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Sony is making it easier to buy a PSVR 2

It’s coming on Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom launch day, per Best Buy and GameStop

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PSVR 2, floating alongside the two VR 2 Sense controllers Graphic: Will Joel/Polygon | Source image: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Cameron Faulkner (he/him) is Polygon’s commerce editor. He began writing about tech and gaming in 2013, and migrated from The Verge in 2023.

The PlayStation VR 2 headset is making its way to more retailers, following its two-month-long exclusive stint on Sony’s direct to consumer storefront. Per Best Buy’s official store listing, that’ll happen on May 12 — a relatively quiet day for gaming. Both Best Buy and GameStop have online listings up for the PSVR 2, although it’s not available for pre-order yet at either retailer. GameStop’s page for the headset mentions that you might be able to get one sooner than May 12 if you visit your local store.

Being able to buy the PlayStation VR 2 at more retailers is a boon to anyone who might have a gift card to knock off some of its high $549.99 cost. The reason why I’m most excited to see it hit more retailers is because it’s more likely that we’ll see discounts on the headset.

While Sony hasn’t disclosed sales performance of the PlayStation VR 2, it reportedly halved its sales expectations ahead of its late February launch due to receiving fewer-than-expected pre-orders. But it will likely experience more success (how much more remains to be seen) if people can see it sitting on store shelves.

We’ll be updating this post, and the product card below, once more retailers have announced that they’ll carry the VR headset.

Update (May 2): GameStop is the next retailer to go live with a store listing for the standalone headset, the bundle, and a Sense controller charging station. They’ll be available on May 12, as well as at Best Buy.