Sony halves reported gross sales expectations for coming PSVR2 headset

Say so long to the original PSVR's glowing blue lights.

Enlarge / Say so lengthy to the unique PSVR’s glowing blue lights. (credit score: PlayStation Weblog)

Sony is drastically scaling again its gross sales expectations for subsequent month’s launch of the PlayStation VR2 headset, in response to a Bloomberg report citing “folks accustomed to [Sony’s] deliberations.”

The PlayStation 5 maker now expects to promote only one million PSVR2 items by the tip of March, down from gross sales expectations of two million items in that interval, as reported final October. Sony expects to promote about 1.5 million extra headsets within the following fiscal yr, which ends in March 2024, in response to the report.

The scaled-back gross sales expectations would put the PSVR2 barely forward of the tempo set by the unique PSVR headset, which offered just below 1,000,000 items in its first 4 months and a couple of million items in simply over a yr. However that form of gross sales tempo seems to be much less spectacular right now, when a headset just like the Meta Quest 2 can promote a reported 2.eight million items in its first quarter, on its strategy to complete gross sales of over 15 million, in response to market evaluation agency IDC.

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