Sony May Be Looking At Selling PSVR For $300, $430 Bundled With Controllers, According To Unsubstantiated Rumors

Take this with a pinch of salt.

Posted By | On 08th, Feb. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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All eyes are now on Sony as we expect to see them reveal their pricing and launch strategy for the PlayStation VR some time soon; Sony are set to launch the headset some time this year, and after the fiasco with Oculus, which was priced at a far too expensive $600 point, people are hoping Sony will have a more affordable value proposition for those looking at an affordable entry point into the medium.

According to this entirely unsubstantiated rumor posted on Reddit, that is exactly what may happen. Now, bear in mind that we report this because it’s our job to bring you all the latest information- but it’s also our job to note when that information may not be the most reliable. This Reddit rumor does not appear to be vetted, and I’m not sure of its veracity. Take it with a liberal dose of salt.

“I spoke to a Sony rep recently (Who is NOT an official spokesman for Sony) that (sic) stated that he had heard rumors they were hoping to price the HMD at $299, which won’t include the camera or PlayStation move controllers,” said Reddit user Sirdomino. But that they would probably have a separate starter kit where you could get the camera and move controllers and a game for around $129. For $428 + tax for the complete PSVR + camera + move controllers, would be a bargain! The reason for this is that a lot of folks already have cameras and move controllers.

“The other thing the Sony rep mentioned is that they were apparently hoping to support the first gen PSVR on the PS5, which should run it even better. This will help stretch the life of the HMD. They will also have a better HMD as well at that time probably. It sounds like Sony is really hoping to build a stable supported VR experience community and wants to carryover the PS4 PSVR users to the PS5 in order to maintain and increase the base.”

The post goes on to note sales numbers for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Move, noting that the wide install base of both may be one reason why there is a standalone SKU for the headset to begin with. Do note, once again, that the post does not pass muster in my opinion- but on the off chance it’s true? Well, now you know.

The PlayStation VR headset is slated to launch later this year.


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  • Triton

    For that price it must be trash.

    • Starman

      If it were a $1000 , it will still be trash … and they forgot to mention the $149 to $199 for the booster processor …..

    • ShinjiOda

      You forgot that you have no clue what’s going on

    • ShinjiOda

      Or not since price alone doesn’t say much.

    • Truth™

      720P does say a lot about the underpowered weakstation poor.

      Can’t run the witness at 1080P. Can’t run it in VR. VR is PC exclusive 🙂

    • Mr Xrat

      “If it ends up being that expensive it’ll be a flop”

      “For that price it must be trash”

      Make your mind up, scumbag.

    • Yeah8a8y

      He has.
      If its expensive, he thinks it’ll flop.
      If its cheap, he thinks it’ll be trash.

      Neither are contradictory.

    • Truth™

      Ratboy crying because his 720PVR is trash like everyone knew all along. LOL

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/18305abd5bb7344d883994e5dce8e077a3ccec2d986e3c92a9cd54185a4e6596.png

    • Triton

      The better the hardware is, the more expensive it is.
      (and the opposite)
      If its too expensive, It will flop.

      Common sense and even more true when it comes to useless gimmicks like this.

    • Mr Xrat

      Or maybe they’ll treat it as a loss leader so it becomes a more mainstream device and let the rest of the division (which made a $330 million profit last quarter) pick up the slack.

      Pity the Xbox fanboy who tries to pass off VR as a “useless gimmick” because the fox can’t get the grapes when everyone else who has tried it becomes a believer. You and all the rest of the Xbox scum will be begging Phil for it in a year. 🙂

    • Triton

      Oh please…Im in to AR.
      VR wont be a “thing”, especially not that hideous thing from Sony.

    • Truth™

      VR will be a thing. Just proper VR experiences like Oculus and Vive will win. 720PSVR gimmick VR won’t.

    • Mr Xrat

      lmao that $3,000 joke with the awful FOV that won’t even get close to a retail release for years, only because MS told you to be excited for it.

      Crawl back to your hole, Toni.

    • Triton

      No one is going to buy version 1.
      Go sniff more of that 720p PSVR dust, fool.

    • Mr Xrat

      It’s OK, by the time version 6 is ready for commercial release MS won’t be making console hardware anymore. 🙂

    • Truth™

      They won’t even get past version 1, ratboy. 720P limited VR that’s worse than mobile when PC is offering the best experience. Hilarious. Your delusions over the past 24 hours have been beautiful to behold. Your arm snatching out of the basement screaming “BLOODBORNE” when everyone knows PC gaming won and consoles are now worthless.

      It’s been a blast ratboy but I know you are on the way to jumping off a bridge once Persona 5 and Nier Automata get announced for PC. It’s only a matter of time 🙂

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/69f04dcf75c26add47ae81b934dff464568334369712fe44ac8e2cd360aa996c.png

    • Truth™

      Ratboy it’s looking like the next iteration of the Gear VR will have a higher resolution and subpixels than the PSVR based on the leaks of the new Galaxy 7. It’s starting to get embarrassing that mobile is destroying your 720PSVR before it’s even out.

    • Truth™

      Useless 720P VR is a gimmick on a console that can’t run it Ratcuck. Especially when The Witness can only run 900P and can’t run on PSVR while the PC Version has VR enabled as a console command.

      Oculus and Vive won. The meltdowns will be glorious when PSVR flops just like Uncharted Collection and Gravity Rush Remastered. 🙂

  • kee1haul

    So to get started, you need to buy PS4, controllers, headset and someone mentioned the camera being necessary? If I’m a mother choosing which console to pick up for my son, I’m not choosing the $740 option.

    • ShinjiOda

      If you’re a mom looking to buy a home console for your child then your options
      are; WiiU, PS4, and XboxOne. The PSVR is not a standalone console and is not mandatory
      for a PS4 to function. It would also be a good idea to wait for actual pricing rather than going “someone said x” as your logical base.

    • kee1haul

      Even if I’m buying for myself, and the price is in that ball park, I’m still not getting it. Its the weakest of the options and isn’t future proof. Vive is probably the best option.

    • XbotMK1

      This is probably the most sad and desperate attempt at Xbox One or Wii U damage controlling I’ve seen in this comment section. lol

    • Yeah8a8y

      I see “Damage control” came up again on your Troll word of the day toilet paper!

    • Truth™

      Here comes the damage control again

    • Starman

      STFU ,… your comments make no sense to anyone but you and the lil girls who up vote that garbage

    • kee1haul

      just found out you have to supply your own audio as well…

  • Dotcum22

    I’ll just wait for a official statement from Sony about the price.

    • ShinjiOda

      Smart.

    • Triton

      Hey! Its forbidden to write stuff that makes sense in the comment section.

  • Truth™

    Appropriate for 720P VR device on a console that can barely handle 30FPS


 

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