Thursday 27 October 2016

Is this the price of the PlayStation VR?

Paul Mallon

Published 24/02/2016 | 10:41

PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR

The PlayStation VR is set to be the third major virtual reality system to launch in 2016 and we might have an idea of what it costs

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We recently reported that Sony will be holding an event in March to reveal more details on their PlayStation VR system but a leak may have just confirmed the price of the upcoming device.

A Czech website has a listing for the PlayStation VR headset, a system which will link with your PS4 to allow you to dive into virtual reality worlds and explore them with your controller. The listing has been up for awhile and hasn't been taken down yet - check it out over here.

The page shows a price of 11 990 Kč - that's Czech Koruna - which equals around €443. That price would make the PlayStation VR by far the cheapest virtual reality solution coming our way; the Rift is set to cost over €700 in Europe when you include taxes and delivery and the HTC Vive could be over €800 with associated charges.

Even if PlayStation did the usual rounding up as high as €500-€550 it would still be a far cheaper system and you have the massive benefit of not having to buy a really expensive PC to run it - estimates suggest that you'd need to spent in the region of €1500 on hardware on top of the cost of the Vive and Rift.

That's going to be a real issue when this headsets launch, which is why now is the perfect time for Sony to reveal their pricing. Of course this is far from official confirmation but we wouldn't be surprised if it ends up being roughly correct, especially in the wake of the negative reaction to the pricing for the other systems.

Expect more news from Sony's event on the 15th of March 2016.

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