The hype around the new Playstation VR continues to build and build as the second group of Playstation VR launch bundle pre-orders sold out on Amazon.com in just 22 minutes.
This is slower than when the first wave came out, which sold out in five minutes.
The Playstation VR launch bundle includes both the Playstation VR headset and a Playstation 4, allowing more bang for your buck. While the second wave still wasn’t able to keep up with the demand, there’s also the possibility that most people are just waiting to pre-order the actual headset and using Playstation 4 consoles that they already own in conjunction with them.
This set, known as the “core set,” will be available for pre-order on March 29 at seven AM Pacific Standard Time (Five AM Central, 4 AM Eastern) for 400 dollars.
Ever since the Oculus Rift made its Kickstarter goal in 2012, raising 2.5 million US dollars, many other companies have also begun researching virtual reality headsets, perhaps galvanized by the runaway success that the Oculus Rift had.
With the Rift set to finally release on the market next week on March 28, the Playstation VR, HTC Vive, the HoloLens and many others will have to catch up fast in order to keep the Rift from cornering the entire market.
The Playstation VR’s finer details were also announced earlier in March at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Diego.
The Playstation VR will also need to catch up with how many games will have support for it. The Oculus Rift already can support at least 206 different games, ranging from fun casual games like the bomb-diffusing game “Keep Calm and Nobody Explodes” to, by some sadistic idea of a psychotic Oculus VR employee, 2014’s Alien: Isolation, based on the popular horror movie series.
In contrast, the Playstation VR will only be able to give players 50 games by the end of this year. While it will cost less than the Oculus Rift, it will still have a lot of catching up to do when it releases sometime this year.