Throughout the Sony conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) there has been a major concentration on what is in store for North America and the Western world, but it has now been announced that the Eastern country known for being the centre of all tech, Japan, will also be receiving the PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at the same time, and the price has also been shared.
The news of the Japanese release was kept somewhat quiet the announcements came via just online posts, which in comparison with how Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) dealt with the reveal during E3 this evening is a world apart. Not only has the date been revealed, but also the price of the stand-alone VR HMD, as well as a bundle.
VRFocus recently reported the release date of the much anticipated VR instalment of the virtual 16-year-old pop star Hatsune Miku VR: Future Live, made as an extention from Hatsune Miku Project DIVA X HD title, which advertised it as 13th October, the same as the US, therefore implying that the Japanese release would come out on the same day. In the end it seems as though that was the case.
The PlayStation VR will be released in Japan on 13th October 2016. The two choices consumers have to pick one of it if they would either like just the VR HMD that they can add to their PlayStation 4 for ¥44,980 JPY, or there is the PlayStation VR Camera Bundle which includes the HMD, PlayStation Camera, and all the additional wires and connectors that would usually come with it for ¥?49,980.
There is more to come from the Japanese release of the PlayStation VR, so make sure to stay with VRFocus for the latest developments, as well as all news and updates from E3 and the world of VR.