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Old 01-06-2016, 09:23 AM   #21
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I work on PS VR. I think you guys will be very happy with the product
I've been lucky enough to try about a dozen demos of the various games at PAX, SDCC, PSX, etc.

I'm convinced to hand over my money.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:24 AM   #22
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Here is the link to the Oculus shop:

https://shop.oculus.com/

They were shipping in March. Now they are shipping in April . . . so enough crazy people are buying them.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:43 AM   #23
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Damn I would need a Video Card upgrade also as my 770 doesn't cut it. Oh well I guess its time to setup a GoFundMe page.

https://www.gofundme.com/Raekwon
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:48 AM   #24
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Oculus VR locked in! March it is!

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$599 US ($900+ CDN with shipping!) If PS VR can keep prices low, they'll sell pretty well given the massive PS4 install base already.

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Holy crap, they're charging 699 Euros!! for some countries before even shipping.
Yikes -- I was hoping for $300 or so on PS VR. I guess we'll see.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:51 AM   #25
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Call me a skeptic. Give it three years, and it will join Google Glasses, all previous incarnations of VR, motion-control video games, and 3D TV on the giant scrap heap of over-hyped information and entertainment technology.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:58 AM   #26
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$600 US is well beyond what I'd be willing to consider at this point. It doesn't help that I am not a fan of Xbox's controller style. This is just going to push me further toward Sony, depending on their cost.
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Yeah it is a big chunk of dough. Still they must be selling, delivery now out to May.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:07 AM   #28
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I pre-ordered not really thinking about the cost knowing I could easily cancel.

Think I'd be able to sell it on Kijiji for a profit? I know some did with the DK2 (I sold my DK2 at basically cost), but that was half the price. $900 bucks!!!
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I work on PS VR. I think you guys will be very happy with the product
Any hints of timeline/cost? $900 has made it easy to rule out Oculus.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:03 PM   #30
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Any hints of timeline/cost? $900 has made it easy to rule out Oculus.
I think Andrew House mentioned that it would be priced similar to a console (I sorta kinda remember that somewhere some time). So probably 350-450 US?

Heaven help our dollar by the time they make pre-orders available. Thanks NDP.
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600 US!!? Nope no thanks
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Any hints of timeline/cost? $900 has made it easy to rule out Oculus.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:47 PM   #33
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I won't even consider Oculus at that price point but Im open to what PSVR might bring if the price point isn't laughable.
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:49 PM   #34
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Is this another situation where Sony gets to sit and wait to see what the competition prices in at and then drops the mic on their version?

Hell, I just realized that the Vive could (likely) cost even more with the room position trackers and controllers.

I'll have to plan out a new computer in a few months . . . things are going to get expensive.
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Does anybody else find this extremely expensive for the bill of materials?

The DK2 sold for $350, and that was likely with significantly smaller expected orders, increasing the cost of each additional unit.

The Rift contains essentially the same materials as a Note 4 phone (screen/accelerator/gyroscope), minus the SoC, but plus some location trackers, headphones, and optics.

I would imagine the actual cost (not including R&D) for the headset alone would be around $300 or so, plus whatever the location sensor costs.

$600 USD seems excessive, especially when hardware tends to have very slim margins.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:45 PM   #36
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This is what somebody speculated on Neogaf:

$60 - Xbox One Controller
$25 - Xbox Wireless Adapter
$95 - Tracking Camera
$30 - Oculus Remote
$60 - Eve Valkyrie
$30 - Lucky's Tale
$300 - Oculus Rift headset
TOTAL: $600
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Yeah it is a big chunk of dough. Still they must be selling, delivery now out to May.
Oculus - despite selling out to Facebook - has managed to hold onto a a core fanatical supporters that rivals what Apple does. Good for them though. It's those people that will keep the company viable long enough for me to consider a reasonably priced head set in a couple years.
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Haha. Oh crap.

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And let's Godwin this!

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I purposefully held back on a few other electronic purchases thinking I'll use that money on the Rift instead... with the price and the CND$ where it is, I'm just not excited enough to become an early adopter. I'll wait until there is truly a killer app I "need" before buying.
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