Unlike Oculus Rift and HTC Vive competitors, Sony's PlayStation VR is a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 console. However, this difference may no longer exist in the future: Sony has hinted that they may bring PlayStation VR to the Windows PC platform.
Sony Computer Entertainment's executive vice president Ito Yakun said in an interview recently that Sony is considering compatibility with PC platforms in the subsequent life cycle of PlayStation VR. Ito Yakun pointed out that although PlayStation VR currently requires PlayStation 4 to work, the latter itself and PC have some similar internal components. This architectural similarity makes this possible. However, he also emphasized that although Sony is exploring future PC features, their current focus is on game development for this new platform.
Ito said that Sony plans to sell 2 million PlayStation VRs this year. The device will be available in October this year, a delay from previous plans due to higher than expected global demand.
The starting price of PlayStation VR is $ 399 (about RMB 2595), and users need to purchase an additional PlayStation Camera for location tracking. Both bundles sell for $ 500 (about RMB 3,252), and pre-orders were opened last week.