Following Sony’s reveal of the PlayStation VR headset’s price and release date at the Game Developer’s Conference this morning, a PlayStation representative has confirmed with GameSpot that the headset will require a PS4 camera to function. The camera is not bundled with the $400 PlayStation VR package by default and must be purchased separately for $60.
Those who purchase a PlayStation VR will need to buy Move controllers separately, which are required for some games. Move controllers are normally priced at $50 each, with certain games needing two controllers.
The PlayStation VR will launch this October worldwide. Powered by the PlayStation 4, the device will cost $400 in the United States, €399 in Europe, £349 in the United Kingdom, $549.95 in Australia, and ¥44,980 in Japan. This price will get you the headset, a Wii-sized processor unit and a series of cables, including HDMI and USB, among others.
By comparison, the Oculus Rift goes on sale later this month for $600, while HTC Vive is scheduled to arrive in April for $800. The major difference for PlayStation VR, however, is that it does not require a PC, as it runs on PS4.