Here’s What You Should Know Before Buying PlayStation 4 Games this Holiday

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The holiday shopping season is approaching at a thrilling speed, with gaming lovers all over the world eager to get the best titles that will see them have a great time over the holidays.

One popular gaming console is Sony’s PlayStation 4, which has sold more than 40 million units across the entire globe. There are dozens of new games that will start showing up in the coming weeks in readiness for the busy holiday season and Sony is actually ready for whatever is coming.

Sony recently launched a set of two PlayStation 4 gaming consoles that are slimmer and more powerful than the original release. In addition to this, the Japanese tech giant has made the jump to virtual reality with a PlayStation VR headset. In order to use this VR headset, a PlayStation 4 is needed. Once these two are in place, you can enjoy movies and games on the headset as well as visit some unusual places right from the comfort of your living room. The PlayStation VR, however, is not yet available for purchase, but it will be starting October 13, priced at $400.

Other than buying a new VR headset worth $400, you also need to get a PlayStation Camera, just in case you have one already. This should cost you an extra $60, but you can still take advantage of a PlayStation VR bundle that comes with this camera, a game as well as motion controllers, but this will up the device’s price to $500.

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Before 2016 comes to an end, there will be about 50 gaming titles compatible with PlayStation VR. Apparently, most will be available in stores and on discs. So, when you go shopping for a PlayStation 4 game that you need to enjoy with your VR headset, make sure you check out the boxes clearly as Sony will be labeling them for you. There is a “PlayStation VR Game” label at the top and another “You’ll Need These” label on the bottom right corner. These are just to alert you of what you need to have in order to enjoy the game you are buying.

Be warned that the reason for labeling these game boxes is so as to alert buyers that the titles in question can only be enjoyed by those who have both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR headset, otherwise, they will be useless. In short, be careful not to send your friend a video game that requires a  VR headset yet the only thing they have is a PlayStation 4 console.

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