Posted Wed Mar 23, 2016 at 02:37 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Could sell out quick today.
Yesterday morning, the PlayStation VR launch bundle was made available to preorder (ahead of the October release date) and promptly sold out. Amazon appeared to sell out in under 3 minutes. Now, Amazon has announced that more PlayStation VR launch bundle will be available to order on March 24th at 2pm PT. Order here.)
The PlayStation VR Launch Bundle is priced at $499. It includes everything in the Core bundle (the PS VR Headset, cables, stereo headphones, and PlayStation VR Demo Disc), plus the PlayStation Camera, 2 PlayStation Move Controllers, and the 'PlayStation VR Worlds' disc.
While I own quite a lot of random PlayStation hardware, including a PS Move set, I still think the Launch Bundle is the superior offering.
The headset features a OLED 5.7" screen, with 1920 x 1080p RGB running at 120hz.
The headset uses 9 LEDs for a 360 degree tracking field and displays a field of view of 100 degrees. And this is with latency of less than 18ms.
The headset works with the DualShock 4, PS Move, and the PS Camera. The headset also supports 3D audio.
The release window is set for October 2016 with a price of $499 (€399/£349/¥44,980). The Core Bundle is priced at $399 and is set to go up for preorder on March 29th.
Naturally, the headset requires a PS4 to function. Sony has been working with 230 developers to get content ready and to get feedback on the development of the headset. Already, Sony has announced that 'Star Wars: Battlefront' will have content that is exclusive to PlayStation VR (a standalone 'Battlefront' experience in VR), and that will come as part of a planned 50 launch window games. All PlayStation VR headset owners will be able to download the Playroom VR, which includes six family-friendly games. PlayStation VR will also offer a cinematic mode which will work with all current PS4 software, and the headset's release will see an update of the PS4's media player.
Source: PlayStation Blog
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