Sony plans to have two million PSVR2 headsets ready for consumers to purchase by March 2023, a new Bloomberg report claims. Mass production reportedly kicked into gear last month and hasn't hit any snags or faced any supply chain constraints up until now. The platform holder plans to release the next-gen device early next year, providing us with a rough estimate of how many units could be available at launch.
In comparison, it took Sony's first PSVR headset over a year to sell two million units, but it released during a time when virtual reality wasn't quite as commonplace as it is now. Headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 have made the technology more accessible at a cheaper price point. As of January 2020, PSVR had sold five million units. Suggestions Sony wants to have two million headsets ready for PSVR2's launch period — almost half of PSVR's entire install base — would indicate the company is investing heavily in the optional PS5 add-on.
Games like Horizon Call of the Mountain, Firewall Ultra, and The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution have already been announced for PSVR2, and a recent set of glowing hands on previews suggest Sony has a winner on its hands. Although, we do know games for the original PSVR headset won't be playable on PSVR2.
More information can be found in our PSVR2 guide. Will you be buying one of those two million units? Get saving in the comments below.