PlayStation VR Bundle Discounted To $449, But It’s Still Not Worth It
PS VR Price Cut
(Last Updated On: August 29, 2017)

Sony is discounting the PlayStation VR standard headset bundle with the PlayStation Camera down to $399.99. The starter bundle that comes with PlayStation VR Worlds (a sampler disc of sorts), two PlayStation Wands, and the PlayStation Camera has been discounted down to $449.99. However, be warned that it’s still not worth the price of entry.

The news rolled out recently over on the PlayStation Blog, where Sony announced the two deals that will be available starting September 1st for the PlayStation VR.

What they don’t tell is that there aren’t enough good games for it to justify the price of entry. You’re essentially paying the price of a full console and you won’t have more than a game or two that’s worth playing on the system, forcing it to do nothing more than collect dust.

Games like Star Trek: Bridge Crew are pure trash, and Resident Evil 7 would have been better in VR on the HTC Vive.

Farpoint is a poor man’s Lost Planet with none of the fun, none of the cool weapons, and none of the immersion. If you want to experience some entertainment aiming your joystick around in the air, you would be better off checking out the JOI category on PornHub.

The Batman Arkham VR experiment is like 15 through 20 minutes of Rocksteady laughing their way to the bank knowing that they just suckered you into paying premium price for an unfinished tech demo, and games like Tiny Trax are better played without a clunky headset on.

The only two noteworthy games on the PlayStation VR are Superhot VR and Arizona Sunshine, both of which are better on PC.

In the end, until Sony starts securing real games for the PlaySTation VR there’s absolutely no point in wasting $449.99 just so you can pad the pockets of people who like masturbating the marketing slogans about the virtues and wonders of VR while having nothing noteworthy or fun to justify the price of entry for it.


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  • Agustín Giménez

    No good games? Maybe if you instead of using a crystall ball as your news source got a PS VR and checked the catalog your article could have some point of reality, but as throwing shit tot something attracts more people is easier to lie.

    Resident Evil 7, Dirt Rally, Eve Valkyrie, Statik, StarBlood Arena, Spark, Until
    Dawn Rush of Blood, Star Trek Bridge Crew, Farpoint, Paranormal
    Activity, Super Hot and a long list of games is already released, and in November Skyrim, Doom, Bravo Team and a lot more titles are coming.

    Farpoint boring? Pull your head from your ass and try it, the best experience on shooters for VR so far. Star trek Bridge Crew trash? Really? The dream of thousands of trekkies made true and you call it trash? A very well done game and even with cross platform gaming?

    Really, you’re an asshole, VR is here to stay and PS VR is right now the leader with near 2 million units sold.

    • No good games? Maybe if you instead of using a crystall ball as your news source got a PS VR and checked the catalog your article could have some point of reality,

      Okay so you listed a bunch of games but didn’t say why they were good. Resident Evil 7 is objectively better without VR, especially since you don’t have any of the teleporting or hand-holding segments ruining the immersion that comes with the VR version. But please, good sir, explain why a more limited experience is somehow better in VR?

      Until Dawn Rush of Blood is fun, but I would never tell someone to pay $450 for a piece of hardware for an on-rails carnival shooter. It’s also not something that retains its appeal in multiple playthroughs like other games.

      Farpoint boring? Pull your head from your ass and try it, the best experience on shooters for VR so far.

      Arizona Sunshine has far better gunplay and pacing than Farpoint, and Arizona Sunshine looks and runs better on HTC Vive.

      Superhot is also fun, sure, but it’s also better on the Vive.

      Star trek Bridge Crew trash? Really? The dream of thousands of trekkies made true and you call it trash? A very well done game and even with cross platform gaming?

      It’s not a real game. It utilizes like three main gameplay loop mechanics ad infinitum. I would never suggest someone waste $450 for an experience so mind-numbingly simple and unengaging.

      Really, you’re an asshole, VR is here to stay and PS VR is right now the leader with near 2 million units sold.

      So what? The software doesn’t sell that well, so VR is only here to stay until companies get tired of throwing money into a black hole.

      • Agustín Giménez

        “Resident Evil 7 is objectively better without VR, especially since you
        don’t have any of the teleporting or hand-holding segments ruining the
        immersion that comes with the VR version” And you demonstrated you have no fucking clue how RE7 is in VR, RE7 is FULL LOCOMOTION, no teleportation at all, and if with hand-holding segments you refer at segmented rotation, that’s an option, is the first thing to disable unless you have motion sickness. Its EXTREMELY better in VR, try to play it if you are a man, and when you shit your pants tell me again it’s better without VR.

        “Until Dawn Rush of Blood is fun, but I would never tell someone to pay
        $450 for a piece of hardware for an on-rails carnival shooter. It’s also
        not something that retains its appeal in multiple playthroughs like
        other games.” Again totally wrong, each replay is better, I ve played it 7 times and each time you play you find new things, I love the sensation on the rollercoaster, it’s extremely real, and the jumpscares are in the exact points with the exact amount of scare.

        “Arizona Sunshine has far better gunplay and pacing than Farpoint, and Arizona Sunshine looks and runs better on HTC Vive.” Again ,no fucking clue, the immersion of Farpoint compared to Arizona Sunshine is another level, in FarPoint you feel you are in a planet, alone, Arizona Sunshine, even with it’s better graphics, can’t achieve that. And of course, the aim controller gives Farpoint that final touch of realism never achieved before, you can feel the weapon you are holding. That without counting that you can play in multiplayer on Farpoint.

        Star trek not a real game? ROFL. you can say EXACTLY the same about Elite Dangerous, you can buy/sell, mine asteroids, hunt pirates and that’s all, repeat to the infinite. I hope you don’t tell me that Elite Dangerous is not a game… XD.

        “So what? The software doesn’t sell that well, so VR is only here to stay
        until companies get tired of throwing money into a black hole.” Well, nearly 500k copies of RE7, more than 100k copies of Star Trek, more than 250k of Job simulator and so is not throwing money to the trash. Isn’t enough for multimillionaire AAA titles? Yes, for sure, that’s why we need adaptations of AAA games which already gave benefits and porting to VR is not that great effort, then the benefits rise expectacularly. See the example of Bethesda, Skyrim VR, Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR.

        And for your info, a ton of companies will launch this november it’s headsets, Acer, Lenovo and LG just to name some, all of them supported by Microsoft. Even Apple is investigating it’s own headset, so yes, VR is here to stay no matter how many detractors exist.

        • RE7 is FULL LOCOMOTION, no teleportation at all,

          Hurr durr, except when cutscenes play and you get in out of vehicles or perform other automated activities during the cinematics. Try again, ace.

          Again totally wrong, each replay is better, I ve played it 7 times and each time you play you find new things, I love the sensation on the rollercoaster,

          And I love the sensation of my legs. You try telling a paraplegic that not having legs is better for them. On-rails shooters are objectively less fun than manual locomotion shooters. Fact.

          in FarPoint you feel you are in a planet, alone, Arizona Sunshine, even with it’s better graphics, can’t achieve that.

          Who cares? The planet is samey in FarPoint. The weapons are boring. The aliens are lame and repetitive. It’s only fun for people who have never played a good first-person shooter game in their life.

          Star trek not a real game? ROFL. you can say EXACTLY the same about Elite Dangerous,

          Elite Dangerous actually has real gameplay mechanics, manual flying and evasive maneuvers, actual planetary exploration, real-time dogfights that aren’t restricted, and more than just hand-ballet controls as if it’s a poor imitation of the opening scene in Minority Report.

          Well, nearly 500k copies of RE7, more than 100k copies of Star Trek, more than 250k of Job simulator and so is not throwing money to the trash

          Those are poverty numbers, ace. RE7 did not meet Capcom’s expectations, and they set them fairly low at only 4 million (that includes standard multiplatform versions and the VR release). They could have set the expectations lower and met them if they didn’t waste development time and money on that pathetic VR adaptation.

          Also, 100k for Star Trek proves my point… it couldn’t even sell as much as Dream Daddy, a game about dating gay dads. What does that tell you? People like butt banging hot dads more than they like playing Star Trek in VR.

          • Agustín Giménez

            “Hurr durr, except when cutscenes play and you get in out of vehicles or
            perform other automated activities during the cinematics. Try again,
            ace.”

            Then start complainig about all the games that have cutscenes and you can’t move because are cutscenes… ROFL.

            “Who cares? The planet is samey in FarPoint. The weapons are boring. The
            aliens are lame and repetitive. It’s only fun for people who have never played a good first-person shooter game in their life.”

            I’ve been playing shooters before you were born, and FarPoint is the best experience till now except having a real gun in your hands and shoot idiots like you.

            “Elite Dangerous actually has real gameplay mechanics, manual flying and
            evasive maneuvers” Like in Star Trek Bridge Crew.
            “actual planetary exploration” Only with Horizons.
            “real-time dogfights
            that aren’t restricted” Have you even tried STBW? The pilot isn’t yawning and touching it’s balls precissely.

            “and more than just hand-ballet controls as if
            it’s a poor imitation of the opening scene in Minority Report.” It’s a perfect replication of the Star Trek ships controls, moron.

            “RE7 did not meet Capcom’s expectations” In 2d, in VR surpassed by far what they expected.

            “that pathetic VR adaptation.” Again, it’s obvious you didn’t even tried it. XD

            “it couldn’t even sell as much as Dream Daddy, a game about dating gay dads” It only proves there are more gay people than VR owners for now. I am sure you are one of the owners of that game, for sure.

          • I’ve been playing shooters before you were born, and FarPoint is the best experience till now except having a real gun in your hands and shoot idiots like you.

            This is far from the truth. The best experience in VR handling a weapon would be Arma 3 with the Delta Six + the Omni Treadmill. Only a shill would say FarPoint is better.

            Have you even tried STBW? The pilot isn’t yawning and touching it’s balls precissely.

            Most of the time they are. You sit there moving the levers around like stroking one out. It’s horribly simplified. Only a child would think it’s intuitive and fun because kids are retarded and don’t have any sense or gauge of true quality.

            VR surpassed by far what they expected.

            But it still undersold general expectations. Doesn’t matter what VR moved, the game still under performed drastically and cost them a lot of money.

            It only proves there are more gay people than VR owners for now.

            When there are more people out there willing to spend money banging man-butt than playing in VR, then it lets you know how much of a retarded failure VR really is.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    And never going to be, though VR will do damage before dying completely.

    • Zatara

      Hey, if it kills Crytek & forces them to sell off their engine technology to someone who actually values & appreciates it, then fuck me I’m golden, no matter what else may happen ^^

  • Migi

    I’d say a bioshock game with VR would be awesome but i don’t see that happening. VR games are very simple and lackluster and i don’t see any Hgh profile games coming it’s way unless it’s PC

  • Disqusted

    That still sounds like a shitton of money.

  • HisShadowX

    I got Pete Hines to respond on Twitter stating the PSVR is not getting mods for Skyrim VR which will be a full locomotion game meaning you can move and look around.

  • totenglocke

    VR isn’t worth it, period. Strapping a phone to your face and waving Wiimotes around is only entertaining for a brief period (especially when you factor in the high rate of motion sickness) and once the novelty wears off, you just have a really expensive dust collector.

    • HisShadowX

      You need need a Wii mote I find it better using dual shock

      • totenglocke

        Which is even MORE pointless because you’re literally just gaming with a phone strapped to your face at that point.

        • HisShadowX

          With your response I have to ask, have you played any VR games lately on the VIVE or PSVR?

          • totenglocke

            Yes, and (besides the nausea), it’s just gaming at a lower resolution and having your face shoved against the screen. I’m an old fogey. I lived through both motion control fads and the first VR fad. This too will fade into obscurity once the novelty wears off. VR fad 2.0 is already dying because it has nothing to offer beyond a shitty gimmick. We’ll probably see VR fad 3.0 in 15 years or so.

          • HisShadowX

            The Nasua goes away. Essentially you just have to make sure to play a little at a time until your body can handle it. Eventually you’ll build up a tolerance.

            Also it depends on the game as well most that are rushed don’t have good settings sadly.

            A lot of games out have a teleport function for those who can’t stand locomotion but the longer you play easing into it slowly most people are able to handle it.

            Some setting as I mentioned depending on the developer can screw you. It’s like Half Life 2 because of the FOV it makes people sick to the point they can’t get used to the game due to the FOV settings which now can be changed.

            As for this generation of VR yeah I lived through the past and it’s very different this time. Once you give it a good chance and play a decent game on it like Resident Evil it wins you over. However VR you really can’t jump in without preparing your mind and body so you got to ease in.

          • totenglocke

            “As for this generation of VR yeah I lived through the past and it’s very different this time.”

            Yeah, this time it’s laughably overpriced, which is killing it off faster than usual. 😂

          • HisShadowX

            Not really there is currently a pricing war going on which is why the PSVR’s price has gone down.

            The Vive is what the PSVR bundle used to be in price. And right before I was checking my mail for replies on this I also saw an ad showing The Rift has dropped to 399.99

            I’d argue The Rift is the one with the many tech demos as Facebook and company have run foul with some major gaming companies which means major games are not being released on the Rift. Also with Facebook creating a walled garden for The Rift it hurt more than helped.

            Also Windows is getting into the game with its own headset that’s priced the same as I believe as the Rift they just announced it yesterday I believe

          • Also Windows is getting into the game with its own headset that’s priced the same as I believe as the Rift they just announced it yesterday I believe

            Windows 10 exclusive VR products? No one is going to bother making crap for that other than Microsoft and some indie devs they pay to make tech demos. It’s Facebook and the Rift all over again.

          • HisShadowX

            I hope it isn’t going to be a Walled Garden and not locked to the Windows stores. If it lets you use steam then your good

          • HisShadowX

            If they force you to use the Windows store for that product then Windows VR has no chance.

            If you buy it and you can use it for whatever game or program you want to use it with I can see it maybe succeeding

          • HisShadowX

            The Windows Store is just Games for Window’s Live. After how they ended up Service I wouldn’t trust to buy anything from the Windows Store.

            Now there are games out there that were tied to Games for Windows Live Functionality that are no longer playable the legit way

    • Zatara

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJXsUBdl0g

      This was with a Kinect…. imagine how much worse it must be now ^^

  • Brad Donald

    All VR is pretty much “bad”. Compared to what is offered by traditional style games right now. I have tried them all. Most games are boiled down to SHALLOW arcade style experiences. The only things that VR has a leg up with is in RACING or FLYING SIMULATOR style games. FOR SOME INSANE REASONS most DEVS have forgotten that those types of games exist or how to make them. Where are my giant ROBOT MECH simulators. The few that have come out are just ON RAILS SHOOTERS.

    In the end the PORN uses of this are going to be what keeps VR devices alive until prices come down.

    Saddest thing is the PSvr actually sold a MILLION units and SONY is giving it the VITA TREATMENT all over again. They had NOTHING in the pipelines on their end other then what they put out at launch. They had no FUTURE planning here.

    BONUS you can rig up the PSVR to work with STEAM VR if you get two PS3cameras.

    • LurkerJK

      For porn you just throw you smartphone into Google cardboard or the plastic Samsung one for a fraction of the price, plus it’s wireless

      Imho not pushing porn and other non interactive media experiences from the start instead of pushing the prematurely born gaming market that still has yeeeears mature was one of the top (if not THE top) reason they failed

    • DizzyGear

      Its typical Sony. They release something and then hope devs will flock
      to it and when they don’t, Sony drops support harder than a sack of bricks. Every-fucking-time.

      I’ll probably pick up a headset to check out a few games like Future Tone VR when the headsets will inevitably reach the bargain
      bin for dirt cheap like all the other failed Playstation add-ons did.

  • LurkerJK

    But but VR is the future! The very high cost, very low return future!

    Invest now and get your expensive paperweight today!

    Experience extra disappointment when a better, cheaper and wireless version comes out in a year or two and your old, obsolete hardware is not even supported!