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PlayStation VR priced at $399, launches in October

PS4 owner? PlayStation VR launches in October for $399

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 15, 2016 at 04:43 pm CDT - 0 mins, 54 secs reading time

GDC 2016 - Sony has announced the pricing of the PlayStation VR after all this time, with PlayStation VR launching in October for $399.

PlayStation VR priced at $399, launches in October | TweakTown.com

Comparatively, the Oculus Rift costs $599 while the HTC Vive costs $799. Now, with the PS4 priced at only $349 - this means playing VR with Sony hardware will only cost $750. Not too bad at all, Sony. Now, what about the hardware inside of the PlayStation VR?

We're looking at a 5.7-inch OLED display with 960x1080 per eye at 90-120Hz. It has around 100-degree field of view, less than 18ms of latency, and works with the DualShock 4 and PS Move controllers. PlayStation VR has 360-degree head tracking thanks to its nine LEDs, too.

When it comes to actual games, Sony is promising 50 games for PlayStation VR between its launch in October, and the end of 2016. Additionally, there will be a VR experience of Star Wars: Battlefront that's exclusive to the PlayStation VR.

We will be securing a PlayStation VR when it launches, so that we can bring you as much VR content as possible.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

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