The quality of your sim racing experience hinges on many different factors, but the equipment you have is one of the most important, with your wheel arguably being the most important. If you’re a PlayStation player, it’s key that you know what the best sim racing wheels are for PS4 and PS5.
The 7 best sim racing wheels for PS4 and PS5 are:
- Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro
- Thrustmaster T300 RS
- Logitech Pro Racing Wheel
- Fanatec Podium Porsche 911 GT3 R
- Fanatec ClubSport Formula V2.5
- Thrustmaster T150 Pro Racing Wheel
- Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel
Below, we’ll dive into more detail about each of these wheels and discuss what kind of sim racer they’re best suited for. But first, let’s discuss some of the things you should consider when buying a sim racing wheel for your PS4 or PS5.
The 7 Best Racing Wheels for PS5 and PS4
1. Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro
Wheel Base Included: Yes | Pedals Included: Yes
Fanatec’s Gran Turismo DD Pro is a fantastic direct drive wheel designed and produced specifically with the console market in mind. Its standard 5 Nm of upgradeable torque is more than capable of providing accurate feedback on changes in terrain and track conditions, but you get the boost kit in this bundle to take it up to 8 Nm.
Affordable Direct Drive
While 5 Nm may not be an incredible amount of torque for a direct drive wheel, the ability to purchase a direct drive wheel in this price range without having to dish out thousands is astonishing.
The wheel itself feels like a quality product in your hands. It features 11 buttons that are optimized to fit the PlayStation layout. A white OLED display on the front plate shows you useful telemetry data and an RPM LED strip sits above, letting you know when to shift gears.
The paddle shifters have been designed with comfort in mind and the rubber grip along the rim of the wheel makes it feel great to hold. The included boost kit unlocks the full potential of the wheel and I highly recommend getting it if its in your budget, although opting for the available 5 Nm version of the DD Pro and upgrading later down the line is another good choice.
Not only is it more immersive, but the added power can make higher frequency details, like tires losing grip, far more recognizable. The wheel base is easy to mount and in general, the first-time setup experience is painless.
The pedals are great as they are, but its obvious that they intend these pedals to be upgraded with further purchases as they offer a separate tuning kit, clutch kit, and a load cell kit. Once you’ve tried a set of pedals with all these things already installed, it’s hard to go back to their offering of a 2-pedal setup with plastic face plates.
Overall, the DD Pro is an excellent choice for those just entering the realm of direct drive. Being a Gran Turismo themed wheel makes this perfect for PlayStation sim racers, and the functionality and upgradability make this one of the best wheels out there.
- Good value for a direct drive wheel
- Wheel has good grip
- Excellent force feedback
- Pedals feel a little cheap
2. Thrustmaster T300 RS
Wheel Base Included: Yes | Pedals Included: Yes
The T300 RS wheel comes as a bundle with the T3PA 3-pedal set, and it has a sleek, exciting design. In terms of ‘mid-range’ sim racing wheels for the PS4 and PS5, you’ll find no better competitor. Thrustmaster haven’t spared any expense with the brushless motor inside the included wheel base to deliver astounding force feedback that rivals many other top-end belt-driven options.
Modular Wheel Base
The T300 is officially licensed with Sony, meaning you have a wide array of games that you can play using this wheel. And, rather surprisingly for a mid-range wheel at this price point, the T300 base is modular, which means you can switch out the wheel rim down the line if you want to, for some added customization.
This allows for a highly personalized experience and gives your rig room to grow with you as you become a better racer. The wheel itself feels nice to drive with, which is a clear testament to Thrustmaster picking great materials for their products.
A notably nice boon to the T300 series wheel is that it’s compatible with the PS3, so if you’re feeling nostalgic for older Gran Turismo games or Test Drive Unlimited 2, you can just hook up this wheel with no problems!
A Good Upgradeable Bundle
Getting a bundle makes this wheel a great purchase for newer sim racers, but also those who just want to get stuck right into racing with a fun, easy setup. Although the pedals might not be the best quality, they’re highly functional and fun to use. (We recommend upgrading to the T-LCMs.)
The bundle price of this wheel and a set of pedals is closer to the high price point of a mid-range wheel. However, for that higher price you get some of the best non-direct drive force feedback around, and certainly the best for PlayStation.
- Excellent force feedback
- Good value for money
- Compatible with the PS3 for ultimate nostalgia
- Fairly basic compared to Fanatec options
- Included pedals aren’t the best
3. Logitech Pro Racing Wheel
Wheel Base Included: Yes | Pedals Included: No
Up next we have the Logitech Pro racing wheel, the brand’s first foray into the world of direct drive sim racing. It’s an excellent wheel and wheel rim combination, offering a great way for PlayStation sim racers to take advantage of the most realistic kind of force feedback. However, it is very pricey, so it’s not a great entry-level choice.
Logitech’s First Direct Drive Wheel
You get both a wheel rim and a wheel base with this bundle, and both are built to last. There is a lot of plastic on the wheel base, but that’s mostly just to enclose the inner workings and the fans. The important parts are of course made of metal, and this is a must when you’re outputting 11 Nm of direct drive torque!
This is a step above what the GT DD Pro base can output even with the boost kit, but 11 Nm is still shy of the likes of the Fanatec DD1 and DD2 that work on Xbox. However, 11 Nm is definitely enough for beginners, and even for many experienced sim racers too. The wheel base also features Logitech’s TrueForce feedback, which adds some extra immersion (although it’s not a huge selling point).
The Wheel Rim
On to the included wheel rim, and there is certainly a lot on offer. You get a wide selection of buttons, including the usual PlayStation ones, along with a few rotary encoders and a thumb stick as well. The back has some solid metal paddle shifters, and dual clutch paddles as well – a feature that is becoming more common on wheel rims and is ideal for nailing your race starts.
The rim is detachable, meaning you will be able to swap it out for any rims Logitech may bring out in the future. However, the high price point of this wheel base paired with the lack of pedals means it’s a tough sell for many. If you want the absolute most torque available right now on PS4 or PS5, it’s the one to go for. But if you can handle 3 Nm less for a much lower price, go for the GT DD Pro.
- Immersive direct drive force feedback
- Highly functional wheel rim included
- Great build quality
- It’s very large
- TrueForce isn’t a game changer
- It’s very expensive
4. Fanatec Podium Porsche 911 GT3 R
Wheel Base Included: No | Pedals Included: No | Expandable: Yes
The Fanatec Podium Porsche 911 GT3 R steering wheel is an official replica of the actual Porsche 911 wheel. Its commitment to the faithful Porsche design makes this an especially great purchase for anyone who loves collecting or wants a wheel that meets professional standards. Genuine suede leather covers the aluminum rim and the whole thing just feels like a luxury product.
This is a great looking wheel for fans of endurance racing, and for those that love the Porsche brand. It features plenty of buttons and switches, and even a realistic dual clutch system too.
This wheel’s button box module houses a whole host of impressive features. Firstly, there are 10 buttons, two 2-way toggle switches, a 2-axis analogue stick, 7-way FunkySwitch, and two 12-position switches which can be configured as rotary encoders. In terms of multi-functionality, this is already looking like a cut above the rest.
An OLED display shows real-time telemetry data and can be used to adjust force feedback settings on the fly (with your chosen compatible Fanatec wheel base). A bright row of RevLED lights sit above the OLED display. This wheel’s shifters are magnetic and shifting feels satisfying, tactile, and very snappy. Underneath, there is also a dual clutch system on the wheel for added realism.
Lots Of Functionality
These clutch paddles have 4 different modes they can be configured to: advanced clutch bite point mode, clutch/handbrake mode, brake/throttle mode, and mappable axis mode. If you are looking for immersion and a wheel that breathes competitiveness, you’ve got it in this wheel!
It does not come with a wheel base, but at this price range, the quality of this wheel should not be underestimated. If you already own a compatible Fanatec wheel base, and are a fan of GT3 racing, this could be the perfect sim racing wheel for you.
- Plenty of functionality
- Official automotive grade replica
- Advanced features such as magnetic paddles and dual clutch system
- Quite expensive
- No wheel base included
5. Fanatec ClubSport Formula V2.5
Wheel Base Included: No | Pedals Included: No
The ClubSport Formula V2.5 is Fanatec’s mid-tier offering in the F1 market. The price to performance ratio is great here and the wheel’s impressive specs make it a competitive option even among the higher end offerings from Fanatec. The Formula V2.5 uses a thick carbon fiber front plate that suits the black aesthetic Fanatec was going for. The wheel itself rim is covered in premium perforated leather.
Buttons And Paddles
The Formula V2.5 features 11 buttons, two 12-way multi-position switches, two thumb encoders, two 2-way toggle switches, an analogue joystick, and a 7-way FunkySwitch. The paddle module is magnetic and allows for great tactile feedback when shifting gears.
However, if you want to step up your game, Fanatec does offer the Podium Advanced Paddle Module that allows for additional inputs and analogue paddles. The Podium Advanced Paddle Module also features a dual clutch paddle system and a pair of carbon fiber plated magnetic paddles.
Lots Of Useful Features
There are 9 multi-colored LEDs that display your RPM as well as any flag warnings, optimal shifting points, tire slip, and a pit limiter. A lot of information is at your disposal right on the front face plate of this wheel and so for a beginner as well as any experienced sim racer, this will be an invaluable bit of tech.
Note: This list used to contain the now-discontinued Podium F1 bundle, which was the best option for PS players looking for a direct drive wheel and wheel rim bundle. While you get much less torque than the 20 Nm it offered, you can combine this Formula rim with the GT DD Pro 8 Nm wheel base for a similar experience.
There is no wheel base included with the rim itself, nor is there any set of pedals included, which is rather disappointing, but for the price, this is great value for your money. While it’s suited to formula racing, it’s going to be just as usable for many other forms of sim racing too.
- Competitive price
- Good path for upgrades
- High quality materials
- No wheel base included
- No pedals included
6. Thrustmaster T150 Pro Racing Wheel
Wheel Base Included: Yes | Pedals Included: Yes
The Thrustmaster T150 Pro is one for beginners. This wheel can often be purchased as a bundle with pedals, which makes it all the more attractive for first-time sim racers. If you look at the wheel itself, it appears sleek and well put together. You’ll find a pair of stylish blue grips on the sides of the racing wheel which will make it easier to steer with added comfort, and they add a nice aesthetic too.
This beginner friendly wheel is ideal for those just making inroads into the world of sim racing. It offers great value for money, and comes with a set of pedals too.
Great Value For Money
Not only is the wheel precise in its inputs due to the large rotation angle it offers, but it’s also exceedingly smooth and quiet. The force feedback is generated by a mixed belt-pulley and gear system within the attached wheel base, meaning it offers more immersion than some of the cheaper entry level wheels on the market.
Another huge benefit of this wheel is that Thrustmaster have made all of their products highly adaptable with the ability to be expanded upon. You can get a gear stick shifter and drive with absolute realism, pick up a handbrake to use for WRC games, along with a whole host of other options.
With this Pro bundle, you’ll get the T150 wheel and a set of Thrustmaster’s T3PA pedals, making it perfect for beginners. However, the biggest thing holding this wheel back when compared to other wheels is the plastic build composition. No matter how well-made the plastic feels, you can’t escape the fact that a metal-based wheel feels a lot more realistic and is more durable.
- Great value-for-money
- Sony branded and endorsed
- Ideal for beginners
- Lower build quality than others on this list
- Not ideal for anyone other than beginners
7. Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel
Wheel Base Included: Yes | Pedals Included: Yes
The Logitech G29 is one of the most popular beginner sim racing wheels, due to the reasonable price point and high level of functionality. Provided you pick up Logitech-branded gear, you can expand this wheel and the bundled pedal set as well, and it’s an attractive option for those of you out there on a budget.
This wheel is the best choice for beginners on PlayStation. The bundle comes with a great wheel and a decent set of pedals, making it the perfect starting point for those new to sim racing.
Great Feel At A Great Price
When it comes to force feedback, there’s no question that it’s of very high quality for the price, and it delivers absolute real-feeling resistance. This is delivered using the servo motor within the wheel base, which relies on a gear system to produce the force feedback. This is worth noting, as it’s of lower quality than belt options and can get a bit clunky at times.
But the G29 is lightweight without feeling flimsy, which is a very difficult balance to strike when it comes to racing wheels in particular or anything to do with sim racing in general. Unlike the Fanatec options at a similar price point, the wheel rim isn’t changeable, but I wouldn’t personally want to change that aspect anyway.
The wheel base attaches to any surface with ease thanks to its built-in clamp, and this can be performed quickly. Moving your wheel from the living room to your bedroom won’t be a chore with the G29, that’s for sure! You can also screw it into your rig if you want it to be more secure (which we always recommend instead of using a clamp where possible).
The wheel itself feels satisfying to grip, with slightly padded faux leather material covering it that achieves a luxury feeling. All of the buttons on the face of the wheel are within easy reach, and you’ll never have to take your hands off the wheel, which is essential during races.
Despite being fairly affordable, not a lot about this wheel feels particularly cheap. Sure, compared to other options on this list you’ll notice the plastic material feeling a bit flimsy, but as a stand-alone product, the G29 is a solid option to choose and hook up to your PS4 or PS5.
A Good Bundle For Beginners
You can buy the bundle of the wheel plus a pedal set at a decent price, making it another wheel that’s ideal for beginners. Because of the set’s rather cheap feeling compared to the other wheels on this list, I wouldn’t recommend it to more experienced drivers who are wanting absolute realism in their rig. It doesn’t make this a bad wheel by any means, but the humble G29 is simply up against some stiff competition!
- High level of quality for a budget option
- Great force feedback
- Can upgrade with the Driving Force shifter
- Feels flimsy compared to Fanatec and Thrustmaster
- Not suitable for more advanced sim racers
Summary Of The Best Sim Racing Wheels For PS4/PS5
|Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro||More experienced racers looking for direct drive on PlayStation (that like Gran Turismo!)|
|Thrustmaster T300 RS||Beginners and more experienced racers that want the best-value wheel option|
|Logitech Pro Racing Wheel||More experienced racers with a bigger budget that want 11 Nm of direct drive|
|Fanatec Podium Porsche 911 GT3 R||Endurance and GT racing fans in the Fanatec ecosystem that already have a wheel base|
|Fanatec ClubSport Formula V2.5||F1 fans that already own a Fanatec wheel base|
|Thrustmaster T150 Pro Racing Wheel||Beginners looking for a budget friendly force feedback wheel|
|Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel||Beginners that want a good bundle that is sure to last them a long time|
What To Look For In A Good Sim Racing Wheel For PlayStation
Simply put, this is the factor that replicates what it feels like to drive a car in real-life. A wheel without force feedback or with weak force feedback won’t feel satisfying to drive, and you’ll actually be at a competitive disadvantage. However, not all wheels come with a wheel base, and that’s what is responsible for the force feedback.
Bear this in mind when choosing your sim racing wheel, as those buying their first wheel will need a compatible wheel base as well. Direct drive is less common on consoles in general, but the best choice for PS4/PS5 is the Fanatec GT DD Pro.
The overall build quality of the wheel is also important to consider. Usually, cheaper wheels feature more plastic and less metal, which as a general rule isn’t what you want in a good sim racing wheel. Better build quality means higher prices and heavier equipment, but you really do get what you pay for.
This is something that’s very much based on personal preference. If you’re after a specific badge to appear in the middle of your wheel, that can sometimes come with an extra price tag attached. The same goes for whether you want a traditional round wheel, or a more rectangular, racecar-esque wheel.
Range Of Rotation
Ideally you want at least 900 degrees of rotation, and most wheels worth their salt will offer this or more. However, cheaper wheels, usually those lacking force feedback, typically offer less than this, making them feel quite unrealistic to use. All of the options on our list above offer at least 900 degrees.
Price should never be the driving force behind your purchases, as getting the best product you can afford is far better than opting for a cheaper option that won’t offer enough immersion or last that long. Use the price as more of a tie-breaker if there are two wheels that provide everything above in good measure, and you’re simply stuck on which one you’ll be paying for.
Note: If you do want the absolute cheapest option, check out the Thrustmaster T150 racing wheel
This one might seem obvious at first, but compatibility with your PlayStation is obviously key when choosing a sim racing wheel for the PS4 or PS5. Many high end, more expensive sim racing manufacturers don’t produce options for console, so when you’re looking for a new wheel, make sure it – and any peripheral you’re looking to combine it with – is PS4/PS5 compatible.
Finally, you may also want to consider what you get with your wheel when choosing the best one for your PlayStation. Some come with a wheel base, while others are just wheel rims. This is fine if you already have a setup at home, but if you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want to get a wheel base too. You may also want a pedal set as well, and there are some great bundles to choose from.
The best bundle for those on PlayStation is the GT DD Pro Premium bundle.
KEY POINTS• Always go for the best quality wheel you can afford
• You should be looking at wheels with realistic and responsive force feedback
• Try to pick a wheel design that matches the kinds of games you’re playing (e.g. formula-style for F1 games)
The Logitech G29 is an excellent entry level wheel that I highly recommend for beginner sim racers. For those with a bigger budget and those who want a wheel that’s a bit more competitive, the Logitech Pro racing wheel is a great choice due to its impressive direct drive force feedback.
The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro is a cheaper PlayStation-focused direct drive wheel with an impressive set of features and great build quality for the lower price. PS4 and PS5 users will feel right at home with its PlayStation optimized button layout. However, there are also cheaper options for beginners, like the T150 Pro bundle, that are still worth considering!
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