The PlayStation VR will be released on October 13. Taco Bell and PlayStation kick off PlayStation VR Sweepstakes this week.
Sony said surprisingly little about the PlayStation VR at the PlayStation Meeting last week. Sony introduced the new slim PS4 and the new more powerful PS4 Pro. Sony did not sell the PS4 Pro as the must have machine for the PS VR headset. This is odd to say the least. Sony only mentioned that the image would be crisper. They didn't do any demos or highlighted PS VR titles.
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This does not mean that the Sony will not push the PS VR like made at launch and during the holiday season. I am pretty sure that a big marketing campaign will flood the airwaves to convince PS4 owners to get the PS VR.
The initial stock of PS VR Launch Bundle is already sold out on Amazon. The interest is definitely there. The remaining question is if the Sony PS VR experience will be good enough to push the Windows PC based Oculus and the Vive to the side lines.
One sign how big the PS VR launch will be is a giveaway that Sony launches with Taco Bell this week. Starting on September 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET, you can get a chance to win one of 3,360 Sony PS VR Launch Bundles valued at $500 each.
The Taco Bell PlayStation VR Launch Bundle includes a PlayStation VR headset, stereo headphones, PlayStation Camera, 2 PlayStation Move motion controllers and a $40 PlayStation Store credit.
To enter the PS VR give away you need a code. You can get codes through a Taco Bell purchase, mail-in request and online on winpsvr.com. Online codes will be issued starting October 5.
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