New PlayStation VR Preorder Stock Sells Out in Minutes [UPDATE]
"Summer wave" of new units sell through rapidly.
[UPDATE] GameStop sold through its entire allocation of PlayStation VR preorder units "within minutes" of becoming available at 7 AM PT, a representative told GameSpot. Sony has said there will be no more units available for preorder anywhere; you can buy one when they go on sale in October.
The original story is below.
Looking to preorder PlayStation VR headset ahead of launch in October? Good news, as Sony today announced that there will be a "summer wave" of devices available to preorder at GameStop, starting tomorrow, June 30, at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.
Supply is "limited," Sony said in a PlayStation Blog post. Additionally, this will be the last time Sony opens preorders. "If you miss out, we will have product available in retail stores nationwide at launch," the company explained.
If you're interested, you'll want to bookmark this GameStop page. It's unclear, however, if the standalone headset ($400) or the Launch Bundle ($500) or both will be available. We'll report back in the morning with more details about supply and availability.
As announced previously, the Launch Bundle (pictured above) comes the virtual reality device itself, as well as a PlayStation Camera, which is required to use the virtual reality headset.
Also in the package are two Move controllers and a PlayStation Worlds game disc. This includes five games: The London Heist, Into the Deep (working title), The Luge, Danger Ball, and Scavenger's Odyssey.
If you miss out on this upcoming preorder wave, your next shot to buy PS VR will be when the device goes on sale starting on October 13. Recently, however, Sony warned that there will likely be shortages.
"We have growing confidence that we'll be supply constrained with this product, but we'll do our very best to meet demand," PlayStation president Andrew House said earlier this month. "Virtual reality is a medium that's in its infancy. With such a nascent, very new form of storytelling, it's difficult to predict what user uptake is going to be."
In other recent news about virtual reality, a movie depicting the story of Jesus Christ is coming to devices such as PS VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
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