GRAPEVINE, TX, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today (10/06/16) that more than 1,600 of its stores across the country will be open for the 12:01 a.m. EDT October 13 launch of PlayStation®VR — a new virtual reality system for PlayStation®4.
“Virtual reality will transform how users experience interactive entertainment,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “GameStop is the destination for VR and we believe PlayStation®VR will deliver our customers an amazing and immersive gaming experience.”
There will be limited quantities of PlayStation®VR available at each GameStop store nationwide on October 13 as well as online at www.gamestop.com. Customers can also trade games and accessories and receive an additional 20 percent bonus offer if they apply the credit towards the purchase of a PlayStation®VR system.
The PlayStation®VR core bundle includes the PlayStation®VR system, cables, stereo headphones, and a demo disc with 18 games for $399.99 USD. GameStop is also offering a PlayStation VR Launch Bundle for $499.99 USD that includes everything in the core package plus two PlayStation Move motion controllers, a PlayStation Move Camera and a PlayStation VR Worlds disc. PlayStation VR WORLDS is a collection of five varied VR experiences built exclusively for PS VR.
Eight physical games will be available on launch day, including Batman: Arkham VR from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Rocksteady Studios, RIGS Mechanized Combat League from Guerrilla Games, EVE Valkyrie from CCP Games, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood from Super massive Games, with many more launching before the end of the year, including the exclusive all-new Star Wars™ Battlefront™ experience from Electronic Arts Inc., DICE and Lucasfilm. In addition, approximately 50 games will launch by the end of 2016 — from small independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers.
Visit a GameStop store location or www.gamestop.com/PSVR to purchase PlayStation®VR and discover a new world of virtual gaming experiences and visit www.gamestop.com/PSVRLocator to find a participating launch night store near you.
*Limit one console pre-order per household. Quantities are limited.
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