on November 23, 2017
For $350, this is an absolute steal for what you get! Right to the point, buy on Amazon, go online to reddit and join the helpful & growing psvr community. Learn how to get the most of this new gadget from people who've owned it for over a year now on reddit/psvr.
Once you get familiar with everything, demo it to as many people as possible, please. It's seriously THAT good, and you'll be helping spread the word about vr.
PSVR's best killer vr game/app for now is 'WipeOut: The Omega Collection'.
Followed by Resident Evil 7.
Farpoint with the AIM controller.
WHAT YOU'RE GETTING
This is the redesigned version 2 model. You get a slightly revised vr headset with buttons (power, volume, & mute) on the headset instead of a separate wired, white inline remote box of the V1 model. V1 headphones plug into this box too (adding yet another cable!), V2 earphones snap into rails and the earbuds plug neatly into the headset for storage (no wire clutter vs V1).
You get an updated processing unit box that can automatically pass HDR signal unlike V1 where you had to buy an aftermarket switch box or swap cables.
You get slightly improved Move controllers (that will need charging) with 30% larger batteries, and a micro usb port vs mini usb on the old ones. Any stand or charger will work with ANY moves, as they charge by contact points, and NOT by usb connection. Yes the old PS3 Moves work with psvr (they're the same as the V1 PS4 Moves).
You also get a much lighter/slimmer 1-piece cable coming from the headset to the processor unit vs a heavy 2-piece cable with a bulky inline connector box on the V1.
You want this version as it has minor but welcome QOL changes (Cuh-zvr2) aka V2.
The gaming, screen resolution, and everything else is the same between V1 & V2, so you get the same exact experience. The V1 psvr can be up to $100 cheaper though, and V1 & V2 components are not interchangeable/ compatible, only the Moves and HDMI cables are. V1's are being discontinued.
If you foolishly rather wait for PS5 & PSVR2, figure at least by 2021 or 22 we'll hear something, but you will be seriously missing out on some great vr over the next 4 or 5yrs. Also psvr is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!!! x1000 Especially this Skyrim bundle with Move controllers.
Some good games are: Demo Disc 1 & 2 (free), Playroom(free), Rec Room (free), FARPOINT with the Aim controller!! (co-op is amazing & so is the 1v1 pvp. It's like StarShip Troopers meets C.O.D. & the Terminator), Resident Evil 7 (10 to 15 hour long horror survival & best realistic graphics & immersion on psvr OMG! it's scary af!), Rick & Morty, Solus Project (10 to 15 hour long survival exploration on an alien planet with giant tornados, meteor showers, etc), Skyrim (open world Fantasy rpg with Huge Dragons & literally hundreds of hours of gameplay), Megaton Rainfall (fly around earth & the solar system destroying aliens and whole planets as an ultra powerful superhero similar to Superman vs War of the Worlds for like $15), Until Dawn: Rush of Blood(dual hands shooting evil clowns while riding on a roller coaster), Super Hot (must own Matrix style fps. Time stops as you stop), Arizona Sunshine (free locomotion 1 or 2 player co-op campaign Zombie survival shooter, 4 player Horde mode. This is The Walking Dead in vr!! It's about 6+ hours long and plays with ALL controllers), I Expect You To Die (Secret agent/spy James Bond type interactive vr game but it's kinda short), Doom VFR (Doom in vr), The London Heist (mix between The Transporter, Jason Bourne, & GTA. It's short but amazing!) on the VR Worlds disc, not the Mickey shooting gallery on the demo disc!, Batman Arkham VR (amazing graphics, and you're Batman the detective), Sprint Vector (fun marathon type race with up to 8 multi players), Rigs, Archangel (both are mech/giant robot games), Star Trek (4 players on the SS Enterprise), Preta: Vendetta Rising (40 hour plus RPG), Apex Construct (1st person free roam exploration adventure with crossbow), Moss (cute mouse puzzle game on Disney level graphically), UltraWings (cartooney airplane flight simulator with like 20 hours of gameplay) and a whole lot more.
Coming in 2018: way more great games such as: Blood & Truth, Firewall: Zero Hour, Ace Combat 7, Alvo, Zero Killed, End of The Beginning, Golem, Megalith, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens, Gunheart, Killing Floor Incursion, and many more!
Sony is not putting analog sticks on the Move controllers! Accept it, and let's move on. Also Move controllers WILL be needed at some point to get the full experience. Move controllers are your hands in vr. They allow you to: interact with the vr world, pick stuff up, dual-wield pistols & swords, shoot in 2 separate directions, use a bow & arrow, pick up a clip in 1 hand and stick it into the gun in your other hand to reload, they can be used as an airplane flight control stick, boxing gloves, light sabers, climbing a cliff, and much more. In Skyrim equip a sword & shield, and physically slash enemies as you would in real life, while blocking incoming dragon fire from behind the shield - sick! Superhot alone will justify your purchase. Some good games are being released as Move controller only. You can get by without them, but you'd be missing out on a lot of good games .
Many people will experience motion sickness, and many won't. It can make you really nauseous/sick and deter you from vr. So take frequent breaks if you start feeling woozy, and try games without free movement (use teleportation & snap turning in the options if you need to), or turn on comfort settings. You'll eventually get your "vr legs" by building up your tolerance in doses of 10-30 minute play sessions, don't force it. Try ginger candies or Dramamine to help further. DO NOT jump into RE7 or Skyrim straight away. It takes around 2 to 4 weeks to acclimate your brain & body to this new dimension of technology. Get your vr legs first!! Or be that guy hating on vr because he threw up.
You can play all vr games on your original, day one, 500GB OG PS4. The Pro sharpens up graphics, text, and boosts overall performance slightly (stuff like framerate, lighting, shadows, particle effects, etc). More and more games are getting Pro patches that result in a better looking game while in vr (RE7, Solus, Final Fantasy, etc). Not every game is Pro patched. You don't NEED a Pro for vr, but it is a slightly better experience as it's the only way to get the most out of vr. OG PS4 is still beautiful in vr, make no mistake!! Every vr game must run on OG first and foremost - per Sony, so don't obsess over it. If you have the budget, bought a great 4K hdr tv, and want the best possible vr experience, along with 4K HDR gaming & streaming, and you don't mind the $100 price difference, go for the Pro. Moving on...
Spend time with your camera setup for best results. Up high, like a foot above eye level facing down like a shower works well. Grab chargers for the Move controllers or a PSVR charging stand!
Optional: After initial setup, go back in settings>devices>psvr and adjust your ipd for the clearest image and proper scale!
After you're done, you DON'T/WON'T need a tv anymore unless you are using the social screen for other people in the room to see or play along with you in "couch co-op" games like Diner Duo or Playroom VR.
Once your games are loaded up, and everything updated, you can take the psvr anywhere with a power plug. You can play most games without an internet connection including Skyrim, but online is special in vr.
Ps. Get to reddit, be very mature, join the psvr community, and unlock the full potential of this amazing new technology. Hope this was helpful.