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Sony considering bringing PlayStation VR to PC

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The company's looking into expanding beyond PS4

Sony is looking into making the PlayStation VR playable on Windows PC, according to Nikkei. Sony Computer Entertainment executive vice president Masayasu Ito told the Japanese publication that the company is considering making the headset, which arrives in October, compatible with that platform later in its lifespan.

While PlayStation VR currently requires a PlayStation 4 to operate, the console shares similar "internal parts" to a PC, Ito said, according to a translation by reddit user MSDefenseForce. The similar architecture could make bringing the headset to computers possible. Yet he explained that, while the company is exploring future PC functionality, Sony is currently focused on developing games for the new platform.

Ito also told Nikkei that Sony plans to ship upward of 2 million PlayStation VR units this year. The headset will release this fall as opposed to in the first half of the year, as initially planned, he said, in order to accommodate the "greater than initially anticipated" worldwide demand.

The PlayStation VR will cost $399 at launch. That price doesn't include the required PlayStation Camera peripheral, which is used for positional tracking. A $500 bundle including both devices and other accessories went up for pre-order last week.