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PlayStation VR pre-orders in the "hundreds of thousands" as stock runs dry

Supplies of the PlayStation VR are running incredibly short after what Sony has described as sales totalling the hundreds of thousands”. The headsets are almost impossible to track down in the UK this week, with nearly all major retailers left out of stock. It’s not yet clear when stocks will …

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Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Virtual reality may have to wait a while longer before it makes any meaningful impact on the market. VentureBeat reports that a forecast by Strategy Analystics predicts that just six per cent of Americans – that’s 11.4m people – will own a VR headset by the end of 2016. That …

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Carmack says VR can’t rely on novelty for long

Virtual reality developers will need to step up and start offering titles that offer more than just a novelty appeal. That’s according to Oculus CTO and industry veteran John Carmack, who told an audience at Oculus Connect that the appeal of the new cannot be the sole selling point of …

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OPINION: Why PlayStation VR is virtual reality’s first real test

In his latest regular column, former Sony Studio London and indie virtual reality developer Dave Ranyard talks about the imminent launch of PlayStation VR. So, this is it. Next week, Sony launches PlayStation VR. This is the first real consumer test of VR. Yes, we have had Oculus and Vive …

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Is PlayStation going to dominate VR?

After years of hype and promise, VR finally became a reality for consumers in 2016. The year kicked off with the PC-based and expensive Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets rolling out. And in just a few weeks virtual reality is coming to the console space in the form of …

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Taking VR to the masses – The launch of PSVR

PlayStation’s UK group marketing manager Tom Whitaker discusses the company’s plans for the launch of the VR headset, and its potential once it is in consumers’ hands. Who do you see buying PlayStation VR? Is it primarily core gamers, or could it go mainstream? There’s definitely interest in PlayStation VR …

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