DESPITE the small numbers PlayStation’s original VR headset sold at launch, Sony hopes to produce 2 million headsets before PSVR launches.
The original PSVR took five months to sell a million units and has now sold over 5 million units in total.
However, it appears that Sony is expecting a bigger launch for its updated headset and is rumored to be aiming to produce 2 million headsets by the time of release.
The PSVR 2 was originally supposed to be released in time for the holiday.
Stock shortages for the PS5 have delayed its release and it won’t be out until early 2023.
Consumers are still struggling to get their hands on PlayStation’s latest console, and a PS5 is required to play games on PSVR 2.
according to a Bloomberg Sony is reportedly producing more units, both in hopes that PSVR 2 will surpass its predecessor and to forestall stock shortages like those faced by the PS5.
Interest in virtual reality headsets has grown significantly since the release of the first PlayStation headset.
The most popular VR headset on the market right now is the Meta Quest 2, which has sold nearly 3 million units in its first few months on sale.
Sony is the only one of the big three console developers to meddle in VR tech compatible with its consoles.
Technologically, the PSVR 2 is far more impressive than the original, with specs similar to high-end headsets on the market.
PlayStation hasn’t announced a price for the headset yet, but some are speculating it could cost as much as the PS5 itself.
Sony recently increased the price of the PS5 in most non-US regions, citing high inflation rates around the world.
As people face the cost of living crisis, fewer people are likely to spend large amounts of money on new luxury tech items like VR.
Still, Sony seems optimistic about the new headset, and rumor has it that as many as 20 games are already in development for it.
This includes a new game specially developed in VR from the Horizon series.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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