Announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in 2016, the Sony PlayStation VR is a virtual reality HMD (Head Mounted Device) built to fully immerse you into awesome gaming experience on your Sony PS4.
Where to Buy Sony PlayStation VR Headset
Sony PlayStation VR HMD Specs & Features
- 960 x 1080 pixels per Eye (1920 x 1080)
- Less than 18 ms MTP
- 90Hz – 120Hz Refresh rate
- PlayStation 4 Gaming Support
- 100° FOV
- 3D Audio
- Six-axis motion sensing system
The virtual reality headset, which promises to be among the more affordable high-end offerings in the market, will let you experience PlayStation 4 games like you have never done before by making them appear more life-like, immersive, and more engaging.
The Sony PlayStation VR looks stylish headset and weighs just about 610g. The construction uses largely the same materials that were used for the Sony PlayStation 4, so you may notice some level of similarities between the two.
Sony PlayStation VR has a slim rubbery flap around those parts that touch the skin when worn to prevent light from entering into it and diluting your gaming fun.
On the inside, the Sony PlayStation VR is fitted with a huge 5.7-inch OLED display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (960 x 1080 pixels per eye) to make your gaming time truly exciting. You should see better colours and details in games with the OLED screen.
Each Eye will take 960 x 1080 pixels to give the overall 1920 x 1080 pixels. The Sony PlayStation VR has 100-degree field of view and offers 90-120Hz refresh rate.
Virtual Reality Gaming
This VR headset was the Project Morpheus that Sony was reported to be working on in 2015. The PlayStation VR is the Japanese company’s response to popular virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, both of which it is expected to be cheaper than.
To tap into the virtual reality gaming potential of the Sony PlayStation VR, a PlayStation 4 will be needed. You simply need to plug it into the gaming console to live the gaming experience. Sony promises the experience will be like you are right there in the games.
However, the Sony PlayStation VR is not designed just to limit the PlayStation 4 experience to only one person. A Social Screen feature lets your friends join in the fun. What you see in the VR headset is projected onto a TV screen for others to be part of the excitement.
The Sony PlayStation VR offers 360-degree tracking for content. It reportedly has a latency of less than 18 ms MTP (Motion to Photon). Rich gaming experience is not complete without superb sound; the virtual HD headset supports 3D audio.
To get started with the Sony PlayStation VR headset, you will need the Sony PS4 console or the more powerful Sony PS4 Pro. You will also need the DualShock 4 wireless controller, which comes with the console as well as the PlayStation camera, which you have to buy separately.
Available Virtual Reality Games
A couple of games are available for the best experience on the Sony PlayStation VR. Supported Sony PS4 games include Batman Arkham VR, Battle Zone, Carnival Games VR, War Thunder, Trackmania Turbo, NBA 2K VR Experience, Ace Combat 7, and dozens more.
Pricing & Availability
Sony PlayStation VR launched in October, 2016. It starts at a price of $399 (150,000 Naira). You can buy the virtual reality HMD at leading online stores in Nigeria and Kenya.
Sony PlayStation VR price in Nigeria starts at around 260,000 Naira, while in Kenya, you can buy the headset for 54,999 KSh
Sony PlayStation VR Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony PlayStation VR Headset:
- Description: Full HD virtual reality 3D headset for PlayStation
- VR Platform Support: PlayStation
- Colours: Black and White
- Ports: HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Dimension: 27.7 x 18.7 × 18.5 cm
- Weight: 610 g
- Resolution: 960 x 1080 pixels per Eye (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Motion to Photon: less than 18ms
- Display: 5.7-inch OLED Display
- Anti Vertigo: Yes (reduced dizziness)
- Anti Blue Laser: –
- Position Tracking: Yes (PlayStation Camera and DualShock 4 Wireless Controller required)
- IPD Adjustment: –
- Field of Vision: 100°
- Refresh Rate: 90Hz – 120 Hz
- Sensors: Three-axis Gyroscope, Three-axis Accelerometer
- Ports: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack (VR headset), HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX (Processor Unit)