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3 minutes ago, Alex W. said:

I think Sony and MS both made big bets on there being a need for more power in this generation of systems, which in Sony’s case covers their whole ecosystem, and got caught out by economic stagnation. In this context it will be fascinating to see what Nintendo’s hardware release is.

The economic and supply chain crisis caught everyone out. It’s temporary though, raw material prices are already lower than they were a year ago ( although still much higher that at the beginning of 2021) , component availability will continue to be an issue for next year and units are priced accordingly. 
 

if there any industry that has repeatedly proven to be recession proof, it’s videogames. 
 

its obviously not going to fly off the shelves but I think it’s priced accordingly and there is room for it to drop in 2024 when things return to some form of normality 

 

chinas invasion of Taiwan notwithstanding .

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It’s probably a good price for what it is in the current UK climate but yeah, that will drastically reduce their initial market. Which is probably fine as there will be a shortage anyway.

 

It’s a long term investment for Sony, they will keep reducing that price whenever they feasibly can. The question is if they can continue a steady stream of solid titles to keep up momentum until they are able to drop the price.

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Psvr was £399 at launch in 2016 . Without move controllers . Factor that in and PSVR2 is actually cheaper in real terms; £399 + £70 = £479.99, which is £589 adjusted for inflation. 
 

Handy info for those of us trying to justify paying this stupid amount of money for a toy that you will play with for 3 months , most of which will be spent showing it to friends,  and then decide it’s too much of a faff . 
 

EDIT: mind bending  justification was based on incorrect launch price, thanks @Clipper. Updated, slightly less convincing justification posted below

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10 minutes ago, PaB said:

Psvr was £399 at launch in 2016 . Without move controllers . Factor that in and PSVR2 is actually cheaper in real terms; £399 + £70 = £479.99, which is £589 adjusted for inflation. 
 

Handy info for those of us trying to justify paying this stupid amount of money for a toy that you will play with for 3 months , most of which will be spent showing it to friends,  and then decide it’s too much of a faff . 

In the grand scheme of things true... Although I got an Oculus Rift S for the PC for £350 with controllers etc... I suppose we'll see how much appetite there is for PSVR2 come next year!

 

I was almost day one with this and mainly wanted a full GT7 experience however nothing much has been mentioned as to whether PD are patching GT7 to work with this for racing etc. GT:Sport had a bit of PSVR support but not for races.

 

In the end just decided to stick with the PC due to the ultimate flexibility. 

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Yeah, I'll be saving up to be honest, this is a massive jump in technology compared to current VR offerings and with 'proper' controllers instead of the move wands. 

 

It's obviously lumpy but thank fuck I haven't got a wife and kids to worry about me jizzing half a grand on a toy. 

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16 minutes ago, PaB said:

Psvr was £399 at launch in 2016 . Without move controllers . Factor that in and PSVR2 is actually cheaper in real terms; £399 + £70 = £479.99, which is £589 adjusted for inflation. 
 

Handy info for those of us trying to justify paying this stupid amount of money for a toy that you will play with for 3 months , most of which will be showing it to friends,  and then decide it’s too much of a faff . 

Thanks, was about to work out the maths to justify it to my wife, this’ll do!

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23 minutes ago, PaB said:

Psvr was £399 at launch in 2016 . Without move controllers . Factor that in and PSVR2 is actually cheaper in real terms; £399 + £70 = £479.99, which is £589 adjusted for inflation. 
 

Handy info for those of us trying to justify paying this stupid amount of money for a toy that you will play with for 3 months , most of which will be spent showing it to friends,  and then decide it’s too much of a faff . 

I thought it was 349 at launch - wikipedia says so (I know) and launch videos say that (i know). Also my Amazon launch preorder and invoice all say £349

 

Just so we can all be sure of the justifications we are making :D

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Clipper said:

I thought it was 349 at launch - wikipedia says so (I know) and launch videos say that (i know). Also my Amazon launch preorder and invoice all say £349

 

Just so we can all be sure of the justifications we are making :D

 

 

 

Ah I thought I paid £399 , I think you maybe right .

 

£349 + £70 = 429.99

 

adjusted for inflation = £527.47

 

I mean we’re still ok, right? 
 

“ it’s no more expensive than psvr and it’s much better “

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Thor said:

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Day 1. 

I will Never  forget us playing farpoint, and you appeared and your avatar was like 3 foot tall, and we couldn’t work out what was going on until we realised it was because you were sitting down. Properly funny.

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7 minutes ago, PaB said:

Ah I thought I paid £399 , I think you maybe right .

 

£349 + £70 = 429.99

 

adjusted for inflation = £527.47

 

I mean we’re still ok, right? 
 

“ it’s no more expensive than psvr and it’s much better “

 

 

yeah in the same way that if video games cost £118 that would be ok as street fighter 2 cost £60 in 1992 :P

 

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I think they have left a sensible gap (2 yrs+) before releasing it so that launch PS5 owners might be up for paying a similar amount again.

 

It is similar to the gap from launch PS4 to PSVR release and again those were similarly priced so equivalent to paying the same again 2 ish years later for the "next big thing"

 

THat worked for me last time as I bought a PS4 at launch but I didn't buy a PS5 this time round so it makes it look too pricy a prospect for me.

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29 minutes ago, PaB said:

I will Never  forget us playing farpoint, and you appeared and your avatar was like 3 foot tall, and we couldn’t work out what was going on until we realised it was because you were sitting down. Properly funny.

Haha! It wasn't just that, it was that I had set my height to match my sitting height. It was hilarious when I had to look up at you is if I was a small child! :lol: Good fun playing that co-op though.

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16 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

Only just saw the link. No email for me yet! :(

 

5 minutes ago, sammy said:

 Nor me 😬

I think I and a few others registered our interest a while back. I'm prerry sure I had an email about it a while back. 

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The big thing for me not being a PSVR1 owner is that there won’t be many games to choose from at launch, and certainly no killer app as far as I’m concerned. 
 

Then again it’s not backwards compatible anyway is it :doh:

 

Imagine buying the whole setup you’d need, you might as well buy a PC. 

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1 minute ago, Stanley said:

Imagine buying the whole setup you’d need, you might as well buy a PC. 

I highly doubt you can get a pc and vr headset with controllers of a similar spec for anywhere near what a PS5 + PSVR2 costs. I'm willing to be proven wrong, but surely you're looking at twice even thrice the price?

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The original launched for £400, and now every single CEX in the country has around three of them in the window for £65. Oh, and none of the games you might have previously bought will work either.

 

This thing is dead on arrival. VR is a niche hobbyist pursuit for people with lots of disposable income & spare room, which is an increasingly small demographic these days.

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1 minute ago, Mr. Gerbik said:

I highly doubt you can get a pc and vr headset with controllers of a similar spec for anywhere near what a PS5 + PSVR2 costs. I'm willing to be proven wrong, but surely you're looking at twice even thrice the price?

You’re probably right, but with PC as long as it’s “VR ready” i.e. powerful enough, you could pair it with a Quest 2 and have the entire PC VR library available to you, and it probably wouldn’t cost much more, and there’s no cables. 

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8 minutes ago, Stanley said:

The big thing for me not being a PSVR1 owner is that there won’t be many games to choose from at launch, and certainly no killer app as far as I’m concerned. 
 

Then again it’s not backwards compatible anyway is it :doh:

 

Imagine buying the whole setup you’d need, you might as well buy a PC. 

It was no different for psvr to be fair .  No killer app game, the tech itself was the killer app. Genuinely the  most draw dropping gaming experience for years . I mean I remember playing Batman VR  and just repeatedly saying “holy shit”. By all accounts horizon VR is stupendous . 
 

I think it will launch with 10-15 games. I also think there will be a number of low priced updates to existing psvr titles to make them psvr 2 compatible . Easy money innit . 

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