Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that the PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units worldwide as of February 19th. And the company also quoted an impressive number of new releases currently under development.
“Since its October launch, PS VR continues to be well received by people around the world thanks to the high quality, revolutionary VR experience it offers,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “With more than 53.4million PS4 units sold through globally we firmly believe PlayStation VR will take the lead position in the VR market”
“We are increasing production to meet demand and will continuously support content developers as they create innovative VR experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.”
An increase in production will certainly be welcomed as it has sold out on Amazon UK again. The issue of supply and demand has affected stock levels since its launch, though the quoted sales figure is nothing to sniff at – 915,000 headsets at £349 = £319,335,000. Ay caramba!
The current tally of PS VR titles has exceeded 100, with the number of developers/publishers topping 230. In addition, 220 titles are currently in development from both independent and veteran studios, with 100 of these expecting to be out by the end of the year. These include Ace Combat 7, Farpoint and Tekken 7.
We’re glad to hear the novelty hasn’t worn off, and both Sony and developers are keen to continue on this journey into the future of gaming. We expect the majority of those 220 titles to be more experiences than full length games but we’re sure there’ll be a few diamonds amongst the rough.
We’ll bring you the releases as soon as we hear.
The PS VR is currently available, but not necessarily buyable, in 64 countries and regions.