Best answer: Several PS4 peripherals will work with PS5, including: DualShock 4 controllers, officially licensed specialty peripherals (racing wheels, flight sticks, etc.), Platinum and Gold wireless headsets, third-party headsets that connect through USB or audio jack, officially licensed third-party controllers, the PlayStation Camera, PS Move Motion controllers, and the PlayStation VR Aim controller. However, there are limitations.
- Backward compatiblity: DualShock 4 ($65 at Amazon)
- Surround sound: PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset ($89 at Amazon)
- Wait for pre-orders: PlayStation 5 (See at Amazon)
Which PS4 peripherals will work on PS5?
People will be able to use the following PS4 peripherals on PS5:
- DualShock 4 controllers
- Officially licensed third-party controllers
- Officially licensed specialty peripherals (racing wheels, flight sticks, arcade sticks)
- Platinum and Gold wireless headsets
- Third-party headsets that connect through USB or audio jacks
- PlayStation Camera
- PlayStation Move Motion controllers
- PlayStation VR Aim controllers
What are the limitations for PS4 peripherals working on PS5?
Right off the bat you’ll notice that only officially licensed third-party PS4 peripherals will work with PS5. If it’s not officially licensed, you can forget about using it.
As for the rest of Sony’s products, many will only work with compatible PS4 games through backward compatibility. The DualShock 4 will not be compatible with PS5 games. The Move Motion controller and VR Aim controllers will only work with supported PSVR games.
As for the PlayStation Camera, it will work on PS5 with an adapter. This adapter will be provided to PSVR owners for free, but Sony did not detail how owners would be able to get the adapter. More details will be provided at a later date.
Not quite next-gen
$65 at Amazon
$60 at Best Buy
$59 at Walmart
Compatible only with PS4 games
Sony has revealed that the DualShock 4 will be compatible with PS5… but only with PS4 games through backward compatibility. It makes sense given the new features on the PS5 DualSense, but it’s still a bit disappointing.
PlayStatoon Gold Wireless Headset
$89 at Amazon
$100 at Best Buy
$90 at Walmart
You don’t need to upgrade headsets
Sony may be coming out with a brand new headset for PS5, but you don’t need to go and shell out that extra money if you don’t want to. Your Gold or Platinum PS4 wireless headsets will be supported on Sony’s next-gen machine.
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Get your hands on it before it sells out
The PS5 isn’t available for preorder just yet, but a few retailers are letting fans sign up for notifications so they don’t miss out. A good number of PS4 peripherals will be compatible on PS5, but there are some caveats you’ll need to take note of before using them.