15 September 2015

Top 5 PlayStation 4 (PS4) Essentials

Top 5 PlayStation 4 (PS4) Essentials

by | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

You finally decided to invest all this money on a new PS4. What's next? There are some things every PS4 owner should have in order to fully enjoy game play, and to ensure they are fully protected on this pricey investment. So, if you are a new owner, or a soon to be owner of this system, these are the top 5 PS4 essentials which every owner should consider owning, purchasing, or investing in as soon as possible. If you've not got your PS4 yet, check out the latest buy now pay later PS4 deals.

1. Protection plan

What is you drop water on the system? What if it falls off the stand? What if a part breaks? A protection plan will cover these, and other possible costs for damage, destruction, loss, or theft. Sure, you typically stay away from protection plans of this kind, but for this system, consider purchasing one. Especially if you are an avid gamer, play frequently, or if you have ever had an issue with a gaming system in the past, you know how much it can end up costing you to repair or replace a system (or part). Avoid all of these hassles and headaches with a protection plan. 

2. Camera

Like cool features? If so, you need a PS4 camera. It offers some cool features like: facial scanning and recognition, voice commands, commentary for game play and online gaming, use of the free playroom app. These are a few of the benefits you will realize by owning a camera for your system. If you stream often, if you like to compete against other online gamers, and if you want to fully immerse yourself into the games you play, this accessory will allow you to do just that. 

3. Charging station

You can recharge your dual shock controllers even while the system is on standby. This ensures you always have a full charge, so you never have to worry about the battery dying when you are in "full compete" mode. If you are the avid gamer that likes to play for hours at a time, a full charge is essential for your controller; this charging station ensures you will always have one, and are always ready to go. And, it gives you the ability to charge more than one remote at a time, so you can charge the first player's remote, as well as an additional remote, if you plan on playing with others. 

4. Surround sound headset

Fully immerse yourself in the action with the right headset. In addition to noise reduction and cancellation, allowing you to eliminate clutter and background sound, these also allow you to truly get the most out of game audio, for games where you are giving commands, or competing and playing in a team mode with others online. It also gives you the ability to chat with friends, to plan out strategies, and having the full audio feed, directly delivered to you in the clearest sound quality possible. It is not essential for play, but if you want to get into the game as much as possible, it will truly enhance game play, especially if you connect with friends online. 

5. Playstation Plus subscription

Get free games once a month (and keep many of them forever). Play against others online, get new beta versions, live demo games, discounts in the store, and updates on new game modes, and accessories, all before other (non-members) learn about these changes or updates. Plus, you can add PS3 and Vita games for free, so you can greatly enhance and increase your total number of available games, without having to go out and purchase new games in stores. For only about $50 per year, this subscription is well worth the cost in the ability to receive one free game each month, as it will pay for itself in one month. 


Regardless of how often you play, the type of games you enjoy, or what your favourite style of play is, if you are a PS4 owner, or plan on investing in one, these are a few of the top 5 PS4 essentials everyone should consider investing in. Not only do they enhance game play and ability to interact with other people when you connect to online gaming, most of these accessories are extremely cheap to own, and will truly revolutionize the way you can enjoy your new system.

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