After a slower-than-expected begin, PlayStation VR is lastly choosing up steam.
On a submit at present on the PlayStation Weblog, Sony says that PlayStation VR has simply crossed the three million unit gross sales mark, including that over 21.9 million experiences – video games and apps – have been offered together with the headset.
The submit particulars among the platform’s best-selling video games – which incorporates Skyrim VR, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Farpoint – and highlights two upcoming titles (Creed: Rise to Glory and Evasion) which can be coming within the subsequent two months.
Whereas the landmark gross sales quantity offers Sony one thing to rejoice, its impact on the bigger VR ecosystem stays … properly, somewhat ambiguous.
VR by the numbers
The most important drawback is that, whereas Sony has been forthcoming about its gross sales numbers, HTC and Oculus are dead-silent about whole variety of items offered.
In a weblog submit in July, HTC claimed it raked in round 35% of the worldwide income thus far in 2018 for VR headsets with its HTC Vive, HTC Vive Professional and China-exclusive Vive Focus. And whereas that quantity type of tells us HTC is the market chief with a optimistic trajectory within the VR arms race, it doesn’t inform us the way it stacks up apples-to-apples with Sony.
As for Oculus, analysts estimate that Fb’s VR model offered round 229,000 Oculus Go VR headsets within the final three months, however can’t place what number of whole Oculus Rift items have been offered.
Whereas the business ought to cease and applaud Sony for its outcomes – three million items is nothing to sneeze at – the vaunted milestone has solid a lightweight on an business that is all too pleased to cover its numbers within the shadows.