75points
69points

Oculus Rift S

71points
76points

Sony PlayStation VR

Comparison winner
Oculus Rift S
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Cost-effectiveness winner
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28 facts in comparison

Oculus Rift S vs Sony PlayStation VR

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Sony PlayStation VR

Why is Oculus Rift S better than Sony PlayStation VR?

  • 1.78x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1440pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 10° wider field of view
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    110°vs100°
  • Game controller included
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  • Adjustable IPD
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  • 0.39m larger tracking area
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    3.3 x 1.5mvs2.4 x 1.9m
  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2
  • 47g lighter
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    563gvs610g
  • Has touch controllers
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Why is Sony PlayStation VR better than Oculus Rift S?

  • 1.5x higher refresh rate
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    120Hzvs80Hz
  • Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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  • 1.79% bigger screen size
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    5.7"vs5.6"
  • Supports 3D audio
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  • 53.97% cheaper
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    297.8 €vs647 €

Price comparison

Oculus Rift S

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$574.00

Sony PlayStation VR

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$293.07

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Design

1.adjustable IPD
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
Interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between the center of your eyes. Without adjustable IPD, the lenses of a VR headset may not line up with your pupils, which can result in eye strain and nausea.
2.weight

563g

610g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Display & Lenses

1.resolution

2560 x 1440px

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.field of view

110°

100°

A wider field of view assures an immersive and realistic experience.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
4.Has adjustable lenses
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
With adjustable lenses, the device can assure a sharp and clear image for a wide range of users, including users who usually wear glasses.
5.Has a display
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Sony PlayStation VR
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Sony PlayStation VR
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Tracking

1.Tracks head movement
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
As your head moves, the images move in real-time, assuring a realistic experience.
2.has a gyroscope
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
3.Can track 360° head movement
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Sony PlayStation VR
The headset has multiple sensors and cameras that assure low latency tracking for 360° movements.
4.Has position tracking
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Sony PlayStation VR
The device can track your position in space and warn you if you are about to hit something.
5.has an accelerometer
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Sony PlayStation VR
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.Has gesture control
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
The gesture control function allows you to manipulate virtual objects.
7.tracking area

3.3 x 1.5m

2.4 x 1.9m

The area of the surface that can be used for VR or AR simulations. A larger tracking area allows you more freedom of movement.
8.Has an infrared sensor
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Sony PlayStation VR
With an infrared sensor the device can detect motion by measuring the infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view.
9.Has a laser tracking system
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The device uses laser emitters that fill the space with non-visible light, accurately calculating the distance between objects based on the time it takes for the light to reach the photosensors on the head-mounted headset.

Connectivity

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony PlayStation VR
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Game controller included
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
The device comes with a game controller.
3.Has integrated audio
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Sony PlayStation VR
Devices with integrated audio are more convenient to use, as you don't have worry about connecting headphones or microphones.
4.has stereo speakers
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Sony PlayStation VR
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
5.Has touch controllers
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Sony PlayStation VR
The device comes with handheld wireless controllers that are used for gesture control and/or movement tracking.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 3D audio
Oculus Rift S
Sony PlayStation VR
3D audio provides a more immersive soundscape than traditional surround sound technologies, allowing you to pinpoint the exact direction that sounds are coming from.
2.Price (global median value)

647 €

297.8 €

Updated on Sun Nov 28 2021
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

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