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Sony cuts price on PlayStation VR game bundles to as low as $300

Discounts on packages for Sony's PSVR system go into effect this week in the US, Canada and Europe.

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Sony's Playstation VR is getting another price cut. 

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Sony is cutting  PlayStation VR prices, again. 

The company on Wednesday said its suggested retail price for the PSVR system bundled with the game "Doom VFR" or the game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR" would get $100 cuts in the US, starting Thursday. The Canadian prices on the packages are coming down too, and European customers will see a discount on PSVR starter packs. 

The PSVR system cost $500 when it was introduced in 2016, compared, at the time, with the $600 Oculus Rift or $800 HTC Vive. Since then, prices have dropped on all those high-end systems, as virtual reality systems have struggled with consumer adoption. 

The PlayStation VR "Doom VFR" bundle will cost $299.99 in the US and C$379.99 in Canada, and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR" bundle will cost $349.99 in the US and C$449.99 in Canada. Both bundles include a PSVR headset, PlayStation Camera, PSVR Demo Disc 2.0 and the game's Blu-ray Disc. The Skyrim bundle also includes two PlayStation Move controllers and all the official add-ons for the core game. 

Starting Thursday in Europe or Monday in Australia and New Zealand, Sony is lowering the recommended price for its PSVR Starter Pack by €100 euros to €299.99. That bundle includes the headset, camera and a download code for PlayStation VR Worlds game.