How PlayStation VR compares with Oculus Rift, Vive: CNET Update
CNET Update: How PlayStation VR compares with Oculus Rift, Vive2:29 /
Sony reveals the price and other details for its virtual reality system, but there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at competing VR headgear.
The virtual reality battle is about to begin but are you on team Playstation or team PC? I am Bridget Carey this is your [scene/g] update. [MUSIC] This year the battle royale in virtual reality game systems will be a clash of three giants. There's Sony's Playstation VR. Facebook's Oculus Rift and HDC's Vive. But one of these things are not like the others. Sony finally revealed more details about the Play Station VR, and here's what you need to know about how the Play Station is gonna differ from other VR systems. Let's start with price. The Play Station VR will be $400 that's half the cost of the HTC Vive and it's $200 cheaper than the Oculus Rift. But that starting price for Playstation VR does not include the $60 Playstation camera, which is required, nor does it Could include those glowing motion sensing move controllers which are $50 a piece. But you can find them online for much less. And add the cost of the Playstation 4 console and you're looking at a total price tag of around $860 for everything. When you're calculating the price of the more expensive Oculus Rift and Vive, keep in mind you're also gonna need to own a top-of-the-line computer with a high-end graphics card. So that's also an investment. And that brings us to quality. With the cheaper Playstation VR, you're getting slightly lower quality graphics than the others But if you already own a PS4, it's an easier way for you to dive into virtual gaming. Convenience may also be a deciding factor for you. With the HTC Vive you have to set up these special cameras all around the room to capture your motion. That may be a hassle for some folks. It will be some time before we get to compare all of them side by side. Oculus Rift is first. It arrives later this month, March 28th. And HGC Live, just a week later, April 5th. But for Playstation, you have to wait until October. All of these systems are boasting that they will come out with Somewhere around 50 games give or take but not all games should cost $60 a pop like you pay today for a new release. Occulus says it's gonna have a selection of titles that are free but also some that are $10 or $15 because how much money do you wanna spend on a system that could cause you to get motion sickness? That's it for this tech news update and you can head to cnet.com for more. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]