SIE has finally confirmed a February 22, 2023 launch date for the PlayStation VR2, and preorders for the same go up in only a couple of weeks. The PlayStation VR2 Sense controller charging station will also launch on the same day with preorders set to go live on November 15, 2022. The PS VR2 is one of the most exciting pieces of gaming tech headed for release next year and given the kind of advancements Sony has announced thus far, it looks like it could go toe-to-toe with market leaders such as MetaQuest and HTC.
The PS VR 2 is only compatible with the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. This means players will require a console in order to use the headset.
PlayStation VR2 will be available for $549.99 USD in the US, and the package includes the PS VR 2 headset, PS VR2 Sense Controllers, and stereo headphones. The regional pricing for the headset is yet to be revealed for India but it stands to reason it is likely to cost somewhere in the Rs 60,000 range.
PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle and Charging Station Confirmed
Pricing (PlayStation VR2)
- $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99 / ¥74,980 recommended retail price (including tax for GBP, EUR, and JPY)
- Includes PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controllers, and stereo headphones.
PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle
- $599.99 / €649.99 / £569.99 / ¥79,980 recommended retail price (including tax for GBP, EUR, and JPY)
- Includes PlayStation Store voucher code for Horizon Call of the Mountain, PS VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controllers, and stereo headphones.
PlayStation VR2 Sense Controller Charging Station
- 49.99 / €49.99 / £39.99 / ¥5,480 recommended retail price (including tax for GBP, EUR, and JPY)
- Players can charge the PS VR2 Sense controller through a simple click-in design, without connecting to a PS5 console – freeing up the console’s USB ports.
The pre-orders for the console will only be available in areas that are serviced through PlayStation Direct such as the US, UK, France, Germany, and Belgium. In regions outside of the ones mentioned above, the VR2 will be sold through participating retailers, with pre-orders beginning on November 15. Information regarding participating local retailers will be made available soon enough.
Retailers in India such as Amazon, Flipkart, ShopatSC, GamesTheShop, and more will likely announce PS VR2 pre-orders in the coming weeks if pre-orders are available in the Indian market. It will be interesting to see how the VR2 is priced in India.
The headset features all sorts of visual and technical advancements, including enhanced headset-based controller tracking and high-fidelity visuals in 4000 x 2040 HDR video format (2000 x 2040 per eye). The headset itself sports a lighter and slimmer design as compared to the original PS VR with an integrated vent for extra airflow and a lens adjustment dial for a more customized feel.
Games currently in development on the PS VR 2:
- The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
- Crossfire: Sierra Squad
- The Light Brigade
- Cities VR – Enhanced Edition
- Cosmonious High
- Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue
- Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
- Pistol Whip VR
- Zenith: The Last City
- After The Fall