Tokyo Game Show: Sony Announce PS4 Price Drop and PlayStation VR Headset

Sony have made several announcements during their preliminary presentation for the Tokyo Game Show. Chief among these was the news that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a price drop from the 1st October.

Atsushi Morita, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, announced that the PS4 would drop to ¥34,980 in the coming months from its current price of ¥38,000.

This roughly translates to a £15, or $23 price drop, though it is uncertain whether this will be a worldwide cut or for Japanese customers only. The PlayStation 4 is already significantly more expensive worldwide than in Japan, at around £300 compared to the £215 a straight conversion would imply.

Sony also unveiled the official name for Project Morpheus, which will be sold under the title PlayStation VR. They are also planning to take the headset around Japan this month, allowing consumers to try it before its release next year.

The VR headset was first announced during 2014’s GDC and has reportedly been in development since 2011. It is unclear how much the device will cost or which games will be compatible. It is intended to rival to other headsets, such as the Oculus Rift and SteamVR, although Sony will hope to capitalise on the PlayStation exclusivity and the competition between its rivals leaving their way clear.

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