Anyone who has ever had an interest in virtual reality has probably seen or heard of the Oculus Quest 2 and the Sony PlayStation VR. That’s because they’re two of the most popular headsets, making VR gaming easily accessible. However, not all VR headsets are created equal. On the one hand, the Oculus Quest 2 is more flexible, as it can be used wired or wireless. On the other hand, the PSVR requires you to be tethered to your PlayStation 4 or 5. That’s not all there is to them, though.
Oculus Quest 2 vs PSVR comparison chart
From the very beginning, the biggest advantage of the Oculus Quest 2 is that you can use it right away, sending it with touch controllers and even AA batteries as standard. On the contrary, the PSVR needs not only a PS4 or PS5, but also a PS camera, which are not available out of the box, needless to say. Some titles also need PS Move or PS Aim controllers, and if nothing else, that’s another purchase to worry about.
As noted, the Oculus Quest 2 is completely cable-free, so it’s easier to get around with it. You can also connect it to the PC via an Oculus Link cable. That way, you can get access to VR PC games, expanding its catalog. Meanwhile, the PSVR has to be connected to the console to work, and that means you will have limited space to work.
Now they are both quite light, and neither eclipses the other in this regard. They are also comfortable, especially the PSVR and its halo strap.
One of the main selling points of the PSVR is its exclusive games. That includes Astro Bot Rescue Mission, a 3D platformer that has elements reminiscent of Super Mario; Marvel’s Iron Man VR, which lets you take to the skies and put yourself in the shoes of Tony Stark; and the first-person shooter Farpoint.
There are also free games in the PSVR lineup, including The VR Arcade a collection of mini games, and Rec Room, a virtual space where you can hang out with your friends and play a variety of games.
True to its out-of-the-box nature, Oculus Quest 2 also has an impressive list of free titles, so you don’t even have to open your wallet to start enjoying the headset.
To begin with, there is Elixir where you take on the role of an apprentice magician and experiment with magical things to your heart’s content, and Echo VR where you are in a zero-G space with the aim of shooting pucks at your opponents’ goal. And then there are immersive stories in the mix too, like Dear Angelica and Traveling In Black.
As for the specifications, it’s a bit complicated. The Oculus Quest 2 has a higher resolution of 1832 x 1920 per eye, while the PSVR only has 960 x 1080. However, the PSVR has the best OLED display technology, while the Oculus Quest 2 has LCD screens. The PSVR has a field of view of 100 degrees, and although Oculus does not officially declare the Quest 2, it is estimated to be about 90 degrees. The refresh rate of both can go up to 120 Hz, and in the case of the Oculus Quest 2, it is thanks to an update-v28, to be exact.
As for tracking, the Oculus Quest 2 does a better job, or in other words, it’s more accurate than the PSVR. It even has manual tracking, so you can leave the touch controllers from time to time. Now the problem with the PSVR is that it uses the controllers and the camera for tracking, and when you go beyond the line of sight of the latter, your movements will no longer be recorded.
One thing that could put many users off of Oculus Quest 2 is that it requires you to log into your Facebook account. As everyone knows, Facebook and privacy don’t exactly go hand in hand. However, nothing that a disposable account cannot fix.
As mentioned above, the PSVR is not a standalone headset. In addition to a console, you need a PS camera, as well as PS Move or PS Aim for selected games. To put two and two together, the Oculus Quest 2 provides the best bang for your buck as it works right out of the box. But it’s worth noting that there are PSVR packages that come with the necessary peripherals and a game or two.
In short, Oculus Quest 2 is more beginner-friendly, as it is packaged with everything you need to work, not to mention that it can be used wirelessly, but you have to log in to your Facebook account. By comparison, the PSVR needs other peripherals that are sold separately, and it has to be connected to a PS4 or PS5 at all times to use it, but it has some great exclusives.
Instead of declaring a winner, it would be better to say that Oculus Quest 2 is the best option if logging into a Facebook account is not a problem for you. The PSVR is better if you want the platform-exclusive games and don’t want to use a Facebook account.
Frequently asked questions
Which is better, the Oculus Quest 2 or the PSVR?
While the Facebookulus Quest 2 may be the more moderna VR headset of the two, they do not require you to log into your Facebook account before you start using it. The PSVR also has a selection of exclusive games that is hard to beat.
Is 64 GB enough for Oculus Quest 2?
If you are going to use it mainly connected to the PC, then the Oculus Quest 2 from 64 GB could be enough. However, if you plan to install a lot of games on the headset, it’s better to go with the 256 GB variant.
Will there be a PSVR 2?
Yes, a new iteration of the PSVR is in the works.
Is it worth upgrading to Oculus Quest 2?
Yes, the Oculus Quest 2 is better than the Oculus Quest across the board, from processing power to display quality.