PlayStation VR2 will soon be available to buy at retailers
“Check your local retailer for availability”
PlayStation VR2 will soon be in stock at local retailers, in addition to PlayStation’s online store, Sony has confirmed.
Previously the next-gen VR headset, which retails for $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99, was only available on Sony’s PlayStation Direct site. “Check your local retailer for availability,” the company said on Thursday.
Sony recently talked up its optimism for PSVR2’s future sales performance, amid claims the device had sold fewer than 300k units during its first six weeks of availability.
Last month, Sony’s CFO Hiroki Totoki was asked to evaluate PS VR2’s launch and what the company’s expectations for the hardware are going forward.
“We are very happy to launch VR2 on PS5,” he said. “VR1, we sold over five million units, and I think we have a good chance to exceed that amount with PlayStation VR2.”
Totoki went on to reference forecasts that the overall VR market could be one of the largest growth areas in the media and entertainment segment during the first half of this decade.
In late January, Bloomberg sources claimed Sony had halved its launch projections for PS VR2 following disappointing pre-order numbers.
They claimed Sony’s shipment forecasts were cut from two million to one million units this quarter. In response, Sony issued a statement claiming it had “not cut PlayStation VR2 production numbers”.