PlayStation VR Shipped 400,000 Units In The First Quarter Of 2017

Early success.

Posted By | On 02nd, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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It looks like slowly but surely, the PlayStation VR is beginning to take off. It didn’t make much of a mark last year, and its underperformance led to a lot of people downgrading their expectations from it, and from the VR market in general. However, Sony, it seems, is in for the long haul- and their efforts may even be bearing fruit.

According to the International Data Corporation, the PlayStation VR ended up shipping 429,000 units in the first quarter of this year. Which is… a pretty okay performance, although it wasn’t the highest selling VR headset. That honor went to Samsung’s Gear VR, which 489,500 units worldwide. The HTC Vive did pretty well too, especially considering its price, shipping 190,900 units worldwide. The Oculus Rift was a dismal flop, shipping less than 100,000 units worldwide over this three month period.

But all of this is to say- it looks like there is some life to the VR market yet. For now. Whether or not this early success can be capitalized on for the market to develop and grow into something new entirely, is something that remains to be seen for now.


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  • XterminatorbotMK1

    PSVR sales didn’t perform as well as I expected but it’s not too far off and it did perform as well as Sony stated.

    They stated that it doesn’t need to sell millions right away in order to be considered a success. Sony probably didn’t expect it to be a profit driver.

    Even if it is at a lower price point than competitors it is still expensive. It’s a new way of consuming entertainment and it will continue to grow as it gets more content and prices drop.

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  • Gamez Rule

    Sony set a goal to sell one million PSVR’s by April, and back in Feb-19th PSVR had sold a 915,000 units after being on the market for just four months, so by now they would have passed that goal IMO.

    And lets be honest both Oculus Rift and Valve’s HTC Vive have only sold 234,000 and
    420,000 unit sales respectively by the end of 2016. And these headsets were
    released 6-7 months before to PSVR, so truth is Sony’s PSVR currently dominating the VR space where it counts.

    • Psionicinversion

      its pretty obvious it would do because of the price of the headset. if oculus and vive sold at that price it may have sold tons more but they need to make big profits on the hardware sony doesnt.

    • Gamez Rule

      Well unless the price drops on other VR units we would never know for sure how they would sell. But what we know for sure is PS-VR is selling better than expected.

    • Psionicinversion

      maybe it is i dunno i think they were expecting it to sell better because of the size of the install base, but itl;l pick up more when theres plenty more games people want to play.

      i dont think oculus and vive will come down anywhere near to $400 even the next ones cus theyll up the anty with resolutions. there are headsets from asus i think that are releasing this year for about $400 cus MS mixed reality efforts but dunno what the build quality is going be like.

      so might pick up more on PC then and theyll be doing it more for scorpio to, wont be as good as quality as PSVR cus youll know asus want some nice profit from it.

    • Gamez Rule

      For the size of the PC install base / market I was shocked to see so little support for Rift & HTC, yet support for PS-VR was better than them both together which also shocked me.

    • Psionicinversion

      you were shocked lol i thought it would do worse than what they sold the vive is £750 or was i think. its a big amount of money.

      oculus was £500 but then there was all that hoopla of them trying to make a walled garden and pc players were angry so i think they went with the vive over oculus even though vive costs alot more.

      youve got be being sarcastic if your actually shocked by all that. hahahaha

    • Gamez Rule

      No for real I was shocked that VR wasn’t supported by the PC install base, but PS-VR was support by Sony install base.

      After all the PC gamers bigging up the PC VR sets over PS-VR I really thought it would have been the opposite.

    • Psionicinversion

      i was bigging up the headsets to after trying both but im not interested in VR at all really.

      besides just cus a few loud mouths are banging on about it hardly represents everyone. if anything i though psvr would of sold vastly more

    • Gamez Rule

      I’m glad that VR gets supported by everyone that bought into it, I’m more than happy with my headset. Just need some more support.

    • Psionicinversion

      have you seen this… its wallpaper engine can buy it on steam for £2.79.

      its great ill be playing with this all day tomorrow… going out drinking soon, heres a youtube video or something running through it and where i found it from. its such low performance the fans on my 1070 arent even spinning

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ2ZPb7dCeU

    • Psionicinversion

      lmao just downloaded one with 3 animated japanese birds singing back street back from backstreet boys. this is why i like pc, just for stuff like this 😀

    • Fweds

      Sony have got at least 3 challengers coming to the market in the next couple of months and will be shown at E3 next week, they vary in price but at least one is far cheaper than Sony’s offering and none of them need a camera as they have 2 built in.
      They work on both PC and Xbox One, MS are also releasing their HD VR for Scorpio.

      By the way the sales figures are “Shipped” Not sold for the Sony VR

    • Gamez Rule

      Yes they shipped 400,000 1st qter….but had already sold 915,000 back in feb 2017.

  • Mr Xrat

    Bu bu bu but Xgimps said.

    • Fweds

      Shipped is Not sold.

      I hope it is successful as I will be buying an MS HD VR headset for Xbox Scorpio

  • Living While Alive

    Anyone else noticed that since Nintendo Switch that Sony announced shipped and not sold anymore?!

    Including consoles


 

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