Sony Playstation VR helmet goes on sale in October for $ 399


    At a conference of game developers, Sony announced the release date and cost of the PlayStation VR virtual reality helmet, with which you can enjoy games from the Playstation in 3D. Points will go on sale in October 2016 at a price of $ 399. True, the price does not include the PlayStation Move camera, which tracks the movement of glasses, and controllers for tracking hand movements.

    For the first time, Sony announced the work on a helmet project in the fall of 2014 . Last year, it was announced that the PlayStation VR will appear in the first half of 2016. As a result, the release date was shifted to autumn.

    The cost of the helmet comes out less than that of its closest competitors: they ask for $ 599 for Oculus Rift , for HTC Vive- $ 799. At the same time, competing products will appear in a few weeks. It should also be noted that for games they will require a top-end computer, which in itself will cost you at least $ 1000. And the PlayStation VR can be used on the Playstation 4 console worth $ 350.


    The helmet has one 5.7 "screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a field of view of 100 degrees. The display resolution is 1920 × 1080 (960 × 1080 for each eye). It turns out that when you win in frequency, the display loses to competitors in The delay between the player’s movements and the display update is promised to be no more than 18 ms.

    Simultaneously with the start of display sales Sony will begin distributing 50 games that support virtual reality technology.

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