Sony revealed PSVR 2 outperformed the unique PSVR in gross sales within the first six weeks, taking a powerful 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 data detailing PSVR 2 models gross sales relative to the unique PSVR launched in October 2016.
Based on a chart in Ryan’s presentation, Sony’s newest headset has bought 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 doubtless these numbers are within the hundreds of models, which might imply PSVR 2 bought round 450,000 models in its first week, trailing as much as just 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 bought round 5 million lifetime models. Notably, PSVR reached its first million in just below its 5 months.
PSVR 2’s sport library consists of some robust anchor titles, reminiscent of 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 as we speak which we hope will reveal slightly extra in regards to the firm’s near-term content material technique for PSVR 2.