Virtual Reality gaming, whether through Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR, has one big problem. Gamers have to see it for themselves to really understand what it does. For a regular game, this isn’t a big deal, just throw a demo online and people can download it and see it for themselves, but with hardware like this, demo stations need to be setup and people need to know where they can try it out. Now, PlayStation VR is heading to Best Buy locations, and Sony has set up a website that does just that.
If you want to figure out where you can try out the PlayStation VR headset then click here. That takes you to an official PlayStation website that allows you to enter your location and pull up a list of Best Buy stores with a demo kiosk. Currently it is limited to the US, but Canada will have some store pop up soon, according to Sony.
As far as how many stores will let you try out PlayStation VR, there seems to be a good number of locations. Just searching around me I found two locations within 20 miles, and about a dozen within one hundred. I’m not going to drive that far, of course, but it still shows that Sony got these into a decent amount of Best Buys.
The stations should already be setup, with Sony having announced the program during E3 2016. They also have indicated that more stores are being added all the time, so if there isn’t a PlayStation VR demo near you, just keep checking to see if one pops up.
So far I’ve been very impressed with PlayStation VR and the games I played on it. Resident Evil 7 was one of my top games of E3, and just getting some time with the headset at PAX East 2016 gave me high hopes for the technology.