Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR is now a month old, arriving on 13th October, and for those interested in picking one up it’ll be difficult as most retailers are continually running out of stock. But that hasn’t stopped Amazon and Tesco looking to secure more orders by discounting the head-mounted display (HMD) in the UK.
Both online stores now list PlayStation VR at £332.49 GBP, a saving of £17.50. While that might not sound like much, it’s fairly significant due to the age of the product and the fact that its proved so popular. Both stores are currently sold out as are many other retailers, but these are the only two so far offering any sort of discount. There’s an added bonus for Tesco shoppers, purchasing a PlayStation VR also gets them 332 Clubcard Points to redeem on future purchases.
These deals only seem to be localised to the UK at the moment, looking at Amazon’s US site for example the standard price of $399 USD still stands, and its in stock. Amazon UK doesn’t list when PlayStation VR will be re-stocked but the Tesco listing gives a date of 12th, December 2016, so it’s likely that will be similar for most retailers.
These prices are just for the standalone headset and customers will still need to purchase the PlayStation Camera as well to make the system work. Prices for these seem to be very similar, all around the £40 bracket, so its worth factoring in that extra cost.
The PlayStation VR has had a successful launch by all accounts, not only with stock shortages but also with sales reports from Japan putting sales at over 50,000 in the first week.
And developers have ensured a constant stream of new titles since launch, with Pixel Gear, Weeping Doll, Carnival Games VR and more arriving. For all the latest PlayStation VR news, keep reading VRFocus.