PlayStation VR finally launched last month as it became the final of the “big 3” VR devices to release, and it looks like it has sold as well as Sony was expecting it to so far. The company previously revealed that they were estimating that the device would sell hundreds of thousands of units at launch, and they have provided an update saying that its sales are on track to match that.
This was revealed by Sony’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida, though he did not provide actual sales numbers for the device. However, this is likely due to the fact that the sales period for their latest sales report ended on September 30th, which was prior to the VR device’s actual launch.
The positive sales are good news for Sony, especially considering that they’re selling the device at a profit. The demand for VR has been the biggest question of 2016, and while it has gotten support it isn’t taking the gaming scene by storm. The price of VR is definitely a big part of this, as even though PlayStation VR is the cheapest on the market it’s still a lot of money on top of needing a PlayStation 4 to use it.
There are currently two versions of the PlayStation VR that you can get, with one of them being the core headset that costs $399 and the other being the launch bundle that costs $499.