These are the only PSVR 2 accessories you need
The PSVR 2 comes with everything you need to start playing, but it's missing a few key accessories that can make things even better
If you’re serious about playing PSVR 2 games, there are three PSVR 2 accessories you should consider.
You’ll find one of our recommended PSVR 2 add-ons in our best PS5 accessories list, but the other two are specific solutions to two of PlayStation VR2’s unique problems.
Unlike Sony’s first foray into virtual reality, the PSVR 2 includes practically everything you need right in the box. You get the headset, two PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers, and a pair of headphones.
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Even the PSVR 2’s retail box doubles as a storage unit, which should keep your PlayStation VR2 safe and from gathering dust. If your headset gets a little dirty over time, read our how to clean your PSVR 2 guide to help keep your new purchase in top condition for many years to come.
If you’ve purchased Sony’s headset recently, then, these are the only PlayStation VR2 accessories you need to buy to enjoy all the PSVR 2 games on offer.
PSVR 2 Sense Controller Charging Station 🔋
Just like with the PS5 controller battery life, the PlayStation VR2 Sense controllers need to be charged regularly. You’ll get around four to six hours per charge, which is respectable when you consider you’re unlikely to play PSVR 2 games for more than six hours at a time.
What makes the PSVR 2 Sense Controller Charging Station an essential purchase, however, is that both Sense controllers require a USB port to charge. The PS5 only has four ports available, one of which is occupied by the PSVR 2 headset itself. The others might be occupied by an external hard drive for the best PS4 games.
You can easily charge your PSVR 2 Sense Controllers with the simple click-in design without having to connect them to your PS5, as you only need a power outlet. You can also charge both controllers simultaneously so they’re ready for your next gaming session.
PS5 HD Camera 📷
The PS5 HD Camera is by no means an essential purchase for the majority of players as PSVR 2 doesn’t need a camera to work on PS5, but it’s the only choice you have if you want to include a face cam when streaming directly from the PS5 to YouTube or Twitch.
The PSVR 2 also lets you broadcast your play sessions, but you’ll need the PS5 HD Camera to give people a body shot of what you’re doing in-game. It’s always fun to watch someone flail around in VR, or get scared senseless by top PSVR 2 games like Resident Evil Village.
If you have even the slightest inkling you’d like to stream your PSVR 2 gameplay, the PS5 HD Camera is a must-have accessory for PlayStation VR2 owners.
USB-C extension cable 📏
Is PSVR 2 wireless? Unfortunately not, but thankfully you only need one cable unlike the original PSVR 2, which came with nothing short of a nest of wires and connectors. Some may find the 4.5-meter cable is a touch shorter than expected, especially if you’re playing a roomscale game like Job Simulator, which isn’t one of the many PSVR 2 games you can play sitting down.
Thankfully the PSVR 2 cable can be extended, letting you add a bit more length with a USB-C extender. It’s worth buying a highly-rated cable that supports high data transfer speed. You should also opt for a cable that isn’t more than a meter in length as that could cause performance issues.
With these three PSVR 2 accessories to hand, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy everything that VR games have to offer, without any of the frustration.
Last updated: August 17, 2023