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Pre-orders for the PlayStation VR 2 are now live in Australia
Sony’s second-generation VR headset also comes with a huge price hike.
Update 15/11/2022: Pre-orders for the PlayStation VR 2 are now live in Australia.
Pre-orders are available through Amazon with no deposit required. Otherwise, EB Games will accept a $100 deposit while Sony, Big W and JB HI-FI all require the full payment upfront when you place a pre-order.
Below is a list of pre-orders and pricing for the PlayStation VR2, Horizon: Call of the Mountain Bundle, and the PlayStation VR Sense Controller Charging Station.
|$879 No deposit needed||$879.95 Full payment required||$879.95 $100 deposit required||$879 Full payment required||$879 Full payment required|
|$959.95 No deposit needed||$959.95 Full payment required||$959.95 $100 deposit required||$959.95 Full payment required||$959 Full payment required|
|$79.95 No deposit needed||$79.95 Full payment required||-||-||$79 Full payment required|
All of the listed PlayStation VR2 products above will ship from the 23rd of February 2023.
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Over a year and a half since Sony first teased its next-generation PlayStation VR headset, we finally have a price and official release date for Australia. The PlayStation VR2 (PSVR 2) will release on the 22nd of February in Australia for $879.95. Pre-orders are available from the 15th of November.
In addition to the price and release date of the PSVR 2 headset, Sony also revealed a Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle ($959.95) and a charging station for the PSVR 2 Sense controllers ($79.95), and 11 PSVR games planned for the new headset.
PSVR 2 release date in Australia
When the PSVR 2 was first teased, Sony was smart to signal that the headset would not be released in 2022. So I tempered my expectations and came out pleasantly surprised when Sony announced that the PSVR 2 would officially release in Australia on the 22nd of February 2023.
Pre-orders of the PSVR 2 will be available from Tuesday the 15th of November 2022.
Normally, I wouldn’t recommend pre-ordering the PSVR 2 (at least until reviews are live) but considering the availability shortages of the popular PlayStation 5, pre-ordering might not be the worst idea.
How much does the PSVR 2 cost in Australia?
Sony has officially revealed that the PSVR 2 will cost $879.95 in Australia. That’s more than a PlayStation 5 and about 60% more than the first PSVR (40% when adjusted for inflation.) It’s a lot of money.
Personally, I got enough use out of the first PSVR that I felt the $549.95 price tag was warranted. But even so, the $800+ cost is making me question my loyalty to the device that helped me keep fit during quarantine.
Games announced for the PSVR 2
In addition to the games previously announced for PSVR 2 (Horizon: Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4, No Man’s Sky etc.,) Sony revealed 11 new games heading to the platform on the same day it announced pricing and release details. Here are the 11 games that were shown to hype up the PSVR 2: