PlayStation VR headset: The verdict

PlayStation VR headset: The verdict

PlayStation VR headset: The verdict

The latter comes with the PlayStation Camera, 2 PlayStation Move motion controllers, and the VR Worlds Game, so if you don't have that equipment it's a sweet deal. Although it's likely to be a niche usage, if you can plug it into your phone or PS4, that's some added functionality that could be important as VR headset makers become more competitive in the future.

After its midnight launch the PlayStation VR is now widely available all over the country.

A visitor wearing a PlayStation VR headset plays a video game in the Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. booth at Tokyo Game Show on September 17, 2016 in Chiba, Japan.

At launch there are 30 PS4 games with VR support and Sony said it expects this number to grow to 50 games by the end of the year.

At $399.99, the PlayStation VR headset is more affordable than Oculus Rift ($599) and HTC Vive ($799). And obviously the image quality will be that of the headset itself and not necessarily reflect how the Xbox One games would look on an HD television display.

The lack of a clear killer app hasn't hurt PlayStation VR sales though, as many retailers around the world are now out of stock.

The device has a screen which fills the user's field of vision with various scenes, and it also reacts to the movement of their head, giving an immersive feeling at a cost of just over $600.

Twitter user chirnoice used their headset to view Splatoon on Wii U, and Ars Technica hooked its PSVR up to an Xbox One and a PC.

Analysts are also saying that Sony executives might be hoping for yet another golden age for the company in the gaming sector, much like the renaissance that it brought about with its PlayStation console.

So far, the VR-gaming industry has roughly been divided into a casual sector, dominated by Samsung and Google, and the high end led by Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive (both unveiled this spring).

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