PlayStation VR sales top 4.2 million

Virtual reality hardware launched in October 2016

PlayStation VR sales topped 4.2 million units worldwide as of March 3, 2019, Sony has claimed. Its console VR hardware launched almost two-and-a-half years ago, in October 2016.

The PS VR sales milestone was announced by Sid Shuman, the platform holder’s social media director, in a PlayStation Blog post.

It coincided with the release of the first episode of PlayStation’s State of Play video series, a Nintendo Direct-style broadcast featuring new trailers, game announcements and gameplay footage. The episode, which you can watch in full below, focuses on upcoming PS4 and PS VR software.

Alongside a new trailer for PS4 exclusive Days Gone, Sony used the broadcast to make a string of PS VR software announcements. Notably, the entirety of No Man’s Sky will be playable in VR when the game’s Beyond update launches this summer.

Meanwhile, Marvel’s Iron Man VR is in development exclusively for PS VR at Camouflaj, the studio behind stealth thriller République, and a release date for London Studio’s Blood & Truth, which is inspired by the London Heist experience featured in PlayStation VR Worlds, has now been confirmed.

Sony previously estimated that global PS4 console sales exceeded 91.6 million units as of December 31, 2018. It also claimed in January 2019 that PlayStation Network monthly active users surpassed 90 million as of end of November 2018. And in February 2019, it said PlayStation Plus had 36.3 million subscribers as of December 31, 2018.