PlayStation VR launches this October for $400

The PlayStation VR headset. The PlayStation VR headset. SONY

Sony Computer Entertainment revealed Tuesday at the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco when its PlayStation VR will come out and how just how much would-be users can expect to shell out for the device.

Announced to release in October of this year at a price of $399, PlayStation VR costs a cool one hundred dollars more than Sony's PlayStation 4 home video game console.  An October release puts Sony's device slightly behind its biggest competition in the emerging consumer virtual reality market with Facebook's Oculus Rift set to come out on March 28 and the HTC Vive hitting stores on April 5.  On the other hand, its price tag is much more affordable than Oculus Rift's $599 and much more wallet friendly than the Vive's $799.  Of course, PlayStation VR does require a PS4 and its camera peripheral in order to work.  Sony's PlayStation Move controllers, which will be required for certain titles, are also an additional purchase.

PlayStation VR has a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.  Some of the titles that will support the device include Driveclub, Harmonix Music VR, Job Simulator, and Star Wars Battlefront.  All-in-all, Sony says some 50 games will be available for PlayStation VR at launch.

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