The PlayStation VR2 is now available at other retailers, and I guess you know what this means. The exclusivity of Sony on selling the $550 headset is now all over, meaning that you can now purchase it elsewhere at other retailers.
PlayStation VR2 at Other Retailers
The PlayStation VR2 as you know may well be leashed by a USB cable, but Sony is at the moment finally untethering its sales exclusivity hold on the virtual reality headset.
After a Twitter announcement that was kind of low-key that the PSVR 2 is coming to third-party vendors, the headset can now be bought at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop. Each of the mentioned retailers is selling the PSVR 2 as well as its controllers for $549.99, just the same as Sony. Also, if you prefer to get it with Horizon Call of the Mountain, that very bundle that is showcasing a lot of potential of the PSVR 2 costs $599.99 and it is also on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop.
The PSVR 2 Launch
When the PSVR 2 was launched back in late February, the website of Sony was the only place to purchase it. And while that is not the only reason that sales of the PS5-compatible VR headset have been a little lackluster, limiting it to just one retail source definitely does not help the situation at all.
The biggest problem often cited with the device is game selection, with the launch lineup made up of mostly games that already are available on other platforms. That very tide began changing slightly with VR add-ons for AAA titles such as Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village, as well as unique experiences just like Before Your Eyes, but there is however still a lot for Sony to prove.
The Problem with Selling the PSVR 2 Headset
One thing that I think might get to help the PSVR 2 a little more is PC compatibility, but so far, there has been no indication that’s in the cards with the company. For the time being, just selling the thing at many more stores only can help further. And since the best medium to know if you will get to like VR is to try it out, perhaps this is the precursor to retail stores getting kiosks where people can don a PSVR 2 and get to see just how they like it firsthand. That is yet another component that is sorely missing from an online-only launch.
Is PSVR 2 Only For the PS5
The answer to his question simply is that you will need to have a PS5 console in order to make use of it. The PSVR 2 device I not a standalone device and a self-contained headset just like the Oculus Quest 2 from Meta o the Quest Pro. This simply means that you will need to tether it to a PlayStation 5 or own a PS5 to be able to utilize it.
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