PlayStation VR vs HTC Vive vs Oculus Rift

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If you are considering purchasing a VR headset the top three contenders might be the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. But which should you go for?

The PlayStation VR is the only set that has a design that is specifically for the PS4 and it offers up mobility, head and controller tracking. It can also be used for watching movies and playing non VR games. The base package offers the headset, connection cables and processing unit and it comes in with a price of around $400.

The PlayStation VR offers a resolution of 1920cRGB x 1080 with a field of view of around 100 degrees and features 3D audio, USB and HDMI support and a refresh rate of 120Hz, 90 Hz.

The Oculus Rift only works for the PC but it does come with a controller for Xbox One along with features that include controller and head tracking. The package includes the controller, sensor and Lucky`s Tales and Eve: Valkyrie and the price tag is $600.

The Oculus Rift has a resolution of 2160 x 1200 and 110 degree field of view. It features 3D audio, has support for USB 3 and HDMI output. The refresh rate is 90 Hz/ eye display.

The HTC Vive is the priciest of them all but then it offers up seated VR experiences, which the others don’t. It features IR emitters and a front facing camera and the package comes with two base stations, a headset, two wireless motion controllers, Vive earbuds and link box for connecting up the PC. This set only works with the PC and the price tag is $800.

The HTC Vive offers a resolution of 2160 x 1200, a refresh rate of 90Hz, field of view of 110 degrees and comes with a built in microphone, audio and offers support for dual steam VR controllers.

So does this help you when it comes to choosing which VR headset to go for, will it be the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or the PlayStation VR?

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