$400 PlayStation VR Requires $60 PS4 Camera

PS4 camera and Move controllers not included.

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Following Sony's reveal of the PlayStation VR headset's price and release date at the Game Developer's Conference this morning, a PlayStation representative has confirmed with GameSpot that the headset will require a PS4 camera to function. The camera is not bundled with the $400 PlayStation VR package by default and must be purchased separately for $60.

This is what the $400 PlayStation VR package comes with.
This is what the $400 PlayStation VR package comes with.

Those who purchase a PlayStation VR will need to buy Move controllers separately, which are required for some games. Move controllers are normally priced at $50 each, with certain games needing two controllers.

The PlayStation VR will launch this October worldwide. Powered by the PlayStation 4, the device will cost $400 in the United States, €399 in Europe, £349 in the United Kingdom, $549.95 in Australia, and ¥44,980 in Japan. This price will get you the headset, a Wii-sized processor unit and a series of cables, including HDMI and USB, among others.

By comparison, the Oculus Rift will begin to ship to pre-order customers later this month. It is available at a starting price of $600. HTC Vive, meanwhile, is scheduled to arrive in April for $800. The major difference for PlayStation VR, however, is that it does not require a PC, as it runs on PS4.

For more details on today's PlayStation VR announcement, check out our article here. GameSpot has a team on the ground at the Game Developer's Conference, so stay tuned to our GDC hub for more news!

Further Reading: All the PSVR News and Reaction

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