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Basic specs Price: $ 299256 €229 £33,792 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Sony
Category Tethered VR
Requirement PlayStation
Resolution 1920 × 1080 px (per eye)
Field of view (FOV) 100°
Release date 2016
Country Japan
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Sony PlayStation VR review

The Sony PlayStation VR is a virtual reality headset made by Sony, a manufacturer based in Japan. To use this VR headset, users require a PlayStation 4 gaming console.

This popular VR headset also commonly goes by the name PS VR.

PlayStation VR (PS VR) main features

  • Plug-and-play: after plugging the virtual reality headset and the camera to the PlayStation 4, the setup is ready.
  • OLED screen with 120 Hz: for quality experiences with smooth visuals.
  • Built-in microphone: enables communicating with other players.
  • Screen with Mirror Mode: enables other players to play with the user, or to watch the user’s gameplay on a TV screen.

PS VR controllers

Different controllers are optionally available to complement the PlayStation VR headset’s gameplay:

  • PS VR Aim controller
  • PlayStation Move motion controller
  • DUALSHOCK 4

For more tracking precision and accuracy, there is also the PlayStation camera (optional).

Sony PlayStation VR price

The Sony PS VR is available at the manufacturer price of $299 (see on Amazon). This price includes the unit processor to connect the headset to the PS4. The tracking camera and controllers are available separately (bundles exist).

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General

Model PlayStation VR
Manufacturer Sony
Metascore
Price $ 299256 €229 £33,792 ¥
Release date 2016
Country Japan
Status Available
Category Tethered VR
Requirement PlayStation
Content platform PlayStation

Display

Display type OLED
Resolution 1920 × 1080 px (per eye)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Field of view (FOV) 100°
Field of view (vertical)

VR/AR Experience

Room scale No
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking Yes
Built-in front camera No
Eye tracking Yes
Hand tracking Yes
Proximity sensor No
3D scanning No

Features

Usable with glasses Yes
Cooling system No
Built-in headphones No
Built-in microphone Yes

Controllers

Optional controller DUALSHOCK 4, PlayStation Move motion controller and PS VR aim controller
Compatible with third-party controllers No

Compatibility

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Screen size (mobile)
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Hardware

Weight 600 g21.16 oz
Dimensions 187 × 185 × 277 mm7.36 × 7.28 × 10.91 in
Battery life
Fit Adjustable strap
Build materials Plastic
IPD adjustment Yes
Lens-to-eye adjustment Yes

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB No
DisplayPort No
mini DisplayPort No
HDMI Yes
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth No
Wifi No

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