In Sony’s attempt to entice more game enthusiasts into purchasing its PlayStation VR bundles, the tech company decided to offer discounted prices on its virtual reality headset. Sony’s PSVR bundles will now have cheaper prices than its rivals.

Sony America’s Marketing VP, Mary Yee, took to the company’s PlayStation Blog to publicize the awesome deal of PlayStation VR. Yee made it known that as the company has modified the prices for its bundles, game enthusiasts will now be delighted to purchase the virtual reality headset.

The core PlayStation VR bundle (with only the headset) for $399 will get a free PlayStation Camera.

This could mean that purchasers will not shell out an extra $59 for the camera.

Discounted bundles will start on Sept. 1

The next PSVR bundle, which includes a camera, headset, PlayStation Worlds as well as the controllers, is now available for purchase for only $449. The Japanese tech company stated that the discounted bundles will start on September 1. Game enthusiasts are advised to check out the nearest PlayStation VR outlets for the bundles’ availability.

The move of the tech company to markdown its bundles has positioned its virtual reality device into the more affordable category. Wherein, the $449 PlayStation VR bundle will be available with a cheaper price compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, according to The Verge.

However, Sony rolled out the PlayStation VR last year. Fortunately, the device managed to occupy a sizable part of the virtual reality industry. The PSVR with $399 price tag was the cheapest high-end headset at the time. Wherein, the Oculus Rift costs $599, while the HTC Vive has a $799 price tag.

Since then, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets have been offered with discounted prices.

The Oculus Rift is now available for $399.99, and purchasers will get the headset, tracking system and the Oculus Touch controllers. Meanwhile, HTC is offering its headset for only $599.99.

PSVR with six-axis motion sensing system

Nonetheless, the PlayStation VR features built-in sensors. The device is available with the company’s six-axis motion sensing system, which consist of three-axis accelerometer and three-axis gyroscope.

The separate processing unit of the virtual reality headset handles the Social Screen functionality, 3D audio processing as well as the Cinematic mode to watch TV shows and movies.

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