Playstation VR Headset to Launch in October 2016

You have heard the news umpteen times over the years and now, the official words are, the Playstation VR is finally going to be available. Set to launch in October 2016, the next level of immersion in gaming on Playstation will run you back at $399 (MSRP). The news was announced at this year’s Game Developers Conference, which Sony also shared with the world what’s in the final consumer version of the Playstation VR headset. According to Playstation blog, gamers can expect over 50 PS VR-compatible games at launch.

Playstation VR Headset package content
Playstation VR Headset package content

As of today, more than 250 developers are building content for Playstation VR – from small independent teams to large studios at the industry’s top publishers, Playstation adds. At the same time with the launch of the hardware, gamers will also be able to download, for free, Playstation Japan’s The Playroom VR which comes with six games as demonstration of the VR’s capabilities. Continue reading for the content list and specs.

Playstation VR Specifications and Package Content

VR Headset
187 × 185 × 277 mm, 610g
(excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)
Processor unit
143 × 36 × 143 mm, 365g
(excludes largest projection)
5.75-inch OLED
1920 × RGB × 1080 (960 × RGB × 1080 per eye)
Field of View
Approx. 100 degrees
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Processor Unit Function
3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
Package Content

  • VR Headset x 1

  • Processor unit x 1

  • VR headset connection cable x 1

  • HDMI cable x 1

  • USB cable x 1

  • Stereo headphones x 1

  • AC power cord x 1

  • AC adaptor x 1