In a big honor to Sony and the PS VR technology, TIME Magazine rewarded the hardware with the reward of best invention of 2016.
In order to access the most cutting-edge virtual reality, people typically have to shell out thousands of dollars—not just for a headset (like the $800 HTC Vive), but for a computer that’s powerful enough to support it. Sony’s PlayStation VR, by contrast, is designed to work with a console that millions of people already own: the PlayStation 4. That’s a boon for gamers in search of what Sony engineer Richard Marks calls “the most intense, most extreme” action, as well as casual consumers, who now have an easier way to experience VR.
While I personally have no attachment to the VR technology, I will agree it should get this award, just for being one of the first VR initiatives to release for consoles.