Sony announced that the PlayStation VR headset bundle will be receiving a price cut starting September 1st as we prep to head into the fall season. The price cut will enable gamers who were a bit hesitant about jumping into the VR space some extra incentive to do so.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that you will be able to get the PlayStation VR headset and PlayStation Camera in a bundle for $399.99, and you will be able to get the PlayStation VR headset, PS Camera, and PS VR Worlds bundle for $449.99.
Essentially Sony has made it where instead of just getting the basic PlayStation VR headset and absolutely nothing else for $399.99, you now get the PlayStation Camera bundled in for free. Typically the camera costs $100, so in a way, the VR headset has been knocked down in price by $100.
The PlayStation VR bundle with PlayStation VR Worlds for $449 has seen a massive price cut, in which it was typically sold anywhere between $499.99 and $599.99 at most places. The bundle usually comes with the PlayStation VR Worlds sampler, which contains a few tech demos to play around with, the PlayStation VR headset, the PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Wands, and all the necessary cables.
Both bundles will be available via online purchase or at physical retail outlets, so you'll have the option of either walking into a store and picking up a case or ordering one from online.
The post also confirms that there are now over 100 games available for the PlayStation VR, including Arizona Sunshine, Superhot VR, Batman: Arkham VR, Start Trek Bridge Crew, and the surprise hit Resident Evil 7.
A couple of other games on the horizon include Bravo Team, The Inpatient, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, and Doom VFR.
The post also throws in a reminder that some updates to the headset have arrived as well, including support for virtual surround sound in cinematic mode with 5.1 channel and 7.1 channel Dolby Digital support.
The PlayStation VR came out late last year and actually managed to capture a sizable part of the VR market right out of the gate. Positioned at the $399 price point for just the headset, it was the cheapest high-end option available on the market at the time, especially when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were going for $599 and $799 respectively.
Since then, both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have dropped significantly in price, with the Oculus Rift being as cheap as $399.99, and you get the Oculus Touch controllers, the headset and the tracking system. HTC also recently dropped the Vive down to $599.99.
So we're starting to see a lot of competitive pricing in the VR market, and Sony has reacted appropriately. So maybe now that the PlayStation VR is going to be $449.99, would you consider giving it a go?
With the starter bundle now a lot cheaper, it seems like it might give people plenty of incentive to pick one up this holiday season.