PlayStation VR Sold 375,000 Units In Q1 2017, According To Research Firm

It is apparently on track to sell 2.6 million units this year.

Posted By | On 11th, May. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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It sounds like things are looking up for Sony’s VR headset after all. We recently reported how Sony is planning on increasing production for the headset to satisfy demand- now, market research firm SuperData has revealed that according to its projections, the PSVR has sold 375,000 units in the first three months of 2017 worldwide.

While that may seem like a low number, SuperData points out that it has outperformed both, the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Not only that, but apparently – somehow, I can’t quite figure out the math here, but I’m not a market analyst, they are – the headset is on track to sell 2.6 million units this year. Just 2.2 million to go!

According to SuperData, this may be because Sony is planning on promoting the headset for functionality beyond just games. “Sony has been more vocal about the PSVR being about VR, not games. They are working with companies for commercial applications, even though it is not the obvious first choice. But even the PlayStation is part of a larger effort to bring an entertainment ecosystem into the home – not just gaming experiences. They are going to the same route with the PSVR,” SuperData’s Head of VR/AR Stephanie Llamas told GamesIndustry.biz.

Whether or not these numbers end up being met is something that remains to be seen. For the sake of the burgeoning VR field, I hope SuperData is right on the money on this one.

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  • Poseidon team

    With a market full of cheaper alternatives (like GearVR and many others) or professional headsets & controllers (Vibe and HTC), where Sony expects to position PSVR? The average VR headset that runs only a gaming console?

    I don’t know if Sony realizes that PS Move is a bad input device and the Camera is just a average device for head tracking. Plus, they require a GAMING console like the PS4. Are they expecting people to write non-game applications for a gaming console?

    This is very confusing…

    • Gamez Rule

      Confusing and yet PSVR is outselling both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, so Sony must be doing something correct.

  • Mr Xrat

    No!

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    It’s a flop because I tole myself it was!

  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    A $500 low Rez, tangled wires, tech demo player. No wonder it’s sold so few.


 

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