On October 13, Sony’s fanbase will launch themselves into the world of virtual reality with PlayStation VR. Destined to be a hot item for early adopters this holiday season, the PlayStation VR launch bundle retails for $699.99 CAD. This bundle includes the core headset, a pair of PlayStation Move controllers and the necessary PlayStation Camera to complete the package. If you already own a set of Move controllers and a PlayStation Camera, you can instead just buy the core PlayStation VR headset for $549.99 CAD.
Inside the headset box are a total of nine components: the headset itself with its inline remote, a set of stereo headphones, the headset connection cable, an HDMI cable, USB cable, AC power cord and adaptor, and the main processor unit where everything plugs into place. With all the extra hardware and wires, it’s understandable that your home entertainment center may become a bit more cluttered to say the least. Once everything is plugged into your PlayStation 4, the console will need to be connected to the Internet so it can be updated for the necessary VR software.
The PlayStation VR headset is a beautiful piece of hardware. Starting with the 5.7-inch 1080p OLED scope, the screen displays stereoscopic 3D images at 120 HZ and is built to deliver those images with a consistent level of sharpness and richness. Both the strap and scope unit on the headset can be adjusted to fit your head’s shape, which ensures that you are always fully immersed in whatever title you’re playing. The nine blue LED’s spread across the headset also serve a purpose as tracking lights. These help the PlayStation Camera adjust to your movements in 3D space.
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