Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will value $500, pre-orders begin March 22

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset bundle will cost $500, pre-orders start March 22

Earlier this week, Sony introduced that its PlayStation VR can be out there for the low worth of simply $399. Provided that competing VR headsets just like the Oculus are no less than $200 costlier, individuals have been fairly enthusiastic about it. Actually, purchases of the PlayStation digital camera went up 3000 % on Amazon (Transfer controllers went up one thousand %), in accordance with Ars Technica.

Seems, curiosity within the Transfer controllers and Digital camera following the announcement makes an entire lot of sense, provided that Sony simply introduced that these gadgets are crucial to make use of the PlayStation VR headset on nearly all of its suitable video games.

This morning, Sony introduced the worth of the bundle (full with the Sony Digital camera and Transfer controllers, and the VR Worlds assortment of mini video games) for $500. Sony defined that the Digital camera is required for positional monitoring, and that a lot of the video games require Transfer wands so as to play.

The Digital camera’s MSRP is $60, whereas the Transfer controllers value $50 every. That stated, Amazon is itemizing the Digital camera at $forty four and the Transfer wands at $24, so the PlayStation bundle prices about the identical as you’d spend shopping for the gadgets individually.

Nonetheless, Sony’s VR headset (even with the costlier and mandatory bundle) is a less expensive expertise than competing merchandise, just like the Oculus Rift (beginning at $599) and the HTC Vive (beginning at $799). That stated, you’ll additionally want the precise PlayStation console, which provides one other few hundred onto the worth tag.

Pre-orders start March 22.

[by way of Ars Technica]