Updated 14 Feb 2017

Sony

PlayStation VR (CUH-ZVR1)

Snapshot: PlayStation VR is a high-end VR system which is run via a PlayStation 4 console and has a variety of sensors to capture motion. But how does it perform?

PlayStation VR (CUH-ZVR1)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$629

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Test results

Overall score
78
User comfort
?/10
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good user comfort
  • Good performance
  • Good ease of use
  • HD resolution
  • Has external head and motion tracking

But

  • Requires a PlayStation 4 console

How we test

User comfort score (40%) - A judgement after a 10-minute session by our tester, which considers the following aspects of each headset: sizing and adjustments, padding, heat and fogginess, cable management and freedom of movement, and the comfort of any supplied controllers and navigation methods.

Performance (35%) - A judgement by our tester of the following elements: image detail, headset field of view, image focus, image blurring, tracking latency, and overall immersion.

Ease of use (25%) - The process of installing and getting each headset up and running; driver and firmware updates are taken into consideration, in addition to downloading and installing content, such as games and experiences; the control method for each headset is also assessed.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$629
Shipping cost
$0

Specifications

Weight (g)
639
Scope WxH (mm)
185 x 107
Display type
OLED
Resolution
960 x 1080
Field of view (degrees)
100
Refresh rate
120
Level of involvement
Head and some whole body movement

Hardware

Hardware grade
Mid-range
Hardware required
PlayStation 4
Recommended hardware specs
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Camera
Minimum hardware specs
PlayStation 4, PlayStation Camera

Features

Head tracking
Motion tracking
Sensors in headset
Accelerometer, gyroscope
VR platform
PlayStation VR
App store
PlayStation Store
VR type
Standing or sitting
Best VR experience
Playing games that make use of the Move controllers
Physical connection type
HDMI
Link box
Hand-held controller
Controller
PlayStation controller, PlayStation Move controllers (optional)
Create own content
No