Christmas Gift Guide 2016: 20 gift ideas for PlayStation Gamers

Give your console a festive upgrade with these button-bashing add-ons

The Sony PlayStation 4 might be a steller piece of kit - and the PlayStation 4 Pro even more so - but, come Christmas, the basic 'console and controller' setup just won't cut the festive cake.

See, when Uncle Pete is calling for a Boxing Day Fallout 4 marathon, Dad wants to burn some rubber in Rocket League and Nan's after a button-mashing Street Fighter V tournament, you need some next-level gear.

Fortunately, there's no shortage of peripherals available to add that much-needed extra spice to your PS4. Whether you're in search of superb sound or a solution to sweaty palms during an all-night Christmas Eve session with Santa, we've got you covered.

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (£75)

Sick of that sore skull after a night-long Black Ops III binge?  The HyperX Cloud II headset is the answer to your audio needs.

The memory foam headband and ear cushions will mould to the curve of your cranium, ensuring that even during the longest periods of play you'll be headache free. There's even a sound card on-board that adjusts voice volume to balance in-game sounds. Sounds good to us.

Buy HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset here

Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel £270

An analogue gamepad might suffice when swerving past the cops in GTA V, but serious driving games warrant a more substantial controller.

Gift a rubber-burning gamer the T300 RS for a festive force feedback treat. A wheel of sterling quality, this steering disc supports full 1080-degree rotation and is covered in super-grip leather for that authentic automobile experience. 

Buy the Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel here

Evil Controllers custom DualShock 4 (from $70)

You could just get another 'normal' controller. Sony makes them in white, red, blue, "Urban Camouflage" and PS1 grey. But true PS4 fans need a fully custom fragging tool.

That's where Evil Controllers come in. There are plenty of pre-made options available - but the real joy is in using the Controller Creator to design every inch of your new DualShock 4. And, if you fancy gaining a bit of a gaming advantage at the same time, take a look at the Pro options.

Customise and buy an Evil Controller here

Samsung M9T 2TB Internal Hard Drive (£100)

Even a modestly sized collection of big budget games is enough to fill the standard 500GB hard drive of a PS4. Remedy this data a squeeze with a nifty hard drive swap.

Samsung's little spinner lets you cram a whopping 2TB into your little black box. Accounting for the 93GB occupied by the PS4 operating system, that would leave space for some 38 50GB games. If that's not enough, then you might just have a hoarding problem.

Buy Samsung M9T 2TB Internal Hard Drive here

PlayStation Network Wallet Top Up (from £5)

Can't decide what to buy your favourite PlayStation gamer? Don't! A boon for the indecisive, there's no better generic gift for Sony players than a top-up for their Network Wallet.

Like digital cash for their console, Network credit will allow your gaming friend to buy and download games, add-ons, films and more from the PlayStation Store. Available in increments of £5, the only thing to decide is your own generosity.

Buy a PlayStation Network Wallet Top Up here

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