Sony doesn't say when we can expect the new headset to launch, but it did note that pricing would stay the same. This processor will directly support HDR-compatible features; previously PS VR owners had to disconnect the processor unit to use the HDR features.
Anyone who owns a PSVR headset already will be sad to learn that it's not possible to swap Processor Units with the new model.
Sony today has announced a new iteration of its PlayStation VR headset which fundamentally still identical to the original model albeit with subtle changes to its design. It received a price cut in North America earlier this year, and at the same time was bundled with the PlayStation Camera. The second generation Sony PlayStation VR is now available in India for INR 37,990. It doesn't have many headline new features, but it does contain a number of small enhancements to help improve the overall experience of playing in VR. While there's no launch date for that model in the USA, it may be worth holding off until it launches, especially because Sony is promising that prices won't change.
All games will continue to be compatible with both versions of the PSVR.
PSVR 2 (model number CUH-ZVR2) will have stereo earbuds built into the design.
Back in May, Market-intelligence firm SuperData research estimated that the PSVR sold 375,000 units in Q1, beating the HTC Vive's 95,000 sales and the 64,000 units Oculus Rift shifted.
The new version hardware will be released globally, but no details have been revealed about the date. The new PSVR headset is priced at a standard 44,980 yen ($398). Instead, it's been tweaked to streamline the cables and add some new features to the mix.