PlayStation VR Sells Through 90% Of Its Shipment In Japan
But completely flounders, as far as games go.
The PlayStation VR hardware managed to post a strong showing in Japan last week, with over 50,000 units reported sold. Today, Japanese sales tracking firm Media Create released a more detailed report on the makeup and constitution of the sales for the VR headset.
According to the firm, over 90% of the shipped units sold during the first week. 41,000 of the sales were bundles, while 11,000 were standalone units. But while the hardware saw some great reception on the market, sales for the software were less than stellar. Only two PlayStation VR games charted at retail- RIGS and PlayStation VR Worlds, and they collectively managed to shift only 9,000 units.
I said it before, and I will say it again- while there is no doubt that the initial launch for the PSVR has been great in Japan, Sony need to address the software situation with some region specific games, and fast, or the PSVR will sink, and soon be a distant memory in the country.