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Sony Playstation VR

Sony Playstation VR
alaScore 97

1238 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1238 reviews of Sony Playstation VR. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony Playstation VR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Will Fulton (

PlayStation VR (2017) review


The updated PlayStation VR's welcome hardware tweaks make it the easiest way to enjoy virtual reality.

Integrated stereo headphones ; Streamlined cables ; Adds HDR pass through ; Slimmer build overall

No performance changes ; Limited efficacy of camera and Move controllers

We were very impressed by the PSVR when we first got our faces in it over one year ago, and it remains unmatched as an entry point for high quality consumer VR. The upgrades here are all welcome improvements, that, to be honest, probably should have...

Nov, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (

PlayStation VR review


PlayStation VR is the headset that may bring VR to the masses.

Good game library at launch ; Great headset security ; Achieves that “full VR” sensation ; PlayStation Network filters out broken games ; More affordable than Rift or Vive

Makes a mess ; Not as powerful as Rift or Vive

Even with everything it does to make virtual reality more accessible and affordable, PlayStation VR isn’t for everyone. It’s still several hundred dollars, requires a fair amount of set-up, and there are still only a handful of games that run smoothly,...

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Sony PlayStation VR


The Sony PlayStation VR headset brings powerful, compelling virtual reality, with motion control support, to the PlayStation 4.

Immersive VR experience. Works with non-VR apps and games. Motion control support. Low cost of entry compared with PC-based headsets.

Requires PlayStation Camera, which is not included. Slightly less powerful than its main competitors. Some motion-tracking hiccups when playing in brightly lit rooms.

Graphics-intensive, device-tethered virtual reality has been chugging along for a solid year, but it's still a fairly expensive novelty with few must-have experiences on any system. That said, the PlayStation VR offers the best balance of price, power,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (

Sony PlayStation VR review: Great games outweigh limited specs


The PlayStation VR is surprisingly comfortable and capable, despite its limited hardware. And surprisingly, it has better games than the Rift or Vive. But it's still an expensive and risky purchase for most people.

Comfortable and well-designed ; Decently immersive VR ; Solid lineup of launch games ; Cheaper than rival VR headsets

Lower-res and narrower field of view than competitors ; PS4 hardware isn't as fast as typical gaming PCs ; Still expensive for an untested market

Good on Sony for actually delivering a decent VR headset that comes in much cheaper than the competition. It's even more impressive that it managed to get a fair number of developers on board for the initial push. Nonetheless, the PS VR is hard to...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jeff Bakalar (

Sony PlayStation VR review


It looks like 2016 is living up to its billing as the "year of virtual reality," with products at the high end ( HTC Vive and Oculus Rift ) and in the mobile arena ( Samsung Gear VR , Google Cardboard , Google Daydream ) offering VR options across the...

The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.

Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels lacking and you may have trouble when you turn around. The PSVR's graphical fidelity is occasionally noticeably lower than what's possible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

While the motion tracking trails its PC VR counterparts, Sony's PlayStation VR otherwise crams a solid and satisfying virtual reality experience into an existing PS4 game console.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Lucas Matney (

Review: PlayStation VR


Virtual reality soothsayers have approached the technology as though they are treading on sacred ground and ushering in not only a new era of spatial computing but a new level of consciousness. Conversations that start with talking about dumb little...

The PS VR is a truly transformative piece of consumer hardware. Virtual reality tech has existed for decades, but price has always held it back from the real-world users. At $399 for the headset and around $800 for the entire package, PlayStation VR...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Patrick O'Rourke (

PlayStation VR review: High-end virtual reality goes mainstream


High-end VR's first chance at mainstream success has finally arrived after years of demos, teasers and sizzle reel-filled trailers.

High-end VR is now more affordable than every before ; Extremely comfortable ; Looks cooler than most VR headsets ; Likely that the best games will come to PS VR first

Cheaper than the Vive and Oculus but still expensive ; Visuals are often marginally worse than competing headsets ; Control scheme is often confusing

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kirk Hamilton (techspot)

PlayStation VR Review Kirk Hamilton


I've been using Sony's PlayStation VR for the better part of a week and have played a handful of the games that will be available at launch. I've been impressed by some things, turned off by others, and made nauseous by a few. Throughout that time I've...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Sony PlayStation VR review: Virtual reality for the masses


We can't count the amount of times someone has said 2016 would be the "year of VR", ourselves included if we're being honest, but we're 10 months in now and it's been anything but. Setting up the PS VR has proven a troublesome project, especially with...

Incredible gaming experiences, sturdy and robust headset, works with existing technology, cheaper than equivalent rivals

Set-up can be long and frustrating, tracking issues can occur, screen lower resolution than rivals, games can be pricey

Setting up the PS VR has proven a troublesome project, especially with Camera placement and calibration, and that is worrying considering it will invariably attract plenty of less tech savvy customers. But the pay-off at the end is a superb virtual...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

DriveClub on PlayStation VR preview: The future of driving games, full stop


It's unbelievable to think that whenever we've experience virtual reality gaming in the past that it's never really occurred to us that driving games would be superbly suited to the medium. But our brief one lap race on a tech demo version of DriveClub...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Adjustable straps:Y
Brand compatibility:Sony
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Color of product:Black, White
Construction type:Dedicated display
Control Type:Buttons, Rotary
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:OLED
Field of view (FOV) angle:100
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Indication light:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Maximum refresh rate:120
Motion to photon latency:20
On/Off switch:Y
Recommended gender:Boy/Girl
Type:Dedicated head mounted display
Viewing Angle:100 / 360

Input Device

Gaming platforms supported:PlayStation 4

Packaging Content

Cables included:HDMI,USB
Cleaning cloth:Y / Yes
User guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Card reader integrated:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone out:Y
USB connector type:USB Type-A
USB version:2.0

Weight & Dimensions

Package type:Box