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PSVR 2 Price: What will you be getting for your money?

Is the PSVR 2 price too high? We take a closer look to see wagwan

Updated: Feb 21, 2023 4:51 pm
PSVR 2 Price: What will you be getting for your money?

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Many months after Sony revealed the PSVR 2 headset, we finally got a confirmed PSVR 2 release date (February 22nd 2023), and the PSVR 2 price was announced.

The PSVR 2 price is a hefty $549.99/€599.99/£529.99/¥74,980, but we think that’s not all that unreasonable.

As usual, with any price announcement, there is typically a split within the community, with some calling the PSVR 2 price exorbitant, and some arguing that it’s actually pretty reasonable.

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To an extent, we totally get it, the PSVR 2 costs more than the PS5 itself in some regions, which seems a lot for an accessory, additionally, the industry-wide price hikes have definitely had an effect.

However, as far as we know, the PSVR 2 is the only way you’ll be able to get a contemporary virtual reality experience on the PS5. Of course, third-party headsets are available, but Sony will probably refuse to license them for use with the PS5.

So, let’s take a closer look at the PSVR 2 price and figure out whether it’s worth your consideration for an early pre order.

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PSVR 2 Price – Why it’s not as expensive as you might think

When the original PSVR launched back in October of 2013, it was priced at $399, the exact same price as the PS4 itself.

This was seen as a ridiculous price initially, as the headset, ostensibly an accessory was the same price as an entire games console, creating an overall package of $800.

Despite all this, the PSVR sold far more units than Sony expected, proving that high prices don’t hurt sales quite as much as many people might think.

PSVR 2 price bundle
Additionally, you can pay an extra $50 and get the PSVR 2 with Horizon: Call of the Mountain. This will allow you to see through Aloy’s eyes as she falls off cliffs and goes from 100-degree deserts to frozen tundras in only 5 steps.

Even though the PSVR 2 is actually more expensive than the PS5 at $549.99, if you account for inflation, then the PSVR 2 only costs around $42 more than the original PSVR.

This is a pretty humble price increase between generations, and actually less of a difference between the PS4 and the PS5.

Additionally, the PSVR 2 is a more impressive piece of VR gaming kit than the original, with the biggest difference being the lack of a camera required.

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How much will the PSVR 2 cost?

The PSVR 2 will cost $549.99/€599.99/£529.99/¥74,980.

When can I pre order the PSVR 2?

The PSVR 2 can be pre ordered from November 15th. You can sign up on the official PlayStation website to get first in line to reserve one right now.

Do you need a PS5 for the PSVR 2?

Yes. Unlike headsets like the Meta Quest Pro, the PSVR 2 isn’t standalone, required a PS5 to function at all times.

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