Sony’s own VR platform gets a street price
It seems everyone is jumping on the VR bandwagon nowadays, and the latest company to fully embrace the new technology is Sony. The Japanese company has officially unveiled the pricing and release month of their own take on VR, the aptly named PlayStation VR.
The PlayStation VR uses an 5.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and uses 360 degree tracking with a latency of less than 18ms.
The PlayStation VR launches in October of this year with a price of $400, roughly around Php 18.6K. That nets you the VR headset and all the other bits that’s attached to it, but what Sony fails to say is that the Playstation Camera that’s required for the VR experience will be sold separately. The Camera is the one that tracks the position of the VR headset.
Also missing from the price announcement are the Move Controllers, which again, are required for any kind of motion-controlled games that were shown in the announcement video. Still, Sony’s VR effort has a lot of traction behind it – with 36 million PS4 devices sold since 2013, there’s already a huge install base in the wild.
Along with the massive install base is the large number of developers that have already signed on – 230 in fact.