Sony Announces 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold

Sony at this time revealed its newest PlayStation VR gross sales milestone of four.2 million items. The corporate says this determine represents headsets ‘offered by way of’ to shoppers, versus complete excellent items which may nonetheless be within the fingers of distributors. The announcement exhibits that PSVR gross sales could even be accelerating.

Regardless of being in the marketplace now for practically two and a half years, PlayStation VR gross sales look like going sturdy, and should even be accelerating because the firm’s final official milestone. Sony introduced at this time that it has reached four.2 million PSVR items offered as of March third, 2019. And whereas the corporate’s previous couple of milestones had painted an image of regular gross sales, the latest exhibits an uptick.

Sony Broadcasts four.2 Million PlayStation VR Items Offered 12Information courtesy Sony, chart by Highway to VR

From the two million (12/17) to three million (eight/18) unit milestones the corporate had offered a mean of 120,500 headsets monthly. From the three million (eight/18) unit milestone to the latest four.2 million unit milestone (three/19), the corporate offered a mean 185,000 items monthly. In fact, the interval between the final two milestones covers the vacation purchasing season and is subsequently anticipated to have a better variety of gross sales monthly, so we’ll want to attend till the subsequent milestone to see if the obvious uptick sticks.

With the headset basically the identical because the one which launched on the finish of 2016, continued gross sales have virtually definitely pushed by sturdy content material, worth reductions, and a targeted retail effort across the vacation season.

Sony Broadcasts four.2 Million PlayStation VR Items Offered 13Picture courtesy PlayStation

Sony introduced not solely a string of high quality content material to the headset within the final yr—like Firewall Zero Hour, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, and Beat Saber—but in addition aggressively bundled a lot of that content material with large reductions for the vacation gross sales season; right here’s a have a look at the corporate’s 2018 vacation gross sales bundle lineup:

Borderlands 2 VR + Beat Saber Bundle – $250 [normally $350]
Contains PS Transfer controllers

CREED: Rise to Glory + SUPERHOT VR Bundle – $250 [normally $350]
Contains PS Transfer controllers

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission + Moss Bundle – $200 [normally $300]

And Sony’s push for extra high quality PSVR content material doesn’t appear to be waning. The corporate at this time made bulletins surrounding a slew of latest content material heading to the headset, together with the announcement of No Man’s Sky getting full VR assist, an Iron Man VR recreation in growth, and the discharge date of Blood & Reality, one of the vital anticipated titles coming from one in every of PlayStation’s first-party studios.

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As for PlayStation VR 2? Sony has been completely silent. Nonetheless, the truth that the corporate is continuous to emphasise its PSVR content material lineup and is giving common updates on gross sales milestones suggests they’re proud of the headset’s efficiency and having some long run R&D ongoing for his or her VR platform.