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Sony showcases VR for the masses in Tokyo

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>> The next frontier in gaming reaching the masses in 2016, that's the buzz at this year's Tokyo Game Show, where virtual reality is front and center. Many insiders say this is what can revive an industry that's fallen behind in the smart phone era.>> It's the most interesting game type place, if not the most interesting demos have been, where I felt displaced from a really loud trade show floor.
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I am in this game, I am in this space, I am in this haunted hospital, whatever it is, it just puts you there in a far more realistic way than playing towards the TV.>> It's a big league forward, but gamers have been talking about virtual reality for years, so what's the game changer in 2016?
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Tokyo correspondent Tim Calley explains, well the difference is now, is that now we sense see VR games coming out with the actual headsets themselves. As we're here in the Sony booth you can see the people playing actual games on the VR. So this is something that you can plug into your Playstation.
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This is anew development is that now we have the games to go with the equipment. Sony is leading the way in VR for the masses hitting the market next month with a mid range product that is cheaper than the original big names like HTC and Oculus. It's already promised more than 50 virtual reality games in October and execs say the future of the VR experience won't be confined to the living room.
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>> Facing VR going beyond the game market, into possibly TV, a massive experience. He's in television, cinema, at events in museums, they're not looking at the lower end of the market. They're not looking at the smartphone market as yet because they don't see the technology that.>> Sony may not be looking at mobile VR just yet, but there are already more than a hundred headsets available for the smartphone market.
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And Google is about to add one more, bringing out into daydream virtual reality platform for Android later this year.