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Sony's $500 PlayStation VR bundle come with everything you need, available to pre-order next week

By Shawn Knight
Mar 18, 2016
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  1. Sony announced earlier this week at the annual Game Developers Conference that its PlayStation VR headset would go on sale this October priced at $399. That's significantly less than competing high-end products like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive but it came with an asterisks – it doesn't include everything you need to get up and running (sans the PlayStation 4, of course).

    To remedy the situation, Sony on Friday announced a bundle that will include everything needed to get started from day one. The PlayStation VR Launch Bundle includes the VR headset and all of the necessary cables as well as a set of stereo headphones, a PlayStation VR demo disc, a PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers and PlayStation VR Worlds, one of the platform's launch titles.

    Sony said pre-orders for the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle will open on March 22 at 7:00 am PDT priced at $499.99 ($699.99 in Canada). The bundle is said to be offered in limited quantities so if you really want one, locking in that pre-order ASAP sounds like a wise move. Interestingly enough, the core PlayStation VR package is not available for pre-order.

    It's worth reiterating that the PlayStation Camera is required for the VR experience but the Move motion controllers aren't (you can just use the PS4's DualShock controllers).

    The PlayStation 4 camera currently retails for around $45 on Amazon while the Move controllers go for just shy of $30 each. That said, the bundle doesn't really offer a ton of value although you do get the free game. As such, those that already own a PlayStation Camera will save money by simply purchasing the Move controllers separately should they so choose.

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  2. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 956   +273

    Why do the hand controllers look like a ladies toy?
     
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  3. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 562   +173

    or "Why do the ladies toy look like hand controllers?"
     
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  4. psp100travis

    psp100travis TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +17

    I pray to the Sony gods that no one uses a move controller like that...
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    To answer all of the above questions...

    The controller's slightly miss-colored design takes after the nautical port and starboard, with the same idea, and it is quite an intelligent solution.
     
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  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,498   +2,051

    There's no danger of me throwing $500 at this.
     
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  7. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,919   +685

    I did a quick bit of googling, for research purposes obviously, to see if lady's have played with the move controllers "in that way".

    The only thing I could find though was this, skip to about 20 seconds:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSTc3jk5Ne0
     
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