All the VR gears have their own perks, but every game enthusiast has his or her own needs, preferences, and requirements. Some virtual reality fans will look for additional features, while some gamers will look for more power. On the other hand, many potential buyers will choose a VR headset based on practicality. When it comes to deciding on a headset based on this factor, Sony’s device comes out as the best choice.
PlayStation VR’s rival, the Oculus Rift, is obviously more popular than all the other VR headsets coming in the market. The VR headset comes with a good price tag of US$599. HTC Vive is expected to arrive at a more expensive price than Rift. But if the price is something you seriously want to consider when buying a VR headset, PlayStation VR is your best choice. According to reports, PlayStation 4 will be priced at around US$300 to US$400. It is expected to arrive with a lower price than Oculus Rift.
Those looking for a VR headset should also not forget the words of Sony’s PlayStation VR chief Dr. Richard Marks. He recently addressed people at the Vision Summit in Los Angeles saying PlayStation 4 owners are ready for virtual reality. It means that those who already own a PlayStation 4 will not need any other device or PC to run virtual reality-compatible games.
On the other hand, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive require a strong PC to run virtual reality software. It means that those who will invest US$599 for Oculus Rift and around US$1500 for HTC Vive will also have to invest in a PC unit. Furthermore, according to Bloomberg’s report, less than 1 percent of PCs in the world are capable of running VR software. This means, therefore, that those interested in Rift or Vive need to have a new PC that will be compatible with the devices.
Meanwhile, the consumer version of VR headsets, including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that the companies showed of,f are light enough to hold, but no specific details about the devices have been revealed yet, including their weight. On the other hand, Sony PlayStation VR has a more sleek design, and its tech is inside a helmet-like area. This placement gives a competitive edge to PlayStation VR over its rivals because it distributes the headset weight, making it less heavy on the wearer.
Now we wait and see. Curious? We are!