PSVR 2: High-end virtual reality on PS5 yes, but at what cost?

PSVR 2: High-end virtual reality on PS5 yes, but at what cost?

News apparatus PSVR 2: High-end virtual reality on PS5 yes, but at what cost?

You’ve probably seen the news! The PSVR 2 (Sony’s new virtual reality headset) has been reviewed by various editors, including ours at BM. Without a doubt, the facility promises to be quite seamless, efficient and easy to manage. But there is one unanswered question that is still hidden about the price. What can be expected from this side?

Scheduled for an early 2023 release on PS5, PSVR 2 recently got our hands on it, and we’re definitely won over. Quite simply, the facility promises to be a “tech jewel” on PS5 and offers an experience. high-end virtual reality, easy to use, truly immersive. So our first look took place in several games (Horizon Call of the Mountain, The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners Chapter 2, Resident Evil Village), where we could understand the important update that separates this helmet from the first PSVR released six years ago. , on PS4. Next year’s agenda: 4K | HDR; 2000 x 2040 resolution per eye (OLED display); 90-120Hz refresh rate; eye tracking on the tile with “eye tracking”; tremors in the face and hands. It’s a nice app, but we’d like to know the price!

Above all, an accessory

Well, for now PlayStation has not lifted the curtain on this important information. With a new PS5-only virtual reality headset planned for early next year, the Japanese brand will surely reveal a little more during the popular PlayStation Showcase for the start of the historic school year. unknown. also not disclosed.

However, we can get a good idea of ​​the value of the animal! Online, several media outlets estimate the price of the PSVR 2 to be around $399 (currently €399), or the price of Sony’s first virtual reality headset when it was launched in 2016. It will certainly be decisive for the company. note the fare difference between the object and the PS5, above all as long as the machine is an “optional” accessory. Recall that the new PlayStation 5 recently dropped from 499 euros to 549 euros (standard edition). The rise in inflation rates in question.

Between 400 and 500 euros?

But the fact is that 399€ seems “too little”. Since PSVR 1.0 is already sold at this price without the basic PlayStation Move (about 80€) and above all because the technology built into the new headset is at the forefront enough to justify the higher price. At the moment, we don’t know if the PSVR 2 will be sold separately or with its controllers, but if it’s the latter scenario, Preparation of BM estimates for 450€ or even 550€. “VR headset should not exceed the symbolic bar of 500 €” nuance, he Phonandroid.

So 450, 550 euros? on his side, VR 4 Player, an expert on virtual reality, began an in-depth investigation. “The most likely selling price of this Playstation VR2 should be €449,” we can read in the columns. This is the current price of the 128GB Meta Quest 2, a standalone headset that doesn’t need to be connected to a PC to work. “It seems clear Sony will try to target value (Facebook product, editor’s note). Even if the PSVR2 offers eye-tracking, hardware talk, the extra cost won’t compete with the Quest 2, built-in system, battery and integrated memory.” The real answer? Very soon, perhaps.

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