With this year of boxes that you stare into and play video games with in full swing. Sony announced the pricing and release window of its generically named PlayStation VR. The Japanese company held a conference at GDC yesterday where it announced that the PlayStation VR will be priced at a cool $399 which is $200 cheaper than the oculus rift and $400 cheaper than HTC’s vive. Sony also announced that the PSVR will be released sometime in October which is a full 8 months after the Oculus’ march release date. Uk retailers have confirmed that the Vr’s price in our fair country will be £350; which is about the price of a PS4 with a couple of games at the moment.
Sony claims that the headset will have around 50 games at launch. President and global CEO of Sony Andrew House stated in his post on the PlayStation blog that: “the full promise of PlayStation VR will continue to grow over time as talented developers create new experiences and new genres that wouldn’t be possible outside of VR. The future looks bright indeed.” Furthermore, Sony predicts at least 1.6 million people will buy the headset before 2017.
This is everything you get in the box for 350 quid remember you still need a ps move control or a dualshock 4 to actually play.
A bold prediction indeed. Will VR in general have the legs to break into the mainstream? Many critics are sceptical and feel it will go the same way as 3D gaming with too high a price point for entry. Me? Well I will leave that opinion for another time. Most of all what do you think? Is VR the next logical step in gaming? Is it going to flop so hard that it would make a Magikarp jealous? Let us know in the comments section or join us at the Geek Pride News group on Facebook.