The new product of PlayStation centered on virtual reality promised to be a success, its launch is scheduled for the February 22, 2023but the company has drastically reduced forecasts. According to the last reported, Sony ha reduced production of PS VR 2 due to pre-orders, which were disappointing and the low demand in the virtual reality industry.
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According to Bloomberg, Sony has cut production by about 50% which is equivalent to a million units. Previously, it planned to produce around two million units for the launch quarter, but this has changed significantly, according to the data, the company’s new plans are to ship around 1.5 million units between April and March 2024which could change depending on global demand.
The virtual reality sector is not in its best moments, since there is a low demand, and regarding VR headsets, the market is dominated by Oculus Quest of Meta with almost a 85% quotawhile the original PS VR was a success for Sony, it hasn’t even gotten a 1% feein fact, it is not in the top five providers. About PS VR2, we know that it is priced at $549.99 dollarsand you’ll also need a PS5 for it to work, so if you don’t have the console, the total cost will run to over $1,000.
PS VR2 will also not work on PC and will not be compatible with PS VR games, which would imply that the product is aimed at a very specific audience. Despite this, the good thing is that for the launch there will be 30 games available, among which stand out Horizon: Call of the Mountain y Resident Evil: Village VRSo if you want immersive 3D audio and a great OLED display, it might be worth going with PS VR2.
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