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PSVR Will Sell 750K Units in 2017, Fewer Than Expected

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One analyst that expected Sony to sell a around 2.6 million units of the PlayStation VR in 2016 now estimates that the company won't even sell half of that. Revised 2016 sales forecast for the PSVR by SuperData Research, a market research and analytics firm, reveals that Sony’s virtual reality headset will shift fewer than 750,000 units by the end of the year, a far cry from earlier estimates. Microsoft to Challenge PS VR With $299 Virtual Reality Headsets SuperData conceded to its overestimated of the PlayStation VR's performance at retail, adjusting its forecast accordingly. Its report stated that “notably...

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Microsoft to Challenge PS VR With $299 Virtual Reality Headsets

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Microsoft has teamed up with several hardware makers to develop virtual reality headsets that are even more affordable than the PlayStation VR. Laptop makers Acer, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, and Hewlett Packard (HP) are among the companies Microsoft is working with. Their VR headsets are expected to release in spring 2017 and will start at $299 in the United States. Despite their low price, the units will be the “first and only” headsets with “inside out six degrees of freedom sensors,” which is to say they won't require extra accessory such as a camera sensor. Microsoft says they will the the...

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Razer's $400 VR Headset Goes After Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

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Razer used E3 2016 to announce a new OSVR VR headset that’s been specifically designed to compete with the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Dubbed the Hacker Development Kit (HDK) 2.0, the headset is the second offering from Razer’s OSVR initiative and will be priced at $399.99 in the U.S. when it goes on sale sometime in July 2016. The HDK’s quality is said to be comparable to that of the Rift or Vive, unlike the company’s early model, which currently retails for $299. Not only is it compatible with games designed for the OSVR platform, but it...

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Sony is Bringing PlayStation VR to PC?

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Sony is reportedly considering eventually bringing the PlayStation VR to PC once everything with the PlayStation 4 version is sorted out. The fact that the current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 4 have a similar architecture to that of an off-the-shelf PC means PlayStation VR could, in theory, be easily made to work on a PC. PlayStation VR Releases in October 2016 for $400, Get the Details Sony Computer Entertainment Senior Vice President Masayasu Ito told Japanese newpaper Nikkei that the company is considering making the headset available on PC but that “nothing will happen right away.” He stated: “Since Playstation...

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These Developer Are Making Games for PlayStation VR

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When Sony announced the price and release month for the PlayStation VR at GDC 2016, it mentioned that a large number of companies were working on games and other content for its virtual reality headset -- a whopping 230 companies, to be exact! The Japanese tech giant plans to launch 50 games for its virtual reality headset between October and the end of 2016. It has released a list of all 230 companies just in case -- you know -- no one believes the bold figure, and it seems everyone wants something to do with the device: Japan (34 companies)...

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