Reserve for Free - Sony PlayStation VR (PSVR) - £349.85 @ Shopto
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Reserve for Free - Sony PlayStation VR (PSVR) - £349.85 @ Shopto

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Found 16th Mar 2016
Just had this through on email, hope it helps someone!

On a side note: are these suppose to be any good?

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Why would you pay to reserve?
I'll wait until the start of next year when there's bundles including games for the same price or less.
i'll wait and see if it's at the gadget show to try out.
You also need the PlayStation camera and this isn't a deal, it's the RRP, minus 14p
You can reserve it at Amazon and GAME for free too but that's beside the point, this isn't really a deal is it?
£339 at Gameseek.
BuzzDuraband

£339 at Gameseek.


Good deal Buzz, post it? X)
iamthebatman01

Why would you pay to reserve?


so you've created the 'contract of sale' and the shop is less likely to renege on the promise of getting to item to you on the day of release.
reindeer333

Good deal Buzz, post it? X)



I'll leave it, thanks
BuzzDuraband

I'll leave it, thanks



It won't be long until one of those "comment wanderers" post it for him
tink179

You also need the PlayStation camera and this isn't a deal, it's the RRP, … You also need the PlayStation camera and this isn't a deal, it's the RRP, minus 14p



Trying telling that to all of us who have pre ordered
the funny thing about all these topics for this product a lot of people defending it and saying they have preordering are some of the same people who moan about people preordering games!!

i really dont understand their logic, its wrong to order a £40 game BUT its ok to order something that's £300 plus has little games out for it at launch added to that sonys track record with gadget
Edited by: "voyager123" 16th Mar 2016
iamthebatman01

Why would you pay to reserve?



Game are charging people 100 pounds just to reserve. Rip off company they are.
voyager123

the funny thing about all these topics for this product a lot of people … the funny thing about all these topics for this product a lot of people defending it and saying they have preordering are some of the same people who moan about people preordering games!!i really dont understand their logic, its wrong to order a £40 game BUT its ok to order something that's £300 plus has little games out for it at launch added to that sonys track record with gadget



All i'll say is some people shouldn't breed. This thing will be the most expensive paperweight ever yet people are throwing money at them like it will be the biggest revolution for games. I really can't wait for the mass hysteria of buyers remorse after this releases.

Edited by: "darkspace100" 16th Mar 2016
darkspace100

Game are charging people 100 pounds just to reserve. Rip off company they … Game are charging people 100 pounds just to reserve. Rip off company they are.


Only in-store, online pre-orders are free.

Personally, I wish the online ones had a charge too. It would put off the scalpers.
I've got a virtual reality only paid £10, £350!!! Must be kidding!
5reds

I've got a virtual reality only paid £10, £350!!! Must be kidding!


You paid for VR? I get it free when I fall asleep, best VR ever!
hotfinder

You paid for VR? I get it free when I fall asleep, best VR ever!



​ha ha ha
darkspace100

Game are charging people 100 pounds just to reserve. Rip off company they … Game are charging people 100 pounds just to reserve. Rip off company they are.




Hows it a rip off, there actually being sensible, how many scalpers and cancelled orders do you think all these online retailers are going to have!

i would rather be able to put a deposit on my order online, a) to secure day 1 b) it actually breaks up the price!

and i dont really like game btw,
darkspace100

All i'll say is some people shouldn't breed. This thing will be the most … All i'll say is some people shouldn't breed. This thing will be the most expensive paperweight ever yet people are throwing money at them like it will be the biggest revolution for games. I really can't wait for the mass hysteria of buyers remorse after this releases.




So i assume you didnt like ps vr when you demoed it?

Which demos did you play and what did you not like about it? what did you think about htc vive compared to the psvr?

edit : i noticed you said biggest revolution for games, you do realise this has the potential for not just gaming?
Edited by: "fattyuk" 16th Mar 2016
voyager123

the funny thing about all these topics for this product a lot of people … the funny thing about all these topics for this product a lot of people defending it and saying they have preordering are some of the same people who moan about people preordering games!!i really dont understand their logic, its wrong to order a £40 game BUT its ok to order something that's £300 plus has little games out for it at launch added to that sonys track record with gadget




im sounding like a fanboy here, "sonys track record with gadget " - you do realise its not just a "gadget" that sony are pushing? have you heard that other compants are also pushing forward with it.

unless im mistaken i dont remember many other companys pushing forward with there vitas style gadgets
fattyuk

im sounding like a fanboy here, "sonys track record with gadget " - you … im sounding like a fanboy here, "sonys track record with gadget " - you do realise its not just a "gadget" that sony are pushing? have you heard that other compants are also pushing forward with it.unless im mistaken i dont remember many other companys pushing forward with there vitas style gadgets



That's actually a really good point. Almost every failed PlayStation add on has been an exclusive technology that no one else has been pushing at the same time (camera and Kinect are the closest I suppose).

PlayStation are going to get VR in to more households than the other two headsets and possibly grow the market, just like they did with Blu Ray. Even though it's the least powerful of all options, it's also the cheapest. Even if you don't have a ps4, camera and move controllers it is still cheaper to buy the full set up than either of the other two. It also stands the chance of growing the ps4 market too.

I've been burned by Sony in the past, but finally those purchases are going to come back to usefulness as the move and camera get implemented properly. And who knows, with the move controller selling again we might see new move only titles (I so want a modern day Point Blank!!).

I'm dying to use this just to watch films on a simulated 225" screen and play standard games that way too. My 3D Blu Rays should also get a major new lease of life too. You wouldn't scoff at paying £350 for a big screen tv, so even if the VR dries up, there's still going to be life and use in the headset (just as the vita has remote play and allows you to play your ps4 away from home if nothing else).

Of course, the VR could be a giant turd, but I'm a bit more optimistic this time around.
Denziloshamen

That's actually a really good point. Almost every failed PlayStation add … That's actually a really good point. Almost every failed PlayStation add on has been an exclusive technology that no one else has been pushing at the same time (camera and Kinect are the closest I suppose). PlayStation are going to get VR in to more households than the other two headsets and possibly grow the market, just like they did with Blu Ray. Even though it's the least powerful of all options, it's also the cheapest. Even if you don't have a ps4, camera and move controllers it is still cheaper to buy the full set up than either of the other two. It also stands the chance of growing the ps4 market too. I've been burned by Sony in the past, but finally those purchases are going to come back to usefulness as the move and camera get implemented properly. And who knows, with the move controller selling again we might see new move only titles (I so want a modern day Point Blank!!). I'm dying to use this just to watch films on a simulated 225" screen and play standard games that way too. My 3D Blu Rays should also get a major new lease of life too. You wouldn't scoff at paying £350 for a big screen tv, so even if the VR dries up, there's still going to be life and use in the headset (just as the vita has remote play and allows you to play your ps4 away from home if nothing else). Of course, the VR could be a giant turd, but I'm a bit more optimistic this time around.



People are forgetting that PSVR will become obsolete in just a few years whereas the other two devices will be supported as long as the PC community wants it. Sony will then abandon the first gen VR and you will need to buy it again when PS5 releases. PSVR doesn't seem so cheap when you think of its limited lifespan.
darkspace100

People are forgetting that PSVR will become obsolete in just a few years … People are forgetting that PSVR will become obsolete in just a few years whereas the other two devices will be supported as long as the PC community wants it. Sony will then abandon the first gen VR and you will need to buy it again when PS5 releases. PSVR doesn't seem so cheap when you think of its limited lifespan.




Ok negative nancy, i WANT to invest in htc vive as ive tried it and it blew my mind to piece, but i havent got the setup for it - room with cameras.

You can carry on being negative whilst im going to imbrace and enjoy a new time of technology

oh btw im a ps fanboy who actually games most of my pc i built 18months ago.

edit: you said a few years before ps5? have you got sources that ps5 will be out in a few years time?? your just being negative mate, the cost of this vr is 4 days work for me


Edited by: "fattyuk" 16th Mar 2016
Denziloshamen

That's actually a really good point. Almost every failed PlayStation add … That's actually a really good point. Almost every failed PlayStation add on has been an exclusive technology that no one else has been pushing at the same time (camera and Kinect are the closest I suppose). PlayStation are going to get VR in to more households than the other two headsets and possibly grow the market, just like they did with Blu Ray. Even though it's the least powerful of all options, it's also the cheapest. Even if you don't have a ps4, camera and move controllers it is still cheaper to buy the full set up than either of the other two. It also stands the chance of growing the ps4 market too. I've been burned by Sony in the past, but finally those purchases are going to come back to usefulness as the move and camera get implemented properly. And who knows, with the move controller selling again we might see new move only titles (I so want a modern day Point Blank!!). I'm dying to use this just to watch films on a simulated 225" screen and play standard games that way too. My 3D Blu Rays should also get a major new lease of life too. You wouldn't scoff at paying £350 for a big screen tv, so even if the VR dries up, there's still going to be life and use in the headset (just as the vita has remote play and allows you to play your ps4 away from home if nothing else). Of course, the VR could be a giant turd, but I'm a bit more optimistic this time around.



Well said and i fully agree with you.
darkspace100

People are forgetting that PSVR will become obsolete in just a few years … People are forgetting that PSVR will become obsolete in just a few years whereas the other two devices will be supported as long as the PC community wants it. Sony will then abandon the first gen VR and you will need to buy it again when PS5 releases. PSVR doesn't seem so cheap when you think of its limited lifespan.



If I have to buy another one when ps5 comes out, I'll sill not have spent as much as I will have had to on the other two. Every bigger and better game on the PC versions are going to need bigger and better graphics cards jus to run and those cost around half the price of the playstation VR if not the same.

Console gamers are used to eventual upgrades. PC owners might claim they still have the same PC they got years ago and it still runs, but I bet they've had to swap out so many parts and pieces to keep it running that it is effectively a brand new machine. It's theta in equivalent of Triggers broom (Only Fools And Horses).
I'm just pleased that VR's got three big players backing it, and they all offer something slightly different. I can't wait for Rez Infinite, Adr1ft and the Apollo 11 experience.
I'd love to hear a top qualified optician talk on how these will affect peoples eye sight. Imagine kids playing these for hours. Wonders what the recommended time use is.
Its bad enough kids playing consoles on 32" screens less than three feet away.
Sizzlestick

I'd love to hear a top qualified optician talk on how these will affect … I'd love to hear a top qualified optician talk on how these will affect peoples eye sight. Imagine kids playing these for hours. Wonders what the recommended time use is.Its bad enough kids playing consoles on 32" screens less than three feet away.



Just like with the Nintendo 3DS, there will be a warning that children under seven years of age should not use the product.

Apart from that, the use of virtual reality headsets can affect different people in a variety of ways.

You cannot provide disclaimers for all eventualities, just make sweeping statements about discontinuing use if you feel nauseous, or experience pain with your eyesight, with recommendations about taking a break for fifteen minutes every hour of continuous use.

Kinetosis is going to be the main problem for the majority.
iamthebatman01

Why would you pay to reserve?



You don't pay to pre-order on Shopto.
Sizzlestick

I'd love to hear a top qualified optician talk on how these will affect … I'd love to hear a top qualified optician talk on how these will affect peoples eye sight. Imagine kids playing these for hours. Wonders what the recommended time use is.Its bad enough kids playing consoles on 32" screens less than three feet away.



​i doubt many little children will be getting these any time soon
Denziloshamen

If I have to buy another one when ps5 comes out, I'll sill not have spent … If I have to buy another one when ps5 comes out, I'll sill not have spent as much as I will have had to on the other two. Every bigger and better game on the PC versions are going to need bigger and better graphics cards jus to run and those cost around half the price of the playstation VR if not the same. Console gamers are used to eventual upgrades. PC owners might claim they still have the same PC they got years ago and it still runs, but I bet they've had to swap out so many parts and pieces to keep it running that it is effectively a brand new machine. It's theta in equivalent of Triggers broom (Only Fools And Horses).



It doesn't work like that. You buy a system, in parts or pre-built, and you upgrade when you want. You're not forced to unless components fail. If the person chooses to upgrade that's an individual. choice. Same for when the PS5 is released. You can still use the PS4, games will still be released, you can upgrade to the PS5 when you want.

There's a notion that every PC gamer has to upgrade every 6 months to stay relevant and it's completely false.
rev6

It doesn't work like that. You buy a system, in parts or pre-built, and … It doesn't work like that. You buy a system, in parts or pre-built, and you upgrade when you want. You're not forced to unless components fail. If the person chooses to upgrade that's an individual. choice. Same for when the PS5 is released. You can still use the PS4, games will still be released, you can upgrade to the PS5 when you want.There's a notion that every PC gamer has to upgrade every 6 months to stay relevant and it's completely false.



It's not entirely false though. I can guarantee you that there will be game's released for OR and Vive that will not run on the current graphics hardware. It's the inevitable progression of PC gaming.

With consoles, I know that from launch to the death of the console, every game released for it will work in the same machine as was purchased in day one (disregarding hardware failure).

The point being made was the PSVR is an expensive option because it's going to need to be replaced when the next version comes along. But that's not really true as it is the cheapest option to start with and so even if a new one has to be bought, it remains the cheaper option after the cost of the second unit. However, I can guarantee you that PSVR has been built with PS5 in mind as they will already be playing with specs and prototypes even if it is a few years off. The difference in the experience between PS4 and PS5 is that 5 will be made to accommodate the VR headset and so the extra box and cables will no longer be needed. At that point we will see an updated version, smaller maybe, lighter, neater, but pretty much the same technology (don't forget these are just boxes with lenses and an inbuilt screen and motion sensors. Better sensors will improve things, but not require early adopters to have to upgrade. The PSVR is a slave device and so the spec (apart from the screen) is pretty much unimportant.

I stand by my comment that PSVR is the one that is going to open up the market to everyone and not just the niche market the PC counterparts will appeal to.
fattyuk

​i doubt many little children will be getting these any time soon



Recommendation is no under 12 (which is going to be pretty harsh and unlikely to be adhered to in too many households).
Denziloshamen

It's not entirely false though. I can guarantee you that there will be … It's not entirely false though. I can guarantee you that there will be game's released for OR and Vive that will not run on the current graphics hardware. It's the inevitable progression of PC gaming. With consoles, I know that from launch to the death of the console, every game released for it will work in the same machine as was purchased in day one (disregarding hardware failure).The point being made was the PSVR is an expensive option because it's going to need to be replaced when the next version comes along. But that's not really true as it is the cheapest option to start with and so even if a new one has to be bought, it remains the cheaper option after the cost of the second unit. However, I can guarantee you that PSVR has been built with PS5 in mind as they will already be playing with specs and prototypes even if it is a few years off. The difference in the experience between PS4 and PS5 is that 5 will be made to accommodate the VR headset and so the extra box and cables will no longer be needed. At that point we will see an updated version, smaller maybe, lighter, neater, but pretty much the same technology (don't forget these are just boxes with lenses and an inbuilt screen and motion sensors. Better sensors will improve things, but not require early adopters to have to upgrade. The PSVR is a slave device and so the spec (apart from the screen) is pretty much unimportant. I stand by my comment that PSVR is the one that is going to open up the market to everyone and not just the niche market the PC counterparts will appeal to.



Off topic but one console that couldn't play its own games was the PS2 which had a few games that wouldn't work on the PS2 slim.
rev6

It doesn't work like that. You buy a system, in parts or pre-built, and … It doesn't work like that. You buy a system, in parts or pre-built, and you upgrade when you want. You're not forced to unless components fail. If the person chooses to upgrade that's an individual. choice. Same for when the PS5 is released. You can still use the PS4, games will still be released, you can upgrade to the PS5 when you want.There's a notion that every PC gamer has to upgrade every 6 months to stay relevant and it's completely false.



That notion is true though as if your not maxing out your games on PC then its pointless to even game on it just to get console quality graphics if you don't upgrade. Might as well game on a console if you don't upgrade.
darkspace100

That notion is true though as if your not maxing out your games on PC … That notion is true though as if your not maxing out your games on PC then its pointless to even game on it just to get console quality graphics if you don't upgrade. Might as well game on a console if you don't upgrade.



Did you seriously just say "if you can't max out a game on PC you may as well play them on consoles"? Hilarious.
You're forgetting about higher FPS, higher resolution.

Edited by: "rev6" 17th Mar 2016
Denziloshamen

It's not entirely false though. I can guarantee you that there will be … It's not entirely false though. I can guarantee you that there will be game's released for OR and Vive that will not run on the current graphics hardware. It's the inevitable progression of PC gaming. With consoles, I know that from launch to the death of the console, every game released for it will work in the same machine as was purchased in day one (disregarding hardware failure).The point being made was the PSVR is an expensive option because it's going to need to be replaced when the next version comes along. But that's not really true as it is the cheapest option to start with and so even if a new one has to be bought, it remains the cheaper option after the cost of the second unit. However, I can guarantee you that PSVR has been built with PS5 in mind as they will already be playing with specs and prototypes even if it is a few years off. The difference in the experience between PS4 and PS5 is that 5 will be made to accommodate the VR headset and so the extra box and cables will no longer be needed. At that point we will see an updated version, smaller maybe, lighter, neater, but pretty much the same technology (don't forget these are just boxes with lenses and an inbuilt screen and motion sensors. Better sensors will improve things, but not require early adopters to have to upgrade. The PSVR is a slave device and so the spec (apart from the screen) is pretty much unimportant. I stand by my comment that PSVR is the one that is going to open up the market to everyone and not just the niche market the PC counterparts will appeal to.



VR could fail. We don't know yet. If they keep pushing up the requirements it most likely will.
rev6

VR could fail. We don't know yet. If they keep pushing up the … VR could fail. We don't know yet. If they keep pushing up the requirements it most likely will.


Yep, I fully agree with that. Which is why I believe the PSVR has the potential (if Sony choose to encourage it) to last quite well in it's current form.

The PS4 still hasn't had any sort of major redesign yet, apart from the usual bigger hard drive and more efficient chip sets.
rev6

VR could fail. We don't know yet. If they keep pushing up the … VR could fail. We don't know yet. If they keep pushing up the requirements it most likely will.



VR will fail. Its not a question of if but when and how. Only fanboys and fools are excited for it and its not a question of money as i could literally order one right now but Sony will not support it and have even admitted that they will not invest big games for it until it has a massive userbase. People will be crying in a few years on how much they regret buying it as Sony stopped supporting it. Theres always a new fad these compqnies want people to eat up and people fall for it everytime. Remember how big 3DTVs were suppose to be? Yeah thought so.
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