Amidst all the VR headset price cuts, PlayStation VR is finally seeing a discount, albeit not nearly as dramatic as Oculus Rift’s or HTC Vive’s.
In the US and Canada, the headset will soon come bundled with a PlayStation Camera—an integral part of the the kit that costs anywhere from $40-50 when purchased separately—essentially making the Camera free to anyone buying the $399 USD basic headset alone. Sony says in a blogpost announcing the new basic bundle, which will continue to sell for $399 but now with the Camera in the box, is “the core PS VR bundle moving forward.”
The ‘all-in’ bundle, which comes with the PSVR headset, PS Camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers and PlayStation VR Worlds will be seeing a similar knock in price due to the ‘free’ Camera, which cuts the price tag down by $50, bringing the all-in bundle to $449 USD.
Bundles will appear on retailer shelves starting September 1st.
Sony has gone on record to have sold over 1.1 million PSVR headsets in the first 5 months since its October 2016 launch, something the company can chalk up to a lower overall entry price. The new, cheaper PSVR bundles come in the wake of Oculus Rift’s temporary price cut, taking what once cost $800 down to a limited time offer of $400, and HTC Vive more recently lowering their $800 system down to $600—making buying a VR headset an even trickier proposition for anyone who wants to finally take the digital plunge this holiday season.
If you’re still trying to figure out what system is right for you, head over to our deep dive reviews of each system below:
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