The well-reviewed, but pricey, PlayStation VR2 headset is now widely available after a two-month exclusivity period in Sony’s consumer storefront. Last month, the company shared the news on Twitter, but haven’t set an official date, or announced which lucky retailers will get their mitts on the PS5-adjacent headset. Starting today, you can get PSVR2 at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, and other retailers.
In addition to making it easier to get a PSVR 2 headset, wider availability could very well lead to sales and discounts. At $550, the PS5 accessory is more expensive than the actual PS5. Sony did not disclose any sales figures for the headphones, but it cut sales forecasts in half ahead of the February launch due to fewer pre-orders than expected. Having the headset locked behind an exclusive web portal for a while probably didn’t do it any favors.
The PSVR 2 has been praised for its fantastic visuals, updated controllers, and haptic feedback capabilities, though the game library is on the anemic side (right now). Here, we hope increased availability will bring the headset into more homes, accelerating mainstream adoption and giving the Meta Quest platform a real run for its money. This can only be a good thing for VR in general.