Sony has today announced in its Business Segment Meeting that PSVR2 sales were just shy of 600,000 six weeks after the 22nd February 2023 launch. This means purchases of Sony's latest VR headset are eight per cent up on the launch of the original PSVR device across the same release period. The data covers sales through until the beginning of April, so the headset will have surpassed the aforementioned stat as we approach June.
As part of its presentation, the company then highlights upcoming PSVR2 games like Resident Evil 4, Beat Saber, Green Hell VR, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, and The Foglands.
For the past couple of weeks, the jury's been out on whether PSVR2 has been selling well or not, with conflicting reports stating things have been off to a "slow start" while another paints a rosier picture. What we can now say for sure is the Bloomberg report claiming 270,000 units had been shipped by the end of March was categorically untrue. Sony had already sold over double by that point, according to the graph above.
Most recently, PlayStation head Jim Ryan said it's too early to accurately judge the popularity of the headset. "PSVR2 has just been launched, so it may be a little early to judge its popularity, but we are happy to see many positive reactions from users and the media." New PSVR2 titles are expected to be revealed later today in the PlayStation Showcase.
It's worth noting PSVR2 was only available for purchase from Sony's own PlayStation Direct website, with availability at other retailers only just rolling out. How do you react to this latest news out of Sony? Share your thoughts in the comments below.