When Sony announced the Playstation VR formally earlier this year I knew from the moment I first saw it that it would be a hit. This week, using it in my own time and my own home I was reassured that it was as great as I thought. This being the first Games Console based VR system was always going to be popular – how popular? Sold out, and selling for big bucks on eBay!
The list price of a Playstation VR is $549. EB Games, JB HiFi, Big W, Target – they’re all sold out. There’s a remote chance a random store somewhere has one, but good luck with that.
Instead, if you want one soon, and by soon I mean before Christmas, eBay might be your best bet.
Listings have been appearing since early yesterday with the standard asking price being around $250 up from retail at $799, however in recent hours several have been listed at well over $1000.
Supply and Demand folks. Supply and Demand.
If you really want it, I guess you can pay for it – if you’re not in a hurry but want to be part of the VR revolution, check into EB Games and get your name down for one of their future shipments from the factory.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
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