How Much Does a VR Headset Cost?

How Much Does a VR Headset Cost?

How much does a VR headset cost today? There are a lot of people who want to buy a VR headset in 2022, so we need to make the price issue as clear and accessible as possible.

Given that there are several types of VR headsets for different purposes, so I will talk about each category that I know of. Let’s go.

Average Cost of VR Headset for Playstation VR, PS4 or PS5

Most gamers and virtual reality enthusiasts begin their VR headset experience through the Playstation 4 or 5th generation console. In fact, let’s see what models of VR headsets are popular and how much they cost now:

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PlayStation VR Marvel’s Iron ManPlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man~ $550 – $700
PS4 Shooter Bundle – VR Headset CUH-ZRV1PS4 Shooter Bundle - VR Headset CUH-ZRV1~ $700
Sony Playstation VR HeadsetSony Playstation VR Headset~ $610

In short, it’s simple: Sony produces its own line of VR headsets for its own consoles (PS VR, PS4 & PS5) and other brands are not going to challenge it. So in the price niche here everything is simple and quite affordable.

VR Headsets for PCs

Although the selection of virtual reality headsets for PC is quite large (well, more than for PS consoles), but they are all only compatible with Windows-based PCs. So keep this point in mind. Prices here also vary. To find out why one model is more expensive than another 2-3 times, I advise you to click on the name to go to the product description on Amazon – there you will see everything clear.

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DPVR E3C PC VR Headset
(Windows 10)
DPVR E3C PC VR Headset~ $300
HTC VIVE Pro 2
(Windows)
HTC VIVE Pro 2~ $1,500 – $2,100
Pimax Vision 5K Super
(Windows 10, 11)
Pimax Vision 5K Super~ $720
Valve Index VR
(Windows 10, SteamOS, Linux)
Valve Index VR~ $1,270 – $1,500
HP Reverb G2
(Windows)
HP Reverb G2~ $580

How Much Does VR Headset for Phones (iPhone or Android) Cost?

One of the most affordable and popular BP headset options are smartphone-compatible models. Given that modern smartphones have become quite powerful, virtual reality headsets for them are actively being manufactured.

Manufacturers are trying to combine in such headsets the ability to connect to both iPhones and smartphones running on Android. I don’t think it has much effect on the price of VR headsets.

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Homido V2
(iPhone & Android)
Homido V2~ $67
Sharper Image
(iPhone & Android)
Sharper Image~ $69
Homyl 3D
(iPhone & Android)
Homyl 3D~ $38
VR SHINECON
(iPhone & Android)
VR SHINECON~ $36
Misisi
(iPhone & Android)
Misisi~ $30
ONN
(iPhone & Android)
ONN~ $9 – $10

The list of VR headsets for Android or iOS smartphones can be continued. The average cost of such devices ranges from $25 to $40. There are some models that are very cheap, and some that are a bit more expensive.

Of course, these headsets are inferior to their “older” counterparts, compatible with PC or game consoles, in terms of their functions and capabilities. But they do not have such steep tasks, so the price is quite affordable.

So almost everyone can afford such a headset for virtual reality.

See also How to Use VR Headset with Smartphone.

All-in-one VR headset: How much does it cost?

Finally, we came to the very, very thing. A virtual reality headset that includes the “full package” of the arsenal is one of the best solutions with the closest approximation to the task at hand. Not surprisingly, the most powerful VR headsets for the general consumer fall into this category.

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Meta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality HeadsetMeta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset~ $397
Oculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming HeadsetOculus Quest All-in-one VR Gaming Headset~ $550
HTC Vive Focus 3HTC Vive Focus 3~ $1,300

The first VR headset: Which one should I choose?

If you have familiarized yourself with the VR headset options and their prices in my article, it will be easier for you to agree with my opinion.

For someone who is going to try virtual reality for the first time, you should start either with a headset for mobile devices (the prices here are very affordable) or in accordance with the equipment you have:

  • if you have a gaming console Playstation, it is wise to buy a VR headset just for it.
  • if you have a powerful enough PC, then it is worth thinking about buying a headset that is compatible with your computer.

Well, if you’re ready to just dive into the special world of virtual reality without focusing on the available devices and just buy a full VR kit, then you’ll be right. Why trivialize?

I suggest you also read the article “Is It Worth Getting a VR Headset?

Conclusion

Now that you know the specific prices of VR headsets and market averages based on hardware compatibility, it’s easier for you to make the decision to buy or not.

And if you do, which model. And this interesting immersion into the virtual world will become a reality for you. And the money spent will be quickly replaced by new impressions and sensations.

Reyus Mammadli

The Internet and new technology have become part of my life and I can avidly study new trends to keep up with what's new. I can also play games, work with videos, conduct business (and not so much) negotiations, where the headset is actively used. So I have a lot to tell you and a lot to recommend.

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