Sony is close to hitting the market with its very first VR headset named, PlayStation VR. The company is currently working on over 100 games for its VR device, strong focus is on software support, so it looks like they have learned a thing or two from Vita in this regard.
PSVR will have to compete with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive for market share and for that, the key element is software support. For the time being, it looks like PlayStation VR has the strongest line-up of games. At least that’s what GameStop CEO Paul Raines thinks.
The more important thing will be the title count at launch. I think that’s going to be big. And from what we can see at this point, Sony seems to have the strongest title count.
Raines added that even though they think VR is a big part of their future, they aren’t factoring it in the financial outlook just yet. Which I have to say is the right thing to do as VR market may remain unstable for a couple of years, before finding solid ground.
Once we know more about it, we’ll plug it in. But I certainly think [GameStop] is going to be a store you’re going to want to buy your virtual reality products at. And it will come with a variety of accessories, by the way–there’ll be goggles and gloves and motion [controllers] and all kinds of things. So it’s very promising in a lot of ways.
Both PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift are going toe-to-toe and are expected to sell a decent amount in the first year. Judging by the amount of PS4’s sold, and how many VR Ready PCs are out there by the time Rift arrives, we can say that PSVR has 3x more chance of succeeding.