Product Comparison: Sony PlayStation VR vs Oculus Rift


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Oculus
Model
PlayStation VR
Rift
Origin
China
USA
About the Product
Designed with gamers in mind, PlayStation VR delivers an entirely new world of gaming with a level of immersion unseen on home consoles on some of the most highly anticipated titles of 2016, including Star Wars Battlefront and other games like PlayStation VR World, Golem and RIGS Mechanized Combat League. The LEDs around the PlayStation VR headset, on the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller and the PlayStation Move motion controller are tracked by the PlayStation Camera, providing an incredibly precise capture of your natural movement in virtual space. See the digital world through the beautiful 5.7-inch OLED 1080p headset screen at up to 120fps.
Step into Rift. Whether you're stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you'll feel like you're really there.
Key Specs
Movement Tracking
Yes
Yes
Control Type
PlayStation Move, DualShock 4
Remote controller
Sensors
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Proximity Sensor
Wireless
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony PlayStation VR Virtual Headset
  • Using AMOLED screens means nice inky black levels with that fantastic contrast ratio.
  • Tracks position easily when moving around a reasonably large area.
  • Boots up as quickly; extremely fluid, immersive, 3-axis motion tracking. No motion artifacts seen whatsoever.
  • Loses track of you if your camera isn't positioned well.
  • The playstation move controllers make games feel more interactive, but there are mixed results with tracking in certain games (80-90% of the time it works all the time.)
  • The worst feature is the Move controllers in terms of tracking. I had a couple of issues with them but nothing too drastic.
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Best Buy and Microsoft Retail offer demos of the Rift and Vive, respectively. The Vive's 360 degree movement is awesome. If you have the space and budget...and don't mind the additional setup...this may be for you. If you're wanting something a bit more accessible, the Rift will check the box.
  • Its a great product , fairly easy to set up , I have 3 sensors and it is incredibly acurate how it tracks hand movement with the touch controllers , I use a usb-c hub without issues , and getting games for it is very easy in steam or its own store.
  • Warning to anyone afraid of heights! It seems real! Also have to avoid the games with fast movement because I get motion sick, but I L O V E most of the games!
  • The games like Rec Room are probably better when you have 360 sensors, but I've not bought the 3rd sensor for 360 gameplay.
  • The sensor worked well. I wish there was a way to set my screen in any orientation I wanted. IE calibrate the screen for sideways viewing especially for beds since my room was a BED-room.
  • I also think that you need to add more movement to the VR to get a better sense of immersion, similar to the HTC Vive with room detection.
Size & Weight
Color
Black/White
Black
Height
18.1 in.
15.4 in.
Width
8.4 in.
6.5 in.
Depth
10.5 in.
12.1 in.
Weight
21.2 oz.
183.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony PlayStation VR Virtual Headset
  • I will have to agree with others when they say the headset is real light feeling and you forget it is there. So much so when I went to scratch my nose, I forgot it was on.
  • Relatively easy to set up. Size is a little clunky but you get comfortable with it pretty quick.
  • I have an enormous skull, but the PSVR truly is one size fits all. My kids and wife all wear glasses, but they had no problems wearing the headset.
  • The unit does have some weight to so overtime it became uncomfortable to ware. I played a few demos but after an hour I was getting a headache either from the weight or the focus and resolution or both.
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Now ive read alot about glasses problems. I wear glasses and i can say that I have no issue with using the oculus. I have a smaller head and wear kid size glasses though.
  • Sound is actually quite good for it's size, so no need to use a headphones and that simplifies usage a lot.
  • I had read about many folks having problems with light coming in through the "nose gap", but I have not noticed this at all. I'd say I have a normal size face and nose; so if you're super skinny and and have a tiny nose you may experience this more than others.
  • VERY well built for such a delicate device. Some people complain about the gap around the nose piece, but if you take the time to really fit the thing to your head it's barely noticeable, and helps to provide a little bit of ventilation.
  • The nose gap was a poor design choice! The size of your nose will determine how much of the outside world you will CONSTANTLY see.
  • Can only take an hour or so, after head and eyes starts to hurt
Display
Display Type
OLED
OLED
Field Of View
100 °
110 °
Focus Adjustment Wheel
No
No
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment
No
No
Features
Extras
Compatible with Sony PlayStation 4, 3D audio technology, Advanced VR display
Intuitive Exploring with Oculus Remote, Integrated VR Audio, A Sensor Designed for VR, Great Games Deserve a Great Controller, Featured VR Games
Adjustable Headband
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
Yes
Integrated Microphone
No
No
Power Source
Playstation
Built-in rechargeable battery
Buttons
D-Pad, L/R Sticks, YXBA buttons, L/R Triggers, L/R Bumpers, Connect button, Start button, Back button, X-Box guide button, Select button, Touch Surface, Home button
What customers say about "Features"
Sony PlayStation VR Virtual Headset
  • Comes with a lot of different types of VR demos, games, videos, experiences to try out of the box.
  • Lets you play regular games and watch movies on a big virtual theater screen (up to about IMAX size).
  • Games will only continue to improve and take advantage of PS4 Pro, but even for 1st gen ones you can see some benefit
  • The games are fantastic. Watching TV on it is such a joy. The Hulu VR app is so freaking cool.
  • Wires suck and really limit how far you can move around. An unfortunate compromise to hit the lower pricepoint and reduce the latency.
  • Visuals not as sharp as competitors, and frankly plenty of visible aliasing/jaggies in certain games/applications.
  • Games which needs depth perception like driveclub are very pixelised. hope gtvr will be better
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
  • Sound quality is very good, lenses seem to have glare when you look at white font on the .... well cant say screen, but white fonts glare.
  • It fits almost perfectly, you can customize it so well. It doesn't make you sweat (but the games might) and sound system is surprisingly good. I really enjoyed this, especially with Oculus Touch controllers. Really good fun.
  • Limited VR software availability, and what there is, well much of the software is only of passing interest.
  • Other than that, I think VR is fun, the Oculus Touch controllers are worth purchasing because the Xbox One controller that comes with this is only good for certain games. This is the Xbox 360 and Xbox One Kinect experience I wanted for years.
  • Setup was easy, using the Oculus store is intuitive and the free apps can fill your first day experimenting. Setting up 3rd party apps like Steam are more difficult than they should be.
  • The image was blurry and poorly resolved in just about all the positions I tried wearing it. Ghosting was pretty noticeable. Glare was also an issue.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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