Sony's got one major advantage over Nintendo and Microsoft in gaming

Sony’s PlayStation arm is on a tear. 

The PlayStation 4 game console is by far the highest-selling system against the likes of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U, outpacing the competition by 2:1 (or more).

And Sony’s gone a long way in convincing gaming fans that it’s got the console this generation, from locking down an exclusivity agreement on the “Call of Duty” franchise to helping resurrect beloved, long-dead gaming franchises.

But Sony’s got one more trump card up its sleeve: the newly renamed PlayStation VR (née “Project Morpheus”). So, uh, what is it?

Sony Worldwide Studios leader Shuhei Yoshida led the presentation. 'Thank you for coming to this cryptic Sony-sponsored session,' he told attendees.

Since the VR headset wasn't announced before the presentation, it was kept under a shroud during the introduction speech.

Yoshida wasted no time in jumping in. He unveiled the headset only 10 minutes into an hour-long presentation.

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The headset was initially named 'Project Morpheus,' after the god of dreams.

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Here's a clean shot of Project Morpheus in March 2014.

The unit has evolved over time. This is Project Morpheus in March 2015, looking slightly different.

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The headset got a new, official name during Sony's Tokyo Game Show presentation on September 15: PlayStation VR.

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PlayStation VR works with the PlayStation 4, though it won't work with all your games. This is a headset made specifically for virtual reality games. Like 'RIGS' from Guerrilla Games:

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And 'EVE Valkyrie' by CCP Games:

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More than just a VR headset, PlayStation VR uses a motion controller to track your hand movements. You'll need a PlayStation Camera to track the headset and the controller.

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The camera tracks your head by watching the lighted areas on the headset.

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It's able to track the controller by the light on top. And yes, you can use more than one at a time as you see here.

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What's most impressive though is seeing people use PlayStation VR. Like this:

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And this:

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And especially this:

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There's nothing that compares from the competition. Sony says PlayStation VR will become available for purchase in the first half of 2016.

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