As a PS4 fan I'm waiting anxiously for VR but with little information out there I wanted to see how as someone living in the UK I could purchase it.
In the States Sony have been very public about pre-orders and have opened up two slots that have sold out in minutes. These were via GameStop and not available to us in the UK.
When is it out?
We don't know officially but rumoured to be sometime October 2016 in the UK to line up with the States where it comes out on the 13th.
In short get one, don't order just the VR. You'll need move controllers (two) and a PlayStation Camera to get the most out of it.
This bundle has been available to pre-order in the States but not the UK. No point in ordering it all separately.
I've been tempted to use Amazon, going to be easy to return if I get ill playing and will be the most likely to ship on release. Problem is though that they aren't offering any bundles that I'm interested in.
I'll wait and see if they open up pre-orders on the camera bundle.
Here's the best bundle I can find.
Recommendation: Best bet if you want to get online.
They list some options but nothing is available for pre-order. Presumably Sony Europe will be working with local partners in country to roll out a similar system to the States with GameStop.
Recommendation: Probably the best option in store, keep an eye on their Twitter feed.
Selling a good bundle but personally I don't trust that they will fulfil orders based on track record and no one else is offering it.
In store on release
It's what I plan to do, I'm anxious but not desperate to get it on day one. There will be bugs and software updates so will take a few months to bottom out. I'm planning on taking trips to GAME, TOYSRUS and John Lewis on release day to see if I can grab a bundle in store. Sony would be stupid not to offer VR with camera and controllers in store so I'm hoping that I can just grab one.
At the end of the day...
It's new technology but Sony seems to be onto something here, it won't be all early adopters but people getting in early for little Jimmy's Christmas present so be prepared to have to wait until the new year to get one.
I'll be keeping an eye on that Amazon bundle but other than that not going to stress about getting one on release, I'll try my best in store failing Amazon but not going to go mad trying for one.
I can't wait to give one a try.