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This manual contains operating instructions for using PlayStation®VR with a PlayStation®4 console. When using the product with a PlayStation®5 console, icons or item names may vary. The operating instructions may vary depending on which software version you use, whether it’s PS4™ or PS5™ system software or the PS VR device software. The actual product may vary from the illustrations in this manual.


Carefully read and follow the warnings and instructions below before using PlayStation®VR. Failure to read and follow the warnings and instructions could result in serious injury.

  • PS VR is not for use by children under age 12.
  • Wearing the VR headset will completely block your ability to see your surroundings. PS VR does not detect obstacles. Review surroundings and clear obstacles from an area larger than the Play Area ( “Using PS VR”) before use. Make sure you are not near any walls, stairs, furniture, or other obstacles that you may collide with or trip over.
  • Remain in the center of the Play Area and do not walk around while wearing the VR headset. Remain seated whenever possible. If an application requires you to stand while wearing the VR headset, follow the application instructions carefully, and maintain awareness of your surroundings.
  • Take steps to prevent pets, persons, or other obstacles from entering an area larger than the Play Area during use.
  • Before use, check that the VR headset cable is not wrapped around your body or legs, and check frequently during use.
  • Avoid extreme or excessive movements of the head, hands, or body while wearing the VR headset.
  • Some people may experience motion sickness, nausea, disorientation, blurred vision, or other discomfort or other abnormalities. If experienced, stop using it immediately, and remove the VR headset. If you experience symptoms during or after use, rest, and do not engage in any activities that require unimpaired vision, balance, or coordination until after symptoms have completely disappeared.
  • Avoid prolonged use of PS VR. Take frequent breaks.
  • Do not use PS VR if you are tired, dizzy, light-headed, nauseated, sick, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or have an impaired sense of motion or balance. Consult a doctor before using PS VR if you are pregnant or suffer from a serious medical condition.
  • Keep the product out of the reach of small children. Small children may swallow small parts, may pull on cables and cause the processor unit or VR headset to fall, or may wrap the cables around themselves, which may inflict injury or cause an accident or a malfunction.


A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or when playing video games may trigger epileptic seizures or blackouts in these individuals. These conditions may trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult your doctor before playing.


Before using the product, carefully read this manual and any manuals for compatible hardware. Retain instructions for future reference. You can also view the step-by-step setup video for how to correctly set up and use PS VR. Visit Parents and guardians of children should read this manual and make sure that the child follows all safety precautions. For more information on product safety and support, visit our website ( “Further information”).

Use and handling

  • Before connecting, check that the connectors are free of dust and small particles.
  • Do not swing the VR headset or the AC adaptor around by their cables.
  • Do not unplug the VR headset cable until the tracking lights ( “Part names”) are turned off. Removing or unplugging while the lights are on may cause a malfunction.
  • Do not place objects on the product, throw or drop the product, or otherwise expose it to strong physical impact.
  • Do not block the processor unit’s vents, and do not use the product in a closed cabinet or other locations where heat may build up.
  • Do not touch the AC adaptor, AC power cord, or processor unit during an electrical storm.
  • Do not allow liquid or small particles to get into the product (ports, vents, etc.). If this happens, stop use and disconnect it from the electrical outlet immediately.
  • Do not expose the product to dust, smoke, or steam. Dust or other matter can cause fire or electric shock.
  • Do not expose the product to high temperatures, high humidity, or direct sunlight.
  • Do not place the product on an unstable surface or leave it on the floor.
  • Do not use the VR headset, stereo headphones, or stereo headset if they cause discomfort to your skin. If the headset or headphones cause discomfort to your skin, discontinue use immediately. If symptoms do not subside even after discontinuing use, seek medical attention.
  • If you experience discomfort or pain in a part of the body, such as the head, eyes, ears, hands, arms, or legs, discontinue the use of the product immediately. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
  • • When using the stereo headset or headphones in particularly dry air conditions, you may sometimes experience a small and quick (static) shock on your ears. This is a result of static electricity accumulated in the body and is not a malfunction of your stereo headset or headphones.


Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. Functional descriptions and illustrations in this document may vary from your PS4 console software and/or PS VR device software, depending on the version in use.

Never disassemble or modify the product or accessories
Use the product and accessories according to the instructions in this manual. No authorization for the analysis or modification of the product, or the analysis and use of its circuit configurations, is provided. Additionally, there is a risk of fire, electrical shock or malfunction.

Moisture condensation

If PS VR is brought directly from a cold location to a warm one, moisture may condense inside the VR headset and the processor unit. Should this occur, the product may not operate properly. In this case, turn off the VR headset and unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet. Do not use the product until the moisture evaporates (this may take several hours). If the product still does not operate properly, visit our website ( “Further information”).

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