Later than we were previously told
GameStop CEO Paul Raines went on Fox News yesterday to talk about tax season and how consumers receiving their refunds affects the video game retailer. It's a lot of what you might expect -- people with disposable income like to spend it. But, Raines said one very interesting thing about the launch plans of PlayStation VR.
When asked specifically about the virtual reality segment, Raines said that GameStop's all for it, and that it's projected to worth $80 billion by 2025. In addition to mentioning that GameStop is in talks with Oculus and HTC regarding their VR peripherals, Raines said "We will launch the Sony product (PlayStation VR) this fall."
Most recently, Sony has said that PlayStation VR would release in the first half of 2016. While we hadn't heard much lately regarding that estimate, it seemed possible given that Oculus is only a month away. Now, it looks as if that has been pushed back considerably, assuming that Raines has all of his information straight.