The PlayStation VR has confirmed to be an enormous success for Sony, with the corporate promoting over 700,000 models by the top of 2016 and reaching over one million in the course of the 1st quarter of 2017. Now we additionally know simply how properly the PSVR has been doing this yr thus far, as a brand new report by market analysis agency SuperData has revealed that 375,000 PSVR models have been bought in the course of the Q1 2017.
While the variety of PSVR models bought through the first quarter of 2017 are a far cry from the gross sales numbers from the final quarter of 2016 when the VR headset launched, they’re nonetheless extremely spectacular and is considerably greater than its rivals in different platforms, specifically the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
SuperData additionally expects the PSVR to do nicely this yr, saying that it’s on monitor to promote over 2.6 million models in 2017 in spite Sony not actively selling the headset and barely steering away from it being only a games platform.
SuperData’s Head of VR/AR Stephanie Llamas informed GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony has been extra vocal concerning the PSVR being about VR, not games. They are working with corporations for business purposes, although it isn’t the apparent first selection. But even the PlayStation is a component of a bigger effort to deliver an leisure ecosystem into the house – not simply gaming experiences. They are going to the identical route with the PSVR.
Those who purchased the PSVR for games don’t have to fret although as Sony nonetheless has fairly the variety of games for the PSVR popping out this yr together with Farpoint and Star Trek: Bridge Crew, each of that are popping out this month. Watch out for our assessment for each quickly.[Source: GamesIndustry.biz]