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PlayStation VR launching in Asia same day as US

Gamers in Asia won't have to wait any longer than their American cousins to get their hands on Sony's VR platform -- though they'll have to pay a touch more.

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Last month we learned that Sony's PlayStation VR platform would come to the US, UK and Australia on 13 October. On Thursday, the company revealed that those in Asia will be able to join the party at exactly the same time.

PlayStation VR will launch on October 13 in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. In Singapore, it'll retail for SG$599 -- that converts to around $445, about 10 percent more than the $399 Americans will pay.

The headset is priced at £349 for those in the UK and AU$550 down under. That cost doesn't include the motion-tracking Move controllers and PlayStation Camera that you'll need for the proper VR experience.

Sony says there'll be 60 games available for PlayStation VR, though it didn't specify a time frame. The company previously said 50 games will be available at launch.