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PS4 Virtual reality thing...

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A1Sharon Wed 23-Nov-16 11:19:22

DS9 really wants this for christmas. It's £350!
Whilst we can afford it, its an awful lot to spend on one gift...but he has been very ill this year, spent a lot of time in hospital and that is swaying me.
Are there likely to be any offers on for it?
Do you need certain games for it, will I have to fork out for those too?!
Is 9 too young, are most of the games violent/aimed at older people? We are pretty strict on the games he is allowed to play already.
Any advice on this would be great.

Floggingmolly Wed 23-Nov-16 11:20:58

They're not recommended for under 12's. Something to do with eye development?

atticusclaw2 Wed 23-Nov-16 11:23:45

There are only a few VR games and they're more "VR experiences" than games. Literally about 2 for his age group.

Not recommended for children ATM anyway. I'm sure that will change over time.

CozumelFox Wed 23-Nov-16 13:49:52

The tech is very much in its infancy. As with almost all new gaming releases, the games will be poor and interest in the medium needs to grow - right now, there's promise but still a hefty dose of suspicion and debate about it. Could end up being a bit flash in the pan, especially as the costs will ultimately keep gamers away and possibly investment.

It's not really a 9 year old's toy.

A1Sharon Wed 23-Nov-16 17:24:37

Thanks all, his eyesight has been affected due to his medication so he agrees probably best not to get tho now.
He has suggested as an alternative a rugby kicking tee-which costs £2.80p.

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