Over 900,000 Sony PlayStation VR units have been sold in four months

Himanshu, 27 February 2017

Sony has announced that it has sold over 900,000 units (915,000 to be precise) of its PlayStation VR headset so far. This was revealed by Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment (the Japanese company's video gaming division).

The headset was released back in October last year for $399. House also revealed that the company's internal goal was to sell a million units by mid-April (i.e, in first six months), which looks quite achievable now.

The PlayStation VR looks to be quite ahead of its competitors - according to a report from research firm SuperData Research, a total of 243,000 Oculus Rift units and 420,000 HTC Vive units were sold by 2016 end.

Talking about the popularity of the device in Japan, House said,"You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished."

He also said the availability situation for the PlayStation VR will improve by April, and revealed that they expect to launch the device in Latin America this fall.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-632062
  • 27 Feb 2017
  • 3Yc

Good work, Sony!

  • Riaz
  • 27 Feb 2017
  • 95w

Great Stuff Keep it up Sony

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Feb 2017
  • krW

Great. Now when you sell 1000000 units drop the price to something reasonable. A higher refresh alone shouldnt mean this should cost so much. Especially when considering that you have to buy the PS4 and any good content of games and such which won'...

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