We’ve just gotten confirmation that the Australian pricing for PlayStation VR is $549.95.
We’ll also be receiving it in October 2016.
At this point we have no idea what the additional cost will be however. Sony has confirmed this price will not include the PlayStation Camera, which is actually required for PlayStation VR and retails at $89.95 in Australia.
There’s also the move controllers to consider. For the best possible experience you’ll also need a couple of those as well.
Most likely, all up. You’re looking at paying around $650-$700 depending on your situation. I already have the PlayStation Camera and a couple of Move controllers, but I suspect I’m in the minority there.
Regardless, this pricing seems reasonable in the face of VR alternatives like the Oculus Rift or the Vive, both of which will end up costing upwards of $1100 for Australians.
But I have absolutely no idea why Sony would sell a package to consumers that doesn’t require all the tech necessary to run it. That seems… strange. Especially considering the cost of other VR tech. A package of say, $629.95 with everything required still seems like a bargain in the face of Oculus and Vive pricing.
Here’s a look at everything you’ll find in the box:
More info when we get it.