The much-anticipated Sony PlayStation Classic was released earlier this week. And despite some flaws, which we covered in our review, it’s still a delightful trip down nostalgia lane. Setting aside any personal feelings about the selected titles, there are still ways to improve the gaming experience. Adding a few low-cost PlayStation Classic accessories can help take your setup to the next level. Head below for our top picks.
The best PlayStation Classic accessories
Much like Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles, there are going to be downfalls with any recreated console under $100. For those Nintendo releases, it was really short cables and a lack of a second controller on the first release. For Sony, the issues are different but also much of the same.
The cables on the two included controllers could certainly be longer. Sitting that close to wall mounted TVs just isn’t an option. Also, Sony made the incredible mistake of not including a wall charger with purchase. Those are just a few of the ways third-party PlayStation Classics accessories can make a difference. Without further ado, here’s the entire list.
PlayStation Classic Carrying Case
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be bringing the PlayStation Classic with you on your travels this holiday season. That’s the beauty of these consoles, they are easy to pack and transport and provide endless fun. There’s a handful of options out there, but for now we’re recommending this model via Amazon. It has dedicated and padded storage for both controllers, the console itself, and any other accessories. The webbed divider is also perfect for storing HDMI and other cables.
iClever Dual USB Wall Charger
Yes, it’s true, somehow Sony isn’t including a simple wall charger with the PlayStation Classic. This seemingly essential accessory — you can’t play without it — really should’ve made the cut. All reports seem to indicate that a simple 1A single USB port wall charger will do the trick. But given that you likely have more then one device with you at all times, there’s no harm in springing for a dual-port option. We recommend this iClever charger that pushes speeds up to 2.4A and has a foldable design. It’s a #1 best-seller at Amazon, making this a must-have PlayStation Classic accessory.
AmazonBasics USB Extension Cable
Unlike Nintendo Classic, Sony’s new retro-remake console uses USB instead of a proprietary connector on its controllers. That makes it really easy when wanting to extend the length from six-feet to something longer. Pick up an AmazonBasics extension cable and enjoy your PlayStation Classic at a more comfortable viewing distance. This listing is for a two-pack, which is perfect since two controllers are included.
The Game Console: A Photographic History
While we’re going down memory lane, go ahead and pick up the new The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox in hardcover. It takes you from the origins of Atari through PlayStation and more. While it’s not a accessory for the console, per se, it does add a nice touch to any vintage gaming experience.
What PlayStation Classic accessories are you picking up this holiday season? Let us know the comment section below!