PlayStation dropped its PSVR2 headset, which received quite the welcome making it the best Virtual Reality headset to date, owing to all the fancy new eye tracking features. Sony’s PlayStation VR2 hit markets recently, and reports suggest that the five-week sales show that it is not doing so well. But how does Sony’s PSVR2 fare vs PSVR, sales-wise and price-point compared? The latter wins by a landslide.
Sony PSVR2 vs PSVR?
Looking back to its drastic sales when the first PSVR was released, it was assumed the VR2’s sale would also be very dramatic considering the number of best-selling games also being released this year. Unfortunately, Fate had something else decided for them. It also seems as if nothing much can be done to run from the embarrassment of not getting the expected results.
As compared to the staggering 915k units sold by PSVR1 after its release just between October 2017 and February 2017, PSVR2 is expected to sell only 215k units from February to March 2023. It is a huge setback, and as reported by Bloomberg, Sony needs to cut costs for PSVR2 to save itself from a headset catastrophe. The PSVR2 vs PSVR sales wise? Not a fair competition.
The only problem might not just be the high price of $550, which is more than the PS5 console itself, yeesh. The other contributing factor to the slow growth may be the unwelcomeness of Virtual Reality headsets by consumers. The PSVR2 vs the PSVR, sales wise, is staggering, considering the latter was priced at just $299.
The sales projections are still not quite what Sony expected but not disastrous, yet. If any of these projections are accurate, the willingness of customers to buy VR headsets will continue to decrease over time.
The price point of a product is its biggest standing point that sticks most with the customers. Despite the sales figures of PSVR2, it is still a sweet piece of technology that offers an exceptional VR experience, and we may need to sit back to see how it flourishes in the future.
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