How to Set Up PSVR: Step-by-Step Instructions

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PlayStation VR is upon us, and players will be diving into a number of different experiences in virtual reality. Of course, with this new technology and its somewhat complicated setup can come a number of different issues that can hinder your experience. With that in mind, we’ve created a handy step-by-step guide for you to get your new peripheral all set up in the best possible way to allow for an optimal VR experience.

Quick Check


First off, ¬†take everything out of your box. It’s a good idea to make sure you’ve got everything you’ll need first, so here’s everything you should have.

  • Printed Materials
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Processor Unit
  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Stereo Headphones
  • AC Power Cord
  • HDMI Cable
  • VR Headset Connection Cable
  • PSVR Headset
  • PlayStation Camera (If you ordered the bundle)
  • You’ll also need some PlayStation Move controllers for some games, so be sure to have those at the ready, too.

Now that you’ve done a quick head count on everything that you’ll need, it’s time to get it all assembled. Check out our step-by-step guide on the next page.

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