Yes ‘Kinda’ – when compared to its VR competitors.
So Sony recently announced that its VR headset (PSVR)
will be launched this October and would be sold for $399. The
company shared the news during a keynote at the 2016 Game
developer Conference in San Francisco, CA.
There are two reasons why the PSVR is cheaper than its
competitors. First PSVR headset alone costs only $399while
the Oculus Rift starts at $599 and HTC’s Vive will sell for
$799 and secondly, the necessary hardware with which to use
the PSVR (which of course is the PS4) costs about $299, an
amount that’s definately less than the cost of the powerful
laptops required to enjoy the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
However, there are a few things Sony left off their headset.
The PSVR comes without both the PlayStation camera and
the company’s Move Controllers, both of which are required to
use the headset. According to the Verge, a company rep
mentioned that the reason for not including both features was
because many PS4 owners have already bought the camera.
PlayStation VR bundles will be sold, and those would likely
include things like the camera and the Move controllers”.
The PSVR has a 5.7-inch OLED screen that will display
games at up to 120 frames per second. It also comes with a
“1920 x RGB x 1080, meaning that each pixel comes in RDB
colour. The most interesting feature though is that it will fit in
easily into an already existing hardware that a lot of people
already own, unlike the Oculus Rift and Vive which both an
untrained person can’t easily set up.
Any ways, I’ve got no idea when the PSVR will be
available in Nigeria or if it’ll do well here in terms of sales.
Either way it’s only after the headset has been launched that
we’ll be able to find out if this will do much in improving the
PS4 gamer’s experience, after all that’s the main reason why
Sony made it.