Meta Quest Pro vs PSVR 2 is the question on all of our lips.
With the recent release of the Meta Quest Pro and Sony releasing the PSVR 2 today, there’s no shortage of specs and features to compare between the two flagship mixed reality headsets.
A phrase that you’ll be hearing a lot over the next decade is that it’s been an exciting year for VR. Companies like Meta and Sony are making leaps in VR technology, meaning our job of dissecting, then guiding you through the new specs is more important than ever. There’s also HTC’s new Vive XR Elite headset due to be released soon – there really is no shortage of VR releases to investigate!
To bring you up to speed, you’ll find a breakdown of the key differences between the two, including a discussion of each headset’s target audience so you can better make a decision on which one is better suited to your needs.
PSVR 2 will mark what Sony calls a quantum leap for VR experiences, allowing users to interact in new and immersive ways powered by the PS5 console. The console will feature an internal HDR OLED display, subtle haptic effects and advanced 3D audio amongst other impressive features. There’s a lot to get excited about, including recent news that Grand Turismo 7 will be compatible with PSVR 2. Don’t forget to check out our in-depth review of the PSVR 2 headset to get the inside scoop.
Hopefully, you’ll learn about the key differences and similarities between the headsets plus get additional info on the kind of additional gear you’ll need, the games that are available to play on both headsets plus a predicted price comparison.
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Who is the Meta Quest Pro and PSVR 2 for?
Meta Quest Pro
It’s clear that Meta is going for a more holistic approach by marketing the Meta Quest Pro for both work and play. It’s also plain to see that whilst Meta Quest Pro is new and novelty, it’s for those who can afford the $1500 price tag, up by almost $1000 depending on which Meta Quest 2 model you’re going for.
Browsing through Meta’s website and you’ll find a range of avatars doing everything from drawing and creating 3D art, to collaborating in Meta’s Horizon Workroom in an attempt to increase overall productivity. Meta’s partnership with Microsoft certainly cements this business focus with the Quest Pro as well.
If gaming is equally as important to you as the virtual reality office meetings, then the Zucc has given some thought to your needs, with games like Death Horizon: Reloaded.
Some people like Mitch Wallace writing for Forbes clearly has mixed feelings about mixed reality though:
There’s some truth in what he says, but then again any leap in technology (and anything else for that matter) is bound to require an adjustment period as it edges its way into the mainstream. We just have to be patient and believe in the potential.
It’s not difficult to discern that PSVR 2 is built for gamers or more specifically gaming enthusiasts. Costing far less than the Meta Quest Pro, we can safely say that the PSVR 2 is the more accessible of the two (so long as you have a PS5).
There’s a whole host of new PSVR 2 games to get excited about, and the latest updates and whispers tell us it’s clearly a headset for enthusiastic gamers looking to escape even further into fantasy worlds like never before.
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Meta Quest Pro and PSVR 2 comparison
When you take a look at the raw specs of the Meta Quest Pro and PSVR 2, there are plenty of similarities between them as they compete to lead on the most cutting edge technology. We’ve also compared PSVR 2 to Meta’s slightly older headset, the Meta Quest 2 if you’re interested.
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Meta Quest Pro specs:
- Display: LCD
- Resolution: 1800 x 1920 per eye
- Field of View: 105 degrees
- Cameras: 5 inside-out tracking of Meta Quest Pro controllers
- Refresh rate: 90Hz
- Motion controllers: Meta Quest Pro Controllers
- Tracking: Inside-out
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2-Plus
- Connection: Wireless
- Audio: Built in mic, integrated audio, headphone jack
- Storage space: 256GB
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PSVR 2 specs
Display: OLED HDR
Resolution: 2000 x 2040 per eye
Field of View: 110 degrees
Cameras: 4 inside-out tracking of PSVR 2 Sense controllers
Refresh rate: 120Hz, 90Hz
Motion controllers: PSVR 2 Sense controllers (haptic feedback, finger touch detection, adaptive triggers)
Processor: Offloaded to PS5
Connection: Single USB-C cable
Audio: Built in mic, headphone jack
Storage space: N/A
Price difference between Meta Quest Pro and PSVR
VR is still in its formative years, meaning the price will naturally be something you’ll consider if you want to invest in a headset.
Sony has announced that their PSVR 2 headset will cost $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99 / ¥74,980. The headset is currently available to preorder ahead of its release later today. If you’re one of the many who pre-ordered and are wondering if your PSVR 2 will arrive today, then we’ve got you covered.
Meta Quest Pro in comparison is $1000 more.
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That being said, if you don’t already own a PS5, you’re looking at around $1000 to buy the console as well as the headset. Plus when you add on the extra hassle of the set up, maybe Meta Quest Pro starts to look more appealing. That being said though, the price of the Meta Quest Pro is definitely limiting it to the VR enthusiasts who can afford it.
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Meta Quest Pro vs PSVR 2 Controllers
PSVR 2: The Bluetooth PSVR controllers look very comfortable to hold having taken inspiration from the popular PS5 DualSense controller. Featuring chargeable Lithium-ion batteries with USB Type-C, plus with variable resistance triggers and haptic feedback, overall giving it a very impressive rating.
Meta Quest Pro: Not actually so much different from PSVR 2 controllers, the Meta Quest Touch Pro controllers share high-definition haptics and touch sensors which will give users expert precision in the manipulation on in-game objects.
Meta Quest Pro vs PSVR 2 – final word
From everything we’ve read about both VR headsets so far, we are more intrigued by the Meta Quest Pro, and believe it might just have an edge on the PSVR 2 – but only if your main focus isn’t gaming in VR.
Ultimately, we think Meta’s headset is far more exciting for being able to play VR games without the need for external devices. Much less like anything we’ve seen before, we’re definitely looking forward to seeing whether we stick to this judgment.
Meta Quest Pro vs PSVR 2: FAQs
Can you exercise using VR?
How much does PlayStation VR 2 cost?
Sony has confirmed the PlayStation VR 2 will be priced at $549.99 / £529.99 / €599.99 for launch.
What are the differences between PSVR 2 and PSVR?
PSVR 2 has lept ahead with a considerably higher panel resolution, haptic feedback, and improved embedded cameras for eye tracking. You can read more about the differences in our comparative guide if you’re interested!