PlayStation VR Bundle Preorders Open Today, Standalone Option Coming Next Week

$500 Launch Bundle goes on sale today, while $400 core package starts taking preorders on March 29.


The $500 PlayStation VR Launch Bundle opens for pre-order at 7 AM PST / 10 AM EST today, March 22. It will be available directly through Sony and via other retailers such as Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart. As announced previously, it comes with the 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.

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Originally, Sony was only going to open pre-orders for the Launch Bundle, but the company has now announced that it will offer a standalone, "core" version on March 29.

"It's clear that there's a lot of interest from many of you to secure the PlayStation VR core system, and I'm happy to share that we've decided to make it available for pre-order on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 a.m. PST at participating retailers," Sony's John Koller said in a statement.

This is probably good news for people who already own a PlayStation Camera and/or Move controllers. The Launch Bundle and standalone version will ship in October 2016.

In other news about PlayStation VR, a Sony engineer said at the Game Developers Conference that the company will "probably" reject any game that comes in below 60fps.

"It's really hard, and I'm not going to lie to and say it's extremely's really difficult," Chris Norden explained to an audience of developers. But still, "60hz is the minimum acceptable framerate. Everybody drill that into your heads."

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