Introducing the PlayStation VR 2: An Intuitive and Affordable VR Experience

The PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2) is the latest virtual reality (VR) headset from Sony Interactive Entertainment, and it's finally here.[0] It's set to replace the aging PSVR, which was the best-selling VR headset ever released for a period of time, and it boasts a composite 4K display, foveated rendering, and industry leading eye-tracking technology.[1] It comes with two Sense controllers, a single USB-C cable, and auxiliary earbuds, and is available for $549.99 through PlayStation Direct.

Setting up the PSVR 2 is a breeze compared to its predecessor.[2] Instead of a whole bunch of cables and an HDMI switcher that was an absolute chore to deal with, the PSVR2 has a single 4.5m USB-C cable that plugs into your PS5. You'll need to install a firmware update and then quickly calibrate your controllers, eye tracking, and lens spacing, and the four tracking cameras will capture a scan of your room.[3]

The headset also has a headphone jack with included earbuds, and the earbuds can be disconnected if you’d like to plug in other headsets or earbuds. Sound is one of the most noteworthy improvements in Sony's new virtual reality headset.[4] Similar to its predecessor, the PSVR2 is equipped with earbuds that can be connected to the headset when not in use. You can actually detach the earbuds, allowing you to plug in any other headset or earbuds of your choice.

The PSVR 2 controller can be connected to the PS5 using a USB-C cable, or to a PC via USB. The appearance of “HID compliant game controllers,” is promising for potential modifications in the future.[5] You’ll need to use the USB charging cable for one controller and the DualSense charging cable for the other, plugging both into two of the three PS5 USB-A ports.[6] Then you'll need to leave your console on or in rest mode for the 90 minutes it takes to charge them to full capacity.[6]

Have you been a PS5 owner, eagerly wanting to experience the PC VR that aficionados have been savoring for the past few years? The PS VR2 is the answer to your longings.[7] The included accessories and intuitive setup make it a great choice for those new to VR.

0. “The PS5's New VR Is Impressive, But Is It Worth $550?” Kotaku, 16 Feb. 2023,

1. “PSVR 2 review – elegant but expensive” Video Gamer, 16 Feb. 2023,

2. “Sony PSVR2: So good, I can't believe it's not reality” The Irish Times, 23 Feb. 2023,

3. “PlayStation VR2 Review” IGN, 16 Feb. 2023,

4. “Get these 6 PlayStation VR2 launch games to showcase its features” Digital Trends, 22 Feb. 2023,

5. “Plugging PSVR 2 Into a PC Has Surprising Results” PlayStation LifeStyle, 17 Feb. 2023,

6. “Should you buy the PS VR2 Sense Controller Charging Station?” Android Central, 20 Feb. 2023,

7. “PlayStation VR2 review: A great headset that should be cheaper” Engadget, 16 Feb. 2023,

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