Sony Announces Price and Release of PlayStation VR at GDC 2016

PlayStation VR headset will launch in October 2016 for a suggested retail price of USD $399 as announced during the Game Developers Conference of 2016.

Today more than 230 developers are building content for PlayStation VR, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers. We expect to have more than 50 games available from launch in October 2016 until the end of the year. Some of the games are:

  • Eagle Flight (Ubisoft)
  •  EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Headmaster (Frame Interactive)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment)
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (SCE WWS)
  • Tumble VR (SCE WWS)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (SCE WWS)
  • PlayStation®VR WORLDS (SCE WWS)

Additionally, The Playroom VR, from the Japan Studio, will be available as a free download from PlayStation Store for all PS VR owners at launch. On top of that, Sony Computer Entertainment partnered with Electronic Arts to launch a Star Wars Battlefront virtual reality experience available exclusively for its headset.

Following the announcement at the media event, Sony released a video of SCE President Andrew House that you can watch here:

A PlayStation Camera is required, but it won’t be included in the package. So if you don’t own one, you will have to purchase it separately and add it to the cost of your investment for the PlayStation VR.

Listed below are the full specifications for the item:

Product name


Product code


Release month

October 2016

Recommended Retail Price

44,980 yen, $399 USD, €399 and £349

External dimensions

VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)

Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection)


VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)

Processor unit: Approx. 365g

Display Method


Panel Size

5.7 inches

Panel Resolution

1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)

Refresh rate

120Hz, 90Hz

Field of View

Approximately 100 degrees


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)

Connection interface

VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack

Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX

Processor Unit Function

3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode


VR headset × 1

Processor unit × 1

VR headset connection cable × 1

HDMI cable × 1

USB cable × 1

Stereo headphones × 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)

AC power cord × 1

AC adaptor × 1