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Sony’s First Stumble, Malaysian PlayStation VR Launch Delayed

Currently it seems so far so good for the worldwide launch of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR. There’s been no reports just yet of the delivery problems that plagued the arrival of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, apart from one delay in Malaysia.

In a report by The Star Online, Sony Malaysia has delayed the release of PlayStation VR by a week, with the device now set to launch on 21st October. Currently the company hasn’t revealed why the delay was put in place, simply stating on PlayStation Asia’s Facebook page: “We know that everyone here has been eagerly anticipating it and so have we! That is why we would like to offer our wholehearted apologies for the delay.”

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The country does seem to be the only one affected, with no other reports of delays from anywhere else in the world at present.

Residents have been able to pre-order the device since 30th July 2016. Originally the PlayStation VR was priced at RM1,849, with a bundle including the PlayStation Camera at RM2,029. Those prices have since been reduced to RM1,799 and RM1,949 respectively.

At the moment the PlayStation VR launch has been a success, with retailers holding midnight openings for customers eager to get their hands on the headset straight away. The HMD has an extensive line-up of titles which VRFocus has been doing a roundup of over the past week. Our ‘Best of PlayStation VR Launch’ series has covered genres such as HorrorRacingShooting,AdventureSportsPlatformPuzzle and Multiplayer titles.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of the PlayStation VR launch, reporting back with any further details.