PlayStation VR coming October, retail for $399

2016 is looking to be a great year for virtual reality gaming. In a few weeks we will see the release of the Oculus Rift ($599), followed by the HTC Vive ($799) in late April. However Sony announced during its press conference at GDC that it would be releasing its VR alternative, the PlayStation VR, in October with the price tag of $399.


Inside the PlayStation VR box you will find the PlayStation VR headset, a processor unit, a USB cable, a connection cable for the headset, an HDMI cable, stereo headphones, along with an AC adapter with a power cord.

What you won’t find inside is a PlayStation Camera. It’s smart that Sony isn’t adding it in the package, as many PS4 owners may already own one, and if they don’t, it can be bought for around $60. (It usually can be seen on sale for around $50.)

The PlayStation VR will ship with a 5.7-inch OLED screen which outputs at 1920 x 1080 resolution/ 960 x 1080 per eye that supports refresh rates of 120 Hz and 90 Hz. The PS VR headset will support a field of view of approximately 100 degrees, complete with 360-degree head tracking and offers latency of less than 18 ms.

As for how big the screen looks, Sony says,¬†“Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters. The size of the screen will feel different depending on individual users.”

It was announced that there are around 230 developers working on content for the PlayStation VR, including more than 160 software titles. It’s expected that Sony will have around 50 titles released by the end of 2016.

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