The long-awaited arrival of the PSVR 2 is finally upon us, with the new PlayStation headset (which can be paired with PS5 consoles) now on offer from a variety of retailers. While there was some initial angst at the PSVR 2's launch price when it was first announced, a closer look at the impressive performance specs and the experiences it offers makes its starting price tag of AU$879 look a little bit better.
If you're willing to pay a little bit more, you can also get your hands on the latest PlayStation VR headset in a bundle with its hottest launch title, Horizon: Call of the Mountain, from AU$959.
Taking place in the same world as one of 2022's most celebrated game releases – Horizon: Forbidden West – Call of the Mountain is an adventure in the Horizon series' post-apocalyptic America which tells the story of all new franchise character Ryas. Players step into the shoes of Ryas and embark upon their own fantastical journey, meeting new and familiar faces (including main series protagonist Aloy) along the way.
PlayStation VR 2 – where to buy
PSVR 2 standalone set | from AU$878 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to get your hands on the PSVR 2 headset by itself, you have a lot of options to choose from. Of these, the pick of the bunch might be Amazon Australia (opens in new tab). While it doesn't give you a discount, it does avoid shipping fees, as both Prime and non-Prime members can get the headset with free delivery.
If you'd prefer to click and collect, retailers offering this option include The Good Guys (opens in new tab), Big W (opens in new tab) and JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab). If you're unable to get into your nearest store, you may have to pay slightly more for shipping from these retailers.
PSVR 2 + Horizon: Call of the Mountain bundle | from AU$958 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
To get a running start on your adventures with the new PSVR 2 headset, this bundle deal lands you the device and a copy of Horizon: Call of the Mountain, which would ordinarily retail on the PlayStation Store for AU$109.95 – meaning you'll actually be getting a discount on this one by opting for the bundle. Once again, Amazon AU (opens in new tab) might boast a slight edge for the opportunity to save on shipping costs.
To explore your options elsewhere, including click and collect, this one can also be had from the likes of Catch (opens in new tab), JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab) and The Good Guys (opens in new tab).
Do I need a PS5 to use the PSVR 2?
Short answer? Yes, kickstarting your journey with PlayStation's second-generation virtual reality headset will require you to have a PS5 console to pair it with. Unlike the Meta Quest 2, this one isn't a standalone headset.
Fortunately, the stock issues of the PS5 console appear to be a thing of the past if you don't already have one, so managing to track one down shouldn't be too difficult.
If you're looking to get your hands on a new PS5 console to pair with your purchase of a PSVR 2 headset, we've collected the best opportunities to get your hands on one for you to discover below:
What games are available for the PSVR 2?
Besides Horizon: Call of the Mountain as mentioned above, the PSVR 2 is launching alongside a number of compatible titles for gamers to discover and experience with the new headset.
Games such as Gran Turismo 7, Resident Evil: Village and No Man's Sky are all playable in VR with the new headset, alongside a number of new, exclusive releases for playing with PlayStation's latest.
To get a better picture of where to start, you can see our full list of the best PSVR 2 games to play to get started today.