South Africans will pay R13,499 for Sony’s new PS5 PlayStation VR2 device when it launches in February next year. The VR headset, which was revealed last year, comes with a new next-generation virtual reality experience thanks to new sensors, haptic feedback, high-resolution 2,000 x 2,040 OLED panels and advanced controllers. PSVR2 will launch in South Africa on 22 February 2023 and come with some accessories, games and hardware bundles.
For starters, unlike the original PSVR unit, this new system comes with two controllers in the box. Users can choose between purchasing the standard PlayStation VR2 unit and Sony’s PSVR2 + Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle. It comes packed with the anticipated VR game set in the Horizon world. Sony is also selling the PSVR2 Controller Charging Station making it easier to slot the controller into the dock and charge them without wires. The pricing for all this is as follows:
PSVR 2 South African Pricing
- PlayStation VR2 Standalone Unit – R13,499
- PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle – R14,499
- PlayStation VR2 Controller Charging Station – R1,099
Pre-orders for the new PlayStation VR2 system go live today at 10 am. The hardware is available at most local retailers. Visit Nexus Hub to check out the various bundles on offer and place your order.
Sony has a number of games in development for the new PlayStation VR2 headset. These include The Light Brigade, The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, Pistolwhip, Hello Neighbour and more. Check out all the current games in development for PSVR2 here.
Innovative PlayStation VR2 Sense™ technology brings emotion and immersion to life through subtle headset vibrations, 3D audio technology and intelligent eye tracking, combined with finger touch detection, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PS VR2 Sense controller.
From tiny details to wide-open vistas, from realistic facial expressions to living, breathing futuristic worlds, the next-gen processing power of PlayStation®5 console together with new optical features lets you witness every moment in stunning detail.
Subtle, responsive headset vibrations from a single built-in motor create a unique, intelligently tactile element to the gameplay, from the rush of an arrow flying past your head to the thrust of a speeding vehicle.