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GAME is charging people to try PlayStation VR. No, really

Retail chain GAME has begun charging its customers to demo Sony’s virtual reality headset, starting at £5 for 10 minutes.

The promotion first emerged on GAME Bromley’s Twitter account this past weekend, and has since been confirmed for multiple stores across the UK.

Customers can choose to pay £5 for 10 minutes or £15 for 30, with the option to sample a selection of PlayStation VR launch games.

Charging customers this much to try a new piece of kit is absolutely outrageous, especially when it’ll be the first time many people will experience virtual reality.

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GAME has confirmed the price you pay for playtesting will be deducted from the cost of your headset if you choose to purchase one, but this must be done immediately afterwards.

You’d be annoyed if you went round your friend’s house and he expected a fiver for you to try out his shiny new piece of tech, so why GAME is getting away with such a practice is ridiculous at best.

It’s unclear whether the new venture has been successful since launching this past weekend, but it does seem to be available in stores nationwide.

Would you pay £5 for 10 minutes of PlayStation VR? Let us know in the comments.

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