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In the virtual reality market, you have pretty much had just 2 options until now. Either you committed to investing into a super expensive (but definitely amazing quality) virtual reality headset or you went for a super affordable but definitely much lower quality mobile VR headset that let you use your smartphone as a VR device.
Sony has finally created a middle ground. The PlayStation VR is the perfect blend of reasonable price and quality. So it’s the best of both worlds. Check out the pros and cons below to see if it’ the right choice for you.
This launch bundle includes the headset, all the cables (including an HDMI cable), stereo headphones, the PlayStation Camera, 2 Move motion controllers, and some demo games. Just hook it up to your PlayStation 4 and start enjoying the virtual reality experience.
It is definitely not as good as a high end VR headset but it is definitely very good quality. If all you have ever used is mobile VR or if the PlayStation will be your first VR experience, you will definitely be blown away. It definitely has a very good quality look and feel. So it’s really only a small step down from the high end models.
With the launch of the headset, Sony has already got 50 titles planned that are designed to take full advantage of the VR capabilities. So you will definitely be able to get plenty of use out of your new VR headset!
This launch bundle is geared toward people who already own the PlayStation 4 so if you don’t have it, you will have to buy it separately which will make the price go up. And like all virtual reality devices, this one is prone to causing VR sickness.
This is a kind of motion sickness that happens with any VR headset. It’s not dangerous at all, just uncomfortable. Sony recommends taking a break of at least 15 minutes after an hour of using their VR headset. If you follow recommendations, you should be able to avoid any symptoms.
With the PlayStation VR, you get to pay significantly less than you would for a high-end VR headset and you only have to sacrifice a small amount of quality. We think it is a fair tradeoff.
However, if you don’t already own the PlayStation 4, you might be better off going for a high-end model if all you are looking for is virtual reality. The PS4 is also a great gaming console aside from the virtual reality features so if you know you’ll get a lot of use out of it, go ahead and get it!