As the VR headset market continues to develop and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been in a position to drive down prices over time. Over the previous few months, we have seen Facebook’s Oculus VR and HTC’s Vive dropping MSRPs of their first-gen hardware. Now, it’s Sony’s flip to take $100/€100 off its headset.
Starting this week, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset (PSVR-CUH-ZVR2) now prices $299/€299, down from the earlier worth of $399/€399. In addition to decreasing the worth of the headset itself, Sony has minimize the MSRPs of their PlayStation VR bundles as properly, to the purpose that (a minimum of for the second) there’s little purpose to purchase something apart from a bundle within the US. The PlayStation Doom VFR bundle is now obtainable the identical $299 worth level because the standalone headset, whereas the PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR bundle runs for a bit extra at $349.99. In Europe, Sony provides the PlayStation VR Starter Pack with PlayStation VR Worlds title for €299. Keep in thoughts that modern PS VR bundles embrace Sony’s PlayStation Camera that’s used for place monitoring.
The Sony PlayStation VR head-mounted show (HMD) includes a 5.7” OLED show with 1920×1080 (960×1080 per eye) decision, 90 Hz – 120 Hz refresh price and roughly 100° subject of view. The unique rivals for PS VR — the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift — supply a better decision (2160×1200, 1080×1200 per eye), however a decrease most refresh price. Considering the truth that PS VR has to work with the unique PlayStation four, the considerably restricted decision is justified by the iGPU of the console.
Sony’s PlayStation VR was probably the most fairly priced tethered VR platform launched in 2016, albeit, on the value of decrease decision and compatibility solely with the PlayStation four/PlayStation four Pro consoles. With the worth reduce, PS VR retains its affordability management: when bought alongside a PS4, the package deal will value $600, whereas a PS4 Pro-powered VR set will value $700.