PS5’s virtual reality headset launched in late February and retails for $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99.
Initially it could only be bought through Sony’s PlayStation Direct online store, but it was made available at other retailers last week.
“PS VR2 has just been launched, so it may be a little early to judge its popularity, but we are happy to see many positive reactions from users and the media,” PlayStation boss Ryan told Famitsu (via Google Translate).
He said that over 40 games were released around the launch of PS VR2 and that many more are coming in 2023 and beyond.
“We will continue to push forward so that those who purchase PS VR2 can enjoy it for a long time and we can also secure profits,” Ryan added.
They claimed Sony’s shipment forecasts were cut from two million to one million units in the first quarter. In response, Sony issued a statement claiming it had “not cut PlayStation VR2 production numbers”.
But PS VR2 sales started slowly, according to estimates from research firm IDC, which claimed in March that Sony would likely have sold around 270,000 units by the end of the first quarter.
“I suspect a price cut on the PS VR2 will be needed to avoid a complete disaster of their new product,” IDC’s vice president of data and analytics Francisco Geronimo told Bloomberg.