Sony has announced that it is dropping the price of the PlayStation VR in the U.S. and Canada.
The PlayStation VR Worlds Bundle, which includes the PS Camera (required for a PS4 console to run the VR headset), optional PS Move controllers and PlayStation VR Worlds game, will now be offered at a new lower price of $579.99 CAD, compared to the previous cost of $699.99 CAD.
Meanwhile, Sony will also offer a base PS VR bundle that includes the PS Camera, an accessory that was previously sold separately for $74.99. The standard, headset-only edition typically goes for $549.99 CAD, but the new bundle includes both the headset and the Camera at a lowered price of $499.99.
It’s worth noting that on their own, the PS VR Worlds game regularly costs $29.99 and the PS Move controllers regularly cost $129.99, totalling $160. The Move Controllers are required for a limited number of games, while for many others they offer an enhanced, motion-controlled experience.
Therefore, if you want the “all-in package,” the PS VR Worlds bundle is definitely the better value, offering the Move Controllers and additional game for only $80 more, as opposed to buying them separately for an extra $160 alongside the headset and Camera bundle. Both bundles will hit retailers on Friday, September 1st. There are over 100 titles available for PS VR, including Batman: Arkham VR, Job Simulator, Farpoint and more, as well as regular games that offer VR functionality, such as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
For those still on the fence about PS VR, Sony is also offering playable VR demos in public retail spaces throughout the rest of the year.