Today's the launch day for PlayStation VR, which will be awesome for the select few who pre-ordered the second it was announced. But for those walking into stores this week thinking they might get a taste of virtual reality, I have some bad news for you — you can't.
Unsurprisingly, stock of the PSVR was already sold out before launch day. You can still walk into a retail store and drop $549.95 — or close to $700, if you don't have two Move controllers and a PlayStation camera lying around — but depending on the store, you won't see your headset until November or December.
Here's the PSVR listing for JB Hi-Fi right now:
The listing might not be up to date, however. JB Hi-Fi confirmed confirmed with us over the phone that their first and second shipments of PSVR was sold out, with the third shipment of headsets due to arrive "early" next year. You might have better luck at your local store, however, so I'd move fast if you want one before Christmas.
As for EB Games, their next shipment won't arrive until sometime in December:
EB also confirmed over the phone that they didn't have a specific date, although you'd presume it would be before Christmas.
One Kotaku reader also told us that Big W's first shipment was also sold out, with no word as to when their second shipment would arrive. The launch shipment for The Gamesmen is sold out too, although their website is taking pre-orders for a second round due November.
Target Australia are taking pre-orders in person, although your mileage will vary from store to store. One major Sydney store told me that they had sold out of their first shipment, which wasn't due to arrive until November, and staff hadn't been notified about a second shipment. Another smaller location told me that they were only stocking DRIVECLUB VR, but not PSVR itself and that they weren't taking pre-orders.
Did you get PSVR today? If so, how long ago did you pre-order?