The headset is carrying immense hype since the price announcement
Sony Corp.’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation VR headset bundle was finally made available for preorder on Amazon but to the surprise and unfortunate luck of many, the preorder button didn’t even see the light of the day for five minutes. As spotted by Releases.com, the headset sold out within four minutes of availability, which is insane.
Even though it was previously announced as to exactly when the preorders would open up and we had assumed as much that the headset would sell out quickly, but four minutes? That’s breaking expectations. PlayStation VR’s launch day shipments also sold pretty quickly at EB Games Australia, soon after preorders opened up.
Sony dropped the bomb this month at the Game Developers Conference when it unveiled that PlayStation VR is going to cost $200 cheaper than the Oculus Rift, making it the cheapest virtual reality headset option there is. Despite the fact that PlayStation Camera is essential for the headset to work and is not included in the $400 version, it is still a cheaper alternative. For those looking for a complete package, the PlayStation Bundle includes the headset, PlayStation Camera, two Move controllers and a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds; all for a $499 price tag.
There is, however, good news. Only the PlayStation VR bundle was made available for preorder on Amazon and the standalone version will be available March 29. So there is yet another opportunity for you to get your hands on the headset. But it is advised that you train your hands to act fast once preorders begin at 10 a.m. ET. Since it costs cheaper, it is expected to sell out just as fast, if not more.