Report: PlayStation VR Launches This Fall – PC Magazine

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Eager to try out Sony’s PlayStation VR? You’ll need to practice your patience, because the virtual reality headset isn’t launching for months, according to GameStop CEO Paul Raines.


During an interview with Fox News on Monday, Raines said Sony is planning to release the headset this autumn. “[GameStop] will launch the Sony product this fall,” he said.


Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a representative from the company told VideoGamer.com that the company does not have any info to share at this time. “The launch date [for PS VR] will be announced in due course,” the Sony rep reportedly said.


The headset, like other VR products, is placed over a person’s face and provides a virtual gaming experience through its goggles. PS VR relies on the PlayStation 4 for content. Fans can look forward to PS VR games like Eagle Flight, The Modern Zombie Taxi Co., 100ft Robot Golf, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Rez Infinite, Ace Combat 7, and Golem—a PlayStation VR exclusive.


Meanwhile, Raines also said that GameStop is currently in discussions with Oculus and HTC about selling their VR devices as well. “Virtual reality is on its way,” he said. “We are right now preparing for the launches of the major VR products.”



Raines also suggested that VR is poised to be a multibillion-dollar market.


“The market size is really hard to measure right now, but there are a lot of different measurements, all of them start with a b,” he said, referencing a recent Goldman Sachs report that said the VR market could reach $80 billion by 2025.


Meanwhile, Raines also talked tax season and its effect on GameStop’s business, noting that refund checks typically drive hardware and new video game sales. Check out his full interview in the video below.



Report: PlayStation VR Launches This Fall – PC Magazine