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In GDC 2016, Sony finally announced that PlayStation VR will come out in 2016 October and the price is set at $399/£349/44,980 JPY, around 2,600 RMB, Compared with Oculus Rift’s $600 and HTC Vive’s $800.
European Amazon PS VR pre-order swept away instantly
PSVR equipment priced 399 dollars reserve to be released in October and started booking page in Amazon European and other places. Just like the heated PS4, the booking of PS VR has been swept away in minutes. This heated head-wearing equipment had been sold out in several minutes after being put on shelves. UK, Germany and France can no longer be pre-ordered. However, Italy Amazon had hung out the sold out sign after then. It can obviously seen the heated and expectation.
President Andrew House announced that there are over 230 small size or large game studios providing content for PSVR, and more than 50 games will be available since release in the first year, including Eagle Flight (Ubisoft), EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Headmaster (Frame Interactive), Rez Infinite (Enhance Games), Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment), RIGS: Mechanzied Combat League, Tumble VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PlayStation®VR Worlds (SCE WWS).
PS VR game from SCE London Studio
SCE London Studio is always committed to bring about new PlayStation experience. They had shown PlayStation VR game demo in different occasions, for example The London Heist, The Deep etc. In addition, SCE announced that they will integrate these games and named PlayStation VR Worlds, they also published parts of screenshots and promotional video. PlayStation VR Worlds will include The London Heist, Into the Deep, VR Luge, Danger ball and Scavenger's Odyssey.
Meanwhile, every purchase of a PSVR will receive a downloadable edition of The Playroom VR. It will include six games to enable the users (including users who have never experienced PS VR) could directly share VR experience with other users. PSVR exclusive Star Wars: Battlefront VR is also displayed, hardware and specifications of PSVR are also unveiled.
PSVR package and functions
Specifications are not changed from what stated previously. PSVR package includes a headset, processor unit, connection cable, HDMI cable, USB cable, Stereo headphones, AC power cord and AC adapter. After PlayStation VR press event, audience can experience PSVR. If you wanna play VR games on PSVR, you must own a PS4, a camera and PS Move, all of which are sold separately.
PSVR also has a Cinematic mode, enabling users to enjoy various content with the VR headset, covering normal PS4 games and videos and many PS4 functions such as game play sharing or Live from PlayStation. There are three screen sizes available when playing non VR games or watching non VR videos. An updated media player app for PS4 will also be available, so users can enjoy VR photos and videos.
Hot sales PlayStation Camera and Move accessories
The final retail version package of PS VR does not included DualShock, Move handle and camera. Amazon in European also sold out PS VR after it open to pre-order. With the big time of PS VR, the sale volume of its accessories seems to expositive growth. According to UK Amazon sales statistics shown, the sales volume of PS VR accessories PlayStation Camera and Move have increased separately by 975% and 305%. Even move charging peripheral sale volume also increased by 346%. It can be seems that SONY PS VR not only got the players’ approval but also drive the sales of the previous hardware.
The affordable price of 399 dollars and installed capacity contribute the advantage of PS VR success, more and more VR fans will start to experience VR equipment and games. At present, 230 developers have been confirmed to develop game contents for PS VR. After being officially released in October until the end of 2016, there will be about 50 games landed in PS VR. So, are you ready for booking?