PlayStation VR's theoretical advantage over its rivals lies within its pairing with the PlayStation 4, which is now relatively low-cost at around £300. The market will be driven by low-price VR headsets that can be easily assembled and attached to mobile devices.
This Alienware Oculus Rift bundle features the Oculus Rift with an Alienware X51 gaming desktop which costs less to the consumers when the buy it together. Right now, the VR Company gives June as an estimated shipping date for the device, but buyers of Alienware's combo deal could be using a Rift as early as the end of March or beginning of April.
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As for the sales, SuperData reports that small VR products like Google Cardboard will sell around 27.1 million units in 2016, thus they will take the lead in the sale charts. The program will essentially designate hardware as "Oculus/HTC Vive Ready', as both headsets require more or less the same minimum specs to run".
Sony has yet to announce the actual price of the PlayStation VR, though PlayStation executive Andrew House has previously mentioned that the new headset would be priced similarly to a gaming console. He had a lot to say, including the fact that he was aware of Sony's involvement in virtual reality before his famous Kickstarter campaign hit the internet. Mr. Hirai also added that the PlayStation VR has attracted a lot of support from third party developers so it seems like those who feared about the headset not getting support and games can put their fears to rest.
Sony's not wasting any time in making sure it has plenty of software ready to go when PlayStation VR launches later this year.