If you’re coming into PlayStation VR with nothing more than a PlayStation 4 to your name, you’re going to need to fork over a bit of extra dough to get the full experience. Luckily, Sony has announced a PlayStation VR Launch Bundle, which will include everything you need to dive into virtual reality on your home console.
Announced today on the PlayStation Blog, the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle will include items like the PlayStation Camera and a couple of Move controllers, as well as a game, for $499.99.
Earlier this week it was announced that the PlayStation VR will launch in October for $399. Following that GDC announcement, Sony made it clear that the core price was for the headset unit, and that gamers would need, bare minimum, a PlayStation Camera to actually use the device. We thought that was a well-known fact, but a vocal sector of the internet disagreed.
But there’s no need to fear, as the beefed up launch-day package will have everything you need to get rolling in VR for an extra hundred bucks. Pre-orders for this set will go live on Tuesday, March 22, beginning at 7 a.m. Obviously, they’re expected to fly off of the virtual shelf, so you might want to be up bright and early if you plan on snagging one for yourself.
This bundle will only be available through pre-sale and in limited quantities. As for what the set includes, you’ll nab:
-PS VR headset
-PS VR cables
-PS VR demo disc
-2 PlayStation Move controllers
-PlayStation VR Worlds disc
Those first four items will be included in the standard PlayStation VR bundle that will be made available pretty much everywhere for $400. For $500, though, you can add in the Move controllers, the camera and the game. PlayStation VR Worlds is a compilation title, including The London Heist, Into the Deep, VR Luge, Danger Ball and Scavenger’s Odyssey. In short, it should serve as a great way to see what VR is all about.
Since we’re guessing the game itself will cost about $60, that means you’re basically getting the two controllers and a PlayStation Camera for an additional $40 through this launch bundle. That’s a pretty solid deal. The PlayStation Camera alone is going for $50-60 these days, with the Move controllers around $30-50 each.
But that’s just our take on the offer. We are, as always, interested in hearing what our readers think. Is this bundle a sweet enough deal to get you to bite? If not, what would it take? Hit us back in the comments section below.