The PlayStation VR2 is off to a stronger start than previous reports indicated, as Sony revealed that the VR headset had a better launch than the original PSVR.
Shared in a trade presentation, Sony revealed that the first six weeks of PSVR 2 surpassed the first six weeks of the original PSVR, with just under 600,000 units sold. The specific numbers aren’t clear from the chart provided (below), but the original PSVR came close to 500,000.
Sony also described the period as a "strong PlayStation VR2 launch", contradicting a March report that said the headphones were only expected to sell 270,000 units in roughly the same six-week period. An industry analyst had said that Sony would have to reduce the price of the PSVR 2 to avoid a "complete disaster".
The headset launched on February 22 with 42 games, including the main title Horizon: Call of the Mountain and a variety of VR updates for critically acclaimed games like Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village.
Sony announced a handful of other games at its first 2023 PlayStation State of Play, including sci-fi western The Foglands, mind-bending shooter Synapse, and more. However, a major PlayStation showcase is taking place today, which promises even more AAA announcements for the headset.
In our review on September 10, IGN said: "With world-class visuals and immersive tactile Sense controllers, PlayStation VR2 represents a huge leap from its predecessor, setting a new standard for VR gaming on consoles."
Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance journalist for IGN and acting news editor from the UK. He will talk about The Witcher all day.
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