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GameStop CEO: PlayStation VR Has The Software Edge

As always, no matter how fancy and appealing the hardware is, without the software to support it, well...

Sony is well aware of the importance of a healthy launch lineup, and they're on record saying that PlayStation VR will have at least 20 titles available upon the anticipated device's release, and there are over 100 games currently in development.

Speaking at the ICR Conference 2016, GameStop CEO Paul Raines emphasized the importance of a strong initial lineup, and he added that Sony has the edge in that department (via GameSpot):

"The more important thing will be the title count at launch. I think that's going to be big. And from what we can see at this point, Sony seems to have the strongest title count."

Of course, we don't have exact game counts for any of the competing VR devices, either, but Raines should have some inside info. Unsurprisingly, the GameStop boss believes virtual reality entertainment "is a big part" of the company's future, but they won't fall into the trap of factoring VR sales into its financial outlook:

"Once we know more about it, we'll plug it in. But I certainly think [GameStop] is going to be a store you're going to want to buy your virtual reality products at. And it will come with a variety of accessories, by the way--there'll be goggles and gloves and motion [controllers] and all kinds of things. So it's very promising in a lot of ways."

A new report said PlayStation VR could sell 1.9 million units in 2016, which would be on the low end compared to the competition. However, after Oculus Rift was given a $600 price tag, everyone started to wonder if Sony's device might have the price edge. And if they've got the edge in terms of price (it might only launch at $400) and more games to boot, Sony should be in a solid position for this very new hardware war.

Tags: playstation vr games, virtual reality games, playstation vr price

1/12/2016 9:17:44 PM Ben Dutka

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 @ 10:04:52 PM
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Exactly what I've been saying. This is Sonys space and the other VR headsets might do well, but Sony has everything going for them. It's not only about volume of software either, Sony has the best developers in the world creating that software.

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TrueAssassin86x
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 8:04:32 AM
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It doesn't matter if it has the software edge or the games. If its the thousand dollar price leak from Amazon is true i wont have any interest at all. I refuse to pay that much

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MRSUCCESS
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 9:16:43 AM

Sony has already confirmed the Amazon price in the "leak" is not true.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 5:49:11 PM
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It will be epic.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 9:45:45 PM
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If I can just hit the 1.5 billion Powerball jackpot for a measly 1K,

then it WILL BE MINE, along with all the VR game to go with it.

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MasterGT
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 @ 2:57:49 PM
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"Sony has the best developers in the world creating that software."

They have been working towards today's hardware and software for quite a while, too. This isn't something new for them.

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