSVR headset and delve into a world all yourself. It is yours to experience. It may feel extra, but there is nothing wrong with being a little extra, especially if it means getting that perfect gaming experience you have been looking for. Happy gaming and happy accessorizing!

How to choose the best Black Friday deals on PlayStation 4 accessories

When looking for deals on Black Friday, it’s important to keep in mind a broad range of possibilities. Are you looking for new controllers, thinking about branching out to PlayStation VR, grabbing additional storage space, or just want a controller charging stand? If you’re looking at third-party products, be sure to check reviews to make sure something will be compatible and safe to use with your PlayStation 4 in the long term. Still, keep your mind open and don’t keep yourself limited to products from PlayStation, especially for things like hard drives.

Do keep in mind that the PlayStation 5 is coming out next year, so before buying something, it’s probably a good idea to think in the long term. We already know that PlayStation VR will be compatible with the PlayStation 5, for example, so Black Friday 2019 would be a great time to grab one.

Whatever you’re looking for, have a plan to check specific vendors. Sony will likely be discounting its various accessories, so you should keep an eye on those pages. Different licensed third-party vendors may or may not be offering sales but this is the most likely time of year to find anything discounted. If there’s something you’ll be interested in getting over Black Friday, start taking note of the prices right now so you can see just how good a deal any discounts over Black Friday are.

We’ll be keeping you updated on specific discounts for PlayStation 4 accessories as we see them. For more deals and advice on PlayStation, Android and other tech, you can check out our Black Friday shopping guides right here.