The PS4 is undoubtedly the best 8th gen gaming console, providing the best and evolving experience. With that said, do you want to have the ultimate PS4 gaming experience? Here are 10 things you need to take your PS4 gaming setup to the next level.
If you just have one DualShock controller, you’re missing out on a lot of fun! One of the best things about the PS4 is the number of games you can play with your family or friends, right in your living room or media cave. Get at least four controllers, and maybe an extra one in case one runs out of battery life at the wrong moment.
Speaking of battery life, you’re going to need top-of-the-line charging stations— because the games must go on! You’ll want a Power A DualShock Charging Station, which is the official product for the PS4 and has all the features you could want in a charging station. If you have budget constraints, you’ll save a bit of money by choosing the Nyko Charge Base or the PDP Energizer Charging Station.
Sometimes you want to keep the sounds of your game up-close and personal. That’s when you need a PS4 Headset like the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset. This set has beautiful, simple lines, pristine sound, and superb comfort for lengthy gaming sessions. Created by PlayStation the headset is fine-tuned to reflect a gamer’s audio needs.
If you’re interested in some serious gaming, old-school style, grab a HORI PS4 Arcade stick. These nifty units include responsive right-hand buttons and a left-hand stick that lets you enjoy unique interaction with specific PS4 games like Street Fighter V.
If you’re gaming multiple hours every week or every day, you might wear out your DualShock controller’s rubber grips pretty quickly. To replace those worn-down bits of rubber, pick up some analog stick covers. They will prolong the life of your controller and make your gaming experience much more comfortable.
Some gamers love the original look of the PS4, but after a while it can get kind of bland. Kick it up a notch with an awesome PS4 skin inspired by one of your favorite games or movies. There are Deadpool skins, Arkham Knight skins, Final Fantasy skins, Star Wars skins— if you can imagine it, it’s probably out there, available for you to buy.
Have you upgraded your PS4’s hard drive yet? It’s time to take the leap! You’ll enjoy far better speeds and storage capabilities with a 1TB hard drive or a 500GB solid state drive.
You’re going to be sitting in front of the PS4 a lot, so you need a comfy spot to park yourself. Have you seen the X Rocker Gaming Chair? It’s at the top of the list, unless you have really long legs, in which case the X Rocker Triple Flip armchair might be more your style. These chairs come with speakers to enhance your gaming experience. Get one for yourself, and make your friends sit on the couch.
Since you’re going to be playing with other gamers in the room at some point, you’ll need a fantastic set of speakers. Pick high-end models that can dish out deep bass as well as deliver the sound of whisper-quiet footsteps approaching from behind you.
Don’t stop now— you’ve almost got the perfect PS4 gaming setup! Now you need a TV, and it’s got to be big. Pick one that fits (just barely) into your space and provides a truly immersive 4K Ultra HD experience. Consider one that is built for gaming and has low response times, you can now find one at a fairly reasonable price and you’ll be ready for when the PS4 Neo arrives.