Sony revealed PSVR 2 outperformed the unique PSVR in gross sales within the first six weeks, taking a robust early lead over the corporate’s first-gen PlayStation headset.
An investor relations presentation delivered by Sony Interactive Leisure chief Jim Ryan contains some new info detailing PSVR 2 models gross sales relative to the unique PSVR launched in October 2016.
In accordance with a chart in Ryan’s presentation, Sony’s newest headset has offered 8% greater than the unique within the first six weeks, ostensibly spanning from its February twenty second, 2023 launch to April fifth.
The graph’s y-axis is unlabeled, though it’s possible these numbers are within the hundreds of models, which might imply PSVR 2 offered round 450,000 models in its first week, trailing as much as slightly below 600,000 on the six-week mark.
PSVR 2’s adoption curve is notably flatter than the unique PSVR, which began at simply north of 300,000 models in its first week, ending up at round 550,000 models by week six. When Sony final launched gross sales figures in 2020, the unique PSVR had offered round 5 million lifetime models. Notably, PSVR reached its first million in slightly below its 5 months.
PSVR 2’s recreation library consists of some sturdy anchor titles, similar to Horizon Name of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village, and Gran Turismo 7 whereas providing an array of upgraded PSVR content material and newly ported Quest titles. Upcoming titles embrace Ghostbusters VR, Beat Saber, Crossfire: Sierra Squad, Resident Evil 4, Synapse, The Foglands, Inexperienced Hell VR, and Behemoth.
To maintain PSVR 2’s unit gross sales above the unique, the corporate undoubtably must concentrate on widening its content material providing within the coming months. The corporate is internet hosting a PlayStation gaming showcase later at the moment which we hope will reveal a bit extra concerning the firm’s near-term content material technique for PSVR 2.