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PSVR2 sales off to ‘slow start’, new report claims



A New report From Takashi Mochizuki Bloomberg Sony claims sales PSVR2 The headset is off to a “slow start”, with about 270,000 units shipped to consumers since its launch in late February 2023. The data comes from research outlet IDC, with the company’s Francisco Geronimo saying “a price cut will be needed on the PSVR2 to avoid total disaster”. Sony has yet to share any official PSVR2 sales data and has never made its sales projections public.

The comments and reports follow Sony officially denying the claims made in the two Mochizuki articles. The writer suggested that the platform holder was having trouble producing PS5 systems ahead of its late 2020 launch, and then reported that Sony cut its PSVR2 sales estimates in half for the first quarter it spent on the market. is Sony publicly denied both of these claims, even insisting that “there was excitement from PlayStation fans for what was to come. [PSVR2] launch”

Today’s report talks about Sony taking a “leading role in the development of Metaverse” through PSVR2, which the company hasn’t mentioned much beyond a corporate strategy meeting in May 2022.

Official sales data provided by Sarkana revealed that Sony’s PSVR2 device actually drove sales up 13 percent year-over-year in the accessories sector, helping to offset a decline in controller spending. . This was coupled with the news that the February 2023 PS5 set a new record for units sold by any PlayStation hardware platform. Some early estimates suggest that Sony has sold over 500,000 consoles.


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