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PlayStation VR Priced At $399, Launching In October 2016

by Mike Futter on Mar 15, 2016 at 11:04 AM

Sony has announced that PlayStation VR will be launching this fall. The headset, which is priced at $399, undercuts the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 

Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House ran down the specs that players can expect later this year, when the headset arrives this fall. The tech specs have not changed recently, and the display will push 120Hz refresh rate.

  • Display: OLED
  • Screen Size: 5.7"
  • Resolution: 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
  • Refresh Rate:120 Hz, 90 Hz
  • Sensors: 360 Degree Tracking / 9 LEDs
  • Field of View: Approximately 100 degrees
  • Latency: Less than 18 ms
  • Control: Dual Shock 4 or PlayStation Move
  • Audio: 3D

Sony says that 230 developers are working on content, and traditional games will work in theatre mode, in addition to made-for-VR content. When the headset launches later this year, it will do so along with approximately 50 games during the launch window.

The all-in price for PlayStation VR is then $810, inclusive of the PlayStation 4 you need to run the headset and a PlayStation Camera (not included, a $60 cost). This does not include Move controllers should you want them. We'll have more from Sony's PSVR demo event later today.

Correction: The all-in price for PlayStation VR has updated to reflect the necessary PlayStation Camera at retail price of $60.