Despite the technology at its core and the potential to take VR gaming to the next level, the PlayStation VR2 is seeing its luck upon release and the environment hasn’t been favourable. A few days ago, a report revealed the poor initial sales and now new information is emerging that anticipates a cut in production.
Sony would react with production cut to low sales of PSVR2
According to Apple Asia analyst and insider Ming-Chi Kuo (via Push Square) Sony plans to cut PlayStation VR2 production by 20% due to its results after its launch last February. A Bloomberg report revealed a few days ago that the PS5-dependent VR device only sold 270,000 units, a figure that is within Sony’s initial plans that would include 2 million units to be sold between March 2023 and March 2024. However, The dismal commercial performance would have led the Japanese company to cut production, which would lead to an adjustment in expectations.
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The PSVR2 could be a big flop for Sony
It should be remembered that prior to launch, rumors had already emerged that PSVR2 would see a cut in its production, reducing it to 1.5 million units due to the low pre-sales that occurred. At the time, Sony denied that this was true, but there is increasing information that the PSVR2 is not doing well on the market.
Also, there are analysts who already anticipate a significant price cut to deal with this bad launch so that PSVR2 becomes a disaster for Sony.
Among the complaints against the PSVR2 is its price, since it is more expensive than a PS5, it also requires the console to work. It is also not backward compatible with PSVR games, much less with games and applications from other platforms, such as PC. Regarding the adverse environment, the economic crisis has led consumers to do without this type of luxuries in order to ensure what is necessary to live, while the Vr sector is in the doldrums after the collapse of the Metaverse.
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