According to a new report, when Sony launched the PlayStation VR, it set an internal goal to sell one million units of the vr headset within six months of launch.
And now it appears that the company has come very close to achieving that goal with some time to spare. I guess it was a smart goal.
The report says that Sony has sold 915,000 PlayStation VR units to consumers since it was released in October of last year. This figure was revealed to The New York Times by the chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment Andrew House, who also said that he would be “very happy” if more than ten percent of the entire PlayStation 4 user base bought the PlayStation VR headset.
Interestingly, the PlayStation VR is unlike other headsets since it requires the PlayStation 4 to function. It’s also a bit more expensive compared to mobile VR headsets but it is also more powerful as well. Sony has been working hard to bring more titles with PSVR support to the PlayStation 4 too, to make it worthwhile to purchase the PSVR. Meanwhile Oculus and HTC who make competing virtual reality headsets have yet to reveal official sales figures of the Rift and Vive.