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With Christmas just around the corner, 9 weeks and change actually, a lot of people have been waiting for the PlayStation VR (PSVR) device to launch and see what kind of reviews both it and the games line up available received.

Given that most reviews have painted the device in a glowing light with only a couple of small draw backs, many are now thinking of placing their pre-orders for the next wave of devices to arrive prior to Christmas.

I must say, you have left it rather late however if you can commit to putting aside a certain amount each week between now and Christmas the purchase of a PSVR, peripherals and games is still achievable.

Depending on what you need to buy will affect the amount per week you will need to save, if you already have a camera for the PS4 and the motion controllers this will save you quite a bit. I have broken down the costs below for just the device, the device and games, and the device, peripherals and games, so that you can choose which savings plan best suits your VR needs.box

Please keep in mind it is very important that you place a pre-order with your preferred outlet as wave 1 has already arrived and sold out. Wave two will be arriving sometime in November (dates vary for regions and retailers) and wave 3 is hopefully inbound mid-December (again subject to region and retailer). Simply contact your local retailer and ask them when the next waves of devices will arrive for them.

(Please see below the American price list for Australian and United Kingdom conversions)

 

USA PRICES – (Based off GameStop USA listings)

For the device by itself:

The PSVR Device – $399.99

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $44.45 per week

That works out to be $6.35 per day

 

To purchase Move Motion Controllers:

PlayStation Move Motion Controller – $24.99 (pre-owned)

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $2.78 per week for one or $5.56 for two

That works out to be $0.40 per day for one or $0.80 for two

 

To purchase the PlayStation Camera:

PlayStation Camera – $59.99 (new)

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $6.67 per week

That works out to be $0.95 per day

cameraBy purchasing these items separately, you are looking at a grand total of $509.96 for the device, two move motion controllers and the camera. I recommend if you are in the position too, have a look at the bundle below for a savings plan which will save you $9.97.

 

For the PSVR bundle containing all you need for VR:

The PSVR Starter Bundle – $499.99  

Contains: The PSVR device, camera, 2 x Move Motion controllers & a physical copy of Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $55.55 per week

That works out to be $7.94 per day

 

To purchase 4 games to get you started:

4 full priced games at $59.99 each will cost: $239.96

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $26.66 per week

That works out to be $3.81 per day

 

To purchase just the device and 4 games:

The cost for the device and 4 games is: $639.95

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $71.10 per week

That works out to be $10.15 per day

 

To purchase the bundle and 4 games:

The cost for the bundle plus 4 games is: $739.95

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $82.21 per week

That works out to be $11.75 per day

 

AUD PRICES – (Based off EB Games AU listings)

For the device by itself:

The PSVR Device – $549.95ps_move

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $61.10 per week

That works out to be $8.73 per day

 

To purchase Move Motion Controllers:

PlayStation Move Motion Controller x 2 – $119.95

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $13.33 per week

That works out to be $1.90 per day

To purchase the PlayStation 4 Camera Version 2 (same price as V1):

PlayStation Camera – $89.95 New

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $9.99 per week

That works out to be $1.43 per day

 

For the device, controllers and camera you have a grand total of: $759.85

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $84.43 per week

That works out to be $12.06 per day

 

To purchase 4 games to get you started:

4 full priced games at $89.95 each will cost: $359.80

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $39.98 per week

That works out to be $5.70 per day

 

To purchase just the device and 4 games:

The cost for the device and 4 games is: $909.75

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $101.08 per week

That works out to be $14.45 per day

 

To purchase the device, controllers, camera and 4 games:

The cost of the devices, peripherals & 4 games is: $1,119.65

Over 9 weeks you will need to save $124.41 per week

That works out to be $17.77 per day

UK PRICES – (Based off GameStop UK listings)

For the device by itself:

The PSVR Device – £349.97

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £38.89 per week

That works out to be £5.55 per day

 

To purchase Move Motion Controllers:

PlayStation Move Motion Controller x 2 – £69.97

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £7.78 per week

That works out to be £1.11 per day

 

To purchase the PlayStation Camera:

PlayStation Camera – £49.97

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £5.55 per week

That works out to be £0.79 per day

complete-setFor the device, controllers and camera you have a grand total of: £469.91

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £52.21 per week

That works out to be £7.46 per day

 

To purchase 4 games to get you started:

4 full priced games at £49.97 each will cost: £199.88

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £22.21 per week

That works out to be £3.17 per day

 

To purchase just the device and 4 games:

The cost for the device and 4 games is: £549.85

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £61.10 per week

That works out to be £8.73 per day

 

To purchase the device, peripherals and 4 games:

The cost for the device, peripherals & 4 games is: £669.79

Over 9 weeks you will need to save £74.42 per week

That works out to be £10.63 per day

 

So there you go, hopefully that will help you work out if the PSVR device is achievable for you this Christmas or not.

If you are interested in reading our views on the device, its ups and downs, and brief impressions of several release titles, you can check that out HERE.

 
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