It’s the middle of the year, so many PlayStation fans are wondering, “Should I buy?” PlayStation VR now?” That’s a good question, because it might be better to wait for PSVR 2 instead. While Sony has been tight-lipped until the release date of PSVR 2, the hardware upgrade and compatibility with PS5 games key features of the upcoming headset, so let’s break down this question so you can find out whether it’s worth buying the older PSVR now or sticking with PSVR 2.
Should I wait for the PSVR 2 or buy the original?
The most important thing to ask is how much you want to buy a virtual reality headset for consoles now† According to the latest rumors from expert analysts Ming Chi Kuo’ and Ross Youngthe PSVR 2 is scheduled or delayed to Q1 2023. Whether it’s due to chip storage or a PS5 console shortage, it’s up to you whether you can wait until then.
The original PSVR still works well and is compatible with the PS5 as long as you use the free camera adapter that connects your PS4 PlayStation Camera to the PS5. However, it’s important to point out that there are technically no PS5 games that are compatible with the PSVR. You still need to play the backwards compatible PS4 games on the PS5 if you want to use the headset on the system. So if you’re looking for lasting value, you’d better wait for the PSVR 2.
Because the headset is still the only one currently available for consoles, the price for the PSVR hasn’t dropped too much from the $399 price tag when it launched in October 2016, but today you can find special PSVR bundles with a strong overall discount. This includes the PSVR Marvel’s Iron Man VR bundle being released at the time of writing sold on the official PlayStation Store for $349† If the rumors of a Q1 2023 release are true, you could find tech deals closer to the winter break. It’s unclear what the price of the PSVR 2 will be, but based on the launch price of its predecessor, we expect it to cost somewhere between $399 and $499.
That said, it’s hard to ignore the increased power of the PSVR 2. Even based solely on information released by Sony earlier this year, the OLED headset has a resolution of 2000 x 2040 for each eye, built-in cameras for inside-out tracking, 110 degrees of field of view, and foveated display to make the experience even more immersive. The Sense controllers for the headset also come with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. All in all, we think it’s worth waiting for the PSVR 2 unless you can find the PSVR for a very low price.
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