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Sony PSVR Aim Controller Availability

So, there has been a bunch of NOTHING coming from Sony about the availability of the PSVR Aim Controller getting back in stock. I know several people who have contacted Sony directly and they have either made incorrect comments about them being in stock or have not received a response.

I have talked to multiple retailers and more than one has told me that the old SKU for the Farpoint Bundle and AIM Controller is discontinued and won't be returning. Outside of that simply nothing in terms of them knowing when more are coming in.

Have also tried all the stock alert sites as well including sites like brickseek. Simply nothing.

Anybody have any contacts? Anybody hear anything different?

It might help if those of us seeking one could continue to bombard Sony with requests for information until they respond. Possibly on Social media.

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So, there has been a bunch of NOTHING coming from Sony about the availability of the PSVR Aim Controller getting back in stock. I know several people who have contacted Sony directly and they have either made incorrect comments about them being in stock or have not received a response.

I have talked to multiple retailers and more than one has told me that the old SKU for the Farpoint Bundle and AIM Controller is discontinued and won't be returning. Outside of that simply nothing in terms of them knowing when more are coming in.

Have also tried all the stock alert sites as well including sites like brickseek. Simply nothing.

Anybody have any contacts? Anybody hear anything different?

It might help if those of us seeking one could continue to bombard Sony with requests for information until they respond. Possibly on Social media.

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@PlayStation

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I made a horrible mistake by not preordering one of these damn bundles back when I should have.
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I made a horrible mistake by not preordering one of these damn bundles back when I should have.
I didn't preorder but I had not decided on VR platform at that time either. I was still debating which VR system to go with. Now I wish I had known sooner. LOL.
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If you guys are still looking, I walked into a GameStop today, and stumbled on a Farpoint with controller, new, for 79.99.
The manager said a few came in recently.
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Yup, just got mine at Best Buy. I had seen Techbargains showing stock at Gamestop, but I kept getting an error when trying to buy there. And Jet recently had a little restock as well, so I figured they may be trickling back in stock. So I check Best Buy, and they had it, but Ship to Store only. No biggie, and since I still have a Gamers Club membership, cost was only $63. Woohoo!

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Thanks, I picked the only bundle available at my local Best Buy last night (since I was hoping to play Obduction, but apparently they've delayed the PSVR version). Only got about 45 minutes to play, but so far the graphics are really impressive.

I did have an annoying issue where the virtual gun kept drifting/angling to the left, even though I was holding the physical one straight ahead of me. Every minute or two I'd have to drop it by my side to snap it back to position. Hopefully that was just a temporary glitch that won't reappear tonight.
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Best Buy seems to keep getting stock on these but they sell out fast (within a couple hours).


I hope they increase availability soon, looks like it makes for a fun PSVR experience.


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I wonder why Sony didn't just re-release the Playstation Move sharp shooter for PSVR? Or at least a tweaked version that works with PSVR, if there is some technical reason they didn't re-release the original one.
http://us.playstation.com/ps3/accessories/playstation-move-sharp-shooter-ps3.html
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The Aim controller isn't just a Move controller slotted into a holder - it has all the buttons of a DS4 redistributed so that they're all within reach of your hands while you hold the controller rifle-style. Joysticks have been tweaked so that they move more easily, and even the X, O, [], and Triangle buttons have become a ring surrounding the rear-hand joystick. It's an interesting piece of product design that they clearly put a lot of thought into.

I wish it cost less, but if you get it with the bundle it's actually half the cost of a DS4.
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We were able to grab one of the Aim/Farpoint bundles at Target today so if you're still looking check local Target stores since they say it's not an item that is available for shipping.


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