Yesterday, the website called Forbes posted an article stating that the PlayStation VR was listed on Amazon Canada, before soon being removed. The cost according to Amazon was in the price range of C$1,125.35 ($800 USD), although this wasn’t official.
Sony soon contacted Forbes to rectify the price, saying that nothing has been announced yet. All we do know is that the PlayStation VR is to be released in the first half of 2016, assuming no delays are to come. The response to Forbes said “This was an error by Amazon, we haven’t announced price for PlayStation VR.”
This week, many tech enthusiasts are focusing their attention on the price tag associated with the Oculus Rift headset. Many find at $600 USD is too much for a device which requires a rather powerful computer to even use it, but with many version one tech releases, prices are usually high. Whether that’s smart phones, dvd players, blu-ray players or games consoles. If the PlayStation VR has a similarly high price tag, how will fans react?
The benefit of the PlayStation VR is that it will work in unison with the PlayStation 4. Sure, the headset will come with a large power supply, slightly smaller in size to a Wii console. PlayStation CEO Andrew House said that the PlayStation VR will be priced as a new gaming platform. Whether that’s $300 or $500, we will have to wait to find out, but tell us, what’s your budget of spending on a PlayStation VR if you have been interested?