3 Things to Know About the New Sony PlaySta­tion VR Headset


Sony PlayStation VR headset that was launched last year is now getting an update, which brings several improvements both in its functionality as well as design.

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Hardware Update

The new PlayStation VR, model number CUH-ZVR2, is getting a hardware update that will include an updated design that integrates stereo headphone cables with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable.

The processor unit has also been updated and now supports HDR pass-through. This feature allows users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without the need to disconnect the processor unit in between the switch between TV to PS4.

The HDR pass-through function can only be used when the VR headset is turned off.

Difference Between Old and New PS VR

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The new PS VR model will come with a slightly changed packaging, with the model number printed on the box. The previous PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR1 and the new PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR2.

The product image on the box of the new PS VR model will also be changed and will now show the integrated headphones on the VR headset.

Availability and Compatibility

The new PS VR model is currently being launched in Japan on October 14, bundled with a PlayStation Camera, retailing at ¥44,980 ($400). It will be available in North America at a later date.

While the exact release date hasn’t been unveiled, Sony has announced that the bundle prices from before will remain unchanged.

All PS VR games will be compatible with the new PS VR model as well. The processor unit on the old PS VR cannot be swapped with the unit on the new one as the cables for both the models are different.

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