915,000 PlayStation VR Units Have Been Sold

When Sony launched PlayStation VR back in October of last year, the company’s goal was to sell at least one million units in its first six months. Now, we’ve learned the company is most likely going to hit that milestone.

In an interview with the New York Times, Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment and Executive VP of Sony Corporation Andrew House confirmed the virtual reality headset has sold 915,000 units as of February 19th, roughly four months after its launch.

House revealed that both he and Sony were a bit too cautious, noting that the headset has been too scarce in lots of stores, especially in Japan – further corroborating reports the device has been quite hard to get. “You literally have people lining up outside stores when they know stock is being replenished,” said Mr. House.

The supply of PlayStation VR headsets will reportedly improve by April, right around the six-month target Sony is trying to hit. House also noted that Sony is looking to start offering PlayStation VR sometime this fall in Latin America.

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  • This is pretty crazy/awesome. I’ll be putting out my long overdue REZ Infinite review soon, followed by some other PlayStation VR stuff. We’re trying to expand our VR coverage, FYI

  • Mr0303

    2.5% attach rate is a bit above what I expected. I do hope that devs including VR features in games becomes a trend.

  • Sony always wins.

  • RPG

    I have been really curious to try PS VR, especially since I got to demo the Occulus Rift at Gamescom 2014. However, I only have the standard PS4, and I do not know if I can pull the trigger with that kind of investment at this point.
    Hopefully someday.

  • I checked you comment history, and you are officially a troll and officially blocked.

  • DizzyGear

    Tell that to Vita owners

  • Lucky

    Still dreadfully boring as far as implementation goes. Maybe the next generation/late-this-generation will bear fruit.

  • RichardGristle

    I wonder how much of that is owed strictly to RE7.

  • gwadahunter2222

    I was expected 100 000 units it’s better than I expected

  • Travis Touchdown

    Yeah right. Just like PS4 Pro is a ‘huge success’ right?

  • You blocking me will never stop me. There are dozens of others who will line up to see the truth.

  • Envy Noson

    Who is buying them?

  • Darkrulershadowlord007

    You have to announce it in red for it to be the truth.

  • Zero Eternity

    So if PSVR sold almost a million, how many did Occulus Rift sell?

  • Himegami Aisa

    Travis, do you believe any sales figures that don’t mesh with your warped view of reality?

  • No official numbers. Estimates point to PS VR selling more than Oculus / Vive combined.

  • Heresy Hammer

    He’s just autistic. Nothing really to it.

  • OSad

    Well, considering it’s the cheapest of them all, combined with the theoretical 50+ million PS4’s already out on the market, it’s not surprising that it’s selling the most. The barrier of entry could not be lower on this one.

  • Heresy Hammer

    I’m not sure of the rift but I’ve been seeing alot of reports of the samsung vr outselling them all. Makes sense since its one of the cheapest options and you can get a samsung vr supported device for relatively cheap considering the prices of the newest smartphones.

    What I am sure of when it comes to the rift is Occulus is most likely fucked if Zenimax goes through with their plans. On top of Occulus wanting to have exclusive rift games (by excluding other HMDs) in an already exclusive environment and being a zuckerberg wet dream gone horribly wrong, I kinda just want to see it die already. But at the same time progress needs to be made if vr wants to go anywhere in the foreseeable future and having one less product to help further development of the medium doesn’t help at all.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    @disqus_axmw2g7mcS:disqus is the type of guy who’d call anything not done by Nintendo a failure and 100 units of whatever Nintendo’s VR option a runaway success.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Probably not much considering that game just came out. It’s the price and the lack of a need for a high and PC.

  • Travis Touchdown

    I don’t believe Sony’s sales figures in general because they have a long history of lying.

  • The Vita is selling just fine and is actually being manufactured like the Pii U.

  • Zero Eternity

    I see, thank you for responding. Even without numbers on their side, so far it looks VR is here to stay.

  • Mr0303

    There is nothing autistic about trolls. Autists are based in facts and are terrible with interpersonal communications. Trolls are malicious and want to get a reaction.

  • Zero Eternity

    Very true on the Samsung VR reasoning. Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that lawsuit of theirs. That is definitely gonna put a damper on the Ocuulus Development side. Though really they aren’t a game company so my faith in how well they would make games is a little low anyway.

    I agree they probably should not try to go for hardware exclusive games and applications this early on in the growth of the VR community since limiting stuff to one hardware just isn’t gonna bring in enough money to make the venture worth while for developers or consumers. I also agree with you on being half and half wanting it to succeed and yet not at the same time. We’ll just have to hope it succeeds and they start pushing the boundary into the realm of science fiction instead of stagnating after their initial success.

  • SiliconNooB

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