Sony has been making significant advancements in the virtual reality (VR) industry over the past several years, and the company is now ready to take yet another step in that direction with the impending debut of PlayStation VR2. Previous reports had claimed that the firm had high expectations for the next-generation virtual reality headset and was anticipating 2 million shipments by the end of March. However, it appears that the situation has changed, with the corporation purportedly having decreased its estimates.
According to a report that was published by Bloomberg, Sony has reportedly ordered its production partners to tell fewer customers to place orders than they had anticipated. The Japanese company is said to have reduced its projections for the PS VR2, and it is now believed that the company is expecting to ship 1 million units by the end of the current quarter, and a total of 1.5 million units between this March and April 2024 (though the latter figure isn’t completely set in stone).
The reason for this appears to be disappointing pre-order numbers, which may have been affected by the headset’s price of $549.99, which is greater than the PS5 itself. In turn, this may have been impacted by the price of the PS5 itself. The launch lineup for the PlayStation VR2 being less than fantastic is definitely another factor that hasn’t helped matters.
The PS VR2 will be available for purchase on February 22.