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October 13, 2017

PlayStation’s updated VR headset arrives in Japan tomorrow

by John_A

You may want to hold off buying the current-gen PSVR, as its successor is imminent. We already knew the updated headset will come with integrated headphones and HDR passthrough support (courtesy of a new processor unit). And, now Sony is blessing us with a release date — for Japan, anyway. The company’s native home will be the first to get the refreshed VR device when it lands there on Saturday. Meanwhile, everyone else will have to wait. At 44,980 yen ($401), the new headset will match the starting price of the original (although, its older sibling now comes bundled with the PlayStation Camera at no extra charge).

The gradual rollout sets it apart from its predecessor, which was released simultaneously in the US, UK, Europe, and Japan one year ago today. To mark its birthday, Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers 80 percent off over 50 compatible titles on its Store for a limited time. Word of advice to all the cat people out there: Set aside some change for the upcoming Neko Atsume.

Source: PlayStation (Japan)

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