It is official folks!
Sony has announced the pricing of their much awaited PlayStation VR which will cost $399 and will be available in October, just in time for a gift under the Christmas tree.
If you already own a PlayStation 4 this is pretty cheap when you compare with the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive which cost upwards of $600 for the headset, then at least another $1,000 for a beefy PC.
There is a BUT however. The $399 does NOT include the move controllers or the PlayStation camera which are both required in order to play PlayStation VR.
Sony claims most people already own the camera (Sony, I don't)
So here is the cost rundown for your parts list:
- $349 PS4
- $399 PlayStation VR
- $45 PlayStation Camera
- $29 x 2 = $58 for two PlayStation Move Controllers
(Prices are from Amazon)
Sony did say there would be a bundle price but did not disclose pricing. Therefore if you already own a PS4 your worst case scenario for PlayStation VR would be about $500 depending on bundling.
So your "all in" cost of the PlayStation VR will be less than $850.
For those readers in Europe, PlayStation VR will cost €399 and for those in the UK, £349
What about the Games and Technology?
Sony also confirmed the specs are the same as those already disclosed for the PlayStation VR. 5.7-inch OLED screen, refreshing at 120 frames per second with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
There are 50 games promised between the October launch and the end of the year. Sony didn't provide a list but did say there would be a VR version of Star Wars: Battlefront that will be exclusive to the PlayStation VR. Eve Valkyrie already shipping with Oculus pre-orders will be available at the launch of PlayStation VR. You can review the list of PlayStation VR games we have compiled in the link below:
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