According to GameStop CEO Paul Raines, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is not going to make it out in the first half of 2016 as previously announced. In an interview with Fox News this week (via VideoGamer), Raines said his company is preparing for the launches of PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. Among other things, he revealed a release window for Sony’s headset that was later than previously announced.
He revealed: “The more important thing will be the title count at launch.
I think that’s going to be big. And from what we can see at this point, Sony seems to have the strongest title count.
“We are right now preparing for the launches of the major VR products,” he said. “We’re in discussions with Oculus, HTC, and Sony. It’s a big launch, we’re getting ready for it. We will launch the Sony product this fall and we are in discussions with the other two players.”
“We think VR is a big part of our future. Once we know more about it, we’ll plug it in. But I certainly think [GameStop] is going to be a store you’re going to want to buy your virtual reality products at.
“And it will come with a variety of accessories, by the way – there’ll be goggles and gloves and motion [controllers] and all kinds of things. So it’s very promising in a lot of ways.”
However, the PSVR’s price-tag remains a mystery to all despite the Swiss retailer’s claim of £347, although it is expected to be cheaper than the £499 Oculus Rift.