Sony's PlayStation VR to release in October

Virtual reality spinning: New fitness craze?
Virtual reality spinning: New fitness craze?

Sony's new virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, will be released in October in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia.

The large black VR goggles, which pair up with the PlayStation 4 console, will retail for 44,980 yen, $399, €399 and £349, according to a company statement.

Sony is already accepting pre-orders for the headset online.

Japan-based Sony first announced the product last fall, before the start of Tokyo Game Show, an annual video game conference.

The prototype design hangs over a user's eyes and blocks all outside light -- completely immersing a player in a game. Inside, there's a 5.7-inch OLED display screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution. Images are refreshed at a wickedly fast 120 frames per second.

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There's no telling yet if users will experience the same sort of sickening, dizzying feeling that plagues other virtual reality headsets.

-- Jose Pagliery contributed reporting.

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