yeah but sony said PSVR was going to be priced like a console. people are still making fun of $599 a decade later - no way they cross that line again. People even scoffed at the $499 Xbone. so, i'm thinking it's going to be priced around where the PS4 is now.
The price isn't coming down. They may pull an Apple. The new one always costs $600. CV2 - $600. Oh but now that CV2 is out, don't worry you can buy a CV1 for $400. What a deal! Sure the tracking isn't as good, the screens aren't as good, the whatever isn't as good.
People keep saying No or goodbye VR. Do you not remember the first smartphone Iphone was like over a grand at ATT and Blu Ray was over a grand....600 is expected I was more expecting 500 NOT 400 but its around my range so im fine. Plus this is the first HIGH end VR system. People will buy this
I would expect your phone, console and PC to be usable 2-3 years from now, even if not top of the line. These headsets? All with differing specs and arbitrary features/controllers? You're still paying for a public beta. You may be buying HD-DVD 1.0 here.
Do I expect there to be tons of fools and their money? Sure. I also expect tons of whining and crying a year from now.
Did some math because I'm a masochist. As a Canadian, if you had bought into the Oculus Rift Kickstarter back in August 2012, you could've gotten a DK1 kit and a CV1 for $275 USD ($300 if it's pre-built). Add $30 USD for international shipping. That $330 USD would've translated into roughly $330 CAD, as the Canadian dollar was at par.
Three years later, that same CV1 now costs you $914 CAD, and you haven't had a DK1 to play with in the meantime. That's almost three times the price. A lot of that is due to the Canadian dollar losing 30% of its value versus the US dollar. The CV1 doubling in price doesn't help either.
I don't understand were people are getting the idea that Vive will be better price. That thing comes with hardware you place around your actual room. No way in hell can Sony take a loss on their headset either. You'll be paying for everything. They need pure profit off this thing. Last time I checked the PlayStation division was still the one part of the company making the most. It can't be held up by something else while they go into the red on their device.