Sony’s PlayStation VR bundles go up for pre-order and quickly sell out

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22 March 2016 | 0

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset won’t launch until October, but pre-orders are already almost all spoken for thanks to demand in the US.

Several retailers started taking orders for the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle today. As of this writing, those bundles are sold out through Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Best Buy is still taking pre-orders, as is Gamestop, which requires a $100 deposit.

The PlayStation VR Launch Bundle costs $499 and includes the headset, cables, stereo headphones, a demo disc, a PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move motion controllers, and a PlayStation VR Worlds disc.

Sony also plans to sell a VR core bundle for $399, with just the headset, cables, headphones, and demo disc. Pre-orders for this bundle will begin on 29 March.

Keep in mind that neither bundle includes the PlayStation 4 itself. Those who don’t already own the console may want to consider holding off; anonymous sources recently told Kotaku that Sony is working on a new version of the PlayStation 4, with 4K support and more processing power for virtual reality. (Sony would not comment on the rumours.)

After what seemed like endless delays, VR is finally getting real, with theOculus Rift set to launch in March, while HTC’s SteamVR-powered Vive will follow in early April. The fact that Sony is taking pre-orders on its own headset before its rivals hit the market is probably no coincidence, as the three platforms jockey for mindshare from players and developers alike.

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