Although The VR market will certainly have a lot of different headsets aiming for the crown, Oculus’ Palmer Luckey has gone on record saying that his company’s device is more powerful compared to Sony’s PlayStation VR.
He gave his opinion on the matter when speaking with the IB Times where he said that, “their headset isn’t quite as high-end as ours — it’s still, I think, a good headset — and the PlayStation 4 is not nearly as powerful as our recommended spec for a PC.”
He goes on to say that, even though he thinks PlayStation VR is inferior in terms of power, Sony’s device appeals to a different market compared to the Rift. “I think that there’s not many people who already own a PS4 who don’t own a gaming PC who are going to go out and make that roughly $1,500 all-in investment in the Rift,” said Luckey. “It really is a separate market.
While exact details on what Sony’s PlayStation VR will cost still remains a mystery, last week we learned that the Oculus Rift will cost $600 for the headset alone. PlayStation VR is estimated to end up with a price in the same ballpark, though it will most likely come in at under $600.