PSVR 2 gets its first discount on Prime Day - just as Meta Quest 3 hits the shelves

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October 10 2023 is a busy day for VR enthusiasts. Not only does the hotly anticipated Meta Quest 3 launch today but with Prime Day running at the same time, there's a slew of VR accessories to be had for cheaper if you already own a headset. 

As if that wasn't enough, PSVR 2, which launched in February, has finally seen its first major discount in the US thanks to Prime Day. Down from its price of $549.99 in the US, it's now only $509.15 at Amazon. This discount also stands in the UK, where it's down from £529.99 to £513.66 at Amazon.

Annoyingly, the Horizon bundle is not discounted, but seeing as the higher-spec 512GB model of the Quest 3 costs $649.99 / £619.99, you're getting a bit of a bargain here if you already own a PS5. Perhaps more comparably, the dinkier 128GB Quest 3 costs $499.99 / £479.99, so if you were torn on which device to go for before today, this deal makes things a lot harder. 

In our Meta Quest 3 review, I found that while it's a great headset that builds upon the legacy of the Quest 2, I do think PSVR2 actually offers a higher-end VR gaming experience thanks to its superior controllers, OLED display, and next-gen eye-tracking. So in our eyes, the best VR headset for gaming overall is still PlayStation's. 

US | PlayStation VR 2$549.99$509.15 at AmazonSave $40

US | PlayStation VR 2 | $549.99 $509.15 at Amazon
Save $40 - This is the first time I've seen PSVR 2 go on sale since its launch in February. According to the price history data I'm seeing, the only previous discounts have been by a measly $0.99, so this is your first true chance to get the headset for a bit cheaper.

Buy it if:

✅ You want the best all-round VR headset for gaming
✅ You play lots of games on PlayStation anyway
✅ You want high-end VR features

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't own a PS5 - the Quest 3 will be better value.

UK | PlayStation VR 2£529.99£513.66 at AmazonSave £16.99

UK | PlayStation VR 2 | £529.99 £513.66 at Amazon
Save £16.99 - In the UK, you don't get quite the same saving amount, and in fairness, we have seen its price fluctuate a little bit more. Back in August, the price dropped very briefly down to £484, but I'd be shocked if we saw it drop that low again any time soon. Maybe for Black Friday, but we'd be very lucky.

Buy it if:

✅ You want the best all-round VR headset for gaming
✅ You play lots of games on PlayStation anyway
✅ You want high-end VR features

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't own a PS5 - the Quest 3 will be better value.

It's hard to imagine these discounts come only as a result of Prime Day. Sony has made it clear it's putting support into its latest VR outing, and with moves like this it sure seems like it's willing to throw some punches at the competition when it comes to sales. 

It's worth noting that if you don't already own a PS5, a Meta Quest headset will probably be better value for you. Whether you go for the new Quest 3 or an older Quest 2, there are tons of Prime Day Meta Quest deals to be aware of. 

More than that, Prime Day gaming deals are plentiful, so if you're on the hunt for more gaming accessories and hardware on the cheap, check out our coverage.

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Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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