Nikkei Technology Online Teardown Squad started to disassemble the "PlayStation (PS) VR," a head-mounted display (HMD) for virtual reality (VR), which Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) Inc released Oct 13, 2016.

First, we examined the "VR Headset," the HMD unit of the PS VR.

The VR Headset of the PS VR.

The VR Headset consists of (1) the "front unit," which displays images for the OLED panel and the ocular lens, and (2) the "band unit," which functions as a headband. When the front cover of the front unit was removed, a flexible printed circuit (FPC) board and the main board appeared.

The VR Headset without the front cover of the front unit and the band unit