GDC 2016: PlayStation VR launches in October for $399

Sony’s PlayStation VR is launching in October with a $399 pricetag, significantly less than the tech world assumed and much less than the Vive and Oculus Rift.

Writing from GDC, The Verge reports that “over 230” devs are working on the project and 50 games are planned in 2016 alone.

Source: The Verge
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SallyBowls1
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Zarkov  IMO, in a year or two strikes me as quite unrealistic.  Huge in a decade? probably. But much past proof of concept in the next year? I vote nope.

Higgens
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Veldan Higgens But how many people is that? Is it enough to drive a new market?

Loopstah
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thatchefdude Loopstah A Dad Supreme Again, Surface is not aimed as a tablet alternative, but rather as a tablet/laptop hybrid with a very powerful hardware. And business is their main target industry.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

Line with more hugs A Dad Supreme exactly just people who don’t understand the diff and have some sort of petty axe to grind with Ms even bring that up..they are 2 diff animals and mkts.

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

thatchefdude Loopstah A Dad Supreme Think again Surface 3 is a hit , it was the crappy 1 and 2 that were ‘bomb’s..I see people using surfaces on tech shows all over the place now , replacing their Non_windows using ipads.

Line with more hugs
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Line with more hugs

A Dad Supreme
Hololens is no VR.
And it wont be available to the public in its currents form, with a dev’ version at $3000, there’s not way in hell that it can be a mass consumer product for years to come.

Line with more hugs
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Line with more hugs

More like $500. No camera or move means it’s just a fancy screen strapped to your head for this price.
Really wonder how VR is going to be… sure plenty of people are “trying”, but the lesser Oculus Rifts have been available for years now, and it’s not like there’s anything remotely interesting available, or realistically going to happen this year…

And I certainly wouldn’t buy this one, it’s $1000 with the PS4, for a product that may have a Sony accessory shelf life: about a year.

KaiserPhoenix
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Siphaed LOL dude, get a grip. Don’t blame Sony for selling them off, since SOE was obviously going nowhere with its direction or lack thereof.

Veldan
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Higgens I think 400 is definitely low enough for this tbh. If there was one for PC that cost 400, I’d buy it. 
Not everyone will buy it at this price, but not everyone will buy it regardless of the price. I think most of the people that are actually interested and own a PS4 will be fine with this price.

spoilofthelamb
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Equilibrium31 Zarkov Maybe, but most of my gaming social interaction these days is with others online. At that price point, it’s at least affordable enough for me to take a look. ;^^