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PlayStation VR can be pre-ordered without a bundle starting March 29

Sony reverses course on pre-ordering the stand-alone headset

If you're looking to pre-order a PlayStation VR headset and don't want to pick up the $499 bundle — which comes packaged with a PlayStation Camera and PlayStation Move controllers — you'll be able to pre-order the stand-alone headset starting next week.

Sony originally announced it would open pre-orders for PlayStation VR tomorrow, March 22. However, the only option was to pre-order the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset bundled with controllers, the camera and PlayStation VR Worlds, a collection of VR games.

Thankfully, Sony Computer Entertainment has backed off from that requirement, and will make pre-orders for the core headset available stating Tuesday, March 29.

"Thanks to everyone for sharing their feedback on PlayStation VR pre-orders!" John Koller, vice president of PlayStation brand marketing, said in an update on the PlayStation Blog. "It's clear that there's a lot of interest from many of you to secure the PlayStation VR core system, and I'm happy to share that we've decided to make it available for pre-order on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 a.m. PT at participating retailers."

PlayStation VR is scheduled to launch this October worldwide. Sony announced at GDC last week that the company expects more than 50 games will be available for the platform by the end of 2016.

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