January 28, 2023

Sony is claimed to be planning to launch 2 million PlayStation VR2 headsets through the launch interval of the brand new headset.

Bloomberg reviews that the producer plans to have 2 million models prepared by March 2023, assuming the PS VR2 will promote sooner than its predecessor.

By comparability, the unique PlayStation VR, launched in October 2016, took seven months to promote 1 million models.

Whereas VR2 has but to obtain an official launch date, Sony has said that it’ll launch “early 2023”.

Mass manufacturing of the PlayStation VR2 headset started final month and has reportedly not but been affected by provide chain restrictions, based on a Bloomberg supply.

The continuing scarcity of PS5 consoles is reportedly anticipated to enhance considerably by early 2023, with Sony hoping that the discharge of the PlayStation VR2 will increase gross sales of each the headset and the console.

Earlier this yr, Sony stated it will have over 20 video games prepared for the launch of PlayStation VR2.

“Proper now, vital funds are being spent on partnerships with indie and different third-party builders to ship a major stream of compelling VR content material on the launch of PlayStation VR2,” SIE President Jim Ryan stated in Could.

“This vitality, this effort and this cash will proceed to develop because the put in base of PlayStation VR 2 headsets grows.”

Nonetheless, PlayStation VR2 homeowners won’t be able to play present PlayStation VR video games after Sony revealed final month that the brand new headset wouldn’t be backward suitable.

Talking on the PlayStation Weblog podcast, Senior Vice President of Platform Expertise Hideaki Nishino stated that “PSVR video games aren’t suitable with PSVR 2 as a result of PSVR 2 is designed to ship a really subsequent technology digital actuality expertise.”

He added, “PSVR 2 has rather more superior options akin to all new controllers with haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, in addition to inside-out monitoring, headset eye monitoring, 3D audio, in fact, multi function.

“So because of this the event of PSVR 2 requires a totally completely different method than the unique PSVR.”