9 Great accessories for console gamers

While most console gamers don’t obsess over peripherals and hardware, we still love to upgrade. Here are some of the best accessories for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

9 Great accessories for console gamers
  • What are the best accessories for PS4? Grab the PlayStation Move controllers and check out the PlayStation VR headset below.
  • What are the best accessories for Xbox One? We would recommend investing in a hard drive and the official Media Remote.
  • What are the best accessories for Nintendo Switch? Get yourself a battery pack, and get creative with Nintendo Labo.

The joy of console gaming is that you can just pick up and play. There’s no custom keyboard to configure, nor a cooling system to install. But that doesn’t mean us console gamers will refuse an awesome upgrade or three. Here’s our pick of the best accessories for console gamers on all the major platforms.

PlayStation VR Headset

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PlayStation VR headset

If you own a PS4, the official VR headset is a must-have accessory. It’s the perfect way to scare yourself silly with Resident Evil 7, and feel the speed in Gran Turismo Sport. When you’re not playing, you can also enjoy 360 movies. (Price: $261.99 USD)

Real Wood Cover for PS4 by Toast

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Real wood PS4 cover

Tired of the traditional black PS4 look? This beautiful real-wood cover brings something new, while also protecting your precious machine from dust and scratches. (Price: $50.06 USD)

Seagate Xbox Game Drive Hub

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Seagate Xbox Game Drive Hub

With a massive 8TB of storage space, this external hard drive lets you store 200 games or a massive movie collection. In addition, the Game Drive Hub works with your phone, meaning you can easily keep everything organized. (Price: $170.42 USD)

Razer Wolverine Ultimate Xbox One Controller

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Razer Wolverine controller

This beautiful Xbox One controller has six remappable bumpers and triggers. You also get interchangeable thumb sticks for total control. Just as importantly, it looks incredible thanks to Razer’s signature Chroma lighting. (Price: $159.99 USD)

ASTRO A50 Wireless Headset and Base Station

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ASTRO A50 headset

Whether you’re battling it out in Fortnite or listening to the eerie silence of Outlast, the ASTRO A50 will deliver perfect audio. This wireless headset offers an incredible 15 hours of battery life, and full Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound. (Price: $299.99 USD)

Xbox Adaptive Controller

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Xbox Adaptive Controller

Folks who struggle to use a regular controller can join the fun with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This brilliant device is super accessible for players with disabilities, with large programmable buttons and the option to attach additional peripherals.(Price: $99.99 USD, pre-order)

OJO Portable Nintendo Switch Projector

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OJO projector for Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is designed to be played on the move. Unfortunately, your widescreen TV is less portable. The OJO projector solves this problem by turning any flat surface into a huge gaming display. The device also doubles as a charging dock. (Price: $399 USD, pre-order)

8Bitdo N30 Arcade Stick Controller

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N30 arcade controller

While the standard Switch controllers are pretty versatile, the N30 controller is much better suited to retro gameplay. It feels just like an arcade machine, with a large stick and buttons that are made to be mashed. (Price: $69.99 USD)

Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Compact Charger

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Anker Switch charger

With a capacity of 20,100mAh, this compact charger lets you play your Switch for an extra 15 hours. It restores your console to full battery in just 3.5 hours, and you can even use the PowerCore to charge your other USB devices. (Price: $89.99 USD, pre-order)

The best accessories for console gamers

This list covers just a few of the great accessories out there for console gamers. If you know about an awesome gaming accessory, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.
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