Retailer Tries Charging People To Demo PlayStation VR

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Some GAME stores in the UK are charging people to try the new PlayStation VR headset. Not to buy it. Just to try it.

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£15 is just over USD$18 in this post-Brexit world. The fact they’re charging at all is nuts, but charging that much is insane. While some stores, like the one above, are being upfront about the pricing, others are being a bit more coy about it:

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Your demo is free only if you buy this £350 piece of hardware? How generous of you.

Dear British readers: please do not do this.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

At this point I honestly rather pay a little to mess around with vr for a while rather than spend 400+ for a device with very few games and and still highly experimental software. May buy one when the technology is cheaper and developers know what to do with it.