Sony has reportedly reduce its PlayStation VR2 launch forecast in half

Sony has halved its launch projections for the upcoming PlayStation VR2, in line with a brand new report.

Bloomberg, citing “folks conversant in [Sony’s] deliberations”, claims that Sony had beforehand aimed to ship 2 million PlayStation VR2 models through the headset’s launch quarter.

Nevertheless, following what it’s claimed are disappointing pre-order figures, Bloomberg’s sources say Sony’s cargo forecasts have been halved to only one million this quarter.

In keeping with the report, Sony has informed a provide accomplice to anticipate a discount within the variety of orders for show panels, and expects to ship round 1.5 million headsets within the 11 months between April 2023 and March 2024.

PlayStation VR2 will launch on February 22, and will probably be priced at $549.99 / €599.99 / £529.99. For this, gamers get the PS VR2 headset, the PS VR2 Sense controllers and stereo headphones.

There’s additionally a $599.99 / €649.99 / £569.99 bundle which features a PlayStation Retailer voucher code for launch title Horizon: Name of the Mountain.

Sony initially kicked off PlayStation VR2 pre-orders in November, making them out there in choice areas on an invite-only foundation to handle anticipated demand.

Nevertheless, this invite system has now ended and gamers are freely in a position to pre-order the headset from the PlayStation Direct on-line retailer (in collaborating nations), implying the demand is manageable.

Sony confirmed earlier this month that the PlayStation VR2 launch window line-up would encompass 37 video games, with Horizon: Name of the Mountain and a VR model of Gran Turismo 7 out there on day one.

PS VR2 may even see ports of PS VR1 basic Rez Infinite, which can characteristic eye monitoring and haptic suggestions, and Tetris Impact, which may even help the distinctive PS VR2 options.

Each will probably be out there be out there as upgrades to the unique video games for $9.99 / €9.99, although anybody selecting to not improve will probably be unable to play the earlier PlayStation VR variations on the PS VR2, as a result of it won’t be backwards suitable.