Wondering how the PlayStation VR has performed since launching back in October 2016? Turns out pretty darn good as Sony has finally revealed just how many units of their VR headset have been sold to date. In an interview with NY Times, Global Chief Executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House expressed his surprise on just how successful PlayStation VR has been.
He revealed that consumers had purchased 915,000 units of the headset as of February 19, 2017 which is very impressive. The headset has been hard to come by as stores still don’t have regular stock of it and people keep lining up every time they hear more stock is on the way. Sony’s internal goal was to sell 1 million of the headsets in the first six months which comes out to mid April which it seems like they will most likely do.
Andrew House also revealed that supply of the PlayStation VR will improve by April and by the fall Sony expects to begin selling them in Latin America. If you’ve been wondering how the sales of PlayStation VR stack up against its competitors like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive then you’ll know that it would appear it is outperforming both of those. While we don’t have exact numbers we have heard from the SuperData Research firm that they estimate that 243,000 Oculus Rifts have been sold and 420,000 HTC Vives have been sold by the end of last year. Count in the fact that PlayStation VR has been on the market much less time then either of those and you can see that it is outselling both of those combined.
So what do you think of the current PlayStation VR sales numbers? I think they are very good and it paints a bright future for these VR headsets. With great games still on the way for PSVR such as Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport, ARK Park, Starblood Arena and many more fans have a lot to look forward to.