If you went into Cyber Monday last year hoping to bag some PlayStation VR deals then you would have left frustrated. Sony didn't anticipate so many people gunning for its brand new headset and fell behind on stock, so PS VR was pretty hard to get ahold of and nobody felt like discounting their tiny allocations. We're hoping for better this Cyber Monday, though, and when November 27 hits we'll be on the lookout for hardware and game deals. Here's what we'd like to see in particular.
The best PlayStation VR deals on Cyber Monday
Obviously the primary thing we hope to have on Cyber Monday is a lower price on the main PlayStation VR unit, which costs $399 for the standalone unit and $499 for the Launch Bundle that includes a game, two Move controllers and the PlayStation Camera. Retailers usually bundle games with hardware on Cyber Monday, so we would love to see some bumper bundles.
Then again, we'd settle for some cheaper accessories or just games to help soften the blow of buying into PS VR. The Camera is required to use PS VR but is sold separately, so a discount there would help, while Move controllers enhance the experience and could do with some savings. There are also tons of games...
The best PlayStation VR game deals on Cyber Monday
PS VR has some exclusives but it's also compatible with various titles that can be played without it. Both types of game offer great experiences, but there are three in particular we hope to see discounted on Cyber Monday:
- Batman: Arkham VR is a standalone Batman experience that lets you explore the Batcave in virtual reality.
- Resident Evil 7 doesn't require PS VR, but it comes to life in horrifying fashion when played through Sony's headset.
- Worlds is a set of mini-games, but to call them that does it a disservice. The heist and deep-sea dives are unmissable.
There are tons of other games that could be discounted, too:
- DOOM VFR
- Eagle Flight
- EVE: Valkyrie
- Job Simulator
- Loading Human
- Moto Racer 4
- RIGS Mechanized Combat League
- Robinson: The Journey
- StarBlood Arena
- Star Trek: Bridge Crew
- Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
- Werewolves Within
What do I need to use PlayStation VR?
Unlike HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, setup is surprisingly simple and doesn't require crazy amounts of space. However, it's important to get a good idea of what's involved, so here's a breakdown:
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation VR - headset, base unit and all the cables
- PlayStation Camera - comes with the Launch Bundle but not the standard set, so you may need to buy this separately
- PlayStation 4 Pro - improves performance
- PlayStation Move - some games really thrive with this
You don't need a huge space to play. As long as you can move yourself and your arms around within a metre or two then you'll be OK, and you can play sitting down. The TV screen will show anyone else in the room what you're seeing, although the image will be in 2D. It's a great thing to share!
Check back on Cyber Monday to see whether we found any PlayStation VR deals!