Oculus Go is a wireless headset which was released way later when compared to the PSVR. The PSVR is a wired headset which needs to be connected to your console.
On the other hand, the Oculus Go is a wireless headset which makes it easier to move around while you are playing any game on the Oculus Go.
Both the headsets have some really good features hence it would be interesting to compare them in detail. The PSVR headset is pretty decent and even though it may not be as good as the Rift, it still does stand a chance in front of the Go.
The fact that the Oculus Go headset is wireless kind of makes it an interesting purchase and considering the price point, there is nothing to lose when it comes to investing on this headset.
So without any further ado, let’s compare the features of both the headset-
Design and Display
The design of the Oculus Go is simple and it is overall gray in color. Oculus Go comes with a three-way strap that evenly distributes the weight of the headset when you wear it.
The PlayStation VR has a really nice look and it comes with a headband that is adjustable and makes the headset fit anyone perfectly. There are two LED lights on the front and the back of the headset that just adds to the aesthetics of the headset.
The Oculus Go weighs around 470 grams making it lighter than the PlayStation VR that weighs around 610 grams.
A major part of the design of the headsets is that the Oculus Go has no wires attached making it really easy to wear and move around in the VR headset while you have to plug in your PlayStation VR.
The PlayStation VR comes with a 5.7 inch 1920 x 1080 OLED display with RGB subpixels while the Oculus Go has a 2560 x 1440 fast-switch LCD display.
The Oculus Go display is way better than the PSVR. The resolution on the PlayStation VR is fine but it is definitely nothing in comparison to the Go.
The display on the Go is sharp making your experience much better while the display on the PlayStation VR might come across as a little bit blurry.
Overall, you are going to find the display on the Oculus Go much better than that of the PlayStation VR. The Oculus Go is even lighter than the PSVR making it the better VR headset.
Refresh Rate and Field of View
The Playstion VR has a refresh rate of 120 Hz while that of the Oculus Go can range anywhere between Oculus Go is between 60-72 Hz.
There is not much of a difference that you can see when it comes to gameplay on both the VR headsets.
However, it does feel like Oculus Go could have done a bit better on the numbers as it is always better to have higher refresh rates to have a smoother gaming experience.
Lag in VR world can really be a major spoiler and you do not want to end up having that problem with any of your VR headsets.
The FOV is a very important feature on any VR headset as it determines how immersive your VR experience is. If you have a wider viewing range then the gameplay seems more realistic.
The FOV on the PlayStation VR is 101 degrees and the Oculus Go is 100 degrees. Honestly, there is not much of a difference when you compare the FOV of both these headsets.
Even while you have these headsets on you are not going to see any stark differences hence when it comes to the refresh rate and the FOV one can say that you do not find any differences between the two headsets.
Tracking and Controllers
The tracking on the PlayStation VR headset is done with the Move controllers that come with it in a bundle. The move controllers are further tracked by a Camera which needs to be set up if you go with the PlayStation VR.
Personally, the tracking on the Playstation VR is not that great as you are going to get stuck at times and the tracking might not be as smooth as you expect.
On the other hand, the Oculus Go comes with something that is called the inside out tracking and this makes things a lot easier as the controllers are tracked with the software inside the headset.
This means there is no camera setup as required with the PSVR. It is basically a headset on the Go and reduces a lot of the tasks that you have to do in the case of the PlayStation VR.
Oculus Go has a way better tracking in my opinion especially as compared to the PSVR so if you are wondering which headset is better when it comes to tracking and controlling then we have to say that it is the Oculus Go.
Things needed to run the VR headsets…
Headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive require PCs in order to get the headset running. However, in the case of a PlayStation VR, you need a PS4.
The PlayStation VR is a console based VR headset so if you plan on using a headset in tandem with your console then PSVR is the right investment.
Oculus Go is a standalone headset, so if you plan on playing games on the Oculus Go, you do not need any console or PC. The headset runs on its own and all you need to is charge the headset and you are good for 2-3 hours of gameplay.
The battery life of the Oculus Go could be much better but as of now it is just 2-3 hours which is average and it does take some time to recharge again.
So, if you are in the middle of the game while on the Go and the battery dies down on you, you might have to wait for it to charge up all again in order to resume your game.
Games on the PlayStation VR and the Oculus Go
Personally, I have always felt that the games on the PSVR are less than that of the Oculus Rift and the Vive. Now, even though the number of titles is less, there are some quality games that you can find.
The PSVR has released with 50 titles and the list has only increased since two years it has been released so you are going to find a lot more content.
The Oculus Go is way better in terms of the content and you even find some really good free content to play. There is no doubt that you are going to find much better games and lot more in comparison to the PSVR.
Although the PlayStation VR is trying to keep up with new titles like the Gran Turismo Sport, there would be a lot of catching up to do.
Final conclusion would be that there are plenty of titles supporting both the VR headsets with obviously the Oculus Go taking the lead in this case.
There is a lot to browse from and there are plenty of games that keep releasing all the time so there is really nothing much to worry even if you have the PlayStation VR.
Which is a better pick?
Looking at the overall features and functions it is obvious that the Oculus Go is a better investment. You are getting a lot more on the Go for the given price point hence there is no way one should miss purchasing the Go.
There are games from the Oculus Rift and you can even play adult games and watch adult content on the Oculus Go with a few tips and tricks.
Overall, sideloading third-party apps and everything is way much easier on the Go making it a much-preferred headset among the two.
PlayStation VR should be the choice for someone who is looking for a VR headset that would work well with their console. If you have a PS4 and want to go for the PSVR then I completely understand you.
However, if you are not looking for a headset that would work in tandem with your console then there is no reason you should waste time on the PSVR as it is more expensive and the features are not as great as teh Oculus Go.
It’s better to get a standalone headset with amazing games and a pretty good battery life which can be extended with a power bank.
Oculus go is the real deal as it lets you walk around while in VR, unlike the tethered PlayStation VR headset.
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