PlayStation VR is now on sale

Alex Kidman 13 October 2016 NEWS


After months of hype and anticipation, PlayStation VR is on sale in Australia, but you’ll need some luck to find one in stores.

Sony’s entry into the world of VR is tipped to dominate the local VR market for at least the second half of 2016, thanks to the wide installed base of PlayStation 4 consoles and the moderate (for VR) $549 price tag. It’s now officially on sale in Australia following a midnight launch last night, but you may have to hunt around to actually find one for sale.

Sony is listing the PlayStation VR through its online store with the suggestion that it’s "in stock", which may be your best bet if you didn’t pre-order a headset. Comparatively speaking, EB Games currently lists the PlayStation VR, but only a pre-order for its third shipment, expected in December 2016. EB Games also notes that while it will send out an email with an estimated delivery date this may not in fact be an accurate assessment of when you’ll get the PlayStation VR unit.

Mind you, that’s more detail than JB Hi-Fi is offering at the moment. Like EB Games, it’ll allow you to "pre-order" the PlayStation VR from its web site, but at the time of writing, it simply lists it as "Coming Soon 2016", which isn’t spectacular in terms of detail.

The PlayStation VR impressed us when we reviewed it recently for the immersive quality of its experiences, although we did note that the resolution drops compared to regular PlayStation 4 titles and there can be some issues with sunlight creeping into the sides of the display if you’re not careful with the way you set it up. Hardware is just one side of the PSVR story, however, with an impressive slate of titles available at or soon after launch.

PSVR titles range from $26.99 to $67.99 launch titles are available to purchase now, but you can also pre-order future titles, like Star Trek Bridge Crew.

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