Submitted by Smurf1 374d ago | news

Sony announces official accessories for PS4, Prices Revealed

Sony has announced two new accessories for the PS4 which is the DualShock 4 charger and the PS4 vertical stand. (PS4, Sony)

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cl1983  +   374d ago
Surprised the stand isn't included with the console.
killcycle  +   374d ago | Well said
Why? The Ps2, Ps2 Slim, Ps3 phat, slim, super slim all don't come with a stand.

You high?
cl1983  +   374d ago
No being that part of there advertising is the system standing upright I'm surprised they didn't include that with the system.
MASTER_RAIDEN   374d ago | Immature | show
Ron_Danger  +   374d ago | Well said

Does the XBox One come with a cable box?? I mean, they advertise all the TV stuff you'd think it would come with a cable box.
guitarded77  +   374d ago
You can stand them vertically without the stand. The stand just offers better stability. I'm getting a charge cradle day one. I have all my controllers on charge cradles... it's a good way to keep them powered, and makes my rig look clean.
BattleTorn  +   374d ago
Um, maybe because every "box content reveal" article shows it!

And even the goddam RETAIL BOX displays the PS4 in the stand!!

Go check out my comment below, I linked all the articles. It's been strongly advertised WITH stand!
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Me-Time  +   374d ago
OH come on. Some of you people need to be reasonable and stop being so sarcastic. (this isn't directed at you, killcycle. your comment gave me a grin)
British_Knight  +   374d ago
Everyone complains when Microsoft doesn't include an accessory.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   373d ago
I am! Just because those old gen consoles didn't come with a stand doesn't mean that they shouldn't included it with PS4.. It would have been nice that this time around they included it ^^
Bolts  +   373d ago
Why don't you clowns just do what you'll end up doing anyways. Buy a stand from eBay for half of the price and it'll be just as good. Its a god damn stand we're talking about here. Thats the last thing you want to buy from Sony.
evilhasitsway  +   373d ago
because it's suppose to be the future of gaming and you don't want to try to sell to many accessories cause your compatetion might package it but we all know ms wont make a stand or anything but whatever I get what cl1983 means.
Tidybrutes  +   373d ago
Im sure the original ps2 came with a stand.
HammadTheBeast  +   374d ago
Same. But it's $30, so idk.

I wish it could just naturally stand up as well.
FamilyGuy  +   374d ago
It can, they all can. I've never bought a stand for my PS systems but they've all stood up just fine. Just don't bump into them lol
ShwankyShpanky  +   374d ago
Yup... $30 for a 25-cent piece of injection molded plastic.

I'll be seeing how well it stands on its own. Looks relatively stable. :P
Blaze929  +   374d ago
Xbox 360 controller used to be $49.99 compared to the Dualshock 3's $59.99. Now both are $59.99. But noooo one seems to have a problem now -_-
showtimefolks  +   374d ago

how you been man, long time i haven't seen your comment?

which system are you buying?
Blaze929  +   374d ago
got both pre ordered on amazon
kreate  +   373d ago
Actually msrp for ds3 is 54.99
MizTv  +   374d ago
I'd be too scared to stand up my brand new console like that
Eizhale  +   374d ago
I never used a stand on any console I like it sitting flat anyway lol but each to their own...:-)
kreate  +   373d ago
Same here. Flat seems to be the more natural position imo.
tarbis  +   373d ago
ditto. It's a little awkward to insert the disc vertically though. lol
greedybear88  +   372d ago
Same. It looks better sitting flat.
Neo-Axl  +   373d ago
Truth be told, I thought of the same thing, although it's a bummer, I suppose I could easily just purchase one alongside my console.. if money allows that, I'll be snatching as many games as possible.
Bhuahahaha  +   373d ago
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Bhuahahaha  +   373d ago
opps double post sorry
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AKR  +   373d ago
$25 for a stand seems a bit pricey...Even if it wasn't included prior, that still seems to be a bit much for a little piece of plastic. Oh well, the system seems pretty small, regardless, so skipping the vertical set-up shouldn't be too much of a space-taker.
MasterCornholio  +   374d ago
I need the stand.
No FanS Land  +   374d ago
Gonna hang it to a wall instead :)
MasterCornholio  +   374d ago
I'm serious because I don't have space for a horizontal console.

Motorola RAZR i
No FanS Land  +   374d ago | Interesting

how do you top this, really?
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HammadTheBeast  +   374d ago
That. Is . Cool.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   374d ago
That's one of the sickest setups I've seen.
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AceBlazer13  +   374d ago
@NoFans dude that is epic , took me a second to find the ps3
tarbis  +   373d ago
No FanS Land
That's beautiful. The wall speakers looks great too.
Blackdeath_663  +   374d ago
not really it can stand on its own without the stand. purely for aesthetics nothing more. i will probably put the ps4 vertically in a bookshelf no chance of it falling then
ziggurcat  +   374d ago
it's the stability that's important. without the stand, it'll probably fall over if you look at it the wrong way.
DragonKnight  +   374d ago
You all know that making it stand is actually not good for it right? I don't know why Sony includes these stands when they themselves have said that it's much better for the system to be horizontal for the air flow. Just because heat tends to rise, doesn't mean that a vertical console is good. Horizontally there is a lot more circulation, vertically all the air has to travel through the system out one vent.
ShwankyShpanky  +   374d ago
Where did they say that? How does its orientation affect the air flow?
Hicken  +   374d ago
Don't think I understand what you're getting at. Having the system stand vertically doesn't block off any vents, unless the PS4 has broken trend and has vents on the side(which I haven't seen in any images).

Neither PS2 and none of the PS3 models have this, and I really can't imagine that would be any different for the PS4.
DragonKnight  +   374d ago
@ShwankyShpanky: It's never been said about the PS4, and I was mistaken. Sony didn't say it themselves, I saw it on playstation forums. I personally don't have my system vertical, but I'm going to use this video to explain why it's worse than standing it horizontally. I only use this video for visual aid purposes, not for it's content.


With the Phat PS3, there were more vents and they were located underneath the front and opposite side relative to the stand's placement. On the slim, there are significantly less vents, one row on both sides underneath the overhanging "lip" of the lid, and one row in the front.

Placed horizontally, air flow is much more efficient as the fans are able to push the air out and away. Placed vertically less air is pushed out the other two vents in favour of pushing the majority of the air out the top.

Now that isn't to say that no air is coming out of the other vents, because it is, but the majority of it is being pushed out one vent as opposed to an even airflow through 3 vents.

However, what could make my statement incorrect is that I've heard that, in playstation consoles at least, the fan actually pulls in cool air and forces it out the back of the console which would render the method of placement completely up to you.

I apologize if I'm mistaken, I was remembering second hand information rather than a direct source. My experience comes from when I was attempting to extend the life of my own launch 60GB PS3 and looking for ways to maintain a lower temperature and I read that standing it vertically is actually a detriment to cooling off the system.
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Oner  +   374d ago
Here is the information that supports DragonKnight's comment about how horizontal placement runs cooler vs vertical placement using an IR Camera for temperature pics on the PS3 (funny enough it's from Afterdawn a site I am a Moderator at) ~ http://forums.afterdawn.com...
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DragonKnight  +   374d ago
Thanks Oner. +Bubbles for Helpful.
ziggurcat  +   374d ago
actually, it standing vertically is a little better for the air flow.

with the PS3, all of the heat sinks, and whatnot are on the bottom, so standing it upright keeps it running a little cooler because there's more than 1/8" (about the height of the feet of the unit) of space for the heat to dissipate. if the PS4 is anything like the PS3, it'll run cooler standing upright as well.
Hicken  +   374d ago
From what I can gather, the second and third pictures show the right side of the console- the side that'd be facing UP if it were placed vertically- as having a 2 degree increase in temperature when vertical, from 53.77 to 55.69.

For the rear of the system, images four and seven show vertical and horizontal, respectively. The maximum temperatures here show a slight decrease from 55.42 to 55.26 degrees.

There isn't an image that shows the temperature of the "top" when sitting horizontally, though image 5 shows the vertical temp at 29.97. I would imagine, though, that having the system stand vertically would pull heat away from the heat-producing components more easily. It would warm the overall system more, but keep the aforementioned areas cool.

It should also be noted that there are NO vents on the side on which the PS3 rests when standing vertically, therefore no vents are blocked. I can confirm this with my 80GB phat and 120GB SS. The same is also true for my phat PS2; I don't have them on hand, and don't feel like looking up the images, but I'm certain this is also true for the Slim models of both systems.

From all this, I can see NO obstruction of airflow that would result in increased heating, but I DO see more dissipated heat from being vertical than horizontal.
Deanc  +   374d ago
Pahahahaha, And theirs your $499.. Typical sony just took shit out the ps4 box and made it on its own to make them look like the cheaper console, Xbox will always be inferior.
No FanS Land  +   374d ago
the stand was never expected to be included. it was never included with the PS2 / PS2 silm. Ps3 slim and super slim.

why make it appear negative all of a sudden?
Ritsujun  +   374d ago
That mindless blindb0t doesn't even know the meaning of "inferior".
Yup, Xbosh is indeed inferior. And, the billyb0ts love getting Xbone180'd over and over again.
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HolyDuck  +   373d ago
The stand is actually shown on the PS4 box, so it's implied it's included, that's how I see it anyway.
Minato-Namikaze  +   374d ago
Or you could just not buy it.......
Patrick  +   374d ago
Wait.... are you bashing Sony or MS? Cause at first you were bashing Sony saying they just took stuff out to make it cheaper than MS... which isnt true. It comes with what it always comes with, except that you actually get a headset.
Then U call xbox inferior.... which per the dictionary means "Lower in rank, status, or quality." ...lol
If the word your looking for is "superior" then you would be wrong there as well.

Edit: ha ha... Im not sure whether to hit agree or disagree.. I disagree with the first part but agree with the last line of your statement which is "Xbox will always be inferior."
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Rainstorm81  +   374d ago
I think his silly-azz meant SUperior.....yep RAtard
Rainstorm81  +   374d ago
How do you bash Sony then go on to say... "Xbox will always be inferior."

Must be some kind of RA-tard....lls
Deividas  +   374d ago
What are you talking about? These are optional and you dont need them. And lets see...ps4 controller is rechargable while you have to buy your lovely recharge kit on top of that $499. This is simply another way to recharge. And also...at least you have the option to stand up the ps4, good luck doing that with your XOne
SchwoererBear  +   374d ago
I keep telling ppl that the PS4 charges contollers while the system is off. That eliminates the need for a charging station! I really don't see the point in getting one for next gen
GiantEnemyCrab  +   374d ago
So PS4 buys a charging station so you aren't sitting there with the silly little 4ft cords. While XB1 owners buy the Play N Charge kit and can swap out the batteries on the fly whenever.

I don't see a problem here.
Deividas  +   374d ago

So...instead of just buying a longer cord for like $5 your saying its better to buy batteries for $10 (Constantly) and a $25 Play N Charge kit....Not seeing your logic there...

And your telling me that opening your controller, finding the batteres, putting the batteries in and then turning the controller on is "on the fly" while just plugging in a cord thats already attached to your PS4 into the Controller...takes longer?
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GiantEnemyCrab  +   373d ago
The Play and Charge kit comes with rechargeable batteries. Have you used one with a 360 controller? It takes all but 1 sec and it easily snaps in and out.

I will give you the $5 cable though but I'd rather not be wired when I'm gaming.
Deividas  +   373d ago
Why would you be wired when your gaming?...the controller charges when the console is off, therefore everyone will be charging it overnight for their gaming activities during the day...or vise versa..And unless someone is going to literately be playing for 7 Hours straight, that wont be a problem for anyone.

And yes i do have a charge kit for my 360 controller right now, and when it runs out of juice I have to connect it to my 360 to charge while im playing. Making it a wired connection while gaming.
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rainslacker  +   373d ago
You could use it using a USB wall socket as well if you got the proper cord. Or use a PC. Doesn't even have to be plugged into the system.

Charge station is nice for aesthetics, and was handy since the PS3 didn't charge while the system was off.

The stand...overpriced, but that's an aesthetic thing as well. I'd imagine a majority of PS4 buyers wouldn't bother with it. It's there for those that care.
KonsoruMasuta  +   374d ago
Yes, I agree that the Xbox will always be inferior.
wenaldy  +   374d ago
Damn right Xbox will aalways be INFERIOR!!! Retard!!!
pyramidshead  +   374d ago
No stand? Pre-order cancelled wah wah wah
KrimsonKody  +   374d ago
Damn, son!
You are severely suffering from "180's all over your body"!
Drekken  +   374d ago
Ugh... what are you even talking about?
MrBeatdown  +   374d ago
Not sure if worst trolling ever, or best trolling ever.
KwietStorm  +   374d ago
Yes, "removing" a little piece of plastic and an optional (read: unnecessary) charger would have added a justified $100 extra to the console. Makes perfect sense.
The_Sneauxman  +   373d ago
hahaha that is the funniest FAIL use of a word I've seen in a good while. INFERIOR lol, yep you're right it is inferior!
jagstatboy  +   374d ago
Is the stand really necessary? I keep my PS3 on it's side w/out a stand and it stays upright just fine.
No FanS Land  +   374d ago
I think the PS4 will have a harder time standing vertical than the PS3 Phat, or even slim.
rainslacker  +   373d ago
PS3 Phat and Slim didn't need it due to the design. It just adds stability.

PS4 is pretty slim in comparison, may not stand up well due to there being no real base for putting it on it's side.
Convas  +   374d ago
So wait ... I can't stand the PS4 up on it's side like my 360 and PS3 are without buying the stand?

It should be able to stand on it's own perfectly fine right?
Right? RIGHT?!
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Patrick  +   374d ago
Just by looking at it I would say it should stand on its own... but as thin as it is, it wont be as stable as it would with the stand.But that's just opinion till I get mine... and even then it will still be my opinion. Sorry I cant be more help.
Super Taru  +   374d ago
U mad, bro? ;)
PS4 can operate just fine without these extra (and fun) accessories. Does this bother you? Do you want Sony, maybe, to send you those accessories for free or even to make PS4 $100 more expensive just to ease the competition for Microsoft?

I suggest you shouldn't swallow your saliva from now on, 'cause it seems that your venom has already caused enough damage to your brain to say such nonsense in public.
HolyDuck  +   373d ago
You think a stand for a console is fun?

You sir, must be very easily entertained.
No FanS Land  +   374d ago
the charging cradle is really useless though, we already know the usb ports are still powered when the console is off!
AlexanderNevermind  +   374d ago
I guess its a two for one thing. My brother loves the cradle. I have never owned one my self. I like you feel there's no need.
Mikelarry  +   374d ago
finally now those rip off place holder prices can be changed
rezzah  +   374d ago
Would the PS4 standing on its side affect the reading of the discs?

I've heard of issues more likely to appear when using PS3 while on its side, as appose to the regular usage.
SchwoererBear  +   374d ago
possibly. I use my own secret method: I keep mine horizontal and I put Tobacco cans under each corner, that allows air flow under the system and it sucks up less dust. My ps3 runs cooler than ever since doing this.
rainslacker  +   373d ago
I've been using Coke cans myself. Noticeable difference in fan noise since doing it. I like the tobacco can idea though.:) Less height, but same effect. Probably looks better too.
SchwoererBear  +   373d ago
@Rainslacker I also regularly vaccum the ports on my console and the area around it. Many don't know that playstation reccomend a monthly vaccum. I have to keep my ps3 in top shape so it will survive gtav
KrimsonKody  +   374d ago
Well, in the case of the PS3, I think standing it up simply provides better ventilation & reduces dust buildup, Imo. Also, when it's laying down, depending on how often you play, when the system gets hot, it backfires all that heat it gives off back into the console (Ex; console flat on floor, heat hits the floor, then from floor back into console), often burning out the PS's disc laser eye/bluray laser eye, preventing use of discs.
As far as I know, for the purpose of disc-reading, I don't think vertical or horizontal matters.
christrules0041  +   374d ago
I still don't understand why I need a charger for the dualshock 4 controllers when the PS4 charges the controller when it is off.
KrimsonKody  +   374d ago
I think the PS4 is causing XBot gamers to develop a mental disease, which I like to call, "180's all over your booody". This is when stupidity & oxymorons flows from their jaw piece, constantly. The cause of this is that the brain constantly does 180 turns on the individuals thoughts, while fooling them in believing what was said is fact, other than opinion.
(See Deanc comment above)
example; Sony remove items from PS4 to produce a cheaper console, which is why XBox will remain inferior.

On Topic, I agree wit many;
Let's just wait until we A: we get the console into our home, & B: see how we can fit it into our homes. I thought I would need the stand for my PS2 & 3, but it did just fine without it. Now, the PS4 does look a little off centered, like it cannot stand on its own, but either we will find an in-home remedy for that (let it lay against a shelf, level it out, etc., & worse comes to worse, BUY the damn stand! You saved & invested in such a powerful console, just add $20 more, you will be pleased.
& yeah, never had to use a charging dock. My controls stay ready!
BattleTorn  +   374d ago
The stand sold separately? WTF?

All the "retail box content" articles show the PS4 in Stand!!


Even the RETAIL BOX displays the PS4 in-stand:

Need I show more? This some major BS!!
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BattleTorn  +   374d ago
See when Sony post pictures with the PS4 IN STAND, with price tag and a link to pre-order ...
that is the DEFINITION of false advertisement.

Take a look - http://uk.playstation.com/p...

I can't think of another example, where the RETAIL BOX displays an sold-separately accessory on the front cover. That'd be like Microsoft putting the Headset, or play&charge kit, on the cover of their retail box, and then not include it.
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awesomeperson  +   374d ago
They did the same for the Super Slim - console is on the stand on the retail box.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   374d ago
awesomeperson has you there. Calm down BattleTorn.

You can also, I don't know, look at the contents on the preorder page? Or, hmm, look at the side of the box to see what's included?

Nahhh, too much effort.
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BattleTorn  +   374d ago

That's not how advertisement works...

Otherwise companies would plaster all sorts of non-included stuff on their retail boxes.

People have won legal cases over used games with DLC/passes not being clearly mentioned by gamestop. Surely those people could've asked, or checked online - or even "shoulda known" but advertisement laws say the consumer shouldn't have to be viligant in that way. (IOW, customers - in the eyes of the law - pretty much have complete deniablity)

It's pretty bad practice to show their product using a sold-separately accessory on the retail box.
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rainslacker  +   373d ago
Alright then. Go sue Sony then if you have a problem with it.

I'm going to go sue Hoover because the vacuum cleaner I brought last week didn't include the hot milf pictured on the box.

Also, as I recall it says right on the front of the box that the vertical stand is sold separately.


Highlight the text right under the PS3 to see for yourself.
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Fergusonxplainsall  +   373d ago
What, no stand in the box? This is a outrage!

First Americans were happy when Europeans got a free game and not them. Then this...

I never stand it up anyway cause I live in Cali and we get earthquakes daily. Now Sony give Americans a free game and not Europeans...Fair is fair.
Mister_G  +   374d ago
Cheap! More good PS4 news :)
inf3cted1  +   374d ago
19 euros for something that holds the console vertically? WTF?
brianunfried  +   374d ago
Those stands are purely cosmetic, my PS2 and PS3 stand vertically just fine without a stand. I'm sure it will be the same for PS4.
inf3cted1  +   374d ago
I do hope so :/
SonyNGP  +   374d ago
Dat overpriced plastic stand.
a_squirrel  +   373d ago
Since I DON'T need it, it doesn't bother me. It did bother me when I NEEDED a new harddrive and it was 3x the price of a normal one because it was Microsoft.
HolyDuck  +   373d ago
Sony sell propriety vita cards which you pretty much need.

Not to mention how expensive they are too.
NinexKnuckles  +   374d ago
Any word on if these are going to be available for the US?
Subzero200  +   373d ago
Anyone that pays $60 for a controller is a idiot.
The_Sneauxman  +   373d ago
Care to explain your "Butt-hurtness"?
RussellGorall  +   373d ago
What about the OS?

What is it, and why do we have to go to alternate sources to know it will be 3.5GB?
Fergusonxplainsall  +   373d ago
Earthquakes still make consoles fall even when in a stand.
devilsabri  +   373d ago
Mandatory xboxone sucks post
Subzero200  +   371d ago
"Care to explain your "Butt-hurtness"?&quo t;

care to explain your idiotic gay comment?, and this is the point dummy. No game is worth $60 let alone a controller, and these companies know this. They just seem to make money off idiots like you daily. Nobody is going to buy a retail controller they can buy of ebay for half the price.

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