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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.

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, and you can claim one from Sony today.

Not quite next-gen

Sony Dualshock 4 Controller Cropped Render

DualShock 4

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.

Surround sound

PS4 Gold wireless headset

PlayStatoon Gold Wireless Headset

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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