How Many USB Ports on PS5? How to Use These PS5 Ports?

Sherry li
3 min readOct 19, 2021

PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and announced as the successor to the PlayStation 4 (PS4). It was released on November 12, 2020, and was designed with improved performance and some new features compared with PS4.

This game console has been quite popular since its release. PS5 has two versions till now: PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition. Our previous post has made a comparison to them and you can have a quick view. To better know this popular game console, I’d like to introduce PS5 ports in this post.

Do you know how many USB ports on PS5? Generally, there are two USB ports on the front and two USB ports on the back of PS5. In addition, there are an HDMI 2.1 port, Gigabit Ethernet, and power port on the back.

Now, let’s see more details about these PS5 ports and how to use them.

PS5 Front USB Type-C Port

As mentioned, there are two PS5 USB ports forwarding. One is a USB type-C and the other is a USB type-A. The type-C port is a SuperSpeed USB port, which means it is capable of data transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps.

It should be one of the most frequently used PS5 front ports. It can be used to connect an HD Camera, PlayStation Camera, and PS5 extended storage which requires SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps or later. According to Sony, it is recommended to connect PS5 extended storage via the USB type-C port on the front of PS5.

Some USB speciality controllers can also be used with this port.

PS5 Front USB Type-A Port

The type-A port on the front of PS5 is a Hi-Speed USB port. Please note that this port is not compatible with PS5 extended storage or HD Camera. You can use it to connect DualSense/ Dualshock 4 controllers, PlayStation VR, and supported USB speciality controllers.

PS5 Back USB Ports

There are 5 PS5 ports on back. Two of them are USB type-A ports, SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps. They can be used to connect PS5 extended storage, DualSense/Dualshock 4 controllers, HD/PS5 Camera, PlayStation VR, wireless headset adaptor, and supported speciality controllers.

Ethernet Port

The Ethernet port on the back of PS5 is under the two USB ports. It can be used to connect to the internet via a cable, which might help improve the internet speed, especially when you are downloading games or apps. Of course, PS5 supports a Wi-Fi connection as well.


HDMI is another port on the back of PS5. It is designed with the latest HDMI 2.1 protocol which supports up to 8K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rates and variable refresh rate. With such a port, you can connect your PS5 console to a display such as a TV.

That’s the guide of PS5 ports. Hope it is helpful for you.


Position: Columnist

Sherry has been a staff editor of MiniTool for a year. She has received rigorous training about computer and digital data in company. Her articles focus on solutions to various problems that many Windows users might encounter and she is excellent at disk partitioning.

She has a wide range of hobbies, including listening to music, playing video games, roller skating, reading, and so on. By the way, she is patient and serious.

Originally published at on October 19, 2021.