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Batman Arkham VR PlayStation 4 £15.99 PlayStation Store
Batman Arkham VR PlayStation 4 £15.99 PlayStation Store

Batman Arkham VR PlayStation 4 £15.99 PlayStation Store

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Batman Arkham VR is priced between £45 and £55 for the game on disk across several UK retailers, however the PlayStation store is selling (pre-order) the digital edition of the game for just £15.99, saving £28.86 if you'd have pre-ordered it from Simply Games or Shopto, £34 from Game, £38.98 from Gamestop and finally £39 from Zavvi

LINKS: (in case you would like to look for yourselves)

http://www.shopto.net/video-games/…/PS4BA52-batman-arkham-vr

simplygames.com/p/b…ps4

game.co.uk/en/…945

gamestop.co.uk/Pla…ham

http://www.zavvi.com/ga…/batman-arkham-vr-psvr/11304236.html

I posted this on my blogs (Pain and Game) Facebook page yesterday and have had over 2000 views in less than 24 hours. I figured with that amount of views in such a short amount of time it can't be common knowledge yet.

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I don't think those prices will be the final prices at those shops. I think they are placeholders much like the artwork. But heat added anyway because it's by far the best price

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moneysavingkitten

I don't think those prices will be the final prices at those shops. I … I don't think those prices will be the final prices at those shops. I think they are placeholders much like the artwork. But heat added anyway because it's by far the best price



I phoned Shopto yesterday, they said the distributor sets the RRP and they couldn't believe that the PlayStation store had it so cheap... they were told the RRP was £55 and they thought their price wasn't likely to change.
Edited by: "DirectingChaos" 27th Aug 2016

DirectingChaos

I phoned Shopto yesterday, they said the distributor sets the RRP and … I phoned Shopto yesterday, they said the distributor sets the RRP and they couldn't believe that the PlayStation store had it so cheap when they were told the RRP was £55 and that price wasn't likely to change.



Really? That shocks me, it's supposed to be quite a short game. £55 is a lot for any title. RIGS started off at that price when it was first listed and it's now £40 on Amazon and Tesco.

Nice post.. Personally I have to get this tangibly and suck it up because I'm that kind of guy, but for folk less scrupulous this is a great deal really got my fingers crossed on this one..

Described as "an experience" not a game. Supposed to be about 90 minutes long! If that's the case then it's overpriced at £15.99 let alone the prices retailers have it for. Shopto are full of crap if they say the rrp is £55, been confirmed as a budget release.

weldz

Described as "an experience" not a game. Supposed to be about 90 minutes … Described as "an experience" not a game. Supposed to be about 90 minutes long! If that's the case then it's overpriced at £15.99 let alone the prices retailers have it for. Shopto are full of crap if they say the rrp is £55, been confirmed as a budget release.



​I fear we are gonna get ripped off so bad on these games hopefully the eBay market will be decent as everyone will be selling them after a day!

heat added for this price and you won't be charged till 2 days before release nice

Banned

55 quid for a tech demo...verrrry much doubt it. 19.99 tops for it id say on physical release. More likely to be the same price as the until dawn VR game. 17.99

No way will it be £55, it will be £14.99 like the other VR games listed with the correct prices.

DirectingChaos

I phoned Shopto yesterday, they said the distributor sets the RRP and … I phoned Shopto yesterday, they said the distributor sets the RRP and they couldn't believe that the PlayStation store had it so cheap... they were told the RRP was £55 and they thought their price wasn't likely to change.



ShopTo are shysters.

Highly exaggerated prices

Before anyone uses the Oh it's a technical demo only description... Go and look up playstation access on YouTube, they tested it a gamescomm last week and said it's amazing! I'll definitely be trying it

Blaat_blaat

heat added for this price and you won't be charged till 2 days before … heat added for this price and you won't be charged till 2 days before release nice



Plenty of time for the store to cancel the order if it's a misprice!

This will certainly go down in price from retailers, other similar titles are £14 on Amazon.

PS VR will either be a big hit and everyone will eat it up or it will bomb like PS TV, Vita and Betamax

well that's stating what all tech can go.Eg it's a hit or it fails.Same for every new product ever made

I think today will go one of two ways, I'll either go out like yesterday, or I'll stay in like I did on Thursday.

I've preordered. I'm dead excited for PSVR, can't wait to play it. Obviously it could be a huge success of another flop like Kinect/Vita. Hopefully this does receive the support it deserves, if the big hitters of the industry (PlayStation, Microsoft and PC) all support VR I think it has a great chance of becoming a big thing! Roll on October!

This isn't a game, it's like a 5 -10 experience .

That's why it's cheap on PlayStation store.

Banned

I've seen the access video already. I've also got PSVR on pre-order (have done since march) alongside a couple of the games and I'm very much looking forward to it, including batman. That being said...GBP 55.00 for a 1.5 hour ''experience''....I don't believe that's the retailers r.r.p at all. Rekon it's physical release will be 20 bucks tops. Witcher 3 with VR, I'd probably pay 60 quid for that. 15.99 is more like it for these short VR experience games (like Until Dawn, VR worlds, star wars etc) and tbh I can see a lot of these being about 9.99 come xmas which is great also.

Kinda torn between PSVR and Vive (can't afford both unfortunately) but gonna try out PSVR regardless and see what its all about. Kinda want to keep it for all the ps exclusive VR titles that may come out in future.

I saw IGN and GameSpot talking about this and both seemed like paid for adverts. All they really did was praise PSVR constantly. I can't remember what sorts of things they said but I remember it seemed like they were just advertising PSVR for Sony.

Oh I remember one of those two videos also cut to a bunch of people just saying how amazing PSVR is too. lol.
Edited by: "unrealeck" 27th Aug 2016

when is VR coming out on ps4? and how much, heard rumors but no details about it.

jg213

when is VR coming out on ps4? and how much, heard rumors but no details … when is VR coming out on ps4? and how much, heard rumors but no details about it.



msk's "Misc" thread:
[ hotukdeals.com/mis…460 ]

unrealeck

I saw IGN and GameSpot talking about this and both seemed like paid for … I saw IGN and GameSpot talking about this and both seemed like paid for adverts. All they really did was praise PSVR constantly. I can't remember what sorts of things they said but I remember it seemed like they were just advertising PSVR for Sony.Oh I remember one of those two videos also cut to a bunch of people just saying how amazing PSVR is too. lol.



[ youtube.com/wat…CH8 ]

...and none of the gamers removed their Virtual Reality headset & said the obvious line, "I'm Batman".

Wasted opportunity

There's hardly any footage of this, only literally 2 second clips. Do not buy.

Original Poster

Personally I am (well if I can get the funds together which is questionable) getting VR not to get the latest gaming gadget... but to do more physically. I live with extreme pain every second of every single day, immersive gaming helps which is why VR interested me. I am not looking to spend 100's of hours playing VR games, rather the opposite... a quick immersive experience which will distract my brain from the pain signals and in turn reduce the pain to allow to do more with my family. Yeah a good game which is value for money is important but VR represents so much more than that for me.

Original Poster

I think some of the experiences like this, VR worlds etc are not being shown much, not because it is a reflection of them but rather to not spoil the immersive experience when you use it cos you have seen it all already, could be wrong... but as long as it lives up to the Vive demo I tried it will give me what I need out of it
Edited by: "DirectingChaos" 27th Aug 2016

stupot76

PS VR will either be a big hit and everyone will eat it up or it will … PS VR will either be a big hit and everyone will eat it up or it will bomb like PS TV, Vita and Betamax



It will be just like Kinect. VR with wires and accessories someone will trip over > kill themselves or A&E.

imagineS

It will be just like Kinect. VR with wires and accessories someone will … It will be just like Kinect. VR with wires and accessories someone will trip over > kill themselves or A&E.


The hyperbole is real.

DirectingChaos

I think some of the experiences like this, VR worlds etc are not being … I think some of the experiences like this, VR worlds etc are not being shown much, not because it is a reflection of them but rather to not spoil the immersive experience when you use it cos you have seen it all already, could be wrong... but as long as it lives up to the Vive demo I tried it will give me what I need out of it



My reply (in comment #9706) regarding footage of "Super Stardust Ultra VR":

[ hotukdeals.com/mis…319 ]

Perhaps the converse is true, & seeing some in-game images may sell systems; just not to me.

Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on the normal ps4, hence they have rusher the neo out

Original Poster

Perhaps the converse is true, & seeing some in-game images may sell … Perhaps the converse is true, & seeing some in-game images may sell systems; just not to me.



There is a fine line for sure, I really do hope that they have done this properly and not just thought the fact it is a VR for a home console is going to be enough. I am looking forward to it for the reasons I mentioned above but to have some great gaming experiences would be the icing on the cake, fingers crossed

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benlondon

Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on … Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on the normal ps4, hence they have rusher the neo out



I really hope that is wrong, I am struggling to be able to get the funds together for the PSVR and a game or two, I will be really **** off if I am then expected to buy an updated PS4 as well

benlondon

Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on … Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on the normal ps4, hence they have rusher the neo out



​pretty shoddy? source?

StolenDiagram

Plenty of time for the store to cancel the order if it's a misprice!



No they won't, this has been confirmed as a $20 game in the US too.

DirectingChaos

Personally I am (well if I can get the funds together which is … Personally I am (well if I can get the funds together which is questionable) getting VR not to get the latest gaming gadget... but to do more physically. I live with extreme pain every second of every single day, immersive gaming helps which is why VR interested me. I am not looking to spend 100's of hours playing VR games, rather the opposite... a quick immersive experience which will distract my brain from the pain signals and in turn reduce the pain to allow to do more with my family. Yeah a good game which is value for money is important but VR represents so much more than that for me.



That's a really great use for it, I hope it helps you in that way

benlondon

Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on … Need the neo though apparently, psvr is supposed to be pretty shoddy on the normal ps4, hence they have rusher the neo out



No, you absolutely will not need Neo. This has been stated by Sony over and over again. You might get better looking graphics with Neo though.

citysurrender11

​pretty shoddy? source?



Not in my opinion it isn't, I've tried it on a normal PS4. Just don't expect the graphics to look quite as polish as PS4 on an HD TV.

Good deal, thanks.

Original Poster

moneysavingkitten - That's a really great use for it, I hope it helps you … moneysavingkitten - That's a really great use for it, I hope it helps you in that way



I was able to try the Vives underwater demo at a recent games conference in Aberdeen, before I tried the 3 minute demo I thought I wouldn't last more than an hour. After it the pain had halfed and I was there about 7 hours in the end, granted it took a lot out of me (and about a week to get my back to settle to the usual pain levels). However it did help me realise what could be possible from a VR set up at home. I am planning on writing about it and exploring the positive relationship between video games and pain management on my blog painandgame.blogspot.co.uk at some point best the end of October. If you would be interested in finding out how I get on with it after the PSVR comes out, drop by the blog then and thanks moneysavingkitten, I am sure it will.
Edited by: "DirectingChaos" 28th Aug 2016
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