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The PlayStation 5 PSVR dongle is a USB adapter

The PlayStation 5 console isn't compatible with the PSVR unless you use a USB dongle to plug in the old PlayStation 4 camera.

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Published Thu, Oct 29 2020 11:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Nov 2 2020 10:53 PM CST

The upcoming PlayStation 5 is compatible with almost the entire back catalogue of PS4 games, including most PSVR titles, but the system won't launch with a new PSVR headset. The new console is compatible with the existing headset, but you will need a dongle to make it work.

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If you're not familiar, the PlayStation 4 console featured a unique proprietary port for the PlayStation 4 camera required to run the PSVR. The new console, however, does not include that port, and the PS5 camera is not compatible with the VR headset.

Sony said you'll need an adaptor to make the PSVR work on the new console, and you'll need your existing PlayStation 4 Camera. The adaptor is a USB dongle with Sony's proprietary end on one side and a standard USB A plug on the other end. The adaptor supports SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps.

In Japan, PlayStation 5 consoles will include the adaptor in the box. In North America, you'll need to request the part from Sony. To receive a dongle, you will need to submit your PSVR headset's serial number to confirm eligibility.

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Kevin is a lifelong tech enthusiast. His fascination with computer technology started at a very young age when he watched a family friend install a new hard drive into the family PC. After building his first computer at 15, Kevin started selling custom computers. After graduating, Kevin spent ten years working in the IT industry. These days, he spends his time learning and writing about technology - specifically immersive technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality.

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