Quest 2 vs PSVR 2, how does Sony’s new headset compare to the leading standalone VR platform? We’ve got the full rundown.
2023 is upon us and Sony is close to launching its PS5 VR headset, now officially named PSVR 2. At CES 2022, the company revealed the first official specs for the device (which UploadVR previously revealed in 2021) and we know enough for a comparison to VR’s market leader, Meta Quest 2.
Even at a first glance, PSVR 2 offers a noticeable (and perhaps expected) jump in display resolution over Meta’s 2020 headset. That said, its mandatory connection to a PS5 console via a single wire is likely to be a big deciding factor for people when choosing between that and the fully wireless and standalone Quest 2 system. We’ve also thrown in specs for the Meta Quest Pro headset as a bonus, even though its target audience is inherently different.
We’ve now got a better grasp of what PSVR 2 will offer when it launches on February 22, 2023, including its price and a large list of upcoming PSVR 2 games. Here’s a PSVR 2 specs comparison with everything we know right now.
Quest 2 vs PSVR 2 Specs Comparison
|Specs||PSVR 2||Quest 2||Meta Quest Pro|
|Format||Wired connection to PS5 console||Wireless standalone (with optional wired/wireless PC connection for PC VR content)||Wireless standalone (with optional wired/wireless PC connection for PC VR content)|
|Price||Headset costs $549.99, PS5 is $499 (Digital Edition is $399)||$399 for 128GB, $499 for 256GB||$1500 (256 GB)|
|Display Resolution Per Eye||2000×2040||1832×1920||1800×1920|
|Refresh Rate||90Hz/120Hz||72Hz/90Hz/120Hz (limited to only some apps)||72Hz/90Hz/120Hz (limited to only some apps)|
|Field of View||110°, direction undisclosed||Up to 96°||106°×96°|
|Lens Type||Fresnel||Fresnel||Multi-element pancake|
|Lens Separation||Adjustable and fit can be guided by eye tracking||3-point adjustable: 58mm, 63mm, and 68mm||Adjustable between 55-75mm|
|Tracking Type||4 camera inside-out||4 camera inside-out||4 camera Inside-out|
|Mixed Reality Passthrough?||Yes, black and white||Yes, black and white||Yes, color|
|Audio||Headphone jack||Built-in speakers, headphone jack||Built-in speakers, headphone jack|
|Controllers||Bundled Sense controllers with buttons, sticks, capacitive touch sensors, haptic feedback (single actuator per unit), trigger resistance||Bundled Touch controllers with buttons, sticks and capacitive touch sensors||Bundled Touch Pro controllers with no tracking ring|
As you can see from our Quest 2 vs PSVR 2 comparison then, Sony’s new headset goes toe-to-toe with Quest 2 in a number of areas. Quest 2 might have hand tracking capabilities, but PSVR 2’s eye tracking will enable foveated rendering and more expressive social avatars. It also looks like Sony’s new headset has Quest 2 beat on per eye resolution and field of view. We’ve already seen the kind of visual fidelity PS5 VR can push with the reveal of Horizon: Call of the Mountain, too (check out the trailer just below).
That’s our Quest 2 vs PSVR 2 specs comparison. How do you think Sony’s headset measures up to Meta’s offering? Do you plan on picking the new device up? Let us know in the comments below!
Note: This article was originally written and published by former UploadVR Editor Jamie Feltham. It has since been updated and maintained by UploadVR Staff Writer Henry Stockdale.