Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is due to reach consumer homes in October and Amazon in the US are going live with PlayStation VR launch bundles today from 7AM PST for $499.
Update (3/22, 7:22 PT): In less than 10 minutes of the pre-order opening, Amazon says their initial stock has sold out. There’s no word on how many units were allocated to Amazon, but the company says they’ll have additional pre-order stock available at a later time. Several other retailers are still offering pre-orders.
Sony finally announced pricing and launch details of its PlayStation 4 powered virtual reality system, PlayStation VR at GDC last week. The base headset (or ‘Core’) price – that is sans tracking camera and PlayStation Move controllers – was set at $399 but to experience everything PSVR has to offer (and, frankly, so you’re not feeling queasy the moment you put it on) you’re going to need those extra components.
So, Sony are about to launch a PlayStation VR launch bundle, which includes every thing you need to get started in console VR, with the exception of the console itself. The new bundle, which goes live on the US Amazon store this morning at 7AM PT (10AM ET) includes one PSVR headset, 2 Move controllers, PlayStation Camera and of course everything that came with the original base headset pack, including all the cables you need to hook things up and the breakout processor unit.
All of that will set you back $499 and comes with a demo disc and Sony’s VR Worlds Game. The bare bone PlayStation Core package, which comes with just the headset, demo discs, processor and cables is due to hit Amazon on the 29th for the much reported price of $399. The Core bundle gives those out there who already own either the PS camera and / or Move controllers to save a little cash (although not a great deal).
As for the rest of the world, you can find the PSVR core package on Amazon UK for example available for pre-order now, but no sign yet of the launch bundle hitting the US today.