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The best PlayStation VR bundles and deals in May 2022

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As we get further into 2022 we can confirm that PlayStation VR deals are still impossible to find right now. Sony has announced that a new PSVR 2 model is on its way and so stock of the previous bundles has dwindled to almost nothing. The only retailer that has the current VR headset in stock is the PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab) store - but you have to pay full price.

These shortages do make sense when you consider the PSVR 2 is due soon: potentially later in 2022 but it could be as late as 2023. This "next-generation VR system" will be coming to PlayStation 5, as revealed in a recent blog post. We've now had our first look at the PSVR 2 design, too. There's a suggestion that the PSVR 2 pre-order date will be announced soon as well.

As for the new headset's features, you'll find a new VR controller that brings DualSense compatibility over to the virtual reality realm. Not only that, but a single cable will be able to connect the new PlayStation VR system to the console itself - so gone are the days of a half-hour setup process. 

But if you really want the original PSVR right now, then the PS Direct Store is your only option. If you're on PS5, though, we would encourage you to wait for the launch of the second generation of PSVR as the new tech will be worth the upgrade. There's also the option to go for one of the best Oculus Quest 2 deals instead if you really want to escape to the virtual realm. Our guide to all the cheap VR headset deals is also on hand if you want to spend a little less.

If you're looking for a console but don't want to wait for the next PS5 restock, you can also check out our PS4 bundle deals hub for where to buy the last generation hardware - know that it's mostly second-hand, though. You can also shop around for all the latest PS5 deals and cheap PS Plus deals.

PlayStation VR deals

The only retailer that has a PSVR headset in stock is the official PlayStation Direct store. Both the US and UK have different bundles and we've shared them below.

PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle: $349.99 at PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The only PSVR bundle available in the US is this one at the PlayStation Direct store. It comes with a PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera, Move controllers and a copy of Marvel's Iron Man. It's priced at $349.99, which is what the bundle originally launched at, so it's a hefty price to pay with new PSVR 2 tech on the way.

PlayStation VR Mega Pack: £299.99 at PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
Folks in the UK can get this PlayStation VR Mega Pack that comes with Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Everybody's Golf VR, Moss, Blood & Truth and PlayStation VR Worlds for £299.99. That's a solid set of VR games for PS4 but, again, with PSVR likely less than 12 months away it might be tempting to hold off if you have a PS5.

Are there any PlayStation VR bundles available?

The only PlayStation VR bundles available to buy in the US or the UK right now are at the PlayStation Direct store. You might also find the odd headset here or there, but stock has been wiped out since the end of last year. And while places like Walmart (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) might offer the headset, the price of a PSVR bundle from these retailers can reach up to $600. That's considerably over MSRP and not worth paying when the new PSVR 2 is on the way relatively soon.

Where to find the best PlayStation VR deals

While there may be little to no availability right now, we've got our eyes on a few retailers who might drop a deal out of the blue or are the ones to follow when PSVR 2 pre-orders go live after Sony announces a release date.

More PlayStation VR deals in the US:

More PlayStation VR deals in the UK:

PlayStation VR 2 deals and pre-orders

The first image of the PSVR 2

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What about PlayStation VR 2?

Sony has now officially announced a second-generation PlayStation VR system that's designed for the PS5. We don't know everything about the new tech just yet, but over recent months the manufacturer has steadily revealed information about the graphical upgrades, the boost in processing power and more features that we will find in the new VR headset. Stick with our PlayStation VR 2 hub for all the latest news, specs and rumours.

While we know the new system won't be wireless, Sony has committed to abolishing that tangled mess of cables that came associated with the first generation. Instead, there will be a single wire connection between the PlayStation VR 2 and the PS5 console.

So when can we expect PSVR 2? Sony has made it clear that we shouldn't mark our calendars just yet. The new system isn't expected to hit the shelves until late 2022 or beyond, so it's a waiting game for more information. There is some industry chatter from insiders on Twitter, though, that suggests a full reveal and PSVR 2 pre-order date could be announced soon.

PlayStation VR 2 price

While we don't know for sure, the PlayStation VR 2 price is likely to fall within the same $399 / £399 range as its predecessor at launch. However, with plenty more content heading to the device over the next couple of years, we can reasonably expect that some bundles will add extra value to that price point as well. 

PlayStation VR games

Keep an eye on this handy chart below as we'll update it with the latest prices for a wide range of PlayStation VR games should you wish to try a new experience on the existing tech.

PSVR Accessories

The PS4 camera

PS4 camera deals

It's crucial you buy a PS4 camera along with your VR headset if it's not already in the bundle, otherwise, it will not work. Don't pay more than the standard £45/$60 for the camera though.  Sony released an updated, rounder (see image above) model with a built-in TV-mount and there are deals included in the chart below. The older PS4 camera is also compatible with PlayStation VR. If there's nothing tempting below, maybe try for a new/preowned unit via eBay?

A PlayStation move motion controller

PlayStation Move controller deals

The PlayStation Move motion controllers are very much an optional purchase as not every game supports them. Many that do, also have options to use the standard DualShock 4 PS4 controller instead.

Move wands are now more readily available as stock of the original PSVR headset has declined. That means if you already own the last-gen VR headset and want to see what the Move controllers are all about then you can find a pair relatively easily.

We'd advise a little caution if you're considering pre-owned units, as the lack of use in recent years may have dulled the charge capacity of the battery compared to new controllers.

Dualshock 4 back button attachment

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DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment prices

Sony has also released the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment: a small device that clips onto the back of your controller and adds two mappable buttons for extra control configurations. The device has been wildly popular, especially in the US, so stock is sometimes hard to find. Since the launch of the PS5, though, it's become a lot easier to buy one.

And that's about everything when it comes to the best PlayStation VR deals right now. As explained, the situation isn't exactly great considering the lack of cheap headsets available to buy, but if you've already got one you can find some accessories or games for less. 

Those looking to get the tech will be best waiting for the PSVR 2 and we'll be on hand when that launches to bring you the cheapest prices right here.

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.