As we speculated last month, finally we have the PlayStation VR price as well as launch details. It costs $399 which is exactly the same as a new console, something Sony had promised in the past. However, it is also quite less than the $599 Oculus Rift and the $799 HTC Vive.
The confirmation came from the exclusive event Sony had planned for the head mounted virtual reality set and was a pleasant surprise for many of us since there were speculations that the headset could cost more, a retailer was even taking preorders at €500.
At the said event, Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment took to the stage and said that with this they are going to “usher in an entirely new era of gaming.”
About the launch, House said that since they have had a “tremendous” response and that they want some time to reach up to the expectations; this is why they have chosen October and nothing sooner.
Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we’ve received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike. To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016.
Now that we have the prices in hand, let us also keep some of the other factors in mind before deciding who is the winner here. PlayStation VR price is decidedly low enough to bend people towards it, especially because it only needs to PS4 to play and not a $1000 PC.
However, it is also a fact that Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the high-end products here, and that is something even Sony has agreed on recently while revealing that the headset only has small scale game projects on it right now, although they are large in number.
So tell us, are you going to save up those $399 to get your hands on the virtual reality headset in October?