Sony PlayStation VR overview

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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