A small tidbit of news you might have missed in the midst of E3 madness — PlayStation VR is set for release October 13.
The good news: we've managed to confirm that date also applies to us down in Australia.
Which makes sense, but you can never be 100% sure until it's confirmed.
The RRP is $AU549.95. Which feels entirely reasonable considering the US price is $399. Also considering the fact that picking up either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive will set you back a grand at least.
Worth mentioning: a PlayStation Camera is required, and it doesn't come packaged with PlayStation VR. The thinking behind that is pretty simple, Sony claims the attach rate of PlayStation Camera is actually pretty high. Sony wanted to keep the cost low for as many people as possible and didn't want to force players to pay extra for a PlayStation Camera if they already had one. Makes sense.
But it does mean that PlayStation VR will realistically cost around $AU639.95 if you don't already own a PlayStation Camera.