Sony’s ‘Jumanji: The VR Adventure’ is Unacceptably Terrible

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a massive, and desperately needed, hit for Sony Pictures. This is a huge win for Sony Pictures which is best known today for butchering surefire franchises like Spider-Man and bringing us one step closer to Raganorock with The Emoji Movie.

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Sony Has Sold Over 2 Million PSVR Units Worldwide Since Launch

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As a testament to the strength of high-quality VR with a relatively low entry price, Sony today announced they’ve sold more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3rd, 2017. This, Sony says, has led to the sale of “more than 617.8 image courtesy Sony.

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Sony Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience

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Awaken on the Starship Avalon in this Oculus Rift and HTC Vive movie experience. Developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures VR, MPC , and Q Department , Passengers: Awakening is less of a game and more a movie set exploration experience. Image Credit: Sony Pictures / Todd Williamson.

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Sony’s PSVR Video Quick Start Guide Makes Way for Arrival of New Model (CUH-ZVR2)

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Now that Sony’s hardware refresh of PlayStation VR is nearly here with Christmas around the bend, the company has published an updated version of it 3-part guide on how to set up PSVR including instructions for both models, CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2.

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Sony Music Showcases Multiplayer VR Experience Using Vive, Not PSVR

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You’d think if a division of Sony was making a VR experience they’d be using the company’s own headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s surprising to learn, then, Sony Music Entertainment is working with a rival headset, the HTC Vive.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout.

PSVR 2019: PlayStation Owned VR In 2018, Can Sony Stay Ahead In 2019?

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Against all odds and its own track record with peripherals, Sony proved that VR is a viable gaming platform. While Sony may have maintained the lead in software thus far, hardware is a different story. Sony arguably doesn’t need to pay this too much attention in 2019, though. Technical superiority seemingly hasn’t earned the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive better sales than PSVR’s, which now total over three million.

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Sony Expects Early PSVR Sales to Reach “Many Hundreds of Thousands”

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Sony is setting high near term sales figure expectations for PlayStation VR’s rollout. Speaking with CNBC earlier this week , Jim Ryan, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, spoke to the company’s confidence in early traction of the PSVR headset.

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Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive”

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One of the bigger announcements from Sony’s E3 briefing last night was the announcement of Skyrim VR only for PlayStation VR. Well, it seems that exclusivity may just be a timed arrangement according to some sources and we will in fact see an HTC Vive / Steam VR release.

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Community Download: Is Sony Pulling Away From PlayStation VR?

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Last year, the Oculus Rift (Facebook), HTC Vive (HTC and Valve) and the PlayStation VR (Sony) all debuted, and Samsung just announced 5 million of its Gear VR headsets have shipped. No one is saying that Sony is abandoning its newborn platform a couple months after launch.

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Sony Introduces Official $399 PSVR Camera Bundle

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Looks like Sony caught wind of Microsoft’s VR news; the company has just announced a new bundle for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. The Oculus Rift is currently on sale for the same price at the PSVR camera bundle, and will soon be set at the official price tag of $499 , while the HTC Vive has dropped to $599. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony Drops PlayStation VR Price by $100, Bundles Now Starting at $300

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Sony has announced a $100 price drop to their PlayStation VR headset across the board. Bringing prices that haven’t been seen since temporary sales during 2017’s holiday shopping period, Sony is permanently slashing prices on the PlayStation VR, making it more accessible than ever.

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Sony, Fox, Disney And More Gather For ‘VR On The Lot’ At Paramount In October

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Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive: Which VR headset is worth the wait?

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But you have two more options: Playstation VR and HTC Vive. Both Sony and HTC's headsets are set to go on sale in 2016 and offer different games and controls to the Rift. The headgear itself is wired for now but Sony hasn't ruled out a wireless version of the device.

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Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR

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On the heels of price drops for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this past month, Sony is also jumping into the price war game. Sony’s PlayStation VR will be sold bundled with the PlayStation Camera for $399 starting next month across the U.S.

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Sony Q3 Report: PSVR Still Selling ‘In-Line With Expectations’

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Sony still isn’t releasing sales figures for PlayStation VR (PSVR) yet, but it does insist that it’s performing as expected. No statistics were revealed for the headset but Sony did reiterate that “PS VR is selling in-line with expectations.” PSVR sales sony

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Sony: ‘No Plans For PS VR-Related Deals’ on Black Friday

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We already know you can get $100 off on your HTC Vive this holiday for example. But one item you likely won’t find on sale in most cases is the recently released PlayStation VR headset from Sony. Tagged with: Black Friday , deals , playstation , PS VR , sales , sony.

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New Patent Suggests Sony Is Working On Vive-Like Tracking For PSVR

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Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a great headset, but tracking quality is a common complaint from users. Could that suggest that Sony is also working on a wireless version of PSVR? Tagged with: PSVR , sony , tracking , Vive. PSVR Sony VR Industry News sony tracking Vive

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Remembering RIGS: What Sony’s Guerrilla Cambridge Did For VR

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Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer FPS, RIGS: Mechanised Combat League [ Review: 8/10 ], was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game’s launch last October. The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday.

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E3 2018 Roundup – Sony’s Positioning of VR, New PSVR Titles Hands-on, Ready at Dawn Interview & More

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Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Featuring the cute bots first seen in The Playroom (2013) , Sony Japan Studio’s upcoming platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission uses similar controls and gameplay mechanics as any other 3D platformer, but it has been created from the ground up with VR in mind.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation VR’s Most Downloaded Games of 2016

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The Official PlayStation Blog has shared Sony’s most downloaded games of last year. SEE ALSO 'EVE: Valkyrie' Now on HTC Vive, Joins Rift and PSVR Players. The post Sony Reveals PlayStation VR’s Most Downloaded Games of 2016 appeared first on Road to VR.

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Report: Sony Expanding PSVR To Location-Based Experiences In Japan

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With around one million units sold , Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is one of the more popular headsets on the market right now, but the company may already be looking to other ways to monetize its device. The Wall Street Journal cites sources “familiar with the matter” in saying that Sony is planning to roll out PSVR to location-based units in Japan after slower than expected sales. Tagged with: japan , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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HTC “Very Proud” Of Vive Sales Congratulates Sony On PSVR Sales

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Sony became the first of the three high-end VR headset makers to reveal official sales stats this weekend when it announced PlayStation VR (PSVR) had sold 915,000 units. How does Vive headset maker HTC take that news? So we’re really happy for Sony, we think they’ve done a really good job.” Tagged with: Alvin Graylin , GDC , htc vive , PSVR , VR sales. VR Industry News Alvin Graylin GDC htc vive PSVR VR sales

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How Sony Is Kickstarting Mainstream Virtual Reality Adoption With the Launch of PS VR

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Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. The combination of content, pricing, and simplicity may mean that Sony could take a dominant position in the market over competition like HTC and Oculus.

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PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

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From the massive fake spider that towered over players at the Farpoint booth and the racing pods setup at the Gran Turismo Sport station to the large, physical asylum complete with doctors in lab coats for The Inpatient, it was clear that Sony is taking PSVR, and as an extension VR, very seriously. In the past Sony had developed a reputation for putting a lot of fan fare and excitement around a new hardware launch such as the PSP, PS Vita, or even original PS Move over the years.

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Sony-Backed Japan Display’s Impressive New Screens Suggest Smaller, Clearer PSVR 2

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Now it’s Sony’s turn to do the same. Japan Display, a tech group backed by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, this week revealed two new screens with greatly increased pixel density, specifically designed for VR headsets. Venture Beat also notes that the 1,001PPI display has a 120Hz refresh rate, which matches what the current PSVR is capable of, while the 803PPI option has a 90Hz refresh rate similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share

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Sony (PSVR) is clearly leading and is taking one third of the whole market. Sony is followed by Facebook (the Oculus platform) and Google (Day Dream, Card Board, Tilt Brush, etc.); neither company has a VR user base anywhere close to Sony’s, and their products are either at the low end or a bit too expensive. And HTC is close behind with its high-end headset, Vive, thanks to its partnership with Valve and the very popular Steam platform. VR is hot! But is it permanent?

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PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

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It’s both amusing and also telling that Sony itself was caught by surprise that its PS VR system did well after all. Although it was definitely singing the virtual reality tune, Sony’s actions spoke louder than its words.

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Sony Reveals 7 New Titles Coming To PSVR

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Here are the latest PlayStation VR games Sony teased at E3. Well according to Sony’s own press conference held last night, it looks as though we now have a plethora of PSVR content to look forward too as well. The post Sony Reveals 7 New Titles Coming To PSVR appeared first on VRScout.

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Sony announces Skyrim VR hardware bundle

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Those looking for a hotly-anticipated VR experience and a complete VR hardware bundle may be in luck on or after November 17th: according to Sony, not only will that date mark the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, but the title will also be made available with a hardware bundle.

Field in View: Valve, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Sony – Who Believes What’s Best For VR?

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As wonderful a headset as PSVR is, Sony’s approach to VR is probably the most incidental, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. Tagged with: Daydream , facebook , google , oculus , sony , valve , VR. Editorials Daydream facebook google oculus sony valve VR

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How Sony’s PSVR Goes Beyond the Headset to Do Local Social VR Right

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The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive each released almost a full year ago, with the Samsung Gear VR predating them by quite a bit and the younger, more fresh PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset from Sony just releasing a short few months ago in October. Tagged with: PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Inside-Out Tracked VR Headset Revealed

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After weeks of speculation, the HTC Vive Cosmos has finally been announced. HTC revealed the kit at its CES 2019 press conference in Las Vegas today. HTC’s Dan O’Brien said that the Vive Cosmos was a “glimpse of where VR is going.” The headset looks very different to previous Vive designs, with a top ring much closer to Sony’s PSVR. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 7, 2019. That’s not all HTC is announcing at CES yesterday.

Sony is Bringing PS2 Classics ‘Gungrave’ & ‘Zone of the Enders’ to PSVR, Teaser Trailers Here

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Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is upon us, and Sony has today shown off some a few brand new teaser trailers at its PlayStation keynote. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will eventually see support.

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Sony Isn’t ‘Entirely Comfortable’ With PSVR Market Lead By Current Margin

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With over one million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the current leader in high-end VR, possibly topping Oculus Rift and HTC Vive sales. Andrew House, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, last week told Reuters that he wasn’t “entirely comfortable” with leading the market “by such a margin that seems to be happening right now,” likely referencing Rift and Vive sales. Microsoft PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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E3 2016 kicks off this week; it’s the first E3 since the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and the last before the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. HTC/Valve. Sony PlayStation. See Also: Sony – ‘PSVR Breakout Box is Not a Crutch for PS4′.

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Sony PlayStation VR will Cost $399 Available in October

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Sony has announced the pricing of their much awaited PlayStation VR which will cost $399 and will be available in October, just in time for a gift under the Christmas tree. Sony also confirmed the specs are the same as those already disclosed for the PlayStation VR.

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Playstation's Paris Game Show event showed a continued dedication to VR from Sony.

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Many gaming pundits have been saying the PSVR has been missing from Sony's long term battle strategy due to a lackluster presence at both E3 and Tokyo Game Show. We also were able to get a better looks at the upcoming Blood & Truth from Sony London Studios.

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Sony’s New PSVR Trailer Recaps Big E3 2017 Announcements

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PlayStation VR (PSVR) easily had the best showing of any headset at E3 last week, though that’s more down to the absence of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive than it is anything else.

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Sony unveils several new Playstation VR titles

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As we previously anticipated, Sony announced a number of new titles on Monday for their now one-year-old Playstation VR platform. Reminiscent of aviation classic Pilotwings , this title has already been released for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Sony Hosting PSVR One Year Anniversary Sale In October

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Sony’s PS4-based headset launched on October 13th 2016, meaning its first birthday is just a little over two weeks away. Sony will be hosting a sale for PSVR content on the PlayStation Store starting October 10th, the company promised in a PlayStation Blog post this week. PSVR has sold over a million headsets in its first year on the market, which is thought to be more than both the more expensive Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets have managed to sell.

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Sony To Reveal ‘Eagerly Anticipated’ PSVR Games This Week In Countdown To E3

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Sony is doing E3 just a little bit differently this year, focusing on four big upcoming PS4 games at its media showcase next Monday. Over the course of this week Sony is going to have several reveals as a way to countdown to its press conference, and three of them will be PSVR related. Sony says an ‘eagerly anticipated game’ will come to PSVR on Sunday 10th June, again at the same time. is a port of an existing Oculus Rift/HTC Vive game.

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Community Download: Does Sony’s PSVR Need An Upgrade?

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There will be plenty of fresh faces at E3 this year but, as usual, most eyes will be locked on one of the show’s most battle-hardened veterans: Sony. Sony’s press conference has been one of, if not the, biggest events at E3 for the past several years. This E3, we will undoubtedly be treated to the usual cinematic bombardment during Sony’s showcase but hopefully a major part of this onslaught will be devoted to the PSVR. E3 2017 is just around the corner.

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