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Report: Sony to Ship 2 Million PlayStation VR2 Units by March 2023

Report: Sony to Ship 2 Million PlayStation VR2 Units by March 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2022 / 1,763 Views

Sony is reportedly looking to ship two million PlayStation VR units by March 2023, according to several people familiar with Sony's plans who spoke with Bloomberg.

This would put shipment figures for PlayStation VR2 significantly ahead of the original PlayStation VR as it took eight months to sell one million units.

The sources say production for the PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers began in September and have been unaffected by the supply constraints issues. 

Report: Sony to Ship 2 Million PlayStation VR2 Units by March 2023

Sony has yet to announce a release date or price for PlayStation VR2. However, we do know the plan is to launch the device in early 2023

PlayStation VR2 will have over 20 major first-party and third-party titles at launch. One confirmed first-party title is Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla Games and Firesprite.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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twintail (on 02 October 2022)

Hope to see a finalised list of launch games soon!

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DonFerrari (on 03 October 2022)

That is a very healthy number, and the market for VR now is a lot bigger than it was then so I think they could sell that much. I know I'm in line for it. And for this high number I believe the price will be quite competitive.

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JuliusHackebeil (on 03 October 2022)

There must be a dedicated state if play at least, right? And rather soon I would think.
I know I will buy it in a heart beat. The first one was so unexpectedly good. This one will blow my socks off!

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Doctor_MG (on 03 October 2022)

IDK about this. 2M units by March of 2023 suggests that PSVR 2 will be launching March 2023 or earlier. Which means they expect PSVR 2 to sell 2M units at launch.

I don't see it. Unless the unit is a lot cheaper than the specs indicate. I remember Bloomberg also stating that the PSVR 2 will release in 2022, and that proved false.

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Pajderman Doctor_MG (on 03 October 2022)

I will probably buy one. But I do not think that many will, since I also think it will be rather expensive. And a few that would like to can't since the PS5 still is hard to find in places.
In many parts of the world the economic situation will make people lower their non-vital shopping.

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twintail Doctor_MG (on 03 October 2022)

I think shipping in this context won't refer to PSVR2s in consumer hands, but what they've produced and sold to retailers. I think what's important with this number is the possibility if strong initial demand for PSVR2. But yeah, we'd have to wait to see what Sony says on the matter in an upcoming financial statement.

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the-pi-guy Doctor_MG (on 03 October 2022)

Bloomberg stated that in mid 2021.
According to VR supply chain specialists, certain VR headsets were delayed to 2023 due to parts shortages, in early 2022.

I think Bloomberg has a bit of a spotty record, especially Takashi Mochizuki, but they're probably not far off here.

Two million doesn't mean selling them. This is for shipments. Which might mean they anticipate selling 500k in the launch month, and 500k for the first few months after that. Depending on how they get shipped, that might mean they don't arrive until several weeks afterwards.

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Jumpinbeans (on 03 October 2022)

Just waiting for Pachter to chip in with his words of Wisdom :D

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KratosLives (on 03 October 2022)

I'll wait for version 2

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VAMatt (on 03 October 2022)

Was PSVR supply constrained at launch? I feel like it was, but I don't have a great recollection.

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