TIME Video Games

Here’s When You Can Order PlayStation’s Virtual Reality Headset

PlayStation VR Bundle
Sony PlayStation VR Bundle

And how much it will cost

Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality headset will be available for pre-order on March 22nd, the company said in a March 18 blog post.

The pre-sale offer involves a $499.99 bundle including the headset, requisite PlayStation Camera, 2 PlayStation Move controllers and one game. The standalone PlayStation VR headset, which will cost $399.99, won’t be available for pre-order, says Sony. (That cheaper price doesn’t include the necessary camera, which costs around $50.)

Read more: Everything to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset

The PlayStation VR won’t be available until October, so it’s pretty early for a pre-sale. But Sony’s timing here is significant, as high-end virtual reality headsets from Oculus VR and HTC are due to hit shelves over the next few weeks. Opening up some PlayStation VR gear for pre-order at the same time keeps Sony’s offering top of mind for early virtual reality adopters.


Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team