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PS4 camera and Move controller sales rise 1000% after PS VR reveal

Earlier this week, Sony officially announced that the PlayStation VR headset would be coming our way in October, sitting at a launch price of £349.99, the same as the PS4 console at launch. However, there are two caveats, it doesn’t come with the PS4 camera (which is required for it to work) and it doesn’t come with the optional PlayStation Move controllers.

While this may annoy some, plenty of people just seem to be getting on with it and picking up the accessories, with popularity shooting up by almost 1000 percent on Amazon.

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Screenshot via: Videogamer

Right now on Amazon, sales of the Move controller are up by 305 percent, while sales of the PS4 camera are up 975 percent. Quite a few people are also buying the optional PS4 camera stand, which has seen sales rise by 243 percent.

It looks like those planning on getting the PlayStation VR headset when it launches are ensuring they are prepared and ready. Hopefully this sudden spike in popularity for these accessories doesn’t result in stock shortages for everyone else. The PlayStation VR itself is also off to a good start as here in the UK Amazon’s ‘day one’ stock sold out in minutes.

KitGuru Says: Given that the PlayStation Camera is a required purchase for PS VR to work, it should really be included in the box. The Move controllers on the other hand are entirely optional and users can just use the DualShock 4, so that is a slightly different story. Either way, this doesn’t appear to be stopping anyone from making the required purchases. 

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