Sony has now joined the other high-end VR headset makers this year in lowering price. As mentioned on the PlayStation.blog, starting on September 1 in North America, the PlayStation VR Worlds bundle (PSVR headset, PS Camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers and PlayStation VR Worlds) will retail for $50 cheaper at $449. Additionally, the basic PSVR package, which retails for $399, will now include the PlayStation Camera at no extra charge. Sony says that this bundle will be the core package for PSVR moving forward.
"This is a great time to jump into the PlayStation VR experience, with a huge lineup of over 100 games, including recent favorites like Arizona Sunshine, Superhot VR, Tiny Trax, Fantastic Contraption and Dino Frontie," said Mary Yee Vice President, PlayStation Marketing, SIEA.
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"If you're new to PSVR, don't miss out on marquee titles like Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Resident Evil 7 Biohazard... On the horizon, we've got a great lineup of games, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Doom VFR, Sparc, Bravo Team and The Inpatient."
Sony's PSVR has been leading the high-end VR headset race in part due to its lower MSRP and the built-in installed base of the PS4 console, so users don't need to shell out over $1,000 for a powerful PC gaming rig. The company announced that it was nearing 1 million units sold much earlier this year, but we haven't had a sales update in some time now. Analyst firm SuperData predicted in May that Sony would go on to sell about 2.6 million units of PSVR this year.