Sony's PlayStation VR will cost as much as a console
PlayStation's recently rebranded virtual reality headset will sell for around the same price as a new console, says Sony Computer Entertainment's CEO Andrew House.Updated: Sep 19, 2015 16:25 IST
PlayStation's recently rebranded virtual reality headset will sell for around the same price as a new console, says Sony Computer Entertainment's CEO Andrew House.
Upon its introduction in 2013, the PlayStation 4 was tagged at $399 (€399, ¥39,980), though from this October its Japanese price will fall by nearly a fifth to ¥34,980.
Such precise numbers were not specified in the interview snippet spotted by industry news site Gamasutra, and the PlayStation VR -- on display at the Tokyo Game Show this week -- is still expected during the first half of 2016.
The forecast is on a par with the current focal point for VR discussion and development, the Oculus Rift DK 2 ($350), while OSVR's three versions will go for $199 and $299, plus extras, once preorders become available in October.
The Valve and HTC VR collaboration, Vive, is expected to register at the top end of the scale, if not beyond.
First Published: Sep 19, 2015 11:40 IST