PlayStation®5 console USB ports guide

PlayStation®5 console USB ports guide

The PlayStation®5 console has four USB ports which support different connection speeds and are compatible with different devices. Find out how to use PS5 USB connection ports to charge and connect USB devices.

What are the PS5 USB port types?

PS5™ consoles have two ports on the front and two ports on the back:

PS5 front USB ports

  • 1 USB type-C, Superspeed USB (10 Gbps)
  • 1 USB type-A, Hi-Speed USB.

PS5 back USB ports

  • 2 USB type-A, Superspeed USB (10 Gbps).

Which PS5 USB ports should I use?

Select a device to find out which PS5 console USB ports are compatible.

USB storage should be connected to a Superspeed USB port. It is recommended that you connect PS5 extended storage to the USB Type-C port on the front of your PS5 console. The USB Type-A ports on the back of your PS5 console can also support extended storage. 

USB storage is not compatible with the USB Type-A port on the front of a PS5 console.

DualSense™ and DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controllers are compatible with all USB ports on your PS5 console.

HD Camera or PlayStation®Camera (with a PlayStation®Camera adaptor) should be connected to a Superspeed USB port. You can connect your HD Camera or PS Camera (with an adaptor) to the USB Type-C port on the front of your PS5 console, or one of the USB Type-A ports on the back of your PS5 console. 

Please note, HD Camera and PS Camera (with an adaptor) are not compatible with the USB Type-A port on the front of a PS5 console.

You can connect your PS VR to any USB port on a PS5 console.

You can connect your Wireless Headset adaptor to any USB port on a PS5 console.

You can connect a supported USB speciality controller to the USB Type-A port on the front of a PS5 console, or one of the USB Type-A ports on the back of a PS5 console. Connection via the USB Type-C port on the front of a PS5 console may also be supported but is not guaranteed.

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