Comparison of the 3 best VR headsets
Performance and Experience
Oculus Rift is a second and has really closed the gap on the Vive due to the new Oculus Touch, but still needs an additional sensor.
Whereas in third place the PlayStation VR give us the best VR package considering the price paid.
Design and comfort
PlayStation wins this category having the best looking and friendliest of all the major VR headsets. It’s tied with the Vive which seems a bit more stylish. Both are likely to suit users that wear glasses. A
The PSVR comes third due to it lightness.
Game and software
PlayStation VR seems to be the standout in this category having the backing of Sony’s first-party studios and a host of more than competent third-party PlayStation developers.
The Oculus Rift comes in second with a host of formidable supporting developers and probably has the entire PC development community behind it; producing immersive VR experiences in their games.
In third place HTC Vive though they seem to have more developers working for them than Oculus Rift does. This way they are able to produce truly immersive virtual experiences; having said that the strongest games have to be paid for.
HTC Vive is very expensive. Premium VR comes at a price and at $799 USD on Amazon it is the most expensive.
While the PlayStation VR now goes for $386.99 USD on Amazon.
Oculus Rift comes in at $499 but for more gaming experience on Oculus, using the touch and additional sensor to enhance gaming in VR would set you back $657.99 – for the whole package.
Finally we have reached the end of the review, and I feel there’s no standout winner.
PlayStation VR: the cheapest and great value for your money, though cheap, it does not compromise performance and quality. A stunning headset and seems like the best buy, also having most of the best games. No heavy investments on high benchmark PCs, space and on the device itself. Even if you don’t have a PlayStation 4, it is still way cheaper than the PCs needed to run the other two headsets.
Oculus Rift: Gives a more immersive adventure into VR than on the PSVR. You can increase the fun by getting the Touch controllers and an extra sensor. This can up the experience to new levels, almost reaching the heights set by HTC Vive. With a fairly cheaper price tag it seems like a bargain.
HTC Vive: Personally the HTC Vive is the best consumer VR device in the market. The Oculus Touch controllers have only closed a wide gap and brought it up to par with the Vive in many ways, HTC Vive still has a better room-scale focus. The Steam setup is better on the Vive, also providing a larger area of motion tracking, front facing camera for augmented reality during gameplay. This is the most immersive VR headset out there, with somewhat the best experience if you are willing to invest.