PlayStation VR Will Cost as Much as a New Console System

Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Andrew House states that PlayStation VR will cost as much as a new console.

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There shouldn't be any illusions that virtual reality gear will be cheap, at least not at the start, but some may have hoped that PlayStation VR (formerly known as Project Morpheus) may be some sort of exception. However, those hopes were dashed in an interview Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Andrew House had with Bloomberg. In it, he states that PSVR will cost the same as a new gaming platform when it releases next year. No specific prices were mentioned, but a new PlayStation 4 starts at around $400. 

PlayStation VR is expected to launch in the first half of 2016, and currently has 10 games ready to support it.

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    September 18, 2015 7:50 AM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, PlayStation VR Will Cost as Much as a New Console System

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      September 18, 2015 7:51 AM

      Well that's an automatic failure, unless it can also work on pc.

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        September 18, 2015 8:15 AM

        lol what?

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          September 18, 2015 8:18 AM

          A $400 VR system that only works on the PS4, where it will have 2 1/2 games that use it. That's considered a failure.

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            September 18, 2015 9:01 AM

            article says 10 games are ready. the current devkit for oculus is $350, right and requires an expensive ($1000+) computer to power it.

            my plan is to buy neither and see where it goes. could be kinect or wii all over again where you just get a ton of shit and then nothing

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              September 18, 2015 9:03 AM

              You haven't played Enemy Starfighter with one yet.

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              September 18, 2015 9:43 AM

              ask all two people who bought the playstation move how that turned out for them.

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              September 18, 2015 12:51 PM

              "could be ... wii all over again"... umm, you realize the Wii was a resounding success, right? It didn't have the 3rd party support that the other consoles had, which is probably what you're alluding to. But, in terms of hardware sales, it was quite successful.

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                September 18, 2015 12:55 PM

                it was a financial success for nintendo but aside from a couple of games, it was a garbage dump of quick shitty cash in mini game collections

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        September 18, 2015 12:54 PM

        "also work on pc"...hahaha... This is Sony. They practically invented the concept of proprietary formats.

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        September 18, 2015 12:55 PM

        lol.

        think what you want. i know i'd buy one, and i know many others who would too.

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      September 18, 2015 7:57 AM

      hmm, and you do need a PS4 to tie it to? Still cheaper than the $1500 all in price for the oculus so there's that.

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      September 18, 2015 8:27 AM

      That's not terrible surprising, in fact that even sounds reasonable. Think how much new TVs cost.

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      September 18, 2015 8:45 AM

      how does this compare to oculus in terms of specs?

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        September 18, 2015 8:57 AM

        Lower resolution (total 1920x1080 on PSVR vs 2160x1200 on the Rift), for one.

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          September 18, 2015 9:41 AM

          hmmm...trade living room comfort and ease of use for everyone for office chair that i fart into and jerk it on...plus i gotta get a $500+ card to drive that oculus.


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            September 18, 2015 9:46 AM

            Yeah that's the same thing I'm thinking except there will probably be more games and stuff coming to PC. Just have to wait and see if it'll be worth it.

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              September 18, 2015 12:54 PM

              I can see the indie scene doing a lot with Oculus, so there should be a lot more titles for the PC platforms.

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      September 18, 2015 8:59 AM

      No surprise there.