The Sony PlayStation VR is one of the best introductions to quality virtual reality experiences. Sony PS VR has gained a large following since its release on 13th October.
The PlayStation VR headset takes advantage of the already large user base of the PlayStation 4 console.
You can connect the headset to the PlayStation 4 console using an adaptor box. This way you can be able to play VR titles from the Playstation Store.
Therefore, in this post, we will discuss why you should get your very own Sony PS VR.
1. The Ecosystem
The Sony Corporation has a significant advantage in that it has a pre-existing large gaming ecosystem through the Sony PlayStation family of products. The Sony PlayStation products have an incredibly large global user base. This large user base means that a lot of developers are willing to develop games for the Sony PlayStation VR platform. Users can, therefore, expect some of the most quality games to be available on the platform soon. Sony has announced that there are 230 developers currently working on games for the VR platform.
The Sony PlayStation VR costs $399 (with an extra $59.99 for the PlayStation Camera) as compared to the $599 Oculus Rift and the $799 HTC Vive. These prices suggest that you would go for the PlayStation VR if you are on a budget but want to enjoy the virtual reality experience. Another cost advantage of buying the PlayStation VR is that you may not have to spend $97 on the Move motion controllers as you may already have the compatible PS3 Move controllers.
Although loads of people have complained about the Sony PlayStation VR’s 1920×1080 resolution as compared to 2160×1200 resolution on both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, we still feel that PlayStation VR is worth it for the price that you get it. The Sony PlayStation VR matches the Rift and Vive in most other performance aspects. We, therefore, would still recommend the PlayStation VR as an entry-level choice for the VR experience.
4. Variety of Games
Sony is known to have good relationships with game developers owing to the long and illustrious history of the PlayStation platform. Developers are therefore willing to develop loads of games and VR experiences for the PlayStation VR platform. By the end of January 2017, you will have at least 70 games on the PlayStation Store. There are also titles coming up from large gaming houses such as Electronic Arts.
5. Current Ownership of a PlayStation 4 Console
The Sony VR headset does not make use of an expensive gaming rig like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Instead, you connect the headset to the PlayStation 4 console using an adaptor box. This architecture is a significant advantage if you already own a PlayStation 4 console. You can continue enjoying the titles that you already own in VR mode. It is also very easy to onboard to the VR experience as you may already be very familiar with most of the aspects of the Sony PlayStation ecosystem.
The above five reasons are the key reasons why we feel that you should get a Sony PlayStation VR headset. If you have other reasons why you think one should get the Sony PlayStation VR headset, please let us know in the comments.