Everyone’s talking about virtual reality as if it were something as normal as an entertainment-oriented gaming console. However, in some households the PlayStation VR headset is already making an appearance shedding some truth to the fact that the future is probably already here.
At a starting price of about $399.95 at Game Stop, it’s still a rather very pricey piece of entertainment tech. In addition, if you do not have the PlayStation Camera and the Move Motion Controllers, this price is set to go up by another hundred bucks. (And, we forgot to mention that only a few games will have VR, games also cost money.)
Is The PlayStation VR Headset popular?
However, this does not mean that the PlayStation VR is not as popular as its rivals. Initially, it planned on selling a million headsets by the middle of May 2017, and it has actually already sold more than 900,000 in February of this year.
The Sony CEO, Andrew House, has actually told The New York Times that: “It’s the classic case in any organization — the guys who are on the front end in sales are getting very excited, very hyped up.” Going on to say that, “You have to temper that with other voices inside the company, myself among them, saying let’s just be a little bit careful.”
Pac-Man, Street Fighter… and PlayStation VR Headsets?
There have also been reports that the PlayStation VR headsets could be appearing in arcades. This is certainly going to change the way we view arcades as places to play your usual semi-physical games, and nickel-eating wonders such as Pac-Man. And at the end of the day, it’s another income stream for the guys at Sony… if ever it pushes through.
This quite possibly signals that virtual reality is headed to large evergreen pastures with the potential in crazy revenues given its price tag. Technology is indeed moving forward and it’s pretty much up to us to adopt and use whatever is available.
We’re looking at seeing the prices of VR technology drop as we experience advances in technology. It’s going to redefine the way we play games in the future… as long as we can afford it.
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