Despite the rumours that the PSVR 2 was selling poorly, Sony’s latest report suggests that the headset is actually outselling its predecessor.
Analyst predictions, which originated from the research firm IDC (reported via Bloomberg) said the low unit sales were because of the rising costs of living, rising interest rates, and rising layoffs. In March, the firm suggested that the PSVR 2 sold around 270,000 units in the headset’s first six weeks, with Sony’s own report stating the headset sold just shy of 600,000 in the same period. The reported figures put the PSVR 2 sales 8 percent more than the original PSVR in the same time period.
What’s particularly interesting is that the numbers reported are only from the official Sony website, too. With the PSVR 2 now being available at retailers from the beginning of April. However, Jim Ryan has preiously said that it’s too early to judge the popularity of the headset. “PSVR2 has just been launched, so it may be a little early to judge its popularity, but we are happy to see many positive reactions from users and the media”, he said.
Sony’s next PlayStation Showcase is scheduled to be streamed later today at 1 PM PDT, where we could get a better glimpse of more PSVR 2 titles.
What do you think of the PSVR 2 outselling the PSVR?