The PlayStation VR continues to grow in 2018 due to stellar releases such as Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Creed: Rise to Glory, Firewall Zero Hour, Moss, The Persistence, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner MARS and more. Not to mention that critically acclaimed Wipeout: Omega Collection also notably added VR compatibility.
Sony will also be releasing two new bundles for this holiday season. The first of which comes with the PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation Camera, demo disc, two PlayStation Move controllers, physical copy of Creed: Rise to Glory and digital copy of Superhot VR. The other bundle comes with the PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera, demo disc, physical copy of Astro Bot: Rescue Mission and digital copy of Moss.
Whether you (or a loved one) already own a PlayStation VR or are planning to pick one up soon, there are several complimentary accessories we recommend checking out on Black Friday and the rest of the 2018 holiday season.
PlayStation Move Motion Controllers
As we mentioned above, while some PlayStation VR bundles come with PlayStation Moves, others don’t. These motion controllers are required for some PSVR games, so they are essential to the virtual reality experience on the PlayStation 4.
If you don’t own a pair already, you can purchase the two-pack on Amazon with this link.
The PlayStation VR has a lot of first-person shooters. These types of games are best played with the PlayStation Aim. The accessory is designed to be shaped like a gun, which will make it easier to hold during extended playing time. Not to mention that the Aim is more accurate when compared to the PlayStation Move. You can check out a list of PlayStation Aim compatible PSVR games below (as of the 2018 holiday season):
- Arizona Sunshine
- Bravo Team
- Dick Wilde
- DOOM VFR
- Firewall Zero Hour
- ROM: Extraction
- Special Delivery
- The Brookhaven Experiment
- Unearthing Mars 2
So, if you (or a loved one) own and/or planning to buy any of the aforementioned titles, then you should check out the PlayStation Aim Controller via this page.
PlayStation Store Card
A majority of PlayStation VR games can only be downloaded on the PlayStation Store. Not to mention that you will also need a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play online multiplayer on the PlayStation 4. So getting a PlayStation Store Card, in order to add credits, is a great gift idea either for yourself and/or a loved one for the 2018 holiday season.
You can purchase a PlayStation Store Card on Amazon here.
PlayStation Platinum Gaming Headset
In order to fully immerse yourself with PlayStation VR games, we recommend getting a quality gaming headset. One of the best ones available on the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation Platinum Headset as it provides both 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound as well as 3D Audio for supported games. As a result, the directional sounds will add even more immersion to your virtual reality experience. The PlayStation Platinum Headset also use two built-in microphones for clear voice chat and external noise cancellation.
If you are interested, you can purchase the PlayStation Platinum Headset with this link.
Collective Minds PSVR Showcase Rapid AC PS4 VR Charge & Display Stand
By itself, the PlayStation VR is a pretty sizeable piece of hardware. Not to mention that you have to deal with the PlayStation Move controllers, gaming headset and other possible accessories in order to play virtual reality games on the PS4. As a result, storing and recharging these products can be quite troublesome.
Fortunately, Collective Minds has a solution with its PSVR Showcase Rapid AC PS4 VR Charge & Display Stand. This accessory will compactly and stylishly hold the PlayStation VR headset, two PlayStation Move Controllers, two DualShock 4 controllers and a gaming headset. At the same time, it will also recharge the internal batteries for these accessories.
You can purchase the Collective Minds PSVR Showcase Rapid AC PS4 VR Charge & Display Stand via this page.
RDS Industries PlayStation VR Headset Deluxe Carrying Case
If you (or a loved one) would like to bring the PlayStation VR with you, then the PlayStation VR Headset Deluxe Carrying Case from RDS Industries is pretty essential. This accessory uses a hard case with a rubberized handle and easy-gliding zipper. It is designed to hold the PSVR headpiece in addition to the processor unit, HDMI cable, AC adapter and more.
The RDS Industries PlayStation VR Headset Deluxe Carrying Case, which has been officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is available for purchase here.
VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike and Games Bundle
If you really want to treat yourself and/or a loved one for the 2018 holiday season, then we highly recommend checking out the VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike. This bike uses speed and direction sensors to really put you into the world of the included arcade titles, which include a Pegasus riding game, tank game, F1 racing game, and, of course, a cycling game. Not to mention that you can get quite a workout as the bike provides up to eight tension control resistance settings. The bike weighs in at 39 pounds and can be folded, making it easy to store when not in use.
So, while expensive, the VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike provides a new layer to the PlayStation VR and will really open your mind to what’s possible when it comes to virtual reality gaming. VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike and Games Bundle can be bought with this link.
If you (or a loved one) owned or is planning to own a PlayStation VR headset, then there are plenty of additional accessories worth taking a look at if you want to get the best out of your experiences with virtual reality on the PlayStation 4.
So make sure to check out the PlayStation Aim, PlayStation Move, PlayStation Platinum Gaming Headset, Collective Minds PSVR Showcase Rapid AC PS4 VR Charge & Display Stand, RDS Industries PlayStation VR Headset Deluxe Carrying Case, VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike as well as the other products we mentioned above on Black Friday 2018 or anytime during this holiday shopping season.
You can also check out our buyer’s guides for other PS4 accessories below: