Sony has now officially confirmed the number of PS VR units sold from launch till 19th February 2017 and the figure is quite impressive.
According to the company, there have been almost a million PS VR units sold so far, either as standalone headsets or part of a bundle with the console. The exact install base of the VR headset according to the company is around 915,000 units.
Considering that the VR headset launched back in mid-October 2016, these sales numbers are quite impressive although they still don’t match up with what the initial predictions regarding PS VR sales were.
Sony seems to be pretty content with the sales figure.
The sales of the VR headset also seem to have slowed down a bit, mainly because of stock issues. According to Sony, the sales figure would have been much higher at this point had there been enough units available at stores.
Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment said that the company misjudged the demand of the VR headset which is why the initial number units manufactured turned out to be not enough and the company has since then been trying to meet the demand.
You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished
Super Data revealed earlier this month that by the end of 2016, the number of PS VR units sold was around 0.75 million which means in these past two months, the headset has been sold around 200k times.
This is still a huge install base boost over the two big VR headsets available on PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive both at less than 0.5 million units.
Earlier predictions from Super Data last year suggested that the number of PS VR units sold will be aboe 2 million by the end of 2016 which turns out wasn’t possible in 3 months but hopefully if the upcoming E3 2017 has some good VR announcements, that figure might be fulfilled by the end of this year.