While we've already covered a collection of PlayStation 4 bundles to pick up for gifts this season, the console is much better when it has a few accessories to pair with it, so we've rounded up some of the best accessories to grab alongside that brand-new PlayStation 4 to make the dreams come true for the gamer in your life. Even if you already have a PlayStation 4 in the house, these accessories are still sure to be a hit with those who play on the system.
DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller For PS4
You can't play games without a controller. Although the system does come with one, perhaps you want to play with a friend or loved one, or perhaps you just want a spare for when the battery dies on one and you want to continue playing. In that case, you'll need an extra.
New DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller For PS4
Along with new versions of its PS4 console, Sony also announced an updated DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller that comes with a light bar on the front of the controller which sits along the top edge of the touchpad. Of course, it still features the light bar on the top of the controller, and the touchpad is now multi-touch supported.
Multi-functional PS4 Vertical Stand
If you'd prefer your PlayStation 4 to stand tall and proud instead of having it sit flat, you'll need a vertical stand. If you also want that stand to serve more than one purpose, then consider this multi-functional vertical stand which also comes with a cooling fan for the console, a dock for two DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controllers, and slots to hold some of your games. The stand also comes with a collection of thumb grips for your controllers.
PlayStation 4 Camera
Although not required for all games, it will be needed if you plan to pick yourself up a PlayStation VR headset when they become available later on this year, and it also has other uses, such as video chat, and it can be used to broadcast yourself if you're streaming your PS4 gaming sessions.
Rocksoul Wireless PS4 Controller Keyboard
Chatting with friends on PSN or in game has never been easier than with an accessory like the Rocksoul Wireless PS4 Controller Keyboard. This little device plugs into the bottom of your controller where you would normally plug in your headset, but fear not as the keyboard features an open port for a headset on the bottom so you aren't giving anything up. It also has a microUSB port for charging its internal battery and it connects to your PS4 console via Bluetooth.
Numskull Game Tower & Dual Charger For DUALSHOCK 4
Need a neat and tidy place to store a few of your games and charge your DUALSHOCK 4 controllers at the same time? This tower and dual charger combo from Numskull will certainly get the job done, and look good while doing it. It's compact enough to fit in a tight space and the controller dock sits neatly on top of the tower.
PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Headset
If you can't stand the cord being in the way while you're playing your favorite games, then you may want to pick up the PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Headset, which connects to the PS4 through Bluetooth. It has comfortable and cushioning earpads for extended wear, and full controls for managing the volume and mic. It even supports sound profiles that are designed for specific games or game types, and it folds up nice and neat when you're done using it.
Original OEM Thumbstick Replacement For DUALSHOCK 4
While this hopefully isn't needed, if you play your PS4 quite a bit then chances are that you have worn out the thumbsticks on your DUALSHOCK 4 controller. If that's the case then these factory replacements that are made by Sony just might be your best friend.
RDS Industries System Case For PlayStation 4 & Accessories
While you may not be carrying it around with you often, you may end up carting your PlayStation 4 with you from time to time if you like to play with friends who may not have the system. That's where this system carrying case from RDS Industries comes in. It features enough room to carry the console and a couple of games, as well as a front pocket for two DUALSHOCK 4 controllers and the needed cords for hooking up the system. It also has enough room to store the PS4 Camera and it comes fully padded to protect the goods. Lastly, it's made of a black nylon, has a handle on top for carrying the bag by hand, and a shoulder strap for wearing the bag if you need to have your hands free.
Sony Vertical Stand For PlayStation 4
If you don't need a fancy vertical stand with a bunch of extras, and you simply want to stand your console upright, you can't go wrong with the official vertical stand that comes from Sony. It's understated, and does what it's supposed to.