Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Sony sold 2 million PSVR units in just over a year

The company also surpassed 70 million PS4 consoles sold.
David Lumb, @OutOnALumb
December 7, 2017
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

AOL/Devindra Hardawar

Sony's PlayStation 4 has continued to sell well, and just broke 70 million consoles sold. That shouldn't be a big surprise given its market trajectory, moving past 60 million systems in June and 50 million a year ago. More importantly, it shows that Microsoft's cheaper Xbox One S and supercharged Xbox One X released last month haven't noticeably diminished Sony's console sales. But more notable is news about the PSVR, which has moved 2 million units since it launched in fall 2016.

Until now, we haven't really known how successful Sony's VR headset has been. The device launched as a cheaper mid-grade option between top-tier desktop computer systems like Oculus VR ($400) or HTC Vive ($600) and far cheaper smartphone-based units like Google's Daydream or Samsung's Gear VR. Instead, PSVR relies on the PS4 and more powerful PS4 Pro, and Sony's headset broke 1 million units sold last June.

According to analysts, the PSVR took almost 50 percent of the million VR units sold in Q3 2017, beating out the Oculus Rift's 21 percent share and HTC Vive's 16 percent cut. Today's PSVR news means it's continued to move a not-insignificant number of units for a $350-plus-additions device. But it's still leading a niche market. As we pointed out on the PSVR's one-year anniversary, it has sold almost 10 million games for its system but has yet to release a killer must-have game to bring more than a fraction of the tens of millions of PS4 owners into the fold.

In this article: av, gaming, playstation, Playstation4, ps4, psvr, sales, sony
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
1 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

LG's rollable OLED TV goes on sale for $87,000

View
New trailer for 'The Mandalorian' season two brings back most of our old friends

New trailer for 'The Mandalorian' season two brings back most of our old friends

View
Intel sells its NAND flash memory business to SK Hynix for $9 billion

Intel sells its NAND flash memory business to SK Hynix for $9 billion

View
Can Evernote make a comeback?

Can Evernote make a comeback?

View
The SSC Tuatara has broken 330 mph and shattered a world speed record

The SSC Tuatara has broken 330 mph and shattered a world speed record

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr