PSVR 2 pre-orders will be available online on November 15. You should expect a tough time reserving one though despite that high price ($549/£529) and the fact the release date isn’t until February 22 next year.
So yes, much like the PS5, the brand-new PlayStation VR 2 headset will almost certainly sell out straight away. To make things even harder, you’ll find that your usual gaming stores might not get PSVR 2 stock straight away. That’s because Sony has said that the new VR headset will “initially” only be sold directly from its own website, with retail partners being cut out of the equation.
Does that mean the first day, week, month… year? That, we imagine, will all very much depend on how well this initial phase goes. If Sony easily sells the first batch of PSVR 2 preorders itself, it might feel it can keep it going without retail support. If sales slow, or the preorders aren’t as hot as hoped, then you might see Sony reevaluate its relationship with retailers to help shift the new headset.
Sony’s done quite well selling PS5 units directly over the last couple of years, so we’re not too surprised it’s trying this method first. Even so, we’ll tell you how to register at the PlayStation store (aka Sony Direct), but also list some other retailers worth keeping an eye on just in case they suddenly get stock in these early days. We’ll also tell you about any games, bundles, or accessories that appear online in our live report below.
US PSVR 2 preorders: check these stores
Head over to the PlayStation store first, especially through the 15th, as Sony has confirmed stock will be available there before other retailers. Currently, the other stores only list the older VR headset, Oculus, or random gaming picks when searching for PSVR 2 preorders, but that could all change at any time. We’ll keep checking them all for signs of life.
UK PSVR 2 preorders: check these stores
The PlayStation Store should be the first place you try. The other retailers currently only seem to show last-gen PSVR, other VR price cuts, or just some random games when looking for the new model at this time. We’ll keep updating the links below.