PlayStation VR Had ‘Quickest Sellout In GameStop History’
You can expect quantities in Fall to be very limited.
The common sentiment has been that virtual reality’s best chance at mainstream success comes with Sony’s PlayStation VR, which will go on sale in October this year. Unlike other high end VR headsets, PlayStation VR is not obscenely expensive, and nor does it require a super high end PC to function, which most households do not own.
And, judging by remarks that GameStop made during a recent financial call (via DualShockers), it appears as though that expectation may be right- it appears as though Sony may have a hit on their hands here. GameStop claim that the last time the PlayStation VR was put up for pre-order, the entire allocation was sold out in literally five minutes, which is apparently the quickest sellout in GameStop history. As a result of this tremendous demand, GameStop expects there to be very constrained supply of the headset going into this Holiday.
I do expect the PlayStation VR to sell great to begin with, at least- even the PlayStation Vita and Wii U did at first, after all. But the main question in my mind is, will it be able to sustain that level of sales performance going forward? That is something I am truly interested in finding out.