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PlayStation VR erroneously listed on Amazon Canada for $800

For those with shallow pockets and a PlayStation 4 eager to adopt virtual reality, here’s some good news.

Amazon Canada listed and then quickly removed an option to pre-order the PlayStation VR, but the headset was priced at CA$1125.35, or around US$800. I’m not even going to convert that into rand.

That’s effectively the price of two PlayStation 4 consoles, and double the initially speculated price based on Andrew House, Sony Entertainment CEO’s comments. It also means that the recently launched Oculus Rift consumer version, at US$599, would be considerably cheaper than its console rival. While the latter needs a fairly high-end PC to run, the PlayStation VR requires the PlayStation 4.

Sony has since contacted Forbes noting that the listing’s price “was an error by Amazon.”

But the question remains: how much will the PlayStation VR ultimately cost, and more importantly perhaps, how much are consumers willing for fork out for it?

Let us know what you think, or are willing to pay, in the comments section below.