Sony have reportedly reduced projections for the initial launch of their upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset after disappointing pre-order numbers.
The Virtual Reality sector in Gaming has always been a bit of a niche, failing to properly kick off and become mainstream, mainly due to a lack of AAA releases and a high asking price. Despite that, Sony have a new PlayStation VR2 headset coming out very soon, but according to reports, the Japanese tech giant are disappointed with pre-orders and have reduced projections for the initial launch of the new headset.
Bloomberg reports that Sony have halved its forecast for shipments of the PlayStation VR2 in this quarter to about a million units. Apparently, Sony were hoping to have at least two million units ready for the launch quarter.
Sony hoped that games like Horizon: Call of the Mountain would help boost the sales of the VR headset but it seems like the price is a bit too much for gamers. PlayStation VR2 is priced at $549, which is more than the PlayStation 5 console itself, which is required to even run VR games.
Judging by the reactions on social media and gaming forums, the high price does seem to be the biggest reason why people simply don't want PlayStation VR2 right now. A lot of gamers are interested in the device but not at $549 and would rather wait for a sale or price decrease.
Given that the device is not selling as well as Sony would have wanted, it would not be surprising to see a price slash soon after launch.
PlayStation VR2 is set to launch on February 22, 2023, with over 50 games including big blockbusters like the abovementioned Horizon game, but also Resident Evil Village VR, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Gran Turismo 7 and more. You can check out the full list of launch games here.
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