If you own a PlayStation 4, your entry into the world of virtual reality just got a lot more accessible. The PlayStation VR will be out in Australia in October, and it’ll be barely half the price of an Oculus Rift or a HTC Vive — and that’s before the necessary gaming PC.
In Australia, you’ll pay $549.95 for the PlayStation VR, although the Playstation Camera — which is required for PSVR — isn’t included. That’s probably because some consoles sold already included the camera, like the 20th Anniversary Edition, but it still drives the price up a little. That camera is $90 at RRP in Australia. You’ll also need a couple of Move controllers, too, driving the price up further again.
— PlayStationAustralia (@PlayStationAU) March 15, 2016
The Playstation VR headset uses a 5.7-inch, 1920x1080pixel low-latency OLED display — that’s 960x1080pixels for each eye — with support for both 120fps and 90fps frame rates. The field of view is about 100 degrees, according to Sony, and head-tracking is done over 360 degrees thanks to a multi-LED setup on the headset and tracking done externally by the PlayStation Camera.
Preorders are open now at EB Games, and more stores will likely open up online sales soon. Here’s what we thought of it when we tried it out: