The top VR Headset - Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR comparison, and more

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Top Headsets Compared

With all the important information taken care of, it's finally time to compare the best of the best. The PS VR becomes the obvious choice for console lovers, especially those who already own a PlayStation. As such, the real contest lies between the Rift and the Vive.

(Underlined text = better choice)


  HTC Vive Oculus Rift
Price $799 $599
Earliest Shipping June 2016 August 2016
Resolution 2160 x 1200 2160 x 1200
Refresh Rate 90 Hz 90 Hz
Field of View 110° 110°
Controllers Two wireless motion-tracking controllers Xbox Controller and a remote
Sensors/Cameras Two wireless base stations, and a front camera 360° positional tracking sensor
Tracking Area 15 x 15 feet 5 x 11 feet
Game Library All Steam games
202 VR specific games
Exclusive Rift games
over 1000 apps
Extra Goodies Job Simulator
Fantastic Contraption
Tilt Brush by Google
Lucky's Tale
Cross compatibility Some Rift games Some Steam VR games


Final Remarks

When everything is said and done, the Vive's superior controller, room-scale experience and more well-known games library probably give it an edge, however whether those advantages merit an extra $200 is completely up to you.

Also keep in mind the fact that with the release of the Oculus Touch, the Rift could in fact regain the edge. That depends largely on the Touch's price though.

So, have you made up your mind? Did you find this guide useful? Do you need some other information that we haven't mentioned within? Let us know in the comments section below. And if you found the guide useful, share it with your friends!

Published Apr. 27th 2016

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