What’s included in the box with the PS5? Do you get a controller with the PlayStation 5?

Find out everything you’ll be getting if you buy a PS5! There might be a bit more stuff than you expected…

by Jason Coles
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With the PS5 arriving into your life very soon, you might be wondering what you’ll be getting for your bucks.

Sure, you know you’re getting a console, but what else comes with it, will you have all of the cables you need, how many controllers come with it, will you get any fancy peripherals?

Well, the good news is that we now know exactly what you’ll be getting for your money.

So, here’s everything that comes included with your PS5….

What comes with the PS5?

Sony confirmed the exact contents of the PS5 box in an official FAQ page, saying, “Whichever model you choose, you’ll get:


  • The PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console
  • One DualSense wireless controller
  • USB Type-C to Type A charging cable for the DualSense wireless controller
  • HDMI cable (compatible with Ultra High Speed defined by HDMI v2.1)
  • AC power cord
  • Base that allows you to orient the console either vertically or horizontally
  • Quick Start and Safety guide.

“Additionally, both PS5 models come with a free game pre-installed. Astro’s Playroom is a brand-new platformer that allows PS5 players to explore four worlds, each one showcasing innovative gameplay using the new and versatile features of the DualSense wireless controller.”

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What is Astro’s Playroom?

You might not be familiar with Astro as a character, but they were the star of the VR game Astro Bot Rescue Mission.

Astro’s Playroom is a sequel to the game, and will have you platforming your way through 3D environments and probably marvelling at how pretty the whole thing looks while no doubt making the most of the new DualSense features.

We’re assuming you won’t have to play the first game to enjoy this one, but there will probably be a few nods to the original game for adoring VR fans.


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Jason Coles