Since it launched on February 22, there’s been much speculation around how the next-gen headset has performed commercially.
On Tuesday, Sony shared sales figures for the first time, revealing during a business webcast that PSVR2 sold around 600,000 units during its first six weeks of availability.
According to Sony, this was ahead of what the previous PSVR managed. According to a sales graph shared during the call, PSVR’s predecessor sold 8% fewer units during its first six weeks.
The figures suggest that previous analyst estimates, which had the new headset having sold around 270,000 units by the end of March, were somewhat behind actual figures.
In March, Sony’s executive deputy president and chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki said he thinks the headset has a “good chance” of outselling the first PlayStation VR, which had sold five million units by the end of 2019.
Bloomberg claimed earlier this year that Sony had previously aimed to ship two million PlayStation VR2 units during the headset’s launch quarter, and had then halved those projections to just one million in the first quarter, and 1.5 million between between April 2023 and March 2024.
Sony denied Bloomberg’s previous claims, but so far has reportedly declined to comment on Bloomberg’s latest story. The company has also yet to publicly state how many PS VR2 units have been sold since launch.
PlayStation VR2 launched on February 22, at a price of $549.99 / £529.99. For this, players get the PS VR2 headset, the PS VR2 Sense controllers and stereo headphones.
There’s also a $599.99 / £569.99 bundle which includes a PlayStation Store voucher code for launch title Horizon: Call of the Mountain.