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Sony’s PlayStation VR launching in October for $399

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Sony’s PlayStation VR launching in October for $399

As festival in the digital fact sphere heats up, Sony has introduced that its PlayStation VR headset will release in October for $399. Sony made the statement right through a keynote on the Game Developers Conference 2016 (GDC), the place the corporate additionally confirmed off pictures of upcoming titles and extra.

Sony additionally targeted the general hardware specifications of the headset, noting a 5.7-inch OLED show operating at a 120 Hz refresh fee and wearing a complete solution of 1290 x 1080 at 960 x 1080 in keeping with eye. Sony says the sector of view comes in at proper round 100 levels with latency at beneath 18ms.

As a long way as pricing is worried, PlayStation VR's $399 pricing compares to the Oculus Rift's $600 price ticket and the HTC Vive's $800 worth aspect. The Oculus Rift is due out via the top of March whilst the HTC Vive is predicted to start out delivery in April, so whilst Sony's providing can be past due to the birthday party, additionally it is considerably less expensive.

One different large merit for Sony is that PlayStation VR handiest calls for a Playstation 4 to get began. That's in comparison to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, which each require fairly beefy gaming PCs that would constitute a vital hurdle (and price) for consumers. Add in Sony's already moderately vital set up base with the PlayStation 4, and it's going to be fascinating to peer if the corporate will get a leg up in gross sales.

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