Sony revealed that they sold almost one million PlayStation VR headsets since the company launched this product back in October. The company did not anticipate having such an incredible success with this device. Sony was pretty skeptical when the device appeared on the market last October. Nevertheless, now Sony provided its specs and reviews of the entire VR marketplace.
The company has offered its concrete numbers to the media, revealing more details about the device’s sales. Andrew House, the Global Chief Executive at Sony Interactive Entertainment, had announced that the company sold about 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets starting with its first day when it was launched in October and up until now.
By the middle of April this year, Sony expected to sell a million VR headsets. Looking at the prospects so far, the company is most likely to overcome that goal and sell a lot more such devices. This headset reached to be so popular that people who knew that the stock would replenish in certain stores, they were always lining up to be able to get one.
House stated that their product is bound to expand its sales to Latin America and they will also strive to improve the availability of PlayStation VR headset. The chief executive of the company argued that the main competitors on the VR market did not yet release their official sales numbers. However, estimates have indicated lower sales.
According to the data provided by the SuperData Research, HTC Vive is thought to have registered sales of about 420,000 devices, and Oculus Rift from Facebook is believed to have sold about 243,000 units by the end of 2016. Apparently, the new PlayStation VR has suggested even from the beginning that it will register stronger sales than the company has initially expected.
The President of Interactive Entertainment Europe and Global Sales and Marketing at Sony had claimed that in October, when the VR headset appeared on the market had significant pre-sales. That is why they had in a way anticipated a flourishing production by the end of 2016. Now, the PlayStation VR from Sony works with a broad range of game hardware and sells for a lower price of $600.
Nevertheless, BestBuy is known to have closed demonstration stations for Facebook’s VR device due to decreased sales.
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