On a submit at the moment on the PlayStation Blog, 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 a number of 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 provides Sony one thing to rejoice, its impact on the bigger VR ecosystem stays … nicely, quite ambiguous.
VR by the numbers
The largest drawback is that, whereas Sony has been forthcoming about its gross sales numbers, HTC and Oculus are dead-silent about complete variety of models offered.
In a blog post in July, HTC claimed it raked in round 35% of the worldwide income to this point in 2018 for VR headsets with its HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro and China-exclusive Vive Focus. And whereas that quantity sort of tells us HTC is the market chief with a constructive 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 complete Oculus Rift models have been offered.
Whereas the trade ought to cease and applaud Sony for its outcomes – three million models is nothing to sneeze at – the vaunted milestone has solid a lightweight on an trade that is all too completely satisfied to cover its numbers within the shadows.