Sony seems sure that PSVR 2 will sell more than the first one, but a lot of things will have to change for that to happen.
Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s chief financial officer, was optimistic about PSVR 2 outselling the first PlayStation VR headset when he spoke last week at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (thanks, VGC).
At the event, Totoki said, “We are very happy to launch VR2 on PS5” “We sold more than five million VR1 units, and I think PlayStation VR2 has a good chance of beating that number.”
Even though the PS5 headset has great image quality and useful features like eye-tracking support, it doesn’t seem to be a big hit with console owners right away.
Reports say that pre-order sales for PSVR 2 were not very good, and the high price of $549/£529/AU$879 won’t help it in the near future. It’s an impressively high-end headset, but for the average consumer, the fact that it costs more than the PS5 itself is a bad sign.