Sony is still beating around the bush when it comes to the price tag of its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset. Although the Japanese tech giant has not revealed the exact price of the device, it has now been priced on three different Swiss online retail websites. Interestingly, the prices on the three online retailer websites differ from each other.
The virtual reality headset has been listed on Brack.ch, Techmania.ch, and Internet.ch websites priced between CHF 499 – CHF 568 (roughly Rs. 33,900 to Rs. 38,600), spotted a user on the NeoGAF forum. Since the gap between the lowest and highest price is wide, it is now anyone’s guess as to what the final price of the Sony PlayStation VR will be.
The Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Andrew House at the last year’s Tokyo Game Show said the wearable device would cost the same as the new gaming platform, which is $400 (Rs. 25,350) for US customers, but did not reveal the exact price. Considering that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) had a maximum retail price of Rs. 39,990 at launch, users can expect it to have the same price in India.
The device was also briefly listed on Amazon Canada for CAD 1,125.35 (around Rs. 53,330) earlier this month. However, Sony was quick to address the issue and said that, “This was an error by Amazon, we haven’t announced price for PlayStation VR.”
Talking about its competitors, the HTC Vive virtual reality headset was recently tipped with a price tag of hefty $1,500 (roughly Rs. 1,00,200). This is also nearly $1,000 more than that the $599 (roughly Rs. 40,000) price tag of its rival – Oculus Rift.
The virtual reality and augmented segment has lately seen a lot of new companies entering the space. Aside from Sony with PlayStation VR, Oculus VR with the Rift headset, and Razer with its OSVR platform, Microsoft threw its hat into the ring announcing its HoloLens, and recently giving more details about it.