Sony Planning Massive PlayStation VR Discounts for the Christmas Holidays
Sony is prepping itself for the next-generation PlayStation (PS5) launch that hits the streets next year. Virtual reality will definitely be a part of the experience and there are huge Black Friday and Christmas deals that you can take advantage of to get yourself a PSVR either for your PS4 or the upcoming PS5. PlayStation is a very strong and popular brand with some really popular games.
There will be some huge festive deals that prospective buyers can take advantage of but first, there are the Black Friday PSVR deals that will be available on November 29th.
There is a Target deal for a PSVR bundle that also includes five games for a price of just $200. This generous deal will form part of the Black Friday “Door Buster” sale. It is likely that the sale will also be on the other big box stores as well as online stores in the coming weeks. Sony generally keeps the Black Friday pricing almost the same across all stores.
Here is what is included in the box with the PSVR Black Friday deal:-
- The PlayStation VR headset including all the necessary cables
- PlayStation Camera: this is needed for PSVR headset tracking.
- 5 virtual reality games including Everybody’s Golf VR, Astrobot Rescue Mission, Skyrim VR, Resident Evil 7 biohazard and PlayStation Worlds.
However, the bundle does not contain the all-important PS Move controllers. Although these are not required to play the above games, it is compatible with all of them except Resident Evil 7 biohazard.
To play, you will also require some variant of PS4 including all the PS4 models like the original PS4, the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.
The Sony ad also includes a sale of a $100 discount off all the PSVR bundles that include the PSVR hardware pack with the PSVR headset, PS Move and Camera, Blood & Truth (2019) as well as Everybody’s Golf VR (2019) all for $350.
A second pack features PSVR, PS Camera (no Move), Five Nights and Freddy’s VR (2019) and Trover Saves the Universe (2019) which is available for a regular MSRP of $300.
Check out on these PSVR deals this Black Friday as well as on Cyber Monday.
Early this year, Sony reported that it sold 4.2 million PSVR headsets by the end of March. This is an impressive sales record though it is not necessarily a resounding success for its PSVR.
The future of Sony’s PlayStation VR will depend on whether and how game streaming will be established in the marketplace. From a technical standpoint, game streaming with virtual reality headsets is much more complex than streaming to the monitor.
The demands on both the latency and the refresh rate are much higher with virtual reality streaming. This provides a handicap as it reduces the number of users that can have a sufficiently fast line during streaming, if the virtual reality game streaming can even be technically effected at all.
Google’s Stadia does not support the virtual reality mode at launch. A Stadia engineer, however, recently envisaged an Artificial Intelligence predictive system which could minimize the latency of Stadia virtual reality streaming.
PlayStation VR 2 supports eye-tracking and is more comfortable. However, PSVR 2 will not be appearing about the time that PlayStation 5 will hit the market so the original PSVR will come in handy for VR-based experiences.
In the spring of 2020, Sony will also be launching a major title including Iron Man VR. Sony is also working on a virtual reality offshoot of the successful 2D game Horizon Zero Down. PS5 hits the market in November 2020 and will be compatible with PSVR 1.