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Talking to Japanese business periodical Nikkei, Sony has let it slip that their VR headset, the PlayStation VR might just end up coming to PCs at some point. At present, the PlayStation VR is compatible only with the PlayStation 4 (using the PlayStation Camera).

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According to the Nikkei interview, “Since PlayStation 4 shares a lot of its components with PCs, the possibility is there. At the moment we are focused on games and we are not ready to make any announcements at this stage, but I’d say there will be an expansion into various fields.”

Sony possibly releasing the PlayStation VR for the PC would bring it in company with its technically superior competitors, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, albeit PlayStation VR would be the lowest-priced of the three. Of course, what would really sweeten the deal here is if Sony would bring some of their VR experiences for the PlayStation 4 over to the PC as well.

The PlayStation VR headset by itself costs $399, but requires a PlayStation Camera to function. A more comprehensive bundle, including the camera and Move controllers, is priced at $499. By contrast, the Oculus Rift is priced at $599 and the HTC Vive at $799. Whichever way you look at it, it seems certain that at this stage at least, VR is quite expensive.

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