It only took them seven months…
The PlayStation VR, much like its other VR brethren, has failed to set the world on fire. The headset launched last October, and while it has remained perennially sold out ever since, that has more to do with the fact that Sony can’t even be bothered to produce enough units of the damn thing. They seem to believe in it so little that only 900,000 had been sold worldwide by earlier this year.
However, it seems as though Sony is now belatedly realizing that there is demand for VR gaming after all. Because speaking to MCV, Sony Immersive Technology Group Director Simon Benson noted that the positive reception of the headset is leading Sony to increase their production of it.
“[The reception has been] very positive,” he said. “We were very optimistic about introducing our gamers to virtual reality, but it’s only when you launch it that you know for sure.
“Creating a completely new type of gaming experience that involves wearing something on your head was a real challenge. When we see such fantastic user reviews, we know we have done a pretty good job in getting the important elements just right.
“It is still very early days, but we have a better feel for the demand for VR gaming and so we are planning to increase production. This is a really positive sign for the future of VR gaming and I’m looking forward to seeing even more people getting their hands on their own PlayStation VR headset and entering this new world.”
So that’s some good news- if you are interested in VR gaming, it will soon be easier to actually go out and pick one of these up for yourself. Now if only Sony would do something about the price…