How to pre order PS VR2 — price, release date and where to buy

PS VR2 headset with PS VR2 Sense controllers
(Image credit: Sony)

Sony, finally, confirmed the PS VR2 details we really wanted to know. PS VR2 price, release date and information on how to pre order the PS5 virtual reality have been confirmed via the PlayStation Blog (opens in new tab).

The PS VR2 headset is set to release on February 22, 2023 and will retail for $549.99 / £529.99 / AU$879.95. That means it will actually cost more than the PS5 console required to use it. However, considering the PS VR2’s cutting-edge specs, we’re not shocked to see Sony has opted for such a hefty price point. 

It should also be noted that unlike the first PSVR headset, which required you to buy the PlayStation Move controllers separately, the PS VR2 will come bundled as with a pair of PS VR2 Sense controllers. This significantly adds to the overall value, but even so, the price will be a tough pill to swallow for many gamers. 

PS VR2 pre-orders — how to secure yours

If the high price hasn’t dissuaded you and you’re looking to secure your PS VR2 as soon as possible, PlayStation Direct begin taking orders today (Tuesday, November 15). You must register for the chance to receive an invite (opens in new tab) to pre order on this date. If selected you will receive an exclusive link by email that allows you to reserve you unit. 

Sony notes that "during this initial launch phase" PlayStation's official retail arm will be the exclusive retailer of the headset. But we expect the likes of Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy to sell units at some point, but that may not be until after launch.  

The demand for the PS VR2 likely won't match the chaos that has surrounded PS5 restock over the last two years, but the device is already proving to be plenty popular with the passionate PlayStation community. That’s why we’ve collected all the information you need to pre order the PS VR2 down to below. 

Where to pre order PS VR2 in the U.S.

The PS VR2 is scheduled to launch in the U.S. on February 22, 2023. It will retail for $549 and the headset comes packaged with two PS VR2 Sense controllers as standard. There will also be a bundle that includes the Horizon Call of the Mountain game which will retail for $599.99 / £569.99 / AU$959.95. 

Pre-orders begun today (Tuesday, November 15) — exclusively at PlayStation Direct. We do expect additional retailers to eventually stock the PS VR2 but it's not yet clear when that will be. In order to pre order you will first need to register your interest (opens in new tab) which requires a valid PlayStation account. 

PS VR2: register interest @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)

PS VR2: register interest @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The PS VR2 is set to launch in February 2023, and pre-orders are now open on PlayStation Direct, If you want the chance to secure your VR headset you will need to register your interest and hope you are selected to receive an exclusive pre order link. In order to register you need an active PlayStation Network account and the process only takes a matter of seconds. 

Where to pre order PS VR2 in the U.K.  

In the U.K. the PS VR2 will be launched on February 23, 2023. Thankfully there is no delay compared to the U.S. release date as there was with the PS5 console. The PS VR2 will retail for £529, or £569 if bundled with a copy of Horizon Call of the Mountain. 

PlayStation Direct, which only launched in the U.K. earlier this year, is the exclusive place to pre order the PS VR2 as of Tuesday, November 15. Additional retailers such as Amazon, Game and Currys are likely to take orders in the future but there is no information on when just yet.  

PS VR2: register interest @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)

PS VR2: register interest @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The PS VR2 is set to launch in February 2023, with pre orders now live at PlayStation Direct. If you want the chance to secure your VR headset you will need to register your interest as soon as possible. This requires an active PlayStation Network account and only takes a few seconds. Once registered you may receive an exclusive link which is your ticket to pre order the headset. 

PS VR2 bundles 

PlayStation VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain bundle

(Image credit: Sony)

Sony has confirmed that an official PS VR2 bundle will launch alongside the headset itself in February 2023. The PS VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle packages together headset with a digital copy of PS VR2 exclusive title Horizon Call of the Mountain, which is the flagship first-party launch title for the headset.

The PS VR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle will cost $599/£569 and is also now available for pre order at PlayStation Direct. If the PS VR2 follows the trend of PS5 restocks, it may be easier to secure this bundle compared to just headset on its own. 

Will the PS VR2 be as tough to buy as the PS5? 

Buying a PS5 remains a frustratingly difficult task even two years on from the console's November 2020 launch. We don’t anticipate that getting hold of a PS VR2 will be quite as difficult but that still doesn’t mean that demand won’t outstrip supply. 

The headset's high price point will likely turn more casual players off, but Sony’s first virtual reality hardware has shipped over five million units (as of Jan 2020), so there’s definitely plenty of demand among core gamers for a product like PS VR2.  

We cannot definitively say how difficult it will be to get hold of a PS VR2 headset early next year, but we’re optimistic that it won’t be a thankless task like buying a PS5 has been over the last 18 months. Nevertheless, if you desperately want one at launch then we certainly advise getting a unit pre ordered just to be safe. 

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.