Oculus and HTC have so far enjoyed an open market in the high-end VR headset segment but things will be changing in the next couple of months. Sony’s much awaited PlayStation VR headset will arrive in the coming months so it’s not surprising to see its competitors trying to throw some share. HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin has said that the PlayStation VR price might seem economical to users at first but it’s actually “misleading.”
Both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets require powerful PCs to function whereas the PlayStation VR is the first proper VR headset for a major console like the PlayStation 4. Many expect that the headset will do well after launch given the PlayStation 4’s massive user base.
Graylin writes in a Spanish blog post that the 399 euro price for the PlayStation VR is misleading even though it seems economical. That observation holds true when you look at the fact that for 399 euro customers don’t get essential peripherals like the PlayStation 4 camera and PlayStation Move controllers.
The HTC executive even talked about his experience with the PlayStation VR. He says that he tried the product but wasn’t comfortable wearing it after ten minutes.
It’s understandable by HTC would want to throw shade at Sony’s first virtual reality headset. It’s gunning for the market where HTC wanted to have a strong hold for a significant period of time.
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