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According to reliable supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Sony intends to manufacture 1.5 million PSVR2 headsets for the second half of this year. The TF International Securities employee noted, however, that the virtual reality device could ultimately drop in early 2023, depending on the “development schedule” of game titles.

This would be an aggressive start for the headset, as it took over a year for the original PSVR to sell 2 million units on a larger PS4 install base. However, it’s worth remembering that virtual reality is more of an established technology now than it was in 2016, with products like the Meta Quest helping to raise the profile of the medium.

Sony intends to have more than 20 “major” launch titles available for PSVR2, and we’ll get our first proper glimpse at what it has in store during a State of Play presentation later this week. The company has implied that it intends to deliver larger-scale experiences with its new headset, however, as reflected by the blockbuster announcement of Horizon Call of the Mountain.